AJ Milano keeps coach Bucchi until 2011

Piero BucchiJust one day after being swept by Montepaschi Siena in the Italian Lega A Finals by 4-0 AJ Milano announced that their extended their head coach's contract until 2011.

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.