Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Messina soon to be announced by the Lakers

It's almost certain.

Italian coach Ettore Messina has agreed to join Mike Brown's coaching staff with the Los Angeles Lakers, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

Messina will be listed as an assistant coach but will be behind the bench, not on it, and will serve in more of a consulting capacity, sources said.

Brown developed a relationship with Messina when he was head coach of the Cavaliers and Messina was the head coach of CSKA Moscow. Brown routinely flew to Italy, where Messina held CSKA's training camps, to pick up new ideas to use with the Cavs.

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1 comment:

Basketball Goals said...

I can understand my Messina would enact more like a consultant than an assistant coach... I just hope that his expertise will be helpful for the lakers