Olimpia, Shields injury: Messina knows what needs to be done

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First loss of the season, in the league, for Olimpia

Olimpia was beaten, away from home, by Reyer Venezia. It was the first stop of the season, in the league, for AX. Coach Messina has several problems, including the absence of Shields (injured with Bayern Munich and out 6/8 weeks).

There is talk of a possible return to the market: “We are looking, however, the premise is that Shields is a Euroleague star. Hard to find someone like him. We have to see what is available and see how his situation will evolve. Right now I don’t have an answer. All Euroleague teams look at the market, but before making a move you have to find a player who can help, at least in something Shields does. It’s also true that we hope Naz recovers quickly and can give us a hand,” the words of the white-and-white coach in the postgame.

Last season, Ettore Messina’s team returned to win the Scudetto, snatching it from Virtus Segafredo Bologna’s jerseys. The Biancorossi, who had finished second right behind Sergio Scariolo’s team in the regular season, immediately brought the court factor to their side in the final series and never let the Felsinians catch them again. In the Euroleague, Sergio Rodriguez (who said goodbye to the Red Shoes in the summer to return to Spain) and his teammates were eliminated by Ergin Ataman’s Anadolu Efes, who would win the tournament for the second year in a row.

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