Giacomo ("Jack") Galanda (born January 30, 1975 in Udine) is an Italian professional basketball player. He is a forward-center of 210 cm (83 in) and 105 kg (231 lb).
Galanda was born in Udine, Friuli. He grew in the Scaligera Basket Verona, with which he made his debut in the Italian Serie A on October 17, 1993. After four years in the Verona team, he was traded to Fortitudo Bologna. However, in his first year (1997–1998) he was utilized as reserve to Gregor Fučka and had a limited impact.
In 1998 he was leased to Pallacanestro Varese, where he was a leader of the team that, surprisingly, won the championship. Galanda therefore returned to Bologna, where he remained until 2003, when he was traded to Montepaschi Siena. He won two further championships in 2000 and 2004. In 2005-2006, Galanda played for Armani Jeans Milano. Since 2006-2007, he plays for Pallacanestro Varese.
Galanda made his debut for Italian national basketball team in 1997, and soon turned into one of the more representative players from his country. His successes with Azzurri jersey include a silver and a gold medals at the European Championships (1997 and 1999, respectively), and a silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics of Athens.
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