Zenit reportedly firing Plaza, considering Pianigiani

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Giannis Askounis

04/Dec/19 17:11


A tough start to the 2019-20 season might bring a head-coaching change at Zenit Saint-Petersburg.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

Joan Plaza is on his way out from Zenit Saint-Petersburg, RIA Novosti reports noting that Simone Pianigiani is included in the list of potential suitors for the head-coaching position.

With two wins in 11 games to show, the Russian club is at the bottom of EuroLeague’s standings. Zenit started the 2019-20 season only 4-5 in VTB United League under the guidance of the 55-year-old Spanish head coach.

Pianigiani, 50, is without a team since parting ways with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan following the conclusion of the 2018-19 season. Has 180 EuroLeague games under his belt including a couple of Final Four runs with Siena.