Montepaschi Siena
Roster
No.PlayerCountryPos.HeightBorn
4 McCALEBB, BO USA Guard 1.83 1985
6 ZISIS, NIKOS Greece Guard 1.95 1983
7 HAIRSTON, MALIK USA Forward 1.98 1987
9 CARRARETTO, MARCO Italy Forward 1.96 1977
11 RAKOVIC, MILOVAN Serbia Forward 2.08 1985
12 LAVRINOVIC, KSISTOF Lithuania Center 2.09 1979
13 KAUKENAS, RIMANTAS Lithuania Guard 1.92 1977
14 RESS, TOMAS Italy Center 2.08 1980
15 MICHELORI, ANDREA Italy Forward 2.02 1978
18 AKINDELE, JELEEL Nigeria Center 2.16 1983
19 JARIC, MARKO Serbia Guard 2.01 1978
20 STONEROOK, SHAUN USA Forward 2.01 1977
21 ARADORI, PIETRO Italy Guard 1.94 1988
34 MOSS, DAVID USA Forward 1.95 1983
 Head Coach    
  PIANIGIANI, SIMONE Italy    

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Last 32, Group K analysis

After missing the Euroleague Top 16 by a single shot, Montepaschi Siena returns to try to improve on its sole previous Eurocup experience, a quarterfinals run in 2007. Standing in the way is 2012 Eurocup champ Khimki Moscow Region, which was also a finalist in 2010, and carries a nine-game winning streak into the Last 16. Newcomer Maccabi Haifa Bazan is in uncharted waters with nothing to lose, while Czech power CEZ Nymburk has momentum with five victories in its last six game - not to mention six consecutive seasons' worth of Eurocup experience to fall back on.

Club info
Perennial Italian champion Montepaschi Siena comes off an exciting season that ended with a historic accomplishment and enters a new season looking to extend its dominance and impressive streaks of six consecutive Top 16 appearances, seven Italian League and five Italian Cup titles. The 2012-13 season was another impressive one, in which the club won its fifth consecutive Italian double by beating Cimberio Varese in the cup final and downing Acea Roma 4-1 in the best-of-seven series for the league crown. With a 63-79 victory in Game 5 of the finals, Siena became the first team in the 64-year history of the Italian League to win the title seven years in a row. The results were not quite as strong in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, where Montepaschi opened its Top 16 group with 5-0 record, but picked up only two more wins the rest of the way and missed the playoffs for only the second time in six seasons. This season the squad will be eager to taste the playoffs again and to battle for what would be Siena’s fifth Final Four appearance. Siena's basketball roots run deep; Mens Sana Basket claims to be the first Italian club to play the sport soon after Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891. Siena did not reach the Italian first division until 1973 and graduated to European competitions in the late 1990s. By 2002, Vrbica Stefanov, Milenko Topic and Petar Naumoski brought home the club's very first trophy, the Saporta Cup. The next season, Siena marked its Euroleague debut by going all the way to the Final Four led by Michalis Kakiouzis, Mirsad Turkcan and the late Alphonso Ford. Montepaschi returned to the Final Four in 2004 and fell again in the semifinals, this time in a overtime thriller against Fortitudo Bologna, but with new players like Bootsy Thornton, David Vanterpool and David Andersen, it went on to lift its first Italian League trophy that spring. Following the promotion of Simone Pianigiani to head coach in 2007, things only got better for Siena. Pianigiani led the club to six Italian League titles in a row plus four Italian Cups during his run with the team. Montepaschi also returned to the Final Four in 2008 in Madrid, where it lost in the semifinals to Maccabi Electra, despite the efforts of players like Terrell McIntyre, Romain Sato, Rimas Kaukenas, Ksistof Lavrinovic and Shaun Stonerook. The latter trio was joined by Nikos Zisis, Marko Jaric, Malik Hairston and McCalebb for an unlikely run to the 2011 Final Four. Siena responded to a record 48-point loss to Olympiacos in Game 1 of the playoffs with three consecutive victories to reach the Final Four, in which eventual champ Panathinaikos blocked its way to glory in the semifinals. In 2011-12 season, its sixth consecutive Italian title, a feat never before accomplished in Italian basketball at that time, also marked an end of an era, as Pianigiani stepped down and his assistant Luca Banchi was handed the reins. In Banchi’s first season as the team's head coach, Bobby Brown claimed the Alphonso Ford Scoring Trophy as the team returned to the Top 16 and reigned supreme in Italy. This season, the goals remain as high as ever for the proud team form Tuscany.
Trophy Case
Saporta Cup: 2002
Italian National Championship: 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
Italian National Cup: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Italian SuperCup: 2004-05, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2013-14
President Mr Cesare Lazzeroni
Address Viale Achille Sclavo, 8 53100
Siena - Italy
Arena PALAESTRA
Tel. +39 0577 38 071
Fax +39 0577 48 051