In Brescia’s PalaLeonessa, Virtus Bologna secured their third consecutive Italian Supercup title by defeating hosts 97-60.
This marked the team’s first championship of the season and was particularly special as it represented Luca Banchi’s inaugural trophy win since taking on the role of head coach just over a week ago.
Following the victory, during the post-game press conference, the 58-year-old coach commended the Spanish national team’s leader, whom he took over from after the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
“I feel the duty to say thank you to who preceded me, Sergio Scariolo, who clearly has great merit for the games we played here, for having contributed to set up and to prepare the work of this team,” Luca Banchi said.
“From the first day, the club put me in the position to be welcomed and to perceive the desire to excel which is felt here. I have simply tried not to slow down this flow and impulse, I hope that in these two days, we have been able to show a good level of cohesion and performance. Now we enjoy the moment and already look into the future.”
Luca Banchi's first comment on winning the Italian SuperCup with Virtus Bologna was a "Thank You" to his predecessor: Sergio Scariolo— Eurohoops (@Eurohoopsnet) September 24, 2023
"I feel the duty to say thank you to Sergio Scariolo, who clearly has great merit for the games we played here"https://t.co/htxRXX9bTY