Virtus Segafredo Bologna has followed up the sudden departure of Sergio Scariolo by hiring Luca Banchi as its new head coach for the upcoming Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, the club announced on Friday evening. Their contract is for two seasons.
Banchi, 58, returns to the EuroLeague after a five-year absence. He had finished the 2017-18 season with a 2-4 record for Brose Bamberg after replacing Andrea Trinchieri. Most recently, he was named Best Coach of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 after leading Latvia to an unexpected fifth-place finish.