Gianmarco Pozzecco unveils pact with Paolo Banchero

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The words of Gianmarco Pozzecco

On the sidelines of the ‘Coaching the Blue’ event where Roberto Mancini, Ferdinando De Giorgi and Sandro Campagna were also present, Gianmarco Pozzecco returned to talk about Paolo Banchero.

“We have to see him as an opportunity. He has given an outline availability, but he is in between us and America and it is his choice. We will respect it no matter what. We agree that at the end of the championship he will take a break and decide. The problem is that he is too strong now. Choosing between America and Italy is not easy, I realize that, but I would always choose Italy.”

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

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