After the holidays

Giovanni Sferruzza
January 16, 2014

The last few weeks have been really busy ones at Basketball Affrico’s headquarters. Standings-wise, it was a horrible end of the year, with consecutive losses against Casalpusterlengo and week 14 route against Roseto. Fortunately, 2014 opened with a win in Chieti.


While the defense has maintained the high standards reached under coach Caja’s control, the offense has not taken steps forward.


Affrico’s front office has decided to intervene again, this time with massive changes. After releasing hometown player Cosimo Fontani in November to make room for another fan favorite, Stefano Rabaglietti, Enegan (6-9) released team captain and starting center Marco Pazzi and combo guard Brandon Wood.


The reason for Pazzi’s cut was an injury-plagued season that limited his contribution.


From Brandon Wood, instead, Affrico expected to have more for what they were paying for and decided to move in another direction.


Pazzi has been replaced by Davide Rosignoli, 25, coming from Ferentino, but his status is still in question as coach Caja has not decided whether to sign him or not yet.


Rumors are that Wood’s foreigner roster spot will be taken by guard Alvin Young. The 38-year-old is currently playing in Lega A, the top Italian league. He will probably play his last game with his current team, Pesaro, and soon sign with Affrico.


The level of trust toward the coaching staff and the management is high, and, hopefully, the good start to 2014 will carry some positive momentum for the regular season’s second leg.


Next game: Enegan Firenze – Remer Treviglio, January 19, 6pm, Mandela Forum


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