HoopsHype Ettore Messina rumors

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He isn’t looking to get hired right away by a struggling team in need of a head coach. He really wants to work with the San Antonio Spurs and get his feet wet in the NBA. Sure, he had a consulting gig with the Lakers for a season, but that didn’t quite satisfy the coaching itch he was feeling. He knows the Spurs are most likely to expose him to parts of the game they don’t usually see overseas and he also knows it’s going to be better for him in the long haul. He’s already found a school for his kids and that shows commitment right there. He could have easily opted for homeschooling or any number of other options that are no strings attached and meant he could have gone and uplifted his family at any given time. ProjectSpurs.com

July 20, 2014 Updates

Andrei Kirilenko said that Ettore Messina leaving CSKA Moscow was the right decision for the Russian club. The Nets forward had a long interview with Sovsport. “I think that it was the right decision. A coach cannot do as Messina did during the most important game of the season saying “I am not able to coach the team, I am leaving”. You are not a player and ask for a substitution is something goes wrong. You are the mentor and you have to motivate the team. Sportando

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Manu Ginobili: 12ys after our last game together, we meet again! Great to have him on board for another run. Welcome to SA Ettore! http://t.co/utdOuwgxDa Twitter @manuginobili

Emiliano Carchia: Ettore Messina coached @Manu Ginobili with Virtus Bologna before the Argentinean moved to the @San Antonio Spurs. He’ll coach him again next season. Manu Ginobili back in 2012: Messina is one of the most important coaches of my career. I owe him a lot and I have great respect for him Twitter @sportando

The San Antonio Spurs today announced that they have hired Ettore Messina as an assistant coach. A four-time Euroleague Champion and a two-time Euroleague Coach of the Year, Messina brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the bench. "I am honored to have such an accomplished individual join our program,” Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said. “Coach Messina is an exceptional coach, a great leader and someone we can all learn from." NBA.com

June 30, 2014 Updates

Ettore Messina, former coach of CSKA Moscow, also is a leading contender for the Nets' opening, a source told ESPN.com. Sources said Bucks co-owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens met with Kidd on Friday in New York City after asking for and receiving permission to talk to Kidd a few days before last Thursday's NBA draft. ESPN.com

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