Dan Peterson weighs in on Olimpia Milano.

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Dan Peterson’s words.

Dan Peterson in the Gazzetta dello Sport was unbalanced in his predictions about the Scudetto race.

According to the legendary coach, Olimpia Milano will start with a 3-0 win against Pesaro will continue with a hard-earned 3-2 win against Venezia and finally become Italian champions by winning game-7 against Virtus Bologna.

“Virtus has won twice in Milan this year. You compare Olimpia’s great defense against Virtus’ great offense. It’s a duel between two great coaches: Ettore Messina (Milan) versus Sergio Scariolo (Bologna), so good they will cancel each other out. It is like imagining Rocky Marciano versus Muhammad Ali. Key men. For Virtus, Marco Belinelli, a super-shooter who shoots with his mind and not just his hands. For Olimpia, Niccolò Melli. He is like Dino Meneghin: he always makes the game, never underwhelming, always positive. A guarantee. I conclude with the X factor, that is, the surprises: Isaia Cordinier (Virtus) and Shabazz Napier (Olimpia).”

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