New Orleans Pelicans Head Coaching Tournament: Ettore Messina v. Mike D’Antoni

May 25, 2015 1258

By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Theoretically, Ettore Messina has the most interesting and effective offensive schemes out of any of the potential head coaches for the New Orleans Pelicans. He also may be the biggest gamble, having never been a head coach in the NBA or collegiate level.

Messina has coached in nearly every European league imaginable, and as decorated as they come in Europe. Messina has won: 4 Euroleague championships, 4 Italian League Championships, 7 Italian Cup Championships, 5 Russian League Championships, 2 Russian Cup Championships, and 2 VTB United League Championships in his last two seasons in Europe.

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