Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sakota out, Pancotto in Fortitudo
Despite winning its first Eurocup game on the road by 11 points just 24 hours early, Fortitudo Bologna made a coaching change on Wednesday, releasing veteran Dragan Sakota and replacing him with another long-time bench boss, Cesare Pancotto. Sakota had taken the reigns at Fortitudo in January, replacing Andrea Mazzon.
Pancotto, age 53, is a well-rounded coach that has worked for many Italian teams like Reggio Emilia, Forli, Sassari, Pistoia, Siena, Trieste, Roma, Montecatini, Trieste or Teramo. He arrives from Snaidero Udine, the team he coached in the last three seasons. He has coached in the Italian first division for 24 years and 811 games. He will be ready to sit on the Fortitudo bench against FMP.