The day after its 12th 7DAYS EuroCup win of the season, Joventut Badalona announced that head coach Carles Duran has extended his contract with the club with a 2+1 extension until the end of the 2024-25 season.
Joventut, Duran together until 2025
Duran has spent most of his career with Joventut, one way or another. He started coaching the young players at the club in 1998 and he was also assistant coach to Aito Garcia Reneses from 2003 to 2005. The following years he alternated a head coaching position at CB Prat, a club related to Joventut, with being assistant coach for the first team coaches like Sito Alonso or Pepu Hernandez. In 2014 he left Badalona for the first time to be assistant coach to Velimir Perasovic in Valencia Basket and in 2015 he was promoted to head coach there to later become assistant again with Pedro Martinez. In 2016-17 he moved North to be head coach of Bilbao Basket until in 2018, he returned home to Joventut to handle the reins until now.
"I am very happy with this extension" Duran said. "I want to thank the club and all the people that worked to make this possible, especially the players. Thanks to them the club has been growing year after year. Four years ago we were in a dire situation and, little by little, we got back on track. Penya is now where we like it to be, in Europe and in the domestic league, and on top of it all, with many players that grew up here, in the club's youth system."