George Vassilakopoulos, FIBA Europe president, said that the new coach will keep the Greek style of basketball. And the chances are high that the new coach will come from abroad.
Pepu Hernandez, former coach of Spain national team, denied rumours that he was approached by Greek Basketball Federation. Though Greek media named another even bigger name – Ettore Messina. CSKA Moscow head coach is on the last year of his contract with the Russian giants.
Messina is a defensive minded coach who fits Greece national team style of play. Moreover, he has worked with two members of the national team – Nikos Zisis and Theo Papaloukas.
According to Sport24.gr, Fotis Katsikaris and Dusko Vujosevic are also among the candidates to lead Greece.