Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Virtus Bologna secured a spot in the next EuroLeague after winning the EuroCup title against Bursaspor. This was great news for Virtus and the city of Bologna, it was less good news for the Spanish national team though.

With Virtus Bologna playing in EuroLeague next season, in fact, it'll be very difficult for coach Sergio Scariolo to coach both teams, especially during the FIBA windows for the national teams.

According to Encestando, the Spanish federation already knows that coach Scariolo will leave his job as head coach of the national team at the end of EuroBasket. Although there might be even the possibility of him leaving his role before EuroBasket since Virtus Bologna would love to have the coach at his full capacity already during the pre-season in September. 

One of the names that the Spanish federation is considering as a potential replacement for coach Scariolo is Joan Penarroya, the current head coach of Valencia. 

Penarroya, though, is on an expiring contract and the general expectation is that he'll leave the club at the end of the season. 

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