His performance in the semis against Madrid was decisive in the TDK title in 1998.
T his Monday, Herb Jones, an American player who is remembered in ACB for his time at TDK Manresa, with whom he touched heaven in June 1998, passed away.
Former player Herb Jones died yesterday at age 51 after some time suffering from lung and liver cancer. The guard is especially known in Spain for being part of the 1998 ACB champion TDK Manresa. Jones was a member of the Bages team between 1997 and 1999. The club has shown its condolences on the networks.
Born in Atlanta in 1970, Herbert Jones became one of the most promising players in the country, leading the University of Cincinnati to the NCAA Final Four and leaving such a mark that he was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame at the prestigious center. academic.
However, until landing in Manresa, his career was irregular: cut in France, three years in the CBA, four loose games in Argentina, temporary in Greece … until TDK Manresa crossed his path.
Herb Jones was part of that unforgettable team trained by Luis Casimiro and captained by ‘Chichi’ Creus that made history, winning the league title in the 1997-98 season.
The presence of the American was decisive, especially in the semifinals, due to his enormous defense of Dejan Bodiroga and his total explosion in the 4th and final match of the series against Real Madrid, in which he signed 28 points, 10 rebounds, and a PIR of 36 that They gave their team the long-awaited pass to the final.
After being proclaimed champion with TDK Manresa, Herb Jones passed through Italy, Portugal, and the Czech Republic, returning again to the ACB at the hands of Ourense in the 2000-01 campaign. There he could only play nine games, without transmitting the sensations that he was able to achieve with the Manresa team. In total, he played 88 games in ACB, with 11.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and an average rating of 13 per game.