Interviews
Interviews
Coach Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We had to reinvent ourselves'

Coach Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We had to reinvent ourselves'

By leading Real Madrid to their second title together, Coach Pablo Laso made history for himself and his club. In this interview, Laso reflects on what made Madrid such a special team this season.
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May 31, 2018
Luka Doncic, Real Madrid: 'Some of us cannot still believe it!'

Luka Doncic, Real Madrid: 'Some of us cannot still believe it!'

Nobody had dominated European basketball at such a young age the way that Luka Doncic of Real Madrid has. The freshly-crowned EuroLeague champion, EuroLeague MVP and Final Four MVP looked back on...
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May 28, 2018
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA Moscow: 'I cannot describe what it means to be in a Final Four'

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA Moscow: 'I cannot describe what it means to be in a Final Four'

Before Dimitris Itoudis leads CSKA Moscow into its seventh straight Final Four - and their fourth together, he reviews the season and looks ahead to the semifinals in this interview.
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May 15, 2018
Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris: 'We know we can beat anybody – we've proven it'

Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris: 'We know we can beat anybody – we've proven it'

Whatever the newcomers from Zalgiris Kaunas have going for and against them as they aim for glory in Belgrade, they can take stock in a head coach who knows one thing above all – what it takes to...
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May 15, 2018
Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We will see the best basketball in Europe'

Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'We will see the best basketball in Europe'

Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso has led his team through a tumultuous season to reach their fifth EuroLeague Final Four in six seasons. He reflects on the season and looks ahead to the...
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May 15, 2018
Zeljko Obradovic: Belgrade is a very interesting city

Zeljko Obradovic: Belgrade is a very interesting city

For his first continental crown in 1992, Obradovic took a Belgrade team, Partizan, to Istanbul and won it all. Now, chasing his 10th EuroLeague title, Coach Zeljko Obradovic takes Fenerbahce...
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May 15, 2018
Edgaras Ulanovas, Zalgiris: 'It is all about the effort'

Edgaras Ulanovas, Zalgiris: 'It is all about the effort'

Hometown hero Edgaras Ulanovas remembers what is what like when Zalgiris won its first EuroLeague crown in 1999 and now, as one of the top players on the squad this season, is proud to have the...
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May 10, 2018
Nicolo Melli, Fenerbahce: 'I'm trying to enjoy the moment'

Nicolo Melli, Fenerbahce: 'I'm trying to enjoy the moment'

Before he heads to his first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul big man Nicolo Melli spoke about what it took to get here and what awaits in Belgrade in this...
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May 09, 2018
Nikita Kurbanov, CSKA Moscow: 'We have plenty of experience'

Nikita Kurbanov, CSKA Moscow: 'We have plenty of experience'

A two-time EuroLeague champion and a veteran of seven Final Fours, forward Nikita Kurbanov of CSKA Moscow is the perfect person to talk to for an understanding of CSKA's approach to the big games...
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May 08, 2018
Sergio Llull, Madrid: 'Very happy to be back'

Sergio Llull, Madrid: 'Very happy to be back'

After missing nearly all of the season recovering from a torn ACL, reigning EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull returned in the playoffs to help Real Madrid advance to the Final Four and now has his...
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May 07, 2018
Arturas Milaknis, Zalgiris: 'We need to reach this Final Four'

Arturas Milaknis, Zalgiris: 'We need to reach this Final Four'

This week's playoff games between Zalgiris and Olympiacos can be expected to be played in a festive, yet cauldron-like atmosphere. Though this is the first playoff series for Arturas Milaknis,...
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Apr 23, 2018
Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce: 'The mindset is the most important thing'

Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce: 'The mindset is the most important thing'

Now in his fourth season with the club, Fenerbahce big man Jan Vesely has led his team to the playoffs each season and is eyeing his fourth consecutive Final Four. Before meeting Baskonia in the...
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Apr 17, 2018