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Atlanta Hawks Considering Hiring Ettore Messina

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) According to reports, The Atlanta Hawks’ basketball team has expressed interest in bringing in legendary international coach Ettore Messina, former coach of Russian monolith CSKA Moscow.

Ettore Messina, who also worked with the Lakers in 2012 and is also an Italian-born coach of CSKA Moscow, is reportedly one of the top candidates to replace coach Larry Drew.

Messina has won four Euroleague championships as a head coach and is regarded as one of the best European basketball coaches.

He was also named in 2008 as one of the “50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors” and was inducted into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

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