Germani Brescia Leonessa has appointed Vincenzo Esposito as its new head coach, signing a one-year deal with an option for a second season, the club announced on Sunday. Esposito, 50, last coached Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari for the first part of last season before resigning in February. At Brescia, he replaces Andrea Diana who served as Brescia's head of bench the last eight years. Esposito made his head coaching debut in 2009 after a successful playing career that lasted 20 years and saw him make 34 appearances with the Italian national team and make history as the first Italian player to score points in the NBA. Esposito first coached Dolomiti Energia Trento in the 2009-10 season and served as player-coach for Imola four years later. He became an assistant at Juve Caserta, the club he grew up with back in the 1980s, and took over in 2014 as head coach before moving to the same position with Pistoia, where he spent the following three seasons. Esposito is now set to make his 7DAYS EuroCup debut as Brescia returns to the competition for its second consecutive appearance.
"The opportunity to be able to sit on the Brescia bench was only proposed to me after the end of the season," Esposito said. "I spoke with people who made me feel at home immediately: simple, passionate and with the dream of growing the club every year."