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  • Italian Basketball Players - Coaches

    There have been a number of great players and coaches of Italian heritage who helped shaped the sport of basketball. Be the first to own this unique design from showcasing some of the greats who have contributed to this great game. There are over 100 shirts and novelty items to choose from.
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    Name Years Played
    Geno Auriemma 1978-Present
    John Calipari 1982-Present
    Peter J. Carlesimo 1982-Present
    Lou Carnesecca 1965-1992
    Ben Carnevale 1944-1967
    Alfred Cervi 1949-1959
    Jerry Colangelo 1969-1970 & 1972-1973
    Mike D'Antoni 1990-Present
    Mike Fratello 1983-2007
    Marc Iavaroni 2007-2008
    Tom Izzo 1977-Present
    Rollie Massimino 1969-Present
    Dick Motta 1968-1997
    Rick Pitino 1974-Present
    ++ Cesare Rubini 1957-1978
    Jay Triano 2008-Present
    Jim Valvano 1968-1990
    Dick Vitale 1970-1979
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    ++ Cesare was the first Italian inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994. He is considered by many to be the father of Italian basketball. Cesare was also inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame making him one of the few athletes to be inducted into more than one hall of fame.

    Throughout history there have been many basketball players of Italian heritage. The list in no way is complete list of players. Should there be a name that I omitted please let me know by sending me the information to the following address:

    Last Updated 11/11/13


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