Interviews

Pablo Laso, Real: 'I have the best job that I could have'

Pablo Laso, Real: 'I have the best job that I could have'

May 14, 2019
Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso is closing a circle. Born and raised in Vitoria-Gasteiz, he took his first steps with the sport as a player there, then became a pro playing...
Zeljko Obradovic, Fenerbahce: 'We always want to be among the best'

Zeljko Obradovic, Fenerbahce: 'We always want to be among the best'

May 13, 2019
The winningest coach in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history, Zeljko Obradovic of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul looks ahead to the 2019 Final Four in this interview.
Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA Moscow: 'I feel blessed'

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA Moscow: 'I feel blessed'

May 11, 2019
CSKA Moscow head coach Dimitris Itoudis leads his team into Vitoria-Gasteiz their fifth Final Four together with one goal: to capture the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague...
Ergin Ataman, Efes: 'We always see the positives'

Ergin Ataman, Efes: 'We always see the positives'

May 11, 2019
Head coach Ergin Ataman has masterminded the turnaround that saw Anadolu Efes Istanbul rise from last place a season ago to the Final Four now – and he believes that his team...
Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid: 'It all comes down to one game'

Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid: 'It all comes down to one game'

May 09, 2019
Real Madrid's do-it-all swingman Rudy Fernandez is one of the most decorated players in basketball and a veteran the champs can rely on in big games. Fernandez spoke to...
Krunoslav Simon, Efes: 'This team is made for the Final Four'

Krunoslav Simon, Efes: 'This team is made for the Final Four'

May 08, 2019
Krunoslav Simon will turn 34 this summer, but first the Anadolu Efes Istanbul guard will play at his first EuroLeague Final Four and his club's first in nearly two decades....
Marko Guduric, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 'We have to be prepared'

Marko Guduric, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 'We have to be prepared'

May 07, 2019
In his second season with Fenerbahce, swingman Marko Guduric played in every game and helped the team record some of the best shooting numbers in competition history. Guduric...
Sergio Rodriguez, CSKA Moscow: 'The first game is critical'

Sergio Rodriguez, CSKA Moscow: 'The first game is critical'

May 06, 2019
CSKA Moscow heads into the Final Four in excellent form thanks in part to one of its most experienced players, playmaker Sergio Rodriguez, who is in his second season with the...
Victor Claver, Barcelona: 'We have confidence'

Victor Claver, Barcelona: 'We have confidence'

Apr 30, 2019
One of the players FC Barcelona Lassa can turn to for big-game experience is forward Victor Claver, who has won a fifth-and-deciding playoff game before – and eliminated his...
Darrun Hilliard, Baskonia: 'We're going against a great team'

Darrun Hilliard, Baskonia: 'We're going against a great team'

Apr 22, 2019
If any player has added motivation to reach the Final Four this week, it's the fifth-best scorer through two games of the playoffs, Darrun Hilliard of KIROLBET Baskonia...
Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos: 'We are very hungry'

Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos: 'We are very hungry'

Apr 15, 2019
After a dream finish to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, All-EuroLeague guard Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens leads his team into the playoffs with...
Scottie Wilbekin: 'We're a lot better in every way'

Scottie Wilbekin: 'We're a lot better in every way'

Apr 03, 2019
Before Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv's crucial Round 30 game at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, point guard Scottie Wilbekin spoke to EuroLeague.net about his team and what needs to happen...
Marcelinho Huertas: 'We depend on our own scores'

Marcelinho Huertas: 'We depend on our own scores'

Mar 27, 2019
Veteran playmaker Marcelinho Huertas of KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz was the natural subject for this week's interview as his team prepares for a crucial home clash with...
Brandon Davies, Zalgiris: 'We are keeping our chances alive'

Brandon Davies, Zalgiris: 'We are keeping our chances alive'

Mar 19, 2019
In his second season, center Brandon Davies has become an anchor for Zalgiris Kaunas fans and one of the main reasons the team is still clinging to its playoffs hopes.
Sergio Llull, Madrid: 'Now, I am 100%'

Sergio Llull, Madrid: 'Now, I am 100%'

Mar 12, 2019
Real Madrid's impressive home win last week was also the self-admitted best game for Sergio Llull since his major knee injury two summers ago, which the former Turkish...
Mike James, Milan: 'We trust each other'

Mike James, Milan: 'We trust each other'

Mar 05, 2019
From the thick of the playoffs race, super guard Mike James, the February MVP in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, is just where he wants to be, leading AX Armani Exchange...
Alexey Shved: 'I just want to play!'

Alexey Shved: 'I just want to play!'

