Italy, two stars say no to Gianmarco Pozzecco for European Championships
Against the Netherlands will see Gigi Datome in the Azzurri again
The Poz’s first at the helm of the national team was not very lucky (90-71 for Doncic’s Slovenia). However, good indications came for the Azzurri coach who, in the post match, talked about the near future.
First the confirmation that in the next challenge against the Netherlands (July 4, 2023 World Cup qualifiers), then the news that Belinelli and Hackett will not participate in the next European Championships: ” I spoke with Marco and Daniel, we decided by mutual agreement that at the European Championships they will not be there. A choice that saddens me, but today, inevitably, a basketball player has to make choices. I thank Marco and Daniel for speaking to me as a friend, we all shared together such a choice here, the president, the federation. As our president Petrucci always says, full speed ahead,” the words of Pozzecco himself.