ImageThe official announcement of Real Madrid:
Real Madrid has reached an agreement with Ettore Messina for him to become the basketball team's new coach. He will train the team until the end of the 2011/12 season.

President Florentino Perez will officially present the new coach on Friday 19 June at 13:00 CET in the Presidential Balcony of the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Basketball Section Director Antonio Maceiras will then accompany Ettore Messina during his first press conference.

The Club has also reached a mutual agreement with Joan Plaza for the termination of his contract. Real Madrid wishes to thank Plaza for the work he's done in the past few years.