Despite his relentless NBA schedule overlapping with the NBL season, the Phoenix part-owner still manages to follow the team closely and loved what he saw in their first year. Exum often tunes into games late at night whether on the road or in Cleveland to support the Phoenix and keep tabs with their progression. “I tried to watch whenever I could. Obviously the time difference is a little tough, a lot of the games were right in the middle of the night but I was always waking up and watching highlights, box scores, whatever I could,” he said.
August 3, 2021 | 3:46 am EDT Update
Pau, 41, confirmed his retirement on COPE, stating that he will now reflect and assess his future, while he has not decided about retirement yet. He spent the previous season with FC Barcelona. During his time with the senior Spanish NT, he has won 11 medals in three different international competitions, including gold in the 2006 FIBA World Cup and gold at the 2009, 2011 and 2015 EuroBasket.
Ben Golliver: Spain coach Sergio Scariolo on the end of an era: “This is a time to really enjoy the moment. Being a part of a legend is a privilege. … I couldn’t even dream of anything like this when I took over. … Our link will be there forever.”
Gary Washburn: Jayson Tatum on #Celtics trades: “You always hate to see guys leave, especially guys you build a relationship with. I guess that’s the nature of it. As a player all you can do is show up for training camp and whoever is there is there and get ready to play.” #Celtics #Tokyo2020
August 3, 2021 | 2:45 am EDT Update
Ben Golliver: USA’s Kevin Durant after advancing to semifinals of Tokyo Olympics with win over Spain: “We’ve got to finish it. We’re supposed to be here. For us, it’s about getting the gold.”