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Jorge Garbajosa
Jorge Garbajosa
Position: -
Born: 12/19/77
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $12,100,000 ($14,838,818*)
Per Eurohoops, “Juancho wants to play in the Olympic Games, but Juancho won’t be able to play,” Garbajosa said in a statement. “We’ve had countless medical meetings and we’ve never received a ‘no’. We have a received a ‘yes’. We don’t have a problem with the [Minnesota Timberwolves] or the NBA. It’s a problem of people – not medical personnel – who have personally decided that Juancho couldn’t play. I’m talking about their president of basketball operations [Gersson Rosas].
“Four hours before the game against USA, there was a meeting between the doctors of the national team and the doctors of the Timberwolves franchise who congratulated Juancho and the national team on the recovery,” Garbajosa said. “The answer about whether Juancho could play was a ‘yes’ and that the next evaluation will be after the Olympics. From that moment until Minnesota told us that he won’t play, there were a series of facts that showed that the decision isn’t of medical nature. Even the Timberwolves coach congratulated Juancho for being in Tokyo. No one doubted that he could play.”
Spanish Basketball Federation President Jorge Garbajosa announced that the national team will face off against Team USA in Las Vegas on July 18. The clash will be played out in the bubble as a part of the preparations for the 2021 Olympic Games which are scheduled to open just five days after the clash between the two top national teams in FIBA’s rankings.
Storyline: Olympic Games
“When our colleagues from the American Basketball Federation called me to express their interest in our national team participating in the bubble of Las Vegas, from his words I was able to get the acknowledgment of what our name represents – a team that makes the tournaments to which it is invited bigger. This is the best match that world basketball can program, the match between numbers 1 and 2 of the FIBA ​​World Ranking,” Garbajosa said.
Pekovic will be officially proposed to become the new president of the Federation in an upcoming board meeting this Thursday and is expected to to be elected to the position in the upcoming weeks. He will join the likes of former players such as Hedo Turkoglu, Andrei Kirilenko and Jorge Garbajosa in being elected at the helm of his country Basketball Federation.
Jorge Garbajosa officially retained his role as the Spanish Basketball Federation president, FEB announced Monday. He was the only candidate for the 2020-2024 term, the federation previously clarified. The press release notes that the former player, appointed FEB president in 2016, gained 92% of the votes, 66 out of 72. The six remaining were blank votes. “The support obtained this morning excites me,” stated Garbajosa, “I take it as an endorsement of four years of work. We had success, but also made mistakes. Nevertheless, I believe the federation is in a better place than four years ago. And that means basketball is better.”
You actually left the NBA after your best two years, at least individually, with the Nets. Do you regret leaving the NBA at the peak of your career? Bostjan Nachbar: I get asked this question a lot. I cannot say that I regret it because it was a very interesting time. A lot of European players came back to Europe so it’s difficult to talk about regret because for me that was the best option at that moment. Sure, I wish I could have prolonged my career in the NBA but at the same time it’s not like I had equal choices that summer. Gordan Giricek returned home, Carlos Delfino went back to Europe, also Jorge Garbajosa and Josh Childress. A year later, Linas Kleiza went back… A lot of European teams were willing to offer solid contracts to Europeans or Americans who wanted to go. Unfortunately, the crisis of 2008 hit them a little bit after and that changed a lot of things in Europe. I wish I could have extended my career in the NBA, but it just wasn’t the case.