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    Default Italian NT 2016

    http://www.sportando.com/en/national...ead-coach.html

    Based on this article Messina could be new coach of Italy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    http://www.sportando.com/en/national...ead-coach.html

    Based on this article Messina could be new coach of Italy!
    Let's hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxicity View Post
    Let's hope!
    http://www.sportando.com/en/national...ournament.html

    It's official!

    Pianigiani isn't more our coach!

    Messina we'll wait you
    Last edited by Italian Pride; 11-03-2015 at 06:51 PM.

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    We'll see how things will work under coach Messina... he won't have much time to get things going for the pre-olympic tournament (depending on the end of Spurs season).

    I hope he can build a reliable difense and more organized offense (over the next few years)... the talent is there.

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    http://www.sportando.com/en/national...ead-coach.html

    Now is official:Messina is the new coach!

    the best news for our NT!

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    1. Abass Awudu Abass (1993, 200, A, Acqua Vitasnella Cant¨)
    2. Pietro Aradori (1988, 194, A, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia)
    3. Andrea Bargnani (1985, 213, A/C, Free Agent)
    4. Marco Stefano Belinelli (1986, 196, A/G, Sacramento Kings – NBA)
    5. Bruno Cerella (1986, 194, A/G, EA7 Armani Milano)
    6. Riccardo Cervi (1991, 214, C, Sidigas Avellino)
    7. Andrea Cinciarini (1986, 193, P, EA7 Armani Milano)
    8. David Reginald Cournooh (1990, 187, P/G, Enel Brindisi)
    9. Marco Cusin (1985, 211, C, Vanoli Cremona)
    10. Luigi Datome (1987, 201, A, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul – Turchia)
    11. Amedeo Della Valle (1993, 194, G, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia)
    12. Andrea De Nicolao (1991, 185, P, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia)
    13. Simone Fontecchio (1995, 203, A, Obiettivo Lavoro Bologna)
    14. Danilo Gallinari (1988, 205, A, Denver Nuggets – NBA)
    15. Alessandro Gentile (1992, 201, G/A, EA7 Armani Milano)
    16. Daniel Lorenzo Hackett (1987, 197, P/G, Olympiacos – Grecia)
    17. Daniele Magro (1987, 208, C, EA7 Armani Milano)
    18. Nicol˛ Melli (1991, 205, A/C, Brose Bamberg – Germania)
    19. Davide Pascolo (1990, 202, A, Aquila Basket Trento)
    20. Giuseppe Poeta (1985, 191, P, Aquila Basket Trento)
    21. Achille Polonara (1991, 203, A, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia)
    22. Luca Vitali (1986, 201, P, Vanoli Cremona)
    23. Michele Vitali (1991, 196, P, Obiettivo Lavoro Bologna)
    24. Andrea Zerini (1988, 205, A, Enel Brindisi)

    only 16 of them will call!

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    Training camp in Folgaria (6/15 giugno) and Trentino Basket Cup 2016 (17/18 giugno):

    1. Abass Awudu Abass (1993, 200, A, Acqua Vitasnella Cant¨)
    2. Andrea Bargnani (1985, 213, A/C, Free Agent)
    3. Marco Stefano Belinelli (1986, 196, A/G, Sacramento Kings – NBA)
    4. Riccardo Cervi (1991, 214, C, Sidigas Avellino)*
    5. David Reginald Cournooh (1990, 187, P/G, Enel Brindisi)
    6. Marco Cusin (1985, 211, C, Vanoli Cremona)
    7. Diego Flaccadori (1996, 192, G, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)**
    8. Simone Fontecchio (1995, 203, A, Obiettivo Lavoro Bologna)
    9. Danilo Gallinari (1988, 205, A, Denver Nuggets – NBA)
    10. Daniel Lorenzo Hackett (1987, 197, P/G, Olympiacos – Grecia)***
    11. Fabio Mian (1992, 196, G, Vanoli Cremona)
    12. Davide Pascolo (1990, 202, A, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)
    13. Giuseppe Poeta (1985, 191, P, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)
    14. Stefano Tonut (1993, 194, G, Umana Reyer Venezia)
    15. Luca Vitali (1986, 201, P, Vanoli Cremona)
    16. Michele Vitali (1991, 196, P, Obiettivo Lavoro Bologna)
    17. Andrea Zerini (1988, 205, A,/C Enel Brindisi)


