Italian coach Sergio Scariolo, Spanish basketball coach, explained this Saturday that his recent signing for the Virtus Bologna Italian will not affect “in any way” his commitment to the national team and the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), with which it has a contract until 2024.
The coach of Brescia (Italy), signed this Friday as head coach of Virtus Bologna after announcing his departure from the Toronto raptors of the NBA, where he was an assistant coach and made this position compatible with the management of the Spanish team, something he will continue to do.
“In no way affects it. I am until 2024, wanting to fulfill it, my new club has accepted from day one, because one of the first things that was put on the table was this situation and there will be no problem. Then it will be dealt with. to face the situations once they arise, but on the part of the club wide availability to allow me to go to the Olympiad and to the ‘FIBA windows’ of this season “, explained Scariolo after announcing those summoned to the preparation of the Tokyo 2020 Games .
The president of the Spanish Federation, Jorge Garbajosa, confirmed that the coach’s agreement with the Italian club will not affect his commitment, which in October 2020 was extended until 2024.
“The only thing that affects is that we are going to follow the Italian league a little longer, we already did it with Sergio (Rodríguez, Armani Milan base) and now with Scariolo. Thank Virtus and Sergio. It has been very simple because of goodwill of the parties, “added Garbajosa.