Massimo "Bullo" Bulleri (born September 10, 1977) is an Italian former professional basketball player and assistant coach for Pallacanestro Varese. During his playing career, standing at a height of 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall, he played at the point guard and shooting guard positions.
|Basket Ravenna Piero Manetti|
|League||Italian 2nd Division|
|Born||September 10, 1977|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|Position||Point guard / Shooting guard|
|1996–1997||Sporting Club Gira|
|2012–2013||Reyer Venezia Mestre|
|2013–2015||New Basket Brindisi|
|2017–2019||Pallacanestro Varese (assistant)|
|2019–present||Ravenna Piero Manetti (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Professional playing careerEdit
During his pro club career, Bulleri won the European-wide secondary level FIBA Saporta Cup's 1998–99 season championship, and two Italian League championships, in 2002 and 2003. He also won four Italian Cup titles, (2000, 2003, 2004, and 2005), and two Italian Super Cup titles, in 2001 and 2002. He was the voted the Italian League's MVP, in both 2003 and 2005. He was also voted the MVP of the Italian Cup, in 2005.
In 2017, Bulleri retired from playing professional club basketball.
National team playing careerEdit
Bulleri was a member of the senior men's Italian national basketball team. With Italy, he played at the 2003 EuroBasket, where he won a bronze medal, at the 2005 EuroBasket, and at the 2007 EuroBasket. He also won the silver medal with the senior Italian national team at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games.
After he retired from playing pro club basketball, Bulleri began working as a basketball coach. In 2017, he became an assistant coach with the Italian League club Varese. On July 6, 2019, Bulleri signed with the Italian 2nd Division club Ravenna Piero Manetti, to work with the team as an assistant coach.
Honors and awards as a playerEdit
- FIBA Saporta Cup Champion: 1999
- 4× Italian Cup Winner: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005
- 2× Italian Supercup Winner: 2001, 2002
- 2× Italian League Champion: 2002, 2003
- 3× Italian League All-Star: 2004, 2005, 2006
- Italian League All-Star Game MVP: 2006
Italian national teamEdit
- "Basket Ravenna. Massimo Bulleri nuovo assistant coach". Basketinside (in Italian). July 6, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
- Ufficiale Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana Sig. Massimo Bulleri (in Italian).