Andrea Trinchieri: The quote machine

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Aris Barkas

06/Nov/18 13:50

The return of the for EuroCup Coach of the Year to action means not only means exciting basketball, but also entertaining press conferences.

By Aris Barkas/

The 7DAYS EuroCup just became more interesting. Andrea Trinchieri, the new coach of Partizan NIS Belgrade, is one of the best on the Old Continent. That statement takes into account his excellence on the sidelines and eloquence in front of a microphone.

Trinchieri is well-known for the ways he expresses his thoughts in both an exciting and charming way. His one-liners have created fabulous headlines and his press conferences are anything but boring. Though this is well known to journalists, if you need proof, we have it here. Here’s a sampling of Coach Trinchieri’s best quotes during his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career.

14 December 2017

After a 67-65 comeback home win for Brose Bamberg over Olympiacos: “My players… they have one thing. They have balls.”

17 November 2017

After a 19-0 run by AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan to defeat Bamberg 71-62: “It’s our gift, Christmas is coming, so Milano took it.”

19 October 2017

When asked if Bamberg is going to add an extra frontline player: “How much money do you have in your wallet, 100 euros? A couple of hundreds is good for some cocktails, not to sign a big man.”

12 October 2017

After starting the season with an 88-71 home defeat at the hands of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv:  “At this moment I will not criticize my team, we are a new team and we did not have the mentality we need to have. It is not pleasant, actually, it is a pain in the ass.”

9 March 2017

Before the game against Anadolu Efes: “They need a win. They want to eat us right away. They don’t even come to the main course. They want to eat us as an appetizer.”

12 January 2017

After UNICS Kazan’s 63-58 victory over Bamberg: “Players are like wines. Good bottles of wines. Andrew Goudelock is an excellent young wine. Langford is like a Barolo! A very good rosé Italian wine.”

1 December 2016

After a narrow 90-88 home defeat versus CSKA Moscow: “I don’t want to talk about referees because I’m like Pandora’s Box. And I don’t want to be like this.”

24 November 2016

After losing to Zalgiris Kaunas 86-72 and being 30 minutes late for the press conference, he was asked about what he said in the locker rooms: “Is this a serious question? A locker room is like Las Vegas. What happens in the locker rooms, stays in the locker rooms.”