Chihuahuan Jesús Aragón (Chihuahuan Jesús Aragón) was taken by the American Basketball Association (ABA) after leading El Paso’s Southwest Desert Cats to an undefeated championship and entering the Las Vegas Championship. ) Was named Coach of the Year and lost to the California Leopards in the final.
“The fact is that we have a very good experience. We finished 18-0 and were unbeaten throughout the season. We reached the third-ranked conference championship in the United States. Unfortunately, we lost our time in Las Vegas. There was no losing game in the finals,” Aragorn commented. Aragon was born in Parral 42 years ago, but he has come to this border since he was 13 years old.
“I am very happy with our first year of participation. Our team is made up of purely local players. No one else has received Mexican reinforcements from Brian Rivera of Zacatecas.”
Aragorn said that after the All-Star Game, he knew he was nominated, but he did not expect that they would recognize him. This weekend, his coach of the year plaque received an email.
“I am very proud to represent such Hispanics, but I must also admit that they make me work hard, they believe in my project, and I have disciplined players.”
Six months ago, Aragorn realized that he was looking for a coach in the basketball franchise in El Paso and gave them his resume. Then, he accepted two job interviews, and a week later, they talked to him and told him that he was chosen to lead the Desert Cats team.
“I accept, we were in a pandemic period, so there was uncertainty. Even a few teams were infected. This is a difficult time because it seems that we are no longer participating in the competition, but we are back. We had to participate in four days of competition to visit Phoenix in a row, but the boys moved our hearts and we are still undefeated.”
Jesús Aragón, who has 17 years of coaching experience, remembers that his first job at this stage was Raúl Palma’s assistant in the Galtings Gallos team. At the same time, he was in charge of the team’s basic strength. .
“I was about 27 years old. At that time, Palma and Angpa’Pompis (Angpa’Pompis) González gave me a lot of inspiration. “El Pompis” was part of my sports training career at UACJ Teacher. Then I got married and came to live in El Paso.”
Aragorn is also the assistant coach of the Indians Francisco Rufo Torres (Francisco Rufo Torres), and his professional level has been higher. It was Rufo who led the San Luis Potosí team to take him to Cimeba.
Name: Jesús Aragón Vázquez
Equipo: Southwest Desert Cat
Date of Birth: November 17, 1978
Place of birth: collateral
Age: 42 years old
Height: 1.86 m
Weight: 135 kg