Despite the change in legislation to neutralize the quality of Maya Moore (American can’t play the fourth quarter of games against teams from the army) and played the decisive game in hell of Beijing before the favorite team and giant Griner at full capacity Shanxi has completed his treble.
This newly promoted team was led by Lucas Mondelo from the second division championship in the 2012/2013 season, last season repeated miracle without a Chinese international single in their ranks and this year, despite not having his star power in the quarter final against teams of the army and the prohibition of signing Asian players other than Chinese -Shanxi thus lost the best base of the ligament has again demonstrated its ability to adapt conquering a new league with a very complicated system competition.
Mondelo won the final 3-1 to Beijing (70-72) in the last game after trailing a series that had turned uphill (0-1) and partial victories in the breaks of two meetings to Beijing. But the mental strength of the players who heads the national team manager, the quality of Maya Moore and defensive traps Spanish coach and his assistant César Ruperez have finished unsettling his opponent had to yield to its 10,000 followers and deliver the championship champion that validates title.
MONDELO: THE HARDEST PART
Lucas Mondelo this as exhausted as emotional at the end of a party that gave him his third ring in three years. For the Spanish technical victory "closes a magical cycle three seasons winning the ring consecutively. My players have shown great mental strength. We knew it would be very difficult but we have lifted the title after going down in the score many more minutes than our rival. Faith in ourselves and enjoy the journey have been the keys to this title"
For the Spanish coach this was "the most difficult title. In the recent history we were the team to beat but potential teams were not in the betting to lift this title"