Quick Facts of Ettore Messina

  • Full NameEttore Messina
  • Net Worth$25 million
  • Date of Birth1959 /09 /30
  • NicknameEttore
  • Marital StatusMarried
  • BirthplaceCatania, Italy
  • EthnicityMixed
  • ProfessionBasketball Coach
  • NationalityItalian
  • Eye colourBlue
  • Hair colourBrown
  • BuildAthletic
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Children2
  • HoroscopeLibra

Professional Basketball coach, Ettore Messina is best known for being the head coach of Olimpia Milano of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A(LBA). Messina is considered one of the best European basketball coaches ever, having been named one of the 50 biggest contributors to the EuroLeague in 2008.

In 2008,  Ettore was introduced to the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame and Russian VTB United League Hall of Fame.

Bio of Ettore Messina

Ettore Messina was born on 30 September 1959 in Catania, Italy. He holds an Italian nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. He has a star sign of Libra. The details about Messina’s parents and early life are out of the media’s reach.

Moreover, Messina used to play basketball during his school days. Moreover, Ettore might have graduated in the field of his interest.

What’s His Net Worth?

The Italian based basketball coach has earned an extraordinary amount from his sucessful career. Majority of his fortune comes from his coaching career. The estimated net worth of Ettore Messina is $25 million as of 2019. Apart, Messina has won four EuroLeague championships as of the best Basketball coaches all over Europe.

Besides, Ettore also earns some short of amount from several endorsements deals and promotion campaigns.  In the United States, the average salary of a Basketball coach is $49,435. So, Messina must be earning more than the estimated salary.  Ettore might have also received a great amount from his previous career as an assistant coach for Gregg Popovich from 2014 to 2019. Despite earning such a hefty amount, Messina hasn’t revealed the details about his house and cars.

Marital Relationship

60-year-old coach, Ettore is a married man. There are currently no reports in the media about his marriage or affairs. He is definitely enjoying his married life, but there is no confirmation about his wife. On September 29, 2019, he has shared a picture with a lady Iaia Ferri and mentioned that both of them have similar thoughts. Since he often posts a picture with Ferri on his Instagram, it seems like the two are couples. However, we cannot confirm the speculations, until  Ettore won’t talk about it.

According to some sources, he has a 24-year-old daughter who graduates from college in Venice and his son is going to do a three-month exchange program that will cover most of the season with him. Unlike his other details, Messina is yet to reveal the proper identity of his children. As soon as we grab the information about his personal life, we will make sure to provide you all the details.

Professional Life

In the Italian League team, Virtus Bologna, Messina had two separate stints (1989–1993 and 1997–2002). He won the Italian Cup in the 1989–90 season, as well as the second-tier European-wide league, the FIBA Cup Winners’ Cup in Florence, against Real Madrid.

Watch Ettore Messina’s interview related to Game 4 against the Warriors.

Later, Ettore worked as the head coach of the Italian League club Benetton Treviso. Between 1998 and 2001, he also added to his trophy case two Italian League championships, as well as three Italian Cup wins between 1999, 2001 and 2002.

Ettore Messina with his team
Ettore at NBA Africa Game 2018. P.C-Instagram

Messina then joined CSKA Moscow in 2005 and in his first season there led the team to the EuroLeague season title 2005–06 and the coveted Triple Crown. On June 18, 2009, it was reported that Messina is the new head coach of the Spanish League club Real Madrid.  Messina signed a three-year contract on 11 June 2019 as Olimpia Milano’s new head coach and president of basketball operations. While working as the assistant coach for Gregg Popovich, he also worked with famous NBA coach, Greg Herenda, Charles Barkley and Dennis Rodman.

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