Arizona men's basketball has hired Riccardo Fois as an assistant coach. Fois was previously a player development coach for the Phoenix Suns during the past two seasons. Prior to that, he spent five seasons working at Gonzaga with Wildcat head coach Tommy Lloyd. "Coach Lloyd and I have developed a close relationship over the years, going back to my...

The Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jennifer Rizzotti, president of the Connecticut Sun, will be keynote speaker at a virtual member breakfast next month. The virtual session will be held via Zoom, Sept. 15 from 8 to 9 a.m. “We are very proud of Jennifer’s success as a former UConn Women’s Basketball star and assistant coach...

You’re not going to watch Nico Mannion play basketball this year, unless you’re a fan of international hoops. The Golden State Warriors 20-year old point guard, who was the No. 48 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, is signing a deal with Virtus Bologna in Italy’s Serie A, the top professional basketball league in Italy. Because the Warriors extended the q...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on leading Team USA to its fourth consecutive gold in men’s basketball. The gold medal came after an 87-82 win over France on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. “We are extremely proud of Jerry’s accomplishments as executive director of USA Basketball. We salute Je...

Tony Masiello, l’ex-sindaco di Buffalo, NY, è stato recentemente onorato nel “Mayoral Hall of Fame” per il suo servizio alla città per trentacinque anni. Inoltre, è conosciuto per la sua carriera nel basket quando era all’università Canisius College. Per il lavoro da sindaco e il suo atletismo, lui è stato eletto dagli altri “Hall of Fame”, un onor...

Since she last took the floor in the WNBA in the 2018 season, the Minnesota Lynx have wanted to reunite with Cecilia Zandalasini and bring the now-25-year-old forward back stateside. Over the last few years, Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve has talked about the team’s desire to add Zandalasini to the roster. But the Italian sharpsho...

The Dallas Mavericks have one less free agency decision to make later this summer. Forward Nicolò Melli is leaving the NBA and retuning to Italy. He is finalizing a deal to play for Olimpia Milano, Sportando reports. Melli, 30, joined the Mavericks in March along with JJ Redick as part of a multi-player trade with the New Orleans Pelicans. In retur...

Atlanta Hawks big man Danilo Gallinari has been named to Italy’s Olympic roster. This comes as no surprise, as he’s one of if not the best Italian basketball player of his era, and coming off of another fine season in the NBA. At 32 years old, Gallinari is probably past the prime of his career, but he’s still an intelligent, helpful player who is v...

After more than two decades as a college basketball coach, Fran Fraschilla  is sharing his wealth of expertise as an analyst for ESPN. Growing up the oldest of seven children in Brooklyn, New York, Fran Fraschilla was hooked on basketball at an early age, like most of his peers. What Fraschilla, now 62, didn’t envision as a youngster was that his g...

For every sports fan out there, sports in Italy has a superb sporting pleasure to offer. The big 4 “F’s” Italian swear to: Family, Friends, Food & Football. Yes, I know all you football fans have a big smile on your face now and a warm feeling around your heart.  Historically speaking Italian sport is not very rich, but that doesn’t mean they are l...