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Carlos Jiménez
Hommage to Carlos Jiménez on February 2013 before the game between Estudiantes and Unicaja, the two clubs for which he played.
Unicaja
Sporting director
Personal information
Born 10 February 1976 (1976-02-10) (age 45)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 1998 / Undrafted
Pro career 1994–2012
League Liga ACB
EuroCup
Career history
1994–2006 Estudiantes
2006–2011 Unicaja
2011–2012 Estudiantes
2012 Unicaja
Career highlights and awards
  • Spanish Cup winner (2000)
  • 2× All-Spanish League Team (2005, 2006)

Carlos Jiménez Sánchez (born 10 February 1976) is a Spanish former professional basketball player and current sporting director of Unicaja. He is 2.05 m (6' 8 34") tall. His nickname is "suma y sigue Jiménez", which translated into English is, "add and go on Jiménez."

Player profile

He played as a small forward. He was a good rebounder, using his 205 cm height and his long arms. He was a good defender, and a good free throw shooter.

Professional career

In the 2002-03 NBA Season, Jiménez was on the preseason roster of the Sacramento Kings, as he tried out for the club, but he was cut from the team a week before the start of the regular season. He was disappointed that the Kings released him. Jiménez never had another NBA experience. In August 2011 he returned to Asefa Estudiantes, after playing five seasons for Unicaja Málaga, signing a one-year contract.

In 2011, he came back to Estudiantes, and in April 2012, with six games left to finish the Liga ACB, he decided to retire at the end of the season.

However, on 17 September 2012, he returned to professional basketball, by signing a one-month long contract, with an option to extend it for one more month, with his former team Unicaja. He retired in December 2012.

Spain national team

Jiménez played with the senior Spain national team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, where he won a gold medal. He also won the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, as Spain lost against Team USA in the gold medal game. After that Olympic competition, Jiménez announced his retirement from the Spain national team, after having been the captain of that group of players. He retired at the time as the Spanish player with the most medals won in international tournaments for the Spain national team.

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