Monday, December 8, 2008

Rumors about Messina and the Raptors

The european basketball sites and blogs certainly took their time with this one. This article was published on 5th of December in the website of La Stampa and it says that Ettore Messina will the new head coach of the Toronto Raptors in the next season.

The article says that the decision has already been made and it trying to explain in detail the background behind this, saying that there is very strong italian element in the Toronto Raptors which makes it the ideal starting for the first ever european head coach in an NBA team. The
beginning was Italian as well in the Draft Process where Andrea Bargnani was selected the overall number one of the 2006 Draft. Could this be the first for the head coach position in the NBA as well?

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