Simone Pianigiani

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Simone Pianigiani
Simone Pianigiani nazionale 2011.jpg
Personal information
Born (1969-05-31) 31 May 1969 (age 45)
Siena, Italy
Nationality Italian
Position Head coach
Coaching career 1995–present
Career history
As coach:
1995–2006 Montepaschi Siena (assistant)
1995–2006 Montepaschi Siena (youth teams)
2006–2012 Montepaschi Siena
2009–present Italian national team
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe Ülker
Career highlights and awards

Simone Pianigiani (born 31 May 1969 in Siena, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball coach. Since December 2009, he serve as a head coach of the senior men's Italian national basketball team.

Coaching career[edit]

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.[1] 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[edit]

Head Coach

Mens Sana Siena: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Mens Sana Siena: 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
Mens Sana Siena: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Mens Sana Siena: 2008, 2011
Fenerbahçe Ülker: 2013

Assistant Coach

Mens Sana Siena: 2002
Mens Sana Siena: 2004
Mens Sana Siena: 2004-05
Mens Sana Siena: 2003, 2004

Youth Coach

  • Italian Youth Tournaments: 5

Cadets: 2

Mens Sana Siena: 2002, 2003

Juniors: 2

Mens Sana Siena: 2004, 2005

Under 20:

Mens Sana Siena: 2006


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