Dimitris Itoudis Rumors
Dionysis Aravantinos: Greece’s national team coach Dimitris Itoudis to @VaggelisIoanno2 when asked about Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ankle injury concerns: “What do you mean? He wasn’t going to play anymore, so he was going through his usual recovery routine.”
Dionysis Aravantinos: Dimitris Itoudis on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s ankle injury concerns: “Giannis would not be back in the game, so he got iced as he normally does behind closed doors, only now it was in public. It’s all good.”
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And while he is eager to win big, he compared the quest of two-time European champion Greece to win big with the way the Bucks got their NBA title. “Judging from yesterday’s practice, we are not yet ready for a medal, but we have our chances”, said Giannis while talking to the media on the media day of the Greek national team. “It doesn’t matter what the world expects, it’s what the team expects. In all the competitions I’ve been to with Greece, we didn’t even reach the quarterfinals. We’re not ready for medals or cups. We need to create chemistry and the right atmosphere. Let’s go and do our best. I have realistic goals, I need to get better. We have three weeks to bond. I will adapt to what the national team needs from me and not the opposite. Our coach (Dimitris Itoudis) is doing an amazing job and we have to do the best we can”.
Greek national team head coach Dimitris Itoudis revealed that he will meet with Antetokounmpo in the upcoming days. “I have contacted Giannis, and I will meet with him in person in the upcoming days,” said Itoudis. Itoudis mentioned some issues in Antetokounmpo’s possibility to join the team but hoped it will be dealt with.
NBA impending free agent Giorgos Kalaitzakis fit the call-ups alongside his twin brother Panagiotis Kalaitzakis, who is coming off a solid campaign with Lietkabelis. With Giannis and Thanasis Antetokounmpo expected to join Greece’s senior national team later in the offseason, their younger brother Kostas of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne is immediately available.