Scariolo: My contract with Virtus explicitly says that I can participate in NT windows

2022-05-17T17:09:21+00:00 2022-05-17T17:10:06+00:00.

Stefan Djordjevic

17/May/22 17:09

Sergio Scariolo assured the public that he will be fulfilling his obligations to both the Spanish national teams and Virtus Bologna without any issues

By Eurohoops team/

Sergio Scariolo decided to address the rumors circling around, since his team secured a spot in Euroleague, that he won’t be able to lead both Segafredo Virtus Bologna and Spain simultaneously, especially during the national team windows.

However, the coach clearly stated that his contract with Virtus allows him to coach Spain and he will be continuing on both benches.

“I don’t know where certain gossip comes from, and I don’t usually comment on gossip but anyway, and even for once, it’s worth clarifying that: My contract with Virtus explicitly provides in writing that I can participate in the windows of the national team. And my contract with the Spanish Basketball Federation does not foresee any type of exit and that contract extends until the end of the 2024 Olympic Games,” Scariolo said and took Igor Kokoskov as an example of how doable it actually is if all sides commit.

“Apart from having reaffirmed it to me, it seems extremely offensive to me to arrive to doubt that people of the credibility and seriousness of my managers can consider something different than complying with the letter of the contract and with the word given. That does not mean that with good logistical work and calendar harmonization, we can do exactly what Igor Kokoskov did for two years at Fenerbahce. That could limit the coincidence of my presence in the club and the national team to the maximum.”