As we reported, San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina has been in serious talks to join European club Milano. Now a new report is out and it seems Messina's days in San Antonio may be coming to an end. According to a report via Sportando, the Spurs assistant coach is nearing a deal to sign with Italian team AX Armani Exchange Milano. "[T...

Phil Martelli is trading his crimson and gray wardrobe for maize and blue. The former Saint Joseph’s coach announced on Twitter Monday that he has accepted an offer to be an assistant men’s basketball coach under Juwan Howard at Michigan. “THE NEXT CHAPTER!!!” Martelli tweeted. “@umuchbbal @JuwanHoward THX to @saintjosephs @A10MBB, Big 5, Philly ho...

Few individuals know the storied history of Stanford basketball. For sports author Mike DeLucia, the pre-NBA era — marked by two-handed shots and jump balls after each score — became his primary focus when he learned of Stanford’s three-time All-American Angelo-Giuseppi “Hank” Luisetti. In his three years at Stanford in the 1930s, Luisetti captivat...

Fu alla base di un vero e proprio caso che determinò l’assegnazione a tavolino di uno scudetto, innescando di fatto la grande rivalità tra Milano e Varese nei giorni in cui le squadre avevano le sponsorizzazioni, rispettivamente, Simmenthal e Ignis. Ma poi ebbe modo di rifarsi, conquistando una Coppa dei Campioni proprio con Varese e vestendo la ma...

In addition to retaining Ryan Saunders as their head coach, the Timberwolves have reached an agreement to hire Nets executive Gianluca Pascucci, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter). According to Wojnarowski, Pascucci will serve as an assistant GM under new head of basketball operations Gersson Rosas in Minnesota. Pascucci, who held the...

The Phoenix Suns are still in search of a new head coach, but it sounds like they’re also interested in hiring Gonzaga’s Riccardo Fois as the team’s player development coach. Fois has quite of bit of experience with developing players. He’s served four years with Gonzaga’s men’s basketball staff as their Coordinator of Basketball Analytics and Vide...

Un libro diretto, appassionante, pieno di aneddoti sul basket che conta e con una stimolante lente di ingrandimento sui “Black Jesus” che incendiano l’entusiasmo nei palazzetti americani e nelle tv di tutto il mondo. “Non c’è alcun torneo al mondo che possa essere paragonato all’NBA. Forse nemmeno le Olimpiadi, escluso ovviamente il basket giocato...

The winds of change swept through the Sacramento Kings organization on Thursday, when lead executive Vlade Divac decided to relieve Dave Joerger of his head coaching duties. Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton is one of the front-runners for the position, but San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina would reportedly be highly interested in...

Alla finalissima giocata da grande protagonista manca soltanto il lieto fine: i 15 punti di Davide Moretti non consegnano a Texas Tech il titolo NCAA, perché a prevalere è Virginia, che di fronte ai 70.000 di Minneapolis trionfa 85-77 dopo un supplementare. Il sogno di vedere il primo giocatore al 100% italiano campione del college basket si infran...

Four years ago, Matt Costello was jumping for joy. His Michigan State team beat Louisville to get to the Final Four. He can’t do that at the moment. Not with the bad ankle that forced him home from his previous pro team in Italy. Even though that walking boot he finally shed allowed him to blend in with the rest of the Spartans this winter. But Tom...