Italy - Many problems for Ettore Messina and Team Italia
In a interview published by Corriere della Sera signed Roberto De Ponti, Ettore Messina said that the last pre-Olympic "is an open wound" and that the future, after the Eurobasket 2017 "to be determined. Meanwhile, a necessary condition is that italia face a good European championship. Then we'll see. " But the revolution in international calendars will not help his work as national coach, with two windows that will not disrupt the wide and intense NBA season. And since even his head-coach Gregg Popovich in San Antonio, new coach of Team USA, will not leave Texas for the national team, even Messina will be in trouble with the Spurs who play on average every two / three days.
Alternatives for the FIP (Italian basketball federation, ndr). "The alternatives are two: either have a full-time coach, and then I could not be me, or make the choice of a coach "summer" and an assistant "winter". But perhaps it is not the main problem. We would miss Gallinari and Belinelli, Melli and even if they really were going to play in the NBA. in addition you should check the availability of Euroleague players. But this is a future problem. " The problems today are the stop Bargnani, the lack of a competition to Gentile, the recovery of Hackett ..."