With a new coach at the helm, EA7 – Emporio Armani Milano is ready to change its fortunes. The three-time Euroleague champion and eight-time European titlist comes off a 2012-13 season filled with disappointment. Last season Milan failed to reach the Euroleague Top 16 after losing seven of its last eight regular season games. Cut short, too, was a once-promising domestic season. Milan was stopped in the best-of-five Italian League quarterfinals series, losing a home decider to perennial champion Montepaschi Siena, and fell in the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup against Cimberio Varese. Now the club that holds 25 Italian League crowns to go with its continental success looks to bounce back. Milan seemed destined from greatness from its beginnings. Founded in 1936, Milan immediately won four consecutive domestic titles. Thirty years later, the arrival of Bill Bradley helped turn Milan into a continental power as the club lifted the 1966 Euroleague title in front of its home fans. Milan added three Saporta Cup titles between 1971 and 1976 led by the likes of Art Kenney, Renzo Bariviera, Giorgio Giomo and head coach Cesare Rubini. Milan tacked on Korac Cup crowns in 1985 and 1993. Mike D'Antoni, Dino Meneghin and Joe Barry Carroll helped Milan beat Varese 91-78 in the 1985 Korac Cup final, while Aleksandar Djordjevic, Antonello Riva and Riccardo Pittis led Milan past Roma in the 1993 Korac title series. Milan reached its best moments with a classic team of stars: Meneghin, Bob McAdoo and D'Antoni. They led Olimpia to back-to-back Euroleague titles in 1987 and 1988, both times against Maccabi Tel Aviv, under two different head coaches, Dan Peterson and Franco Casalini. Milan's most recent titles came as the team won both the Italian League and the Italian Cup in 1996 with Nando Gentile, Dejan Bodiroga and Gregor Fucka. A lengthy rough patch followed, but a new era arrived for Olimpia Milano when fashion mogul Giorgio Armani became the team’s main sponsor. Milan made it to the Italian League finals in 2005 before losing against Climamio Bologna, but earned the right to play again in the Euroleague. Armani Jeans Milano reached the Euroleague Top 16 in the 2008-09 season after winning five of its last six regular season games to clinch that spot. The team also made it back to the Italian League finals, a feat it repeated in 2010. The club was back in the Euroleague Top 16 in 2011-12, the first with Coach Sergio Scariolo leading the team. Milan invested heavily in experienced players last season, but did not manage to build on its previous success. With a new man holding the reins, the club is ready for a fresh start and for another attempt to get to the top, where a club with such rich history, clearly belongs.
Euroleague: 1966, 1987, 1988
Cup of Cups: 1971, 1972, 1976
Korac Cup: 1985, 1993
Intercontinental Cup: 1987
Italian National League: 1936, 1936-37, 1937-38, 1938-39, 1949-50, 1050-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1961-62, 1962-63, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1971-72, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1988-89, 1995-96
Italian National Cup: 1972, 1986, 1987, 1996