Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
"We started this phase of competition well, with an away victory, in front of a good team, who played strong for 30 minutes. We have some experienced players who made the difference in the fourth quarter, but I think our defense was the key of this game. We put pressure on the ball, we recovered many balls under the basket and we scored easy points on fastbreaks. I have worked with Dragan Labovic and Jarvis Hayes in Samara, they are very good players and I would like to congratulate them for their effort tonight. It's only the beginning, we have 1-0 record and we look forward to the next games."