    *The big man Riccardo Cervi will join traing camp on 8 June
    **Diego Flaccadori will go out on 10 June,cause nba eurocamp!
    ***Daniel Hackett will join traning cam on 13 June

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    Training camp in Folgaria (6/15 giugno) and Trentino Basket Cup 2016 (17/18 giugno):

    1. Abass Awudu Abass (1993, 200, A, Acqua Vitasnella Cant¨)
    2. Andrea Bargnani (1985, 213, A/C, Free Agent)
    3. Marco Stefano Belinelli (1986, 196, A/G, Sacramento Kings – NBA)
    4. Riccardo Cervi (1991, 214, C, Sidigas Avellino)*
    5. David Reginald Cournooh (1990, 187, P/G, Enel Brindisi)
    6. Marco Cusin (1985, 211, C, Vanoli Cremona)
    7. Diego Flaccadori (1996, 192, G, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)**
    8. Simone Fontecchio (1995, 203, A, Obiettivo Lavoro Bologna)
    9. Danilo Gallinari (1988, 205, A, Denver Nuggets – NBA)
    10. Daniel Lorenzo Hackett (1987, 197, P/G, Olympiacos – Grecia)***
    11. Fabio Mian (1992, 196, G, Vanoli Cremona)
    12. Davide Pascolo (1990, 202, A, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)
    13. Giuseppe Poeta (1985, 191, P, Dolomiti Energia Trentino)
    14. Stefano Tonut (1993, 194, G, Umana Reyer Venezia)
    15. Luca Vitali (1986, 201, P, Vanoli Cremona)
    16. Michele Vitali (1991, 196, P, Obiettivo Lavoro Bologna)
    17. Andrea Zerini (1988, 205, A,/C Enel Brindisi)


    *The big man Riccardo Cervi will join traing camp on 8 June
    **Diego Flaccadori will go out on 10 June,cause nba eurocamp!
    ***Daniel Hackett will join traning cam on 13 June
    What's going on with Datome, Gentile and Melli? Why are they missing on this list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbian_Layup View Post
    What's going on with Datome, Gentile and Melli? Why are they missing on this list?
    All of them still plays in local championships, the same like Cinciarini, Aradori, Polonara, Della Vale, who are also top candidates to make final roster


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    All of them still plays in local championships, the same like Cinciarini, Aradori, Polonara, Della Vale, who are also top candidates to make final roster
    I thought so, just wanted to check it. One thing I learned from Messina during his Real Madrid days is to expect the unexpected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serbian_Layup View Post
    What's going on with Datome, Gentile and Melli? Why are they missing on this list?
    they are playing playoff!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    All of them still plays in local championships, the same like Cinciarini, Aradori, Polonara, Della Vale, who are also top candidates to make final roster
    I think only Cinciarini and Aradori, for Polonara and Della Valle will be very hard taking part in the final roster!

    In the last eurobasket we missed a player very strong in defense in our backcourt

    I Think the final roster will be something like this:

    Cinciarini-Hackett
    Belinelli-Gentile-Aradori
    Gallinari-Datome
    Melli-Pascolo
    Bargnani-Cusin

    12th could be a 3&D (Cerella or Abass)

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    Sick roster, the talent is pouring off on it. I would definitely take Flaccadori over Aradori even though he is young and doesn't have much international experience. He is a superb all-around combo-guard candidate, the most complete Italian talent who has variety in his gamestyle there when you look at what his experienced teammates are capable of doing in general. I've watched him in three games this season and did awesome jobs against Karşıyaka, signaled for the bright future. A little bit skinny but definitely doesn't get away from contact on defense, such an interesting talent. I know that Aradori has played quite good so far in Italy but as the matter of investment for the future, I would fill that spot with Flaccadori.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    they are playing playoff!



