The Italian Federation wants Messina until 2020

2016-02-06T21:21:03+00:00 2016-02-06T22:39:04+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

06/Feb/16 21:21

Another confirmation of how important the Italian coach is to his country’s Basketball Federation.

By Eurohoops team/

The initial agreement between Ettore Messina and the Italian basketball Federation was for a contract of 1+1 years length. But, it seems that they want him for… a bit longer.

As the president of the Federation, Gianni Petrucci said in the TV show “Pick N’ Roll”, what they truly expect is to extend the contract of their national coach until 2020! An impressive and quite ambitious thought, but one that is not without explanation and it certainly doesn’t come out of nowhere.

Petrucci had already said that they are working in a renewal of Messina’s contract, during the latter’s official presentation as the new coach of the national team. Also, it goes without saying that the San Antonio Spurs assistant has the infinite trust of the Federation, no matter what the result in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament might be.