HoopsHype Pero Antic rumors

November 18, 2013 Updates

Macedonian basketball fans were ordered to put out of sight Macedonian flags with the Vergina Sun during an NBA match, MKD.mk reports. The Macedonian fans were waiting for Macedonian basketball player Pero Antic, who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks, to start playing in the match when they were ordered to take down the flags. The Vergina Sun is a politically charged solar symbol and presents a point of conflict mainly between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. It was discovered during archaeological excavations around the town of Vergina, in Macedonia [a geographic region of Greece], in the late 1970s. FOCUS Information Agency

October 11, 2013 Updates

The Atlanta Hawks signed forward Pero Antic to a two-year deal at the start of free agency. The move didn’t generate much mainstream press, but the Hawks are hoping to have found an international gem. Antic was a member of two Euroleague championship teams and was content to remain overseas the remainder of his career. But says when he got the call from Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer he couldn’t refuse the opportunity to give the league a try. “After you win two Euro League championships I was trying to find a new challenge,” Antic told HOOPSWORLD. “I was trying to stay in Europe but when coach Bud called and told me what he expected of me, that he would like to see me here I couldn’t refuse a NBA coach or NBA franchise. I am happy to be here.” HoopsWorld

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