Milan and Virtus, Virtus and Milan: Italian basketball restarts in the name of the two great rivals these years. We start right where we left off: with the Scudetto that Olimpia won against Juventus’ Bologna. EA7 Emporio Armani and Segafredo will play the first official game of the season. the Supercup semi-finals.
Even though it’s actually still pre-season, even though the two teams are still far from their best and even though the new guys still have to integrate, it’s still like that ahead of a racing series that is likely to be very long again this yearfrom a minimum of five to a maximum of sixteen (if the two competed against each other in the Italian and Euroleague playoffs as well as the Italian Cup).
Banchi’s words are great
There is also this in the cauldron first outing for Virtus with Luca Banchi, who took over command after Sergio Scariolo was fired. «Despite the exceptional situation, we must present ourselves with a competitive and prepared team, having only had a few full training sessions behind us, but with the desire to immediately offer our fans a satisfactory performance – the words of the Latvian coach the evening before – For us it was a pre-season full of changes But now we want to be ready for this first game and play convincing basketball, also thanks to the enthusiasm that this group seems to have and with the desire to be protagonistsThe”. Sales for the Bolognese seem to be a done deal: Dobric injured, Lundberg reinstated, but Menalo is the seventh Italian behind his teammates.
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