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Ettore Messina agrees to join Milan as new head coach, team president

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San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, right, and assistant Ettore Messina, left, talk during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 107-105. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Ettore Messina's time in San Antonio has ended.

According to a report from EuroHoops, the long-time San Antonio Spurs assistant coach has agreed to join Italian team AX Armani Exchange Milano for a reported 3-year deal.

It is being reported Messina will become the new head coach and serve as the team's president.

Messina's current contract with the Spurs expires this summer and now returns to his Italian head coaching roots.

Messina had been with the Spurs since 2014. Prior to joining the Spurs, Messina had a stellar career overseas. He is a four-time Euroleague champion, a two-time Euroleague Coach of the Year and a four-time Italian League champion.

This offseason, the Spurs have seen Ime Udoka leave the bench to join the Sixers as their first-assistant coach to Brett Brown.

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