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Ferdinando "Nando" Gentile (born January 1, 1967 in Tuoro, Italy) is an Italian retired professional basketball player and a professional basketball coach. Gentile is considered to have been one of the best European shooting guards of the 1990s decade.
Club playing career
While playing for Juvecaserta Basket, Gentile won the Italian League championship in the 1990-91 season, he won the Italian Cup in the 1987-88 season, played in the Italian Cup final in the 1988-89 season, he played in the Korać Cup final in the 1985-86 season, and he also played in the European Cup Winners' Cup final in the 1988-89 season. In the 1993-1994 season, Gentile was also a Radivoj Korać European Cup finalist while playing for Pallacanestro Trieste.
He also played for Olimpia Milano. Milano's last titles came as the team won both the Italian League and the Italian Cup in the 1995-1996 season with players like Gentile, Dejan Bodiroga and Gregor Fučka. He was also with Olimpia, a 2 time Radivoj Korać European Cup finalist (1994-1995 season and 1995-1996 season) and a Raimundo Saporta European Cup finalist in the 1997-1998 season.
After being named the assistant coach of Lottomatica Roma under Jasmin Repeša, on 9 December 2008, Gentile was appointed as the head coach of the club, after the resignation of Repeša. On 14 December 2009, he resigned in turn.
Italian national team
|Competitor for Italy|
|Silver||1991 Italy||National Team|
While playing for the senior men's Italian national basketball team, 'Nando Gentile was a silver medalist at the EuroBasket 1991. He also participated at the EuroBasket 1987, the EuroBasket 1993, and the EuroBasket 1995 with Italy.