Sergio Scariolo Rumors
According to the Spanish news agency EFE, the Italian coach who is the most succesful coach in the history of the Spanish national team stressed the fact that “in a complicated tournament from the beggining” the team found its way: “This team and the players to come and the Spanish sport in general owes a lot to the veteran players on our team and those who have left in previous years. They have changed the way we see elite sport in our country. I found a great sport but low in competitiveness when I came to Spain. They have managed to cultivate ambition and self confidence”. Speaking about the tournament, he added: “We are happy and proud of this achievement. This medal is the ultimate conquest of any professional engaged in sports. I thank my players for the attitude and composure in a difficult time. It was a difficult year, a difficult tournament with two defeats at the start, which is unusual. We recovered, we stood up and we could reach our goal, achieving a medal”.
Scariolo: “We continue with his treatments and the truth is that we needed him right now. We hope his condition to evolve well and at least be ready to help as much as he can his teammates in the game. I can not say anything more right now.” In any case it seems highly unlikely that Gasol will miss a historic match up, unless there’s a real big health issue preventing him to be on the court.
Despite the FIBA ban imposed to the Spanish national team for Eurobasket 2017 and also the threat about the Olympics, coach Sergio Scariolo believes that the “La Furia Roja” will be in Rio. As he said to Marca.com: “I can not conceive the Games without the Spanish team that won on the court the right to participate. Those who have to work in order to resolve this situation are doing well, We work as if there is no possibility to miss the Olympics”.