Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CSKA announced Ettore Messina for 3 seasons

PBC CSKA Board which took place on late Monday morning adopted 3-year development program. The Board decided not to extend Jonas Kazlauskas’ contract and to entrust the head coaching job to Ettore Messina.

Italian specialist was the co-author of the soundest successes in CSKA modern history in 2005-2009. Under his guidance red-blues qualified for the Euroleague Final Four for 4 seasons in a row, winning 2 titles, they won 4 Russian League titles and 2 Russian Cups. Ettore’s collection also includes two Euroleague wins and Saporta Cup with Virtus Bologna, 4 Italian Lega A titles and 7 Italian Cups. After leaving CSKA Messina coached Real Madrid and worked as coach-consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.

Jonas Kazlauskas took over four CSKA in February 2010 in the mid of most disappointing year in club’s modern history. Lithuanian specialist led the team to the VTB League final game and Russian League gold. The re-built team dominated all the tournaments last year winning the VTB League gold, BEKO PBL gold and Euroleague silver.

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