“Our goal is to have Messina as head coach of the National Team till 2020. I am confident we can reach a deal. The Federation trusts him regardless of the result of the next Olympic Qualifying Tournament” Petrucci told Pick and Roll.
Bryant was asked if he believes younger players lack fundamentals whereas his generation understands them more. “Yeah, but I think that is just by luck in the generation that I grew up in,” he said. “My generation is when AAU basketball really started becoming s—. I got lucky because I grew up in Europe and everything there was still fundamental, so I learned all the basics.”