Brose Baskets lands Eurocup Coach of the Year Trinchieri

Jun 16, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Brose Baskets lands Eurocup Coach of the Year Trinchieri
Andrea Trinchieri - Unics Kazan - Finals Kazan 2014 - EC13

Andrea Trinchieri, chosen as the 2013-14 Eurocup Coach of the Year, is set to stay in the competition next season, as he signed a two-year deal with German powerhouse Brose Baskets Bamberg which could be extended until the end of the 2016-17 season. Trinchieri, age 46, arrives from Unics Kazan, to which he led to the Eurocup Finals last season. Despite being swept in the finals against Valencia Basket Club, Trinchieri led Unics to a league-best 20-4 record, allowing just 65.91 points per game - not only 5.3 points fewer per game than the next-best defense this season, but also the best points-against defense by any team in Eurocup history. Trinchieri also helped Unics lift the Russian Cup trophy and reach the VTB League semifinals. Trinchieri build his basketball knowledge as an assistant coach for Olimpia Milano between 1998 and 2004. His first head coaching job came with Vanoli Soresina in 2004. After three seasons there, he had a brief stint with Juve Caserta and spent one season with Prima Veroli before joining Cantu in 2009 and spending four seasons there. He led Cantu back to the top levels both domestically and in Europe. Cantu was on the verge of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs in 2012 and played the Euroleague again last season. Cantu also became a force to be reckoned with in the Italian League under Trinchieri, winning the Italian Supercup, reaching the Italian Cup final twice and the Italian League finals one. He was named the Italian league Coach of the Year after both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.