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Acie 03-04-2011 01:07 PM

Ettore Messina quits Real Madrid job
 
I thought this might get some of you dudes excited.

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Ettore Messina resigned from Real Madrid head coach position. The decision came after three recent losses of the Madrid outfit. The 51-year-old specialist took over Real Madrid in the previous season. He led the team to ACB Semifinals in 2010 as well as Spanish Cup Finals in 2009 and 2010. Previously Ettore Messina worked in Bologna, Benetton Treviso, CSKA Moscow and the Italian NT. Emanuele Molin will replace Ettore Messina at the bridge.
LINK - Eurobasket.com

TORaptor4Ever 03-04-2011 01:12 PM

MikeTO is now sporting wood. ;)

Ex2k 03-04-2011 01:30 PM

This may get some people here excited but...

To everyone who wants a coaching change for the Raps...

Everyone seems to want a vetern NBA coach and we all know how alot of peeps feel about "euros"...

:police:

fancylad 03-04-2011 01:50 PM

Ahem.

Perhaps Brian took a little Spanish detour on route to London? had himself a chat with Senor Messina? hmmm?

Here's hoping.

Fancylad wants to see this happen.

carp 03-04-2011 01:53 PM

We don't need anymore white, immobile euro's on this team.... lol

Shadowfax 03-04-2011 02:03 PM

sign him...at any cost.....PLEASE

jeffb 03-04-2011 02:09 PM

Really? Another guy with absolutely no NBA HC experience?

OP13 03-04-2011 02:15 PM

Haha. He is proly one of the most overated coach in Europe.. Yeah CSKA was unbeatable with him, but any team with that players they had would be.. HE IS OVERATED. Nothing more to say.

eazy187 03-04-2011 02:27 PM

i'll get excited when i hear "Jay Triano, YOU'RE FIRED!"

finstock 03-04-2011 02:35 PM

His philosophy seems well suited for the NBA, focusing more on player development and individual freedom rather than complex systems.

YouTube - Ettore Messina BAsketball Clinic in Toronto

carp 03-04-2011 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oneironaught (Post 516498)
His philosophy seems well suited for the NBA, focusing more on player development and individual freedom rather than complex systems.

YouTube - Ettore Messina BAsketball Clinic in Toronto

LAL and Utah have always run complex systems.....

finstock 03-04-2011 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carp (Post 516503)
LAL and Utah have always run complex systems.....

I'm not degrading that style. The Raps simply aren't ready for something like the triangle or a modified Princeton. Just look at Minny for example. For a rebuilding team, we need to focus on player development, no?

Shifty.py 03-04-2011 02:46 PM

didnt Gherardini go to Spain recently?

b55bgc 03-04-2011 03:00 PM

These young cats dont need freedom. They need discipline. Sam Mitchell would have had a field day with these guys. I cant remember any talks of the raps being a defensive liability when he coached.
Or is my memory selective?

Don Vito 03-04-2011 03:22 PM

Coaching in the NBA is different than Europe. Most NBA players wouldn't like it and will demand trades.

Belsius 03-04-2011 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OP13 (Post 516490)
Haha. He is proly one of the most overated coach in Europe.. Yeah CSKA was unbeatable with him, but any team with that players they had would be.. HE IS OVERATED. Nothing more to say.

Yeah, and bologna was only one the best teams in euroleague history. And Messina is known for being very tough on his players. Thats the reason he left Real Madrid, he never really connected with the players. I dont know if he could accept how much control players have in the nba. Still, he is a basketball genious and I would love to have him coaching the raps.

carp 03-04-2011 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by b55bgc (Post 516506)
These young cats dont need freedom. They need discipline. Sam Mitchell would have had a field day with these guys. I cant remember any talks of the raps being a defensive liability when he coached.
Or is my memory selective?

selective.

archie63 03-04-2011 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Belsius (Post 516535)
Yeah, and bologna was only one the best teams in euroleague history. And Messina is known for being very tough on his players. Thats the reason he left Real Madrid, he never really connected with the players. I dont know if he could accept how much control players have in the nba. Still, he is a basketball genious and I would love to have him coaching the raps.

I hate him but that said you are completely right. He is a basketball genious, and by the way Toronto is the kind of team he likes to coach. Sure he's not NBA experience but he knows the game and most important knows how to run a team.

Dark Knight 03-04-2011 05:39 PM

How is his English? Not to sound like a D-Bag or anything, but the last thing this team needs is a language barrier between the coach and players.

archie63 03-04-2011 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OP13 (Post 516490)
Haha. He is proly one of the most overated coach in Europe.. Yeah CSKA was unbeatable with him, but any team with that players they had would be.. HE IS OVERATED. Nothing more to say.

OVERRATED ?I guess you don't know that he won everythings in Europe, and ask other coach worldwide what they think of him. I repeat I hate him I knew him in person so I know what i'm talking about, but he's a great coach, for sure better than half the actual NBA coach


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