Basket City is back. Exactly twenty years after the last championship, the Virtus Bologna makes the title his own. Authentic feat of the Emilian coaches Djordjevic, simply perfect in the series that opposed them to the favorite Olimpia Milan: a series closed at 4-0 and then to primo match point. Almost without history, the fourth round played at the Segafredo Arena and archived by Belinelli & Co. on 73 a 62.
It is the 16th title of Virtus Bologna
Dragged by Pajola, Belinelli (15 points) and Weems (14 points), the team of coach Sasha Djordjevic has established itself for 73 a 62 winning the last piece for the title after winning the previous three matches against the Milanese coached by Ettore Messina. After closing the first half at a disadvantage 43 a 41, Bologna stretches in the third quarter, sent to the archive on 55 a 51 with a ‘magic’ of 3 from Teodosic before accelerating in the last fraction until the final 73-62. For Virtus it is the 16th title of its history.
Djordjevic: “So much pride, we gave it our all”
You feel “a lot of pride. It is the first step, I hope, to always play these finals, to play for the titles. It is for things like this that we have been working for two years”. Thus, the Virtus Bologna coach, Sasha Djordjevic, immediately after winning the Scudetto. As for the future, he observed, “I don’t know anything. Right now let me touch the cup” which celebrates the championship victory. This success, he continued, “I dedicate it to all the fans, not just ours, to all those who have lost a year of basketball. Then – the Serbian coach added to Rai – I want to dedicate it to all my boys who they heard screaming, trying not to let them give up for a moment. Without them nothing would have happened, I had a great staff that was special. We gave it our all – concluded Djordjevic – we looked for this championship ” .