HoopsHype Ettore Messina rumors

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Shved, also 24 years old, had a break out season and he is in talks with two NBA teams, according to sources from Russia. His decision to leave CSKA Moscow may have to do with his turbulent relationship with coach Ettore Messina from his previous tenure in the team. EuroHoops.net

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There figures to be a lot of change for the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason after a second straight second-round disappointment in the playoffs. The first shoe to drop began with the coaching staff. Famed Italian coach Ettore Messina, who served as a coaching consultant to coach Mike Brown last season, is going back to Europe to coach CSKA Moscow, Messina told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Tuesday. ESPN.com

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June 11, 2012 Updates

In an interview released to Jot Down, Ettore Messina talked about his future, still between NBA and Europe. Messina spent the season in NBA with the Lakers as special assistant coach of Mike Brown. "Mitch Kupchak called me telling me: 'I've heard just great things on you and I've seen you at work. We would love to have you back with us next season'. It was a big pleasure for me. But I haven't decided yet. I have good offers from Europe and United States. I am evaluating all the proposals. When I signed in the NBA, I thought that my name would be forgotten, but this is not the case. I have never had so many offers as this season" said Ettore Messina. Sportando

June 3, 2012 Updates

Ettore Messina, where next? After claiming to posses the desire to coach again, the 52-year-old Italian native who spent the past season consulting Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, is pursuing European coaching positions. After David Blatt re-signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Zeljko Obradovic said he's probably staying with Panathinaikos, Euroleague powerhouses CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce Ulker are still in search of a sideline leader. Sportando

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Brown said he expects all of his assistant coaches to return for next season. He also said he expects one or more to receive interest from other teams. Ettore Messina spent his first season in the NBA on Brown's staff after coaching for many seasons in Europe, including with the Italian national team and the Spanish club team Real Madrid. Brown said he has a place on the Lakers' bench as long as he wants it. Los Angeles Daily News

"I have to talk to Mike and Mitch (Kupchak, the Lakers' general manager)," said Messina, who has an option on his contract for next season. "I would (like to be an NBA head coach), but it is something that's out of my control. "The good thing is I have the security to go back to Europe to coach. That's my security blanket." Brown said he wouldn't be surprised if Messina, John Kuester, Chuck Person and Quin Snyder receive offers elsewhere. Kuester coached the Detroit Pistons for two ill-fated seasons before being fired and joining Brown's staff. Los Angeles Daily News

May 14, 2012 Updates

Ettore Messina denies any agreement with Fenerbahce Ulker. In fact, if Messina decided to return to Europe his first option would be CSKA Moscow. TuBasket.com

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