    I think only Cinciarini and Aradori, for Polonara and Della Valle will be very hard taking part in the final roster!

    In the last eurobasket we missed a player very strong in defense in our backcourt

    I Think the final roster will be something like this:

    Cinciarini-Hackett
    Belinelli-Gentile-Aradori
    Gallinari-Datome
    Melli-Pascolo
    Bargnani-Cusin

    12th could be a 3&D (Cerella or Abass)
    Looking forward to watching Italy, extremely fun team to watch. It will be interesting to see what changes is Messina going to bring after spending all year absorbing Spurs' system. His last couple of years in Europe hurt a bit his reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slice me nice View Post
    Sick roster, the talent is pouring off on it. I would definitely take Flaccadori over Aradori even though he is young and doesn't have much international experience. He is a superb all-around combo-guard candidate, the most complete Italian talent who has variety in his gamestyle there when you look at what his experienced teammates are capable of doing in general. I've watched him in three games this season and did awesome jobs against Karşıyaka, signaled for the bright future. A little bit skinny but definitely doesn't get away from contact on defense, such an interesting talent. I know that Aradori has played quite good so far in Italy but as the matter of investment for the future, I would fill that spot with Flaccadori.
    Yes Flaccadori played a great season in Eurocup and he is a very talented player,but actually i prefer Aradori or Della Valle over him!

    Quote Originally Posted by Serbian_Layup View Post
    Looking forward to watching Italy, extremely fun team to watch. It will be interesting to see what changes is Messina going to bring after spending all year absorbing Spurs' system. His last couple of years in Europe hurt a bit his reputation.
    In only two weeks with full roster i think will be very hard to see a lot of changes

    I hope only he wll give more minutes to our bench!

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    Messina added Matteo Imbr˛ (1994, 192, PG)

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    What odds are you fellows giving on the Italian team qualifying for the Olympics? What do you think are the chances of success? Which opponent worries you more, Greece or Croatia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat View Post
    What odds are you fellows giving on the Italian team qualifying for the Olympics?
    Good chance,but in Italy we often underrate our players,so less than 33%

    What do you think are the chances of success?
    Actually I don't know,I must see the final roster,however i think that play in front of 15000 italian fans will be great factor for us

    Which opponent worries you more, Greece or Croatia?
    Greece, because the have players with winner mentality that play important games like final 4,Bouroussis played great season,Giannis you know that he could be in Area Fiba and their backcourt player have great skills in defense!

    Instead Croatia like us is an offensive team with poor skills on defensive side!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    Good chance,but in Italy we often underrate our players,so less than 33%


    Actually I don't know,I must see the final roster,however i think that play in front of 15000 italian fans will be great factor for us


    Greece, because the have players with winner mentality that play important games like final 4,Bouroussis played great season,Giannis you know that he could be in Area Fiba and their backcourt player have great skills in defense!

    Instead Croatia like us is an offensive team with poor skills on defensive side!

    Also like your PG at least a little better. Croatia is awful at the PG position.
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    Today Messina,after the final of Trento's tournament will name the 16-man preliminary squad!

    I think Polonara and Vitali won't be out,maybe also Poeta!

    Possible outsider Bruno Cerella

    in my opinion these are final 16:

    Hackett-Cinciarini-De Nicolao
    Belinelli-Aradori-Della Valle-Cerella
    Datome-Gentile-Abass
    Gallinari-Melli-Pascolo
    Bargnani-Cusin-Cervi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Italian Pride View Post
    Today Messina,after the final of Trento's tournament will name the 16-man preliminary squad!

    I think Polonara and Vitali won't be out,maybe also Poeta!

    Possible outsider Bruno Cerella

    in my opinion these are final 16:

    Hackett-Cinciarini-De Nicolao
    Belinelli-Aradori-Della Valle-Cerella
    Datome-Gentile-Abass
    Gallinari-Melli-Pascolo
    Bargnani-Cusin-Cervi
    Will Gentile play?I thought that he had a severe injury but I also saw him playing at the Italian league finals.What's up with him?

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