CJ Basket Taranto is pleased to announce that Davide Olive will also sit on the rossoblù bench
for the 2022/2023 season. A happy marriage that continues: one year
with option for the second thanks also to the mediation of the prosecutor Marcello Perazzetti.
The coach of the reconstruction and relaunch of basketball in Taranto will once again be head coach
rossoblu continuing that painstaking and satisfying work started in February 2019
when Olive took a team in difficulty, last in the rankings in the Silver C series, bringing it to the
playoffs. From there an escalation of results up to two years as a protagonist in Serie B. As pointed out
from the same technician in one of the recent last post season interviews: “This company has led
Taranto stably in the basketball that counts, at high levels “. Obviously also thanks to the
coaching staff led by him in these seasons.
A confirmation at the bottom by the president Sergio Cosenza and by the vice president Roberto
Conversano: “Next year will be a fundamental season from a thousand points of view, we are moving towards
reform of the leagues and Serie B in particular, our goal must necessarily be
stay in what will be a Serie B of National Excellence and to do so we know that Davide will be
the right person”.
DAVIDE OLIVE – THE CARD
Davide Olive, class of 74, began training at a very young age in his Mesagne, Fortitudo shore,
company that mainly deals with the care of the youth sector. The results obtained are flattering
together with his staff: 10 youth championships won between men and women with different
participation in inter-zonal phases. At the age of 24 he finished his training course becoming a coach
in 2000 he arrived at Basket Francavilla, a historic Apulian club where he stayed for 15
years. With the youth teams he conquers 6 men’s titles, gaining access to the
interzonal phases and participating in a national final.
From 2004 to 2007 he was the Fip Regional Manager for the Azzurrina Project. In season
2007/2008, with the first team, he won the Apulian regional championship and landed in C1. In the
2009/2010 after two seasons he wins the championship and conquers a historic Serie B. For 5 championships
in a row he leads the team to qualify for the playoffs for promotion to A2: he arrives twice
up to the semifinals going out with Capo d’Orlando and Trapani. In 2016 he became head coach of the
New Nardò Basketball, winning Serie C on the first attempt and participating in the first historic
Serie B championship. A few years ago he founded Fortitudo Basket Francavilla, a company he takes care of
the minibasket and the youth sector reaching important numbers and organization in a short time
enough to be able to win several regional titles and last year to enter an experimental of
young people in the Serie C Gold championship with many cussinis in double membership (Matteo Carone,
Luca Cianci, Andrea Liace) hitting a historic salvation in the playout.
Since February 2019 he is the coach of CJ Basket Taranto who led from salvation to the playoffs in
a few months. In his first full season he finished third in the Serie C championship first
of the suspension and then cancellation due to the coronavirus emergency. So in 2020/21 the Serie B
which marked a historic ride of the rossoblù association which passed from the record of consecutive victories
(12), to the historic qualification and participation in the first final eight of the national Italian Cup and
playoffs, as protagonists, for promotion to Serie A2. The goal was repeated last season with a
completely new group that has closed the regular season in crescendo giving a hard time to
battleship Rimini in the first round of playoffs.
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