Marco Belinelli ready to talk to Gianmarco Pozzecco: possible twist of fate

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“I will talk to the coach again, to consider possible national team employment in the coming summer.”

Marco Belinelli, Virtus Bologna guard, spoke this way to the microphones of “passa dal BSMT” – Gianluca Gazzoli’s podcast where guests offer insights, curiosities and moments of reflection -: “Watching the Italy-Greece European Championship game in the stands in Milan was a pain, in these contexts it is difficult to stay out. But it was a decision made with coach Pozzecco and President Petrucci. I will talk again with the coach, to evaluate a possible employment in the national team in the next summer.”

Belinelli also talked about his role in the NBA, revealing a very curious and gratifying detail for the Virtus guard: “When I was at the Assago Forum for the game between Italy and Greece, I was waited for and greeted at the end of the game by Jordan Poole (Golden State Warriors point guard, ed.) who pointed out to me that when journalists ask him who was the most difficult player to mark, he always mentions my name. He is not the first one to say this, Devin Booker also pointed this out to me. It’s a great attestation of esteem and a sign of respect earned by teammates and opponents alike.”

The Virtus Bologna guard also commented on the new adventure of Simone Fontecchio, who will soon make his NBA debut with the Utah Jazz jersey: “He will find an ideal solution for him, with a team that needs to be rebuilt, so many players who have left and I am sure he will be able to play his cards.” Inevitable also is a comment on the missed free throws in the quarters against France: “It would be a lie to say that those free throw errors were not decisive, but Simone should not be blamed. In that case, maybe some experience was lacking, and maybe we should not have been in that scoring situation. I heard Simone, telling him that he did a great European and that what happened can only help him grow.”

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