Dario recently did an interview with Croatian newspaper: Here is my rough translation of the quote regarding Sixers. “Next summer I will, probably, finally go where I want, to the biggest basketball league in the world, NBA. Imperative is to spend another year in Efes, and then is (time for) America. We have tried to do something this year, but since Efes demended for me to stay as an important player, I was forced to stay. Finally, I see the point in staying ”
October 19, 2017 | 6:09 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Wade Baldwin has agreed to a two-way contract with Portland, league source tells ESPN.
Joe Freeman: Zach Collins, who missed NBA his debut Wednesday night with gastroenteritis, has been upgraded to probable vs. the Pacers Friday.
Owner Tom Gores said he still has faith in Van Gundy, who signed a five-year deal in 2014. “Do I believe in Stan? Absolutely,” Gores said Wednesday during a news conference prior to the season-opening 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at Little Caesars Arena.
“Do I feel good about the model? I feel good about the model,” Gores said. “Stan has a lot of support around him, whether it’s (general manager) Jeff Bower, and then he has support that probably (media) don’t even know about. He has a lot of support. So, I believe in the model. We’re seeing this through, absolutely.”
Gores said his goal for the team is to be competitive and return to the playoffs. “My consultants told me not to say we have any expectations, but truth is we do,” Gores said. “We have to be competitive. That’s what Stan wants. Of course, we want to get into the playoffs. If there’s a moment I sit up here and tell you we’re not, I think you should fire me.”