Praise for basketball cup as Iberostar Tenerife take the crown
Tenerife Cabildo paid tribute to Iberostar Tenerife, proclaimed champion of the FIBA Intercontinental Basketball Cup, with an official recognition of the entire corporation held in the Noble Hall.
The president of the Cabildo, Pedro Martín, welcomed the team, its technical staff and the board of directors and conveyed “the gratitude and pride of the entire society of Tenerife” for bringing the name of the island to all of Europe, as well as the support of the corporation for its next challenges.
The Mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, said that “talking about the Canary Islands is talking about La Laguna” and also expressed his gratitude to the team for “carrying the flag of La Laguna for Europe.” For his part, the president of Iberostar Tenerife, Félix Hernández, recognised the work of the Cabildo de Tenerife with his support for the celebration of the Intercon-tinental Cup on the island and added that the FIBA stressed that the island “has been at a high level in the organisation of this event”.
The Iberostar Tenerife coach, Txus Vidorreta, was very pleased to have won the championship “especially against such difficult oppo-nents”, and thanked the fans and the whole island for their support.
The Intercontinental Basketball Cup 2020 was held in Tenerife with the support of the Cabildo in Tenerife and with the Iberostar Tenerife Canarias as host and organiser club. The Rio Grande Valley Vipers (United States), current champion of the NBA Development League, participated; Virtus Bologna (Italy), current champion of the Basketball Champions League; San Lorenzo de Almagro (Argentina), two-time champion of the League of the Americas; and the first team of the La Laguna entity, current runner-up of the #BCL.