"I believe that our season has just started. It was a great team effort. We put everything on the court. We fought, we made mistakes, but we went through our mistakes. And congratulations to my players, for bouncing back in the best way possible. For us is important to win, to start the season. But winning here, where Fenerbahce lost in the opening round, gives credit to my players."
"More than a game it was a war. We had a great team effort. We are far from being perfect, it will take a lot of time, but the only way we had to go through this tough beginning of the season is to fight, to face adversities, to not step back, to go towards the problems, because in every problem there is an opportunity of improvement. Whoever came off the bench was very effective. Picture of the team was Lucca Staiger, who played with no fear, put his body out there, tried his best, and hit a big big shot at the end. And Daniel Hackett played a game I did not see in many years. His defense, his team oriented game was unbelievable. He was our leader. Nikos Zisis was not here, he is sick. Hackett took his role. It is not easy to come here and play with personality. The way Unicaja plays puts you in the corner, they put great physical pressure. They go for every offensive rebound. They press. Basically this is just the beginning of our season, we will have ups and downs, but we showed great character and personality."