By Cesare Milanti / firstname.lastname@example.org
During the first press conference of the 2023-24 season with Virtus Bologna, head coach Sergio Scariolo touched on several topics, including Iffe Lundberg’s future with the black-and-white Italian team.
Talking to the media, the veteran coach said there won’t be time for the 28-year-old on the roster. “It is a decision made by the club which naturally has absolute priority at the moment, Let’s see what the evolution will be in the next few days. I must say that Iffe is training with great seriousness and professionalism, as he always did last year too”, he said, explaining later on that he can’t be considered absent.
“We are now waiting for our players to return, as Isaia, Toko, Alessandro, and Achilles have already done. Lundberg’s case is different because he is not considered among the players who will be available to the first team and therefore cannot be counted as an absence”, Scariolo added. “It’s a decision for which it doesn’t matter who makes it externally, what matters is the line that it’s chosen on which to be compact and homogeneous, after the various internal evaluations”, he also followed.
In his first and only season with the Italian team, Iffe Lundberg struggled to find some game time as time passed by and put up 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. He finished the season on the sideline, not playing a single minute in the LBA Playoffs.
Before moving to Bologna in the summer of 2022, the Danish guard spent time with the Phoenix Suns at the end of the 2021-22 season. Previously, he was part of Dimitris Itoudis’ CSKA Moscow, and he played for BAXI Manresa, Tenerife, and Zielona Gora. Now, apparently, will move once again.
PHOTO CREDIT: Virtus Segafredo Bologna