May 31, 1969 |
|1995–2006||Montepaschi Siena (Assistant Coach)|
|1995–2006||Montepaschi Siena (Youth Coach)|
|2006–2012||Montepaschi Siena (Head Coach)|
|2009–||Italian National Team (Head Coach)|
|2012–2013||Fenerbahce Ulker (Head Coach)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Simone Pianigiani (born 31 May 1969 in Siena, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball coach. He coached Italian powerhouse Montepaschi Siena between 2006-12. Since December 2009, he is also the head coach of the senior men's Italian national basketball team.
Pianigiani was appointed the head coach of the Italian League club Montepaschi Siena before the 2006-07 season, and has led his team to the Italian championship in all five of his seasons on the bench. He was named the Italian League's Best Coach in 2007.
The 2008–09 season was especially notable, as Montepaschi won the Italian SuperCup before the season, the Italian Cup at mid-season, and won the Italian League championship by sweeping all three of their playoff series. In 44 Italian domestic games that season, they lost only once — at Fortitudo Bologna, in an Italian League game.
Pianigiani became the head coach of the senior men's Italian national basketball team in 2009.
In the summer of 2012, he signed a two-years contract with Fenerbahçe Ülker. He resigned from his position as manager of Fenerbahçe Ülker in February 2013 citing personal issues. At the time of his resignation, the team was in the top spot of the Turkish Basketball League; however, 7th out of 8 in the top 16 stage of the Euroleague Basketball.
Honors and titles
- Mens Sana Siena: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Mens Sana Siena: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
- Italian Cup: 4
- Mens Sana Siena: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
- Mens Sana Siena: 2008, 2011
- Turkish Cup: 1
- Fenerbahçe Ülker: 2013
- Saporta Cup: 1
- Mens Sana Siena: 2002
- Mens Sana Siena: 2004
- Mens Sana Siena: 2004-05
- Mens Sana Siena: 2003, 2004
- Italian Youth Tournaments: 5
- Mens Sana Siena: 2002, 2003
- Mens Sana Siena: 2004, 2005
- Mens Sana Siena: 2006
- Pianigiani is new coach (Turkish)