Monday, June 8, 2009

Pashutin the new head coach of CSKA

Evgeny Pashutin will be the head coach of our team in the upcoming season. Ettore Messina can continue his work in the club as a technical director.

Andrey Vatutin, CSKA CEO:

First of all, on behalf of club’s management, players, personnel, office staff, all the fans I would like to thank great Ettore Messina for his work in CSKA. No doubt, he is the best coach in newest history of CSKA. Messina’s epoch was the golden epoch for army club. In his four years as a head coach we showed brilliant results which will be extremely difficult to repeat. Four Euroleague finals in a row, two Euroleague titles, four Russian league titles and two Russian Cups – that’s the achievements for ages. Overall it is impossible to overestimate Ettore’s influence on the development of Russian basketball: his knowledge was always at the disposal of all the young coaches. We will be very glad if Ettore Messina accepts our proposal and becomes the Technical Director of our club. We are waiting for his decision to come soon.

Evgeny Pashutin, CSKA Moscow head coach:

It is something unbelievable: CSKA is the best team if the country if not in Europe. To be in helm of CSKA is a dream of every coach, the great happiness, but at the same time phenomenal responsibility, because the club is always fighting for the highest goals. This is a challenge, a big life cycle. I have a lot of energy and desire to work and to continue winning traditions for CSKA, I want to raise the team to a new level. I would like to thank Andrey Vatutin and club’s owners for their trust.

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