ImageLottomatica Roma officially announced the extension with coach Nando Gentile for one more season. Gentile replaced Jasmin Repesa in the bench of Lottomatica.

This is the official announcement:

"Pallacanestro Virtus Roma officially confirms that Nando Gentile will be the Head Coach of Lottomatica for the season 2009-2010"

"I am pleased to be staying here and I would like to thank the Chairman Toti for the confidence he shows in me. I am sorry that Dejan Bodiroga will not be the General Manager next season. It is still early to talk about next year's team, but i can say now that we will give the maximum in every game and do our best to please the fans." the Italian coach said.