Recalcati resigns Fiat Turin bench

Feb 05, 2018 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Recalcati resigns Fiat Turin bench
After three weeks at the helm of Fiat Turin, veteran coach Carlo Recalcati has stepped aside two days before the team hosts a do-or-die game to reach the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals. Recalcati, 72, took over the Fiat bench on January 16, replacing Luca Banchi, who also resigned. Recalcati debuted with a EuroCup home win over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius one night after being hired, but has yet to win again. Fiat lost its last two EuroCup games by 33 and 26 points, respectively, and three in a row in the Italian League, including an 18-point defeat at home on Sunday. Fiat hosts Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday needing to win that game by 12 or more points to advance to the quarterfinals in its debut EuroCup season. The club announced that assistant Paolo Galbiati will funcion as head coach for the Zenit game on Wednesday. Galbiati was an assistant coach with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague prior to signing with Fiat over the summer.