It is immediately Scariolo-Messina challenge
Among the many top duels, starting with Teodosic against Rodriguez in the direction and the blue match between Belinelli-Pajola and Melli-Datome, he immediately crosses on the bench between Sergio Scariolo, who returned to Italy this summer after his experience as an NBA assistant at Toronto, and Ettore Messina, in their third season as Olimpia coach-president after years as NBA assistant in San Antonio. Both made their debut in 1989-90 as an enfant prodige of the Italian coaches, 31-year-old Messina won the Italian Cup with Knorr Bologna and Scariolo the Scudetto with Scavolini Pesaro. With Virtus Messina he won the Scudetto 4 times, the Italian Cup 4, the European Cup / Euroleague 2, a Cup Winners’ Cup. Olimpia, on the other hand, was Scariolo’s last team, without laurels, from 2011 to 2013.