Dolomiti Energia Trento has a new man in charge of its bench after almost a decade with the appointment of Nicola Brienza as head coach. Brienza, 39, replaces former 7DAYS EuroCup Coach of the Year Maurizio Buscaglia, who had served as Trento’s head coach since 2010. Brienza started coaching as a teenager and was the longtime assistant coach at Italian side Pallacanestro Cantu. He made his head coaching debut in 2016 with the same team before taking over Lugano in Switzerland, which was his only full season as a head coach. Brienza started last season as an assistant at Cantu and then took over as head coach midway through the campaign. Under Brienza, the team registered 11 wins in 15 games. Brienza is now set to make his EuroCup debut.
"I am excited and very happy because I know that this is a great opportunity for me: I join a club and a family that has done great things on and off the court," Brienza said. "I am sure that we will have the opportunity to take an important journey together, an important project, and I look forward to starting to work on it."