Feb 27, 2019
On the eve of his long-awaited return to action, reigning Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region spoke about the injury that sidelined him...
Will Clyburn, CSKA: 'Playing in a league this good is a blessing'

Will Clyburn, CSKA: 'Playing in a league this good is a blessing'

Feb 19, 2019
In just his third Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, Will Clyburn of CSKA Moscow has become one of the fastest-rising stars on the continent – and one who plans to keep...
Derrick Williams: 'The EuroLeague brings the best out of every player'

Derrick Williams: 'The EuroLeague brings the best out of every player'

Feb 05, 2019
FC Bayern Munich forward Derrick Williams has enjoyed a fantatsic debut season in the EuroLeague and anyone who hadn't noticed was forced to after last week's double-overtime...
Alex Tyus, Maccabi: 'We've come a long way'

Alex Tyus, Maccabi: 'We've come a long way'

Jan 29, 2019
Alex Tyus of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv discussed his impressive play during his team's recent four-game winning streak and revealed some future goals in this interview to mark his...
Yovel Zoosman: 'I work hard to prove myself'

Yovel Zoosman: 'I work hard to prove myself'

Jan 23, 2019
With three straight wins, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv has soared back into the thick of the fight for a playoff berth with significant improvements both offensively and defensively....
Goga Bitadze, Buducnost: 'We are not going to give up'

Goga Bitadze, Buducnost: 'We are not going to give up'

Jan 15, 2019
It is hard to recall a better first month of a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career than the one that 19-year-old Buducnost VOLI Podgorica center Goga Bitadze has had since...
Nikola Milutinov: 'We needed some time to find our chemistry'

Nikola Milutinov: 'We needed some time to find our chemistry'

Jan 07, 2019
Olympiacos has won 7 of its last 9 games to rank fifth in the standings, and red-hot center Nikola Milutinov, author of 18 points and 18 rebounds in beating archrival...
Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce: 'It is nice to be rewarded for the hard work we've done'

Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce: 'It is nice to be rewarded for the hard work we've done'

Jan 01, 2019
Euroleague Basketball's MVP for December, Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, reflects on his amazing month – and season – in this interview.
Kevin Pangos, Barcelona: 'We are where we wanted to be'

Kevin Pangos, Barcelona: 'We are where we wanted to be'

Dec 25, 2018
All-EuroLeague guard Kevin Pangos of FC Barcelona Lassa played a key role in his team's come-from-behind win in Vitoria-Gasteiz last week. He talks about that game and much...
Marcus Eriksson, Gran Canaria: 'We have to keep moving forward'

Marcus Eriksson, Gran Canaria: 'We have to keep moving forward'

Dec 17, 2018
With a three-game winning streak and a new head coach, a lot of eyes are suddenly on Herbalife Gran Canaria, whose sharpshooter Marcus Eriksson is back from injury as one of...
Vincent Poirier, Baskonia: 'I am not scared of anybody'

Vincent Poirier, Baskonia: 'I am not scared of anybody'

Dec 11, 2018
Big man Vincent Poirier, a double-digit scorer and top-rated rebounder in his second Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, talks about what it will take for KIROLBET Baskonia...
Vasilije Micic, Efes: 'This is the best motivation that I could get'

Vasilije Micic, Efes: 'This is the best motivation that I could get'

Dec 04, 2018
Point guard Vasilije Micic led Anadolu Efes Istanbul in scoring, assists or both during a five-game winning streak last month. He talked with EuroLeague.net about the...
Danilo Nikolic: 'It is an honor to play the EuroLeague'

Danilo Nikolic: 'It is an honor to play the EuroLeague'

Nov 29, 2018
The game-winner that lifted his team over CSKA last week will go down in the annals of history at Buducnost VOLI Podgorica. The author of that basket, Danilo Nikolic, is the...
Vladimir Micov, Milan: 'We have a long way to go'

Vladimir Micov, Milan: 'We have a long way to go'

Nov 20, 2018
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan is one of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's pleasant surprises this season. In fourth place at 5-2, Milan already has its best EuroLeague start...
Devin Booker: "We're a team to be reckoned with."

Devin Booker: "We're a team to be reckoned with."

Nov 14, 2018
FC Bayern Munich comes off an impressive victory and now prepares for a tough test against CSKA Moscow. Center Devin Booker, who has been one of the German champs' top...
Ante Tomic: "Barcelona is a big part of my life"

Ante Tomic: "Barcelona is a big part of my life"

Nov 06, 2018
Ante Tomic comes off a historic week in which he became the EuroLeague's career leader in two-pointers scored. The FC Barcelona Lass captain spoke about that feat and much...
Edy Tavares: 'Sergeant Swat is a perfect nickname for me'

Edy Tavares: 'Sergeant Swat is a perfect nickname for me'

Oct 30, 2018
The freshly crowned MVP for October in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Walter Edy Tavares of real Madrid reflects on his and the team's great start to the season in this...
Nate Wolters, Zalgiris: 'Coach told me to be aggressive'

Nate Wolters, Zalgiris: 'Coach told me to be aggressive'

Oct 23, 2018
In his first season with Zalgiris Kaunas and his second in the EuroLeague, point guards Nate Wolters is off to a superb start, which he talked about in this week's interview.
Tibor Pleiss, Efes: 'It is like a big family, all the EuroLeague players'

Tibor Pleiss, Efes: 'It is like a big family, all the EuroLeague players'

Oct 16, 2018
Perhaps no Turkish Airlines EuroLeague player was happier after Round 1 than center Tibor Pleiss, who played very well in front of family and friends in Germany as Anadolu...
Facundo Campazzo, Madrid: 'We have to be ready for a very competitive EuroLeague'

Facundo Campazzo, Madrid: 'We have to be ready for a very competitive EuroLeague'

Oct 10, 2018
Two-time EuroLeague champion Facundo Campazzo knows what it takes to win the crown, but this season will be the first time he is part of a title defense. Before the seasons...
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