ETTORE MESSINA COACH CLINIC
The Toronto Raptors, Ontario Basketball and Canada Basketball are proud to present Coach Ettore Messina at the University of Toronto (Athletic Centre) on Monday, October 13th.
The clinic will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (with registration beginning at noon).
Ettero Messina Bio
- Currently serves as head coach of CSKA Moscow in Russia. CSKA Moscow were Euroleague Champions in 2005-06 and 2007-08.
- Before joining CSKA in 2005, served as head coach of Italian power Benetton Treviso, succeeding Mike D'Antoni in 2002.
- From 1993 to 1997 he was the coach of Italy's national team, winning the silver medal at the EuroBasket 1997.
- Prior to 1993, had two different stints (1989-1993 and 1997-2002) at Virtus Bologna. Virtus Kinder Bologna were Euroleague Champions in 1997-98 and 2000-01.
- He is regarded as one of the best coaches in Europe and in the Euroleague, having been named in 2008 as one of the 50 Greatest Contributors in the history of the Euroleague and its predecessor, the European Cup.
Topic: Developing the big man
Maurizio Gherardini, Senior Vice-President of Basketball Operations, Toronto Raptors, refers to Ettero as "one of the winningest coaches internationally, he ranks with the best teachers of our game, a legend in his own time.”
The cost for attendance is $10.00 per with all proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Space may be limited so please register online as early as possible. A special prize will go the Ontario Basketball affiliated member club that has the most coaches attend.