(ANSA) – MILAN, JUL 29 – EA7 Milan formalizes the agreement with Deshaun Thomas, 30, from Bayern Munich. Now to complete the roster of Ettore Messina who will go on the assault of the third star and of the Euroleague Final Four, Johannes Voigtmann, who has not yet freed himself from the link with CSKA Moscow, is missing.
“I am happy and grateful – the first words of the American winger – to Olimpia for offering me this opportunity to play for a club like this, with this history and to help him win as much as possible, both in the Euroleague and in Italy. that my family feel lucky. I can’t wait to start working and to meet my new mates. “
“Deshaun – the wish of GM Christos Stavropoulos – will bring to our team experience, shooting and versatility: he is the player we wanted to have more depth and more solutions. We are happy to have him with us”.
Meanwhile, Olimpia commemorates the memory of Franco Casalini, who passed away yesterday at the age of 70. Giorgio Armani signs a note, announcing “the commitment” so that the historic Milanese coach “will not be forgotten”: “In the span of 18 years he went from the youth to the European title with the first team. He succeeded with ethics, commitment , loyalty towards his colleagues, the players and above all the values of the club that were also his. In our years at Olimpia he has always been a discreet, shy, almost shy figure but we also remember the great applause of our fans when he we paid homage together with the greats of our history. His untimely death grieves us “.
Ettore Messina, on the other hand, remembers when Casalini chose him as an assistant at the 1990 All Star Game: “I don’t know why he made this decision, but I always considered it a kind gesture, towards a rookie, which struck me a lot. sweet, polite, loyal person, a very good coach and modest in attitudes. Casalini was just that: kind, loyal and very much in love with Olimpia. I can always say, with pride, greeting him, that it was nice to be his assistant, even if only for one match”. (HANDLE).