Ataman was asked about whether or not he would ever join Fenerbahce and admitted that he has received offers from other European clubs, though he wants to stay committed with Efes and try his luck in the NBA in the future. “I’m very happy at Anadolu Efes. Not Fenerbahce, but I got many offers from Europe this year. My goal is to continue to win championships with my team. I hope maybe someday in the future, something that has never happened before, the NBA, You know, this is the top of the show business. A European coach has never been hired in the history of NBA basketball. This is my next goal, not Fenerbahce”, says Ataman.
Just a few hours after the completion of the 2020-21 EuroLeague season which didn’t end in the desired way for FC Barcelona, the team seems to be setting sights on its reinforcements for next season. According to Carrusel Deportivo’s Antoni Daimiel, Barcelona GM Juan Carlos Navarro has Marc Gasol at the top of his agenda for next season’s plans and will “try everything” to bring the Lakers star back home.
“This operation must not be ruled out for the future”, said Daimiel. If so happens, and assuming that Pau Gasol continues his run with Barcelona, fans will have the chance to see the two brothers competing side to side for the Blaugranas.
Euroleague Players Association: ELPA, Euroleague Basketball and OARO join forces in NFT agreement! It marks the competition’s first joint commercial deal with the Euroleague Players’ Association, highlighting the importance of players as business partners. Boštjan Nachbar, Managing Director of ELPA: “We have been keeping an eye on this rapidly developing technological market and its impact on sports. EuroLeague players will now be able to directly impact the transition of their popularity into the growing digital environment.”
Donatas Urbonas: Guerschon Yabusele is in advanced talks with Real Madrid, per sources. Hearing that Yabusele is weighing his NBA options. But from what I’ve heard, if it’s not the NBA, then he’ll likely go to Madrid.