Ettore Messina

Ettore Messina - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Catania, Italy, Italy
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Catania, Italy, Italy

Ettore Messina is a professional basketball coach. Ettore Messina has won four EuroLeague Championships as a head coach. He is regarded as one of the best European basketball coaches of all time. He was inducted into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Early Life and Childhood

Ettore Messina an Italian Professional basketball Coach (age 62 years) was born on 30 September 1959AD in Catania, Italy. However, there is no information about his parents. He has two siblings, brother Attilio Messia, and sister Gemma Messina. There is no information about his wife. His birth sign is Libra.

There is no information about his education, school, and college. He belongs to the Italian nationality.

Professional Life

Ettore Messina started his coaching career with Virtus Bologna (1989-2002) where he won 2 EuroLeague Championships in 1997-98 and 2000-01 and lost 2 finals in 1998-99 and 2001-02 and won three Italian Cup titles in 1999, 2001 and 2002. Likewise, he joined Benetton Treviso he stayed there for 3 years and won three Italian Cups, and reached the lost EuroLeague final.

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Caption: Ettore Messina returns to Milan, (Sources: Turkish Airlines EuroLeague)

Messina joined CSKA Moscow in 2005. Later, he led the team to the EuroLeague 2005–06 season title. CSKA won the EuroLeague championship again under Messina in 2008. During the 2008–09 season, he resigned from CSKA after leading them to a Russian Championship and the EuroLeague Final.

On 18 June 2009, he was announced as the new head coach of the Spanish League club Real Madrid. Messina resigned as their head coach in March 2011 because Real Madrid suffered several poor performances.

Moreover, On 15 July 2014, he was hired by the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach. Messina was the head coach of the senior men’s Italian national team from 1993 to 1997. He led Italy to the 1997 EuroBasket ball 1997.

Recently, on 11 June 2019, Messina signed a three-year contract as the new head coach and president of the basketball operations of Olimpia Milano.


Ettore Messina has won various individual as well as team awards. He has won four Euroleague champions with two EuroLeague Coaches of the Year. He is regarded as one of the 50greastest Euroleauge Contributors. Messiah won 4 Italian League Champions and 7-time Italian Cup winner as well as 3-time Italian Coach of the Year. He is a two-time winner VTB United league.

However, he has won everything in Russia as well. For instance, he won a 5-time Russian League Champion, 2 time Russian Cup winner, and a 4-time Russian League Coach of the Year. Some of his individual awards are the Italian Basket Hall of Fame in 2008 and the VTB United League Hall of Fame.

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Caption: Ettore Messina called during the qualifying battle, (Sources: FIBA)

Ettore Messina – Net Worth 2023

The main sources of his income are from being the Basketball Coach and winning the awards could earn him an enormous amount of worth. As a result, Messia has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Currently, he has not signed brand endorsement deals with any brands. However, it is sure that he will surely be endorsing some of the top brands from around the world real soon in the future.

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Caption: Ettore Messina with spurs head coach, (Sources: Pounding The Rock)

Personal Life

Ettore is a married man but has not revealed the name of his wife and children’s name. He has two children. Messina probably likes to keep his personal life private.  Hence, it kept family far from the spotlight. There is no information about the wife and children.

There are rumors that the assistant head coach of the San Antonio Spurs assistant coach could be returning to his home in Italy. However, he could be the head coach of the NBA team also.

Ettore Messina – Body Measurements

He is a tall guy with attractive brown eyes and dark brown hair color. But, there is no information regarding his height as well as weight.

Ettore Messina – Social Media

On his Twitter account, he has over 367 followers. Similarly, over 18.4k followers on Instagram and about 20,373 followers on Facebook. Above all, Ettore Messina is active on social sites.