Sergio Scariolo at EuroBasket 2011
April 1, 1961 |
|2008–2010||Khimki Moscow Region|
|Career highlights and awards|
As head coach:
Professional club career
Scariolo started his coaching career in the early 1980s, as the assistant head coach of Brescia, and then Pesaro, after which he worked for the Italian Basketball Federation. In 1990, after returning to Pesaro, Scariolo won the Italian national league title, at age 29. In the following year, he moved to the Italian 2nd Division with Desio. In 1993, he was again in the Italian 1st Division, as the head coach of Fortitudo Bologna, where he remained until 1997. In that year, he moved to Spain, to TAU Vitoria, where he won the Spanish King's Cup, and made it to the final of the Spanish national national league. In 1999, Scariolo was hired by Real Madrid, which he immediately led to win the Spanish national league title. After two consecutive appearances in the Spanish national league's finals, both of which he lost, he was fired in 2002.
From 2003 to 2007, Scariolo was the head coach of the Spanish club Unicaja. In five seasons with the club, he was able to win the Spanish League championship, the Spanish King's Cup, and made it to the 2007 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 the head coach of Laboral Kutxa, 14 years after his first experience in the team of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
He was fired after the end of the 2013–14 season, and then dedicated all of his time to coaching just the senior Spanish national team.
National team career
While the head coach of the senior Spanish national team, Scariolo won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009, EuroBasket 2011 and EuroBasket 2015, and the bronze medal at EuroBasket 2017. He also won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He also coached Spain at the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.