gianmarco pozzecco

The Italian Basketball Federation announces that it has reached a technical collaboration agreement with Gianmarco Pozzecco, who from today is officially the new Technical Commissioner of the Men’s Senior National Team.

The CT will be presented to the press on Friday 3 June at 2.30 pm at the Hotel Principe di Savoia in Piazza della Repubblica 17 in Milan.

Pozzecco’s debut on the Azzurra bench will take place on June 25th in Trieste during the friendly match that Italbasket will play against Slovenia. The first official match in Almere on 4 July against the Netherlands in the last match of the first qualifying phase for the FIBA ​​World Cup 2023. In August the friendlies against France (12 August in Bologna and 16 August in Montpellier), Serbia and Germany or Czech Republic (19 and 20 at the Hamburg tournament) and the two official matches against opponents to be defined in the first “window” of the second qualifying phase for the 2023 World Cup. From 2 to 18 September the EuroBasket 2022 (2/8 September preliminary round at the Milan Forum).

Gianmarco Pozzecco
Born in Gorizia on September 15, 1972, Gianmarco Pozzecco is the 22nd coach of the men’s senior national team. In Azzurro, as a player, he won the Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. In total, with the national team he collected 84 appearances and 595 points from 1994 to 2005, also participating in the 1998 World Cup in Greece and in the EuroBasket 2005 in Serbia.

His coaching career began in 2012 on the Orlandina bench, a team that led up to the playoff final of the then Legadue. After having coached Varese in Serie A, he moved to Croatia to assist Veljko Mrsic at Cedevita Zagreb in the Euroleague, returning to Italy on the Fortitudo Bologna bench in A2.

In 2019 he arrives at Dinamo Sassari, where he wins the FIBA ​​Europe Cup and the Italian Super Cup, also hitting the final of the Serie A championship, then lost in race-7 against Venice. In the 2021/2022 season he is Ettore Messina’s assistant on the Olimpia Milano bench who wins the 2022 Italian Cup.

His career as an athlete began in Udine in 1991 (in A2 and in the then B d’Eccellenza). After a year in Livorno he moved to Varese, where he remained from 1994 to 2002, winning the Scudetto in the 1998/1999 season and the Italian Super Cup in 1999. He also wore the jerseys of Fortitudo Bologna (2002/2005), Zaragoza (2005), Khimki Mosca (2005/2007) and Capo d’Orlando (2007/2008), the team with which he ended his career as a player.

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