Sergio Scariolo

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Sergio Scariolo
Sergio Scariolo EuroBasket 2011.jpg
Sergio Scariolo at EuroBasket 2011
Position Head coach
Personal information
Born (1961-04-01) April 1, 1961 (age 55)
Brescia, Italy
Nationality Italian
Coaching career 1989–present
Career history
As coach:
1989–1991 Vuelle Pesaro
1991–1993 Aurora Desio
1993–1997 Fortitudo Bologna
1997–1999 TAU Cerámica
1999–2002 Real Madrid
2003–2008 Unicaja
2008–2010 Khimki Moscow Region
2009–2012 Spain
2011–2013 EA7 Milano
2013–2014 Laboral Kutxa
2015–present Spain
Career highlights and awards
As head coach

Sergio Scariolo (born April 1, 1961) is an Italian professional basketball head coach. He is the current head coach of the Spanish national team.

Coaching career[edit]

Professional clubs[edit]

He started his career in the early 1980s as vice-coach of Brescia and then Pesaro, after which he worked for the Italian Basketball Federation. In 1990, after returning to Pesaro, Scariolo won the national title, aged 29. In the following year he moved to Serie A2 with Desio. In 1993 he was again in Serie A1, as coach of Fortitudo Bologna, where he remained until 1997. In that year he moved to Spain, at TAU Vitoria, winning the Copa del Rey and reaching the final of the national championship. In 1999 Scariolo was hired by Real Madrid, which he led immediately to win the national title. After tho consecutive national finals, both lost, he was fired in 2002.

From 2003 to 2007, Scariolo was the head coach of the Spanish club Unicaja, in five seasons he was able to win the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, and to play in the Euroleague Final Four.

From 2008 to 2010, Scariolo was the head coach of the Russian club Khimki Moscow Region. Starting with the 2011-12 season, he became the head coach of the Italian League club EA7 Milan. In June, he became head coach of Laboral Kutxa, 14 years after his first experience in the team of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Sacked after ending 2013–14 season, Scariolo became again the coach of the Spanish national team in May 2015.

National teams[edit]

While the head coach of the Spanish national team, Scariolo won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009, EuroBasket 2011 and EuroBasket 2015.

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Israel David Blatt
FIBA EuroBasket
Winning Coach

Succeeded by
France Vincent Collet