The Russians are coming!!!!
Source: 2 of leading candidates for Nets coach – Lionel Hollins and Ettore Messina, former coach of CSKA Moscow
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 30, 2014
Well, not exactly. Ettore Messina is actually Italian, but has coached overseas very successful for years (was even a Lakers consultant for a year). He last coached in Moscow and this isn’t the first time his name has popped up for an NBA gig.