2009/10 Italian Lega A Signings and Rumours
Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:54 AM
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:54 AM
Former legendary player and now a coach, Rimas Kurtinaitis, said that it would be very good for Lithuania if he could be a head coach in one elite leagues in Europe because Serbian agents are controlling coach market in those leagues.
It will be Lietuvos Rytas who will have a final say, according to Kurtinaitis. He said that if his current club says no then he is not going anywhere.
Lietuvos Rytas led by Rimas Kurtinaitis defeated Benetton Treviso in Eurocup quarter-final 85-79 eventually lifting the cup.
Posted 08 June 2009 - 12:15 PM
23-year-old 1.95m point guard averaged 8.5 points per game for Zalgiris in Euroleague this season. Kalnietis is expected to make the final squad of Lithuania national team after Sarunas Jasikevicius announced his desire to take a break this summer.
As we reported earlier Benetton is also holding talks with Lietuvos Rytas head coach Rimans Kurtinaitis.
Posted 08 June 2009 - 04:44 PM
Akindele was one of the best players of Scavolini this season and he averaged 6.3 points 6.7 rebounds and 1 block per game in a total of 30 games in the regular season of the LegaA1.
Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:33 PM
Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:41 PM
The new coach and GM will be presented to the media at June 12, where the club's chairman Rosario Caputo will analyse the team's new organisation.
Sacripanti was born in 1970 and started his coaching career at the youth department of Basketball Cantu, until he took over the head coach position of the club in 2000, replacing Franco Ciani. He remained there until 2007 when he moved to Scavolini Pesaro, a newly promoted club and led them to the Lega A play-offs. He has won the Italian Super Cup in 2003 and 2004 with Cantu and has coaches various junior National Teams.
Coldebella was born in 1968 and had a great career as a player playing for clubs like Virtus Bologna, AEK Athens, PAOK Thessalonikiand AJ Milano. After retiring in 2006 he worked as an assistant coach for Sasha Djordjevic in AJ Milano. He has also won many cups both on Club level and on International level.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:09 AM
I hope they qualify to Euroleague, such traditional teams are much needed.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:06 PM
"This was solely my decision. I spent 2 great years as a player in Roma to be followed by 2 years at the GM position. I am leaving the club after we achieved to get the 3-year Euroleague license. I want to go back to Belgrade due to personal reasons. The early elimination to Biella was an unpleasant surprise, but such things happen in the playoffs. We had 2 very good seasons especially in the Euroleague. My experience in Lottomatica was very valuable to me" said the Serbian superstar.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 11:18 PM
Bucchi did a good job this year by qualifying to Euroleague Top16 and then finishing runner ups in Lega A, the best position the team finished in in the past 13 years and qualifying for the next season's Euroleague and was awarded for his achievements.
Bucchi has also won an Italian Cup and a Euroleague qualification with Napoli and has also coached top Italian clubs like Benetton Treviso with whom he won another Italian Cup and Virtus Roma.
He had a short sting abroad when he coached Slask Wroclaw in Poland and has won the Italian Coach of the Year award back in 2000.
Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:42 AM
Posted 02 July 2009 - 03:28 PM
Benetton Treviso thanked Matteo Soragna for his contribution to the club the past 5 years that he wore the green jersey. In the last 4 seasons he was the captain of the team.
Meanwhile Benetton is also rumored to have reached an agreement with Jasmin Hukic who was earlier released by Olimpija Ljubljana.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:35 PM
Collins has played in Italy's LegaDue putting up impressive numbers and last season he played in Lega A for the first time. He averaged 17.4 points, 3 assists in 33.5 minutes with Ferrara.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 06:12 PM
Brunner, who averaged 11 points and 5 rebounds last season with Biella, was born in 1983 in Charles City, Iowa and is 200cm tall.
Minard who signed a 2-year contract, played for Montegranaro the last two seasons and averaged 15.6 points and 4.4 rebounds in 32 minutes in last year's campaign in Lega A.
Andrea Crosariol returns to Roma for four years. He played for Avelino last years and averaged 7.5 points and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.
Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:41 AM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:49 PM
Giovannoni leaves Italy, goes back to Brazil
Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:33 PM
Posted 18 November 2009 - 04:22 PM