Before the trip, he decided he would take on the name “El Terrible” (pronounced El Te-ree-blay) while overseas. I recall it as a takeoff on enfant terrible, but Ainge isn’t certain. “I do remember giving myself the nickname ‘El Terrible,’ ” he said. “But I don’t even remember how it happened. I think I said it to somebody, and then it just got out. I just sort of had fun with it. I taped it onto my practice jersey. “You know me, I was just joking around. I knew just enough Spanish to get myself in trouble. I heard that on the Spanish broadcast, they even referred to me one time as El Terrible. I was dying laughing when I heard that.”
As reported by Juanjo Lusa, Spanish Gipuzkoa will replace Ivan Johnson, who’ll be waived soon, with former Knicks big-man Travis Wear. Travis has a twin brother, David, who’ll play with Fuenlabrada this season, so both brothers will play in Spain.
KR: It was probably tough for you to sit out for Spain this summer. I’m assuming you’ll be suiting up next summer for the Olympics? Ricky Rubio: Yeah, I mean if I’m healthy I will. I was watching the European championships through TV and it was so tough to watch it on TV but it was fun to see them win.
“I have no plans to coach a club this season because there are the Olympic Games next summer” Scariolo told Il Corriere dello Sport. “I hope I can get a call from the NBA next summer, maybe better than the one I received this summer. Never say never but my target is the NBA” added Scariolo.