Famous basketball coach from Pleven Valentin Marinov has died at the age of 70, the Spartak Basketball Club announced.”Our compatriot, member of the club and long-time coach of the youth teams in BC Spartak (Pl) Valentin Marinov (1950-2020) left us. Marinov was the basis of the great success of Pleven basketball in the 80s and gave a strong start to the most -successful generations of athletes.
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He is the champion of Bulgaria with the boys of Spartak in the cadets and juniors from 1978 to 1984, which remains an unbeatable record in Bulgarian basketball. Founder of the nationals Plamen Petrov, Valentin Vutev, Plamen Hristov and many others. Subsequently, his career continued as a senior – coach of the youth national team of Bulgaria, and after 1990 he was a coach in Cyprus.
Marinov remains a shining example of basketball and purely human intellect, exceptional erudition and charming flair for beauty in life!
A tribute to his memory! “, The club said in a statement.