Simone Pianigiani

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Simone Pianigiani
Simone Pianigiani nazionale 2011.jpg
Hapoel Jerusalem
Position Head coach
League Ligat HaAl
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1969-05-31) 31 May 1969 (age 47)
Siena, Italy
Nationality Italian
Coaching career 1995–present
Career history
As coach:
1995–2006 Montepaschi Siena (assistant)
1995–2006 Montepaschi Siena (youth teams)
2006–2012 Montepaschi Siena
2009–2015 Italy
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2016–present Hapoel Jerusalem
Career highlights and awards

Simone Pianigiani (born 31 May 1969) is an Italian professional basketball coach. He is the head coach for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.

Coaching career[edit]

Pro clubs[edit]

Pianigiani was appointed the head coach of the Italian League club Montepaschi Siena before the 2006–07 season, and led his team to the Italian League championship in all six of his seasons on the bench. He was named the Italian League's Best Coach in 2007.

The 2008–09 Italian League 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.

In the summer of 2012, he signed a two-year 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, they were only in 7th place out of 8 teams in the top 16 stage of the EuroLeague.

In June 2016, he signed a two-year contract with Hapoel Jerusalem.[2]

Italian national team[edit]

Pianigiani became the head coach of the senior men's Italian national basketball team in 2009, which he coached until 2015. He coached Italy at the EuroBasket 2011, the EuroBasket 2013, and the EuroBasket 2015.

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
Hapoel Jerusalem: 2016

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:

Cadets: 2

Mens Sana Siena: 2002, 2003

Juniors: 2

Mens Sana Siena: 2004, 2005

Under 20:

Mens Sana Siena: 2006

References[edit]

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