The assistants of CT Pozzecco: Recalcati Senior Assistant, with him Casalone, Fois, Galbiati and Poeta

A few days before the official presentation as the new Azzurro Technical Commissioner, Gianmarco Pozzecco defined the technical staff who will support him at the helm of the national team.
Carlo Recalcati will be the Senior Assistant and with him will be Edoardo Casalone, Riccardo Fois, Paolo Galbiati and Giuseppe Poeta.

So back on the blue bench for Carlo Recalcati, coach from 2001 to 2009 with a Silver Medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and a Bronze Medal at the EuroBasket 2003 in Sweden. For him a total of 229 races (157/72).

Edoardo Casalone was Pozzecco’s assistant on the Dinamo Sassari bench. Riccardo Fois, former assistant of Ettore Messina in the Azzurra summer 2017, is currently also coordinator in the supervision and monitoring of the Italian-American prospects involved in the NCAA tournament and in the High Schools. Confirmation for Paolo Galbiati, Italbasket assistant since March 2021. Absolute debut on a bench for Giuseppe Poeta, 119 appearances in the national team as a player.
Matteo Panichi confirmed in the role of physical trainer.

The Italian Basketball Federation wishes to thank the coaches Lele Molin and Piero Bucchi for the great work done in Azzurro and wishes them the best professional fortunes.

Carlo Recalcati
Born in Milan on 11 September 1945. With the national team, as a player, he played 166 games (1,245 points). He won two Bronze medals at the European Championships in Essen (1971) and Split (1975); he also participated in the European Championships in Tampere-Finland (1967), and in Naples (1969).
He took part in two Olympics (Mexico ’68 and Montreal ’76), two World Championships (Uruguay 1967 and Yugoslavia 1970) and the Mediterranean Games (Tunis 1967). He was the technical commissioner of the men’s national team from September 2001 to September 2009.
In 2003 he won the Bronze medal at the European Championships in Sweden, qualifying the National team for the 2004 Athens Olympics and for the 2005 European Championship. In 2004 he won the Silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games and 2005 the Gold one. at the Mediterranean Games in Almeria (Spain). He led the national team at the 2005 European Championship in Serbia Montenegro (9th place), the 2006 World Championship in Japan (9th place), and the 2007 European Championship in Spain (9th place). His name is linked to Cantù, where he played from 1962 to 1979, and where he won 2 Scudetti (1968 and 1975), 3 Korac Cups (1973-1974-1975), 3 Cups Cups (1977-1978-1979). and the 1975 Intercontinental Cup. As a coach he won three league titles with three different clubs (Varese 1999, Fortitudo Bologna 2000, Mens Sana Siena 2004). He is a member of the Italy Basket Hall of Fame since 2007 in the coaches category.

Edoardo Casalone
Born in Valenza (Alessandria) on 12 August 1989, Casalone grew up in the youth teams of the Junior Libertas Casale Monferrato, first as a player and then as a coach in the youth sector. After a year at Don Bosco Livorno (Serie B), from 2014 to 2017 he is at Derthona Basket as an assistant in A2. In 2018 he moved to Dinamo Sassari, in the staff of Gianmarco Pozzecco, where he remained until the end of the 2020/21 season. In 2021/22 his first experience as a head coach, at Basket Torino.

Riccardo Fois
Born in Olbia (Sassari) on February 19, 1987. As a player he was a teammate of Gigi Datome in the Santa Croce Olbia youth team and then made his debut in the first team in the then Serie B of Excellence in the 2003/2004 season. After a year at Boaz High School in the United States, he returns to Italy to wear the Dinamo Sassari shirt in the then Legadue. Another year in the USA in the NCAA with Pepperdine University, where he graduated, and again in Italy with him to play with Osimo (A Dilettanti) and Pallacanestro Firenze, the team with which he ends his career as an athlete. In the Azzurro he played in the Under 16 European Championship in 2003.
In 2012 he was hired by Pepperdine University as an assistant coach. Since 2014 he has been at Gonzaga University, where he reaches the NCAA final in 2017. In 2019 the move to the NBA at the Phoenix Suns to fill the position of Player Development Coach. He is currently assistant to Arizona in the NCAA.
He was assistant to Ettore Messina at EuroBasket 2017. Currently, for the FIP he holds the position of coordinator in the supervision and monitoring of the Italian-American prospects involved in the NCAA tournament and in the High Schools.

Paolo Galbiati
Born in Vimercate (Milan) on February 20, 1984. He starts coaching in Robbiate. He is then in Bernareggio, before moving on to the Olimpia Milano youth academy where he wins the Under 17 Scudetto in 2013. In 2017/18 he is at Auxilium Turin, first as assistant to Luca Banchi and then to Carlo Recalcati. In February 2018 he was appointed head coach, and two weeks after his first training as head coach he brought Turin to victory in the Italian Cup. He starts the 2018/19 season as Larry Brown’s assistant, but after the defeat in Turin with Avellino he takes the place of the American coach, ending the season as head coach. In September 2019 he descends in A2 in Biella. On 30 July 2020 he signs with Vanoli Cremona. In the summer of 2019 Galbiati was assistant to coach Antonio Bocchino in the Under 18 national team,
participating in the Under 18 European Championship in Volos (Greece). In 2021 he is on the staff that qualifies in Belgrade for the Tokyo Olympics.

Giuseppe Poet
Born in Battipaglia (Salerno) on 12 September 1985, he made 119 appearances with the Blue shirt (425 points), from his debut in Bari on 2 June 2007 (friendly against Croatia) to the final of the Turin 2016 Preolimpico (always against Croatia). He participated in the EuroBasket 2013, closed by Italy in eighth place.
As a player he starts in the youth teams of the Polisportiva Battipagliese. At the age of 14, his debut among seniors, in the C1 of Pallacanestro Salerno. Play in Veroli, Teramo (Serie A debut and MVP of the first round in the 2008/09 season), Virtus Bologna (captain), in Spain with Saski Baskonia and Manresa, then again in Italy in Trento, Turin ( Coppa Italia in 2018), Reggio Emilia. In 2020 he arrives in Cremona, the team with which he ended his career in the season just ended.

The program of the Azzurra summer 2022

25 June, Italy-Slovenia (Trieste, Allianz Dome, 8.30 pm, Friendly match)

July 4, Netherlands-Italy (Almere – Netherlands, 7.30 pm, World Cup 2023 Qualifiers)
12 August, Italy-France (Bologna, 20.30, Friendly match)
16 August, France-Italy (Montpellier – France, 20.30, Friendly match)
19 August, Italy-Serbia (Hamburg – Germany, 18.00, Friendly match)
20 August, Italy-Germany / Rep. Czech Republic (Hamburg – Germany, Friendly match)
24 August, Opponent to be defined-Italy (venue to be defined, World Cup 2023 Qualifiers)
27 August, Italy-Opponent to be defined (Brescia, World Cup 2023 Qualifiers)

EuroBasket 2022

2 September, Italy-Estonia (Milan, 9.00 pm, EuroBasket 2022)
3 September, Italy-Greece (Milan, 9.00 pm, EuroBasket 2022)
5 September, Italy-Ukraine (Milan, 9.00 pm, EuroBasket 2022)
6 September, Italy-Croatia (Milan, 9.00 pm, EuroBasket 2022)
8 September, Italy-Great Britain (Milan, 9.00 pm, EuroBasket 2022)
10-18 September, Final tournament (Berlin – Germany, Eurobasket 2022)

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