Olimpia Milan in semifinals, Ettore Messina applauds

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The words of Ettore Messina

Ettore Messina spoke in the press room after the win with Pesaro earned his Olimpia Milano qualification to the semifinals.

“I congratulate their season and my team that played with great personality since the two-ball, reacting to the dull performance of the other night. We played a complete game, with good individual performances. I am very happy, I want to congratulate the team.”

Last season, Ettore Messina’s team returned to win the scudetto, snatching it from Virtus Segafredo Bologna’s jerseys. The red-and-whites, who had finished in second place in the regular season right behind Sergio Scariolo’s team, 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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