Mike Nardi, fresh NCAA champion as an assistant coach on the bench of Villanova, is the fifth former player spent in Italy to take the title of Division I as a member of technical staff.
Former Italian-American point guard has closed last year racing career in A2 Silver in Latina, last leg of a journey to Italy with 9 shirts in 7 seasons. The list stands the case of Kenny Payne: the former player of Roma in 1992-93 won the NCAA title as assistant coach at Kentucky in 2012 after He is having conquered on the court in 1986 with the same university.
GIOCATORE COLLEGE ANNO SQUADRA ANNI PRES/PTS
Jay BILAS Duke 1991, 1992 Verona, Mestre 1986-88 39g-789pts
Lorenzo ROMAR UCLA 1995 Roma 1987-88 2g-36pts
Winston BENNETT Kentucky 1996 Arese 1988-89 7g-88pts
Kenny PAYNE Kentucky 2012 Roma 1992-93 15g-187pts
Mike NARDI Villanova 2016 MTC, AV, PS, PV, MI, FO, MN, LT 2007-15 165g-1683pts