Virtus Bologna, Daniel Hackett will be there against Olimpia Milano

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Scariolo will be able to count on Hackett against Olimpia Milano

Good news in the Virtus Bologna household. In fact, Bologna coach Sergio Scariolo will have Daniel Hackett available for the Italian Supercoppa semifinal against Ettore Messina’s Olimpia Milano, scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28, at PalaLeonessa in Brescia.

The former Cska Moscow and Olympiakos point guard, among others, was in the pits due to muscle discomfort but on Friday, September 23, he returned to train with his teammates. He will therefore be enlisted for the first rematch of the season against the Milanese team.

The second semifinal will face Bertram Tortona and Dinamo Sassari, the other semifinalists in last season’s playoffs.

Last season, Virtus Bologna saw the confirmation of the Scudetto it won in 2021 slip away only in the playoff final, lost 4-2 to Olimpia Milano. The highlight of the Felsinians’ year, however, came on May 11, with the conquest of the Eurocup, won in the final against Turkey’s Bursaspor. This success gave Scariolo’s men a pass for the 2022-23 Euroleague season, a competition in which the Bolognese have not participated for 14 years.

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