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June 11, 2019, 8:24 amEttore MessinaTeam, San Antonio Spurs
Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina has agreed on a deal to run basketball operations and become the new head coach of Olimpia Milano.
Messina will now leave the Spurs where he has been a lead assistant on Gregg Popovich’s staff since 2014. The Italian coach has had numerous interviews with NBA teams the last few years but he has been unsuccessful in landing a head coaching gig. Olimpia Milano is expected to give him complete power of running the basketball operations in their effort to become one of Euroleague’s top clubs.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 7, 2019, 11:09 amEttore MessinaTeam, Cleveland Cavaliers
Tom Withers of the Associated Press is reporting that the Cavs have scheduled an interview this week with Spurs assistant Ettore Messina.
The 59-year-old Messina has worked on Gregg Popovich’s staff in San Antonio since 2014 and is widely regarded as one of the NBA’s top assistants. He will be the second Spurs assistant to meet with Cleveland, which interviewed Ime Udoka on Sunday. The Cavs have already interviewed Mavs assistant Jamahl Mosley, Heat assistant Juwan Howard, former Grizzlies coach J.B. Bickerstaff and Jazz assistant Alex Jensen. The team has also received permission to speak with Nuggets assistants Jordi Fernandez and Wes Unseld Jr. as well as Blazers assistants David Vanterpool and Nate Tibbets, but with the Nuggets and Trail Blazers tied 2-2 in their Western Conference semifinal, it’s unlikely they will speak to any of those candidates until after their teams have been eliminated.
Source: Associated Press
May 26, 2018, 2:15 pmEttore MessinaTeam, San Antonio Spurs
The Raptors interviewed Spurs assistants Ettore Messina and Ime Udoka for their head coaching position earlier this week.
Messina and Udoka have been popular names to this point in the offseason, and this is the first word of the Raptors interviewing an outside candidate outside of now-Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer. Toronto is air-tight and information like this doesn't tend to come out until after the fact, so we'll see which other candidates they look at before making their final choice.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter