“The fifth Italian in the NBA is going to be Alessandro Gentile. He will move to the Rockets this summer” said Hackett. Alessandro Gentile signed a contract extension with EA7 last summer and he was supposed to remain in Europe for two more years before moving overseas. But his plans seem different now and he is ready to join the Rockets in 2015.
April 30, 2016 | 4:22 pm EDT Update
They asked OKC superstar Kevin Durant about what makes the Spurs such a challenging matchup. The Oklahoma City superstar responded by gushing over Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. “No matter how many moving parts they have on the team, he always stays consistent with what he does,” Durant said after the Thunder shootaround this morning at the AT&T Center before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. “Having a coach, a really good coach is probably the most important thing in this league. Because you can have all the great players you want, but if you have someone to orchestrate it, that’s what they have. They’ve got great players, but they also have a great coach to put them in positions that utilizes all their strengths as individuals and make it come together as a team.”