HoopsHype Sergio Scariolo rumors
Lamar Odom is seeking a second basketball chance in Spain and despite being 34 years old, he just wants to play again. On Friday he was presented to the Spanish media and he was quite frank about his motivation to leave behind him the States and play basketball in Europe. As he said: “I talked to my agent and he told me about Laboral Kutxa’s offer. I called Pau Gasol, who spoke highly of coach Scariolo. I quickly accepted the offer, it only took me three days. They have also told me that Vitoria is a city with great love for basketball. I understand that not everything revolves around me, I do not mind the difference between European and NBA basketball. The important thing is to be a humble person”. EuroHoops.net
When Baskonia president Josean Querejeta learned Odom was available, head coach Sergio Scariolo called Pau Gasol. He told them Odom had lost weight, was practicing on a daily basis for weeks and had put the big problems he went through behind him. Scariolo also asked Sasha Vujacic (about Lamar Odom), who told him he thought he was fine and looking for another chance to play. Encestando
"Please, this is really - I don't want to be disrespectful but this is not an intelligent issue to talk about," Spain coach Sergio Scariolo said. "Knowing who I am, who my players are... this is not an intelligent issue we are discussing." GMANetwork.com
Sergio Scariolo, in an interview released at SkySport24, the day after his second consecutive Eurobasket title with Spanish National Team, opened the doors to the return of Danilo Gallinari to Olimpia Milano during the NBA lockout. "We don't want in the roster part-time players but for Danilo Gallinari we could make an exception. Olimpia is his home" said Scariolo who will meet Milano's roster on Thursday (now the roster is coached by his future assistant Fabrizio Frates). Sportando
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