Turkish Airlines Euroleague
May 21, 2013
bwin Euroleague Fantasy Challenge
Tel Aviv 2004
Qualifying Rounds 2012
NIKE International Junior Tournament
Ettore Messina (1989-Present)
Virtus Bologna (ITA), Benetton Treviso (ITA), Italian NT, CSKA Moscow (RUS)
A modern coach who always innovates and reinvents himself, Ettore Messina is also one of the winningest bosses in Euroleague history. Messina became Virtus Bologna's head coach at the end of the 1990s and took the team to its glory days, winning two Euroleague titles in 1998 and 2001, the 1990 Saporta Cup, three Italian league championships and four Italian Cup trophies. Messina then moved to Benetton Treviso and won an Italian league crown, two Italian Cups and reached the 2003 Euroleague final in just three years. In just four seasons since with CSKA, Messina won the Russian league and Cup double four times and led the club to the 2006 and 2008 Euroleague trophies, reaching two other finals in 2007 and 2009.
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"It's a great thing to be here because I think it comes early in my career. It is also a recognition by a lot of poeple who did a lot for our sport and that were included in the panel that selected the others. I am even more moved by the fact of those who could not make it rather than by me being here."
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