Andrea Trinchieri reportedly close to joining Partizan

Per the Serbian website Sporski Zurnal, Andrea Trichieri is the number one favourite to take over Partizan.

The Italian coach is expected to sign with the team in the next few days and replace former head coach Nenad Canak, who resigned on Friday.

Trinchieri hasn’t coached any team since February, when he parted ways with Brose Bamberg. The 50-year-old coach was reportedly in talks with the Toronto Raptors during the summer, yet he wasn’t hired as an assistant coach.

If Trinchieri joins Partizan, he will return to the EuroCup for the first time since 2015, when he coached Bamberg in the competition. The Italian coach also led Unics Kazan to the EuroCup Finals in 2014 and won the Coach of the Year Award.