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Sergio Scariolo

Sergio Scariolo

  • Date of Birth

    April 1st, 1961

  • Place of Birth

    Brescia, Italy

Basketball profile

  • Position: Head coach
  • Nationality: Italian
  • Club Name: Spanish National Team
Spanish National Team


He started his career in the early 1980s as vice-coach of Brescia and then Pesaro, after which he worked for the Italian Basketball Federation. In 1990, after returning to Pesaro, Scariolo won the national title, aged 29. In the following year he moved to Serie A2 with Desio. In 1993 he was again in Serie A1, as coach of Fortitudo Bologna, where he remained until 1997. In that year he moved to Spain, at TAU Vitoria, winning the Copa del Rey and reaching the final of the national championship. In 1999 Scariolo was hired by Real Madrid, which he led immediately to win the national title. After tho consecutive national finals, both lost, he was fired in 2002.

From 2003 to 2007, Scariolo was the head coach of the Spanish club Unicaja, in five seasons he was able to win the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, and to play in the Euroleague Final Four. From 2008 to 2010, Scariolo was the head coach of the Russian club Khimki Moscow Region. Starting with the 2011-12 season, he became the head coach of the Italian League club EA7 Milan. In June, he became head coach of Laboral Kutxa, 14 years after his first experience in the team of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Sacked after ending 2013–14 season, Scariolo became again the coach of the Spanish national team in May 2015.


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