Following a distinguished career as a basketball coach in his native Puerto Rico, Carlos Morales arrived at ESPN in February 2000 to serve as a Spanish-language basketball analyst.
Born and raised in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Morales brings experience and insight to his role covering college and international basketball events and the NBA.
Morales played basketball and was a middle-distance runner as a youth. After earning degrees in business administration and physical education, he started his coaching career in youth programs, eventually coaching at every level of the game in Puerto Rico.
Among his coaching accomplishments, Morales won two championships with the Atleticos de San German of Puerto Rico’s Superior League and was with the Puerto Rican National Team for 10 years, three as an assistant and seven as head coach. During this time, Morales participated in two Olympic Games, three World Championships and three Goodwill Games, leading the National Team to five Gold medals and seven Silver medals in international competition.
In 2003, Carlos returned to the Puerto Rico National Teams Program as an adviser to the U19 national teams. Since 2011, he has been working as an associate coach for the Major National team, adding two more international medals, one gold and one silver, to his résumé.
In addition to his work in Puerto Rico, Morales has coached professional basketball in Venezuela and the Dominican Republic, and has conducted clinics and seminars in the United States, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia, the United Arab Emirates. He is also a former volunteer coach for the Athletic Amateur Union and the Youth Basketball Association of America, as well as current member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the World Association of Basketball Coaches.
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