Bamberg, Trinchieri agree to contract extension

Jun 23, 2017 by Euroleague.net Print
Bamberg, Trinchieri agree to contract extension

German League champion Brose Bamberg announced that head coach Andrea Trinchieri has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the club through 2019. The extension is for one season with Trinchieri already having been under contract for the coming season. Trinchieri, 48, first arrived to Bamberg in the summer of 2014, and lifted the club to EuroLeague playoff contention. Bamberg has won more EuroLeague games in the past two seasons under Trincieri than it did in the previous six EuroLeague appearances combined. In addition, in three years on Bamberg's bench, Trinchieri has guided the club to as many German League titles as well as the 2017 German Cup crown.

Trinchieri was chosen as the 2013-14 Eurocup Coach of the Year when he led Unics Kazan to the EuroCup Finals. Early in his career, Trinchieri worked as an assistant coach for Olimpia Milano between 1998 and 2004. His first head coaching job came with Vanoli Soresina in 2004. After three seasons there, he had stints with Juve Caserta and Prima Veroli, before joining Cantu in 2009, which is where his status grew to the continental level. He led the team to a pair of EuroLeague appearances, won the Italian Supercup, reached the Italian Cup final twice and the Italian League finals one. With Unics, he won the team to the Russian Cup and reached the VTB League semifinals.

Bamberg also announced that two new members have been added to the staff. Vlado Scepanovic, who won the world championship as a player with Yugoslavia and made his head coaching debut last season with Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, will work primarily in the front office. Retired center Yassin Idbihi, who played his final season with Bamberg, will work with younger players.