Montepaschi, coach Pianigiani together till 2011

Jun 28, 2008 by Print
Simone Pianigiani - Montepaschi Siena Montepaschi Siena will keep one of the best young coaches in Europe at the club for at least another three seasons after announcing Friday that Simone Pianigiani has signed a contract extension through 2011. Pianigiani, 39, has been on the sidelines with his boyhood club for the past two years and brought nothing but success. His debut season resulted in an appearance in the ULEB Cup quarterfinals and winning the Italian championship and last season the club reached the Euroleague Basketball Final Four in Madrid, where it placed third, and repeated as the Italian champion. Before being appointed head coach in 2006, Pianigiani spent several seasons as the club's assistant, leading the Montepaschi junior programs to a number of national championships.