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    The Oklahoma City Thunder has added longtime executive Maurizio Gherardini to its staff as a senior advisor/international affairs.

    Gherardini is best known for his 14 years as general manager of Benetton Treviso, where he established himself as one of the brightest minds and administrators in the history of European basketball.

    During his tenure with Benetton Treviso, Gherardini helped to turn the Italian club into one of the most familiar and successful clubs outside of the NBA. Under his guidance, Benetton captured four Italian League championships, seven Italian Cups, three Italian Supercups and made four appearances in the Euroleague’s Final Four.

    Since 2006, Gherardini has held the position of vice president and assistant general manager for the Toronto Raptors.

    Gherardini was in Oklahoma City in recent days, attending team meetings and functions at the team’s training facility. He’ll be stationed in Europe helping the Thunder in international initiatives but will also be available in other capacities as designated by the team.
    Another former front office guy landing on his feet.

  • #2
    Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Another former front office guy landing on his feet.
    He didn't do jack when he was with us really. Glad to see him and BC and everything Bargnani related gone, good riddance
    We all make mistakes... Tanking is not the answer.. This squad can ball! Let it roll!!


    • #3
      The thread title should read, "Bargnani's former translator hired by OKC".


      • #4
        I got to know Maurizio Gherardini while he was with the Raptors - in an organization known for spin, he just said it like it was. He was a good guy who did what was asked of him.
        The best Raptors discussion board is at Raptors Republic.

        Stephen Brotherston, Pro Bball Report


        • #5
          Always seemed that way. No telling what he contributed, how much he was listened to and what he said that was ignored. The Raps were Brians club to run as he saw fit. Hard to place anything on anyone else's shoulders.