Xavi Pascual, former Barça basketball coach and current Panathinaikos coach, will not have to undergo heart surgery, although he will visit a specialist in Barcelona. Initially there was a scare after the Greek website Sport 24 reported a heart condition that required a bypass.
Pascual, 44, felt unwell last Sunday and was hospitalized in Athens. There he underwent various tests that detected a heart problem. Yesterday Tuesday he was discharged. In Barcelona, the coach of the Greek champion will receive a second opinion to determine the extent of his ailment.
“I want to thank everyone for their interest in me. I have gone to the hospital to undergo some medical tests, but I am fine. I will continue with my plans and tomorrow I will travel to Barcelona for the Euroleague coaches meeting. Thank you all for taking an interest in me”, declared the Catalan coach after leaving the hospital.
Xavi Pascual began coaching the Greek team this 2016/17 season, in which he has won the league and the cup, after developing his career at Barça, between 2008 and 2016.