Capitanes quickly became a fan favorite and reached the league finals in each of their first two seasons.
In September, Capitanes settled on Fort Worth, Texas, as a base of operations, agreeing to play all of their Showcase Cup games in the United States.
It just seemed like a dream.
He watched the late Lakers legend put together an epic 60-point performance in a win over the Utah Jazz.
Six months later, Capitanes was announced as part of Mexico's Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, the country's top pro league.
The announcement was made with eyes on a Mexico City G League debut at their usual home base, the Juan de la Barrera gymnasium.
He had initially joined from the team's G League affiliate, the South Bay Lakers, going from video coordinator to director of basketball operations in just one season there.
In fact, the team will not venture into Mexico City during its inaugural season, the latest challenge in trying to incorporate the franchise into the fold.