Ettore Messina is one the candidates for Canada’s National Team.
Canadian Basketball Federation was expected to interview four head coaches for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup but Jay Triano withdrew his name due to personal reasons.
The other three candidates for the head coach of Canada’s best national team ever are Ettore Messina, Roy Rana and Gord Herbert.
Per Sportsnet, The two-time Olympian told Sportsnet Sunday night that he has withdrawn his name from consideration for the role which was his as of the summer of 2018.
The decision will fall to Rowan Barrett, recently elevated to men’s senior national team general manager and father of Duke University freshman RJ Barrett, one of the program’s rising young stars.
The remaining three candidates are Roy Rana, who won gold for Canada at the U-19 world championships and coached the majority of games for Canada during the World Cup qualifying process; Gord Herbert, who played for Canada at the 1984 Olympics and who has had a successful career coaching in Europe; and Ettore Messina, one of the most highly regarded coaches in Europe, the former Italian national team head coach and currently as assistant with the San Antonio Spurs.