“Our goal is to have Messina as head coach of the National Team till 2020. I am confident we can reach a deal. The Federation trusts him regardless of the result of the next Olympic Qualifying Tournament” Petrucci told Pick and Roll.
Bryant was asked if he believes younger players lack fundamentals whereas his generation understands them more. “Yeah, but I think that is just by luck in the generation that I grew up in,” he said. “My generation is when AAU basketball really started becoming s—. I got lucky because I grew up in Europe and everything there was still fundamental, so I learned all the basics.”
Fredette told Yahoo Sports that he considered overseas options in Italy, Greece, Serbia and Australia before joining the D-League, but the NBA is still his top option. “I am playing basketball for the love of the game, but I also want to do what’s best for my career and my family. So whatever that is, we will take that path. We will see what happens in the future,” Fredette told Yahoo Sports.