Luca Banchi

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Luca Banchi
Luca Banchi.jpg
Banchi in 2013.
Auxilium Torino
Position Head coach
League Lega Basket Serie A
EuroCup Basketball
Personal information
Born (1965-08-01) August 1, 1965 (age 52)
Grosseto, Italy
Nationality Italian
Coaching career 1985–present
Career history
As coach:
1985–1986 F. A. Vigna di Valle (assistant)
1986–1987 Affirco Firenze (assistant)
1987–1997 Livorno (youth teams)
1995 Italy Under-19 National Team (assistant)
1996 Italy Under-18 National Team (assistant)
1997–1999 Livorno
1999–2001 Pall Trieste
2001 Italy Under-20 National Team
2001 Italy Second National Team
2001–2004 Livorno
2004 Italy National Military Team
2004–2005 Trapani
2005–2006 Aurora Basket Jesi
2006–2012 Montepaschi Siena (assistant)
2009 Italy (assistant)
2012–2013 Montepaschi Siena
2013–2015 Emporio Armani Milano
2017–present Auxulium Torino
Career highlights and awards

Luca Banchi (born August 1, 1965) is an Italian professional basketball coach currently managing Auxilium Torino in the Lega Basket Serie A.

Coaching career[edit]

Banchi started to coach in the youth teams of Basketball Grosseto, after which he was an assistant coach for the Armed Forces Vigna di Valle and Affrico Firenze. Between 1987 and 1999, he coached the junior teams of Livorno, winning three consecutive youth national titles in the period from 1995–1997.

He was then promoted to head coach of Basket Livorno in the Italian second-tier level Serie A2. In 1999, he made his debut on the bench of Pall Trieste for two years, before returning to Livorno, that was meanwhile promoted to the Italian top-tier level LBA. He followed that up with two stops in the Italian 2nd Division in Trapani and Aurora Basket Jesi.

In 2006, he became the assistant coach of Montepaschi Siena, under head coach Simone Pianigiani. As an assistant with Montepaschi, he won six 6 Italian League championships in a row (2007–2012), five Italian Super Cups (2007–2011), and four Italian Cups (2009–2012). In June 2012, he took over the role of head coach of Montepaschi Siena, following the departure of Simone Pianigiani to Fenerbahçe. On February 10, 2013, he won the Italian Cup, after defeating Pallacanestro Varese, by a score of 77–74 in the final game.[1] On June 19, 2013, he also won his first Italian League championship as a head coach.[2]

On July 1, 2013, he signed a two-year deal to become the head coach of Emporio Armani Milano.[3] In his first season with the team, he won the Italian League championship, repeating the success of Carlo Recalcati, as the only coaches who won the consecutive Italian League titles with different teams.[4]


  1. ^ "Coppa Italia final, February 10, 2013.". Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Italian League finals, Game 5: June 19, 2013.". Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  3. ^ D'Avanzo, Antonio. "Basket, Serie A; Luca Banchi nuovo allenatore dell'Olimpia Milano.". Retrieved 19 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Italian League, Finals Playoffs, Game 7: June 27, 2014.". Retrieved 19 October 2014. 

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