EFEBy Concepcion M. Moreno Montevideo

The head coach of the so-called Golden Generation of Argentine players who won Olympic men's basketball gold and finished runner-up in the world championships nearly two decades ago, Ruben Magnano was rewarded this month with a place in the FIBA Hall of Fame.

But the Argentine-Italian said in an interview with Efe that he is focused on the present and future, particularly his role at the helm of Uruguay's national team.

Magnano, part of a Hall of Fame Class of 2020 headed by Canadian great Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers), is preparing to travel to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Victoria, Canada, where Uruguay will square off against Turkey and the Czech Republic in the round-robin stage starting June 29.