Lottomatica Roma is taking its first steps toward building a team that will take part in the Euroleague next season. Look for new arrivals on the track from the former Yugoslavia as Svetislav Pesic returns. The names circulating include that of Mile Ilic, the 7-foot Bosnian center and Uros Tripkovic, the 6'-5" Partizan guard who already has Euroleague experience, if David Hawkins chooses to try for the NBA. But on the notebook of of the Roman team leaders are many others. Moreover towards the end of the week Angelo Gigli may join the team. The plan of Pesic is not a mystery.
--La Repubblica, Roma, July 2