Gigi Datome Rumors
A new day has come in Olimpia Milan, and that day is Ettore Messina. The new president of basketball operation is targeting Brad Wanamaker e Gigi Datome for the next season as reported La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The Independent EuroLeague Players Association was officially presented today in the press conference of Stark Arena Belgrade, where the Final Four is held. Former EuroLeague and NBA player Bostjan Nachbar, who took the initiative for the founding of the Association, spoke together with Fenerbahce forward Gigi Datome and CSKA Moscow Kyle Hines. “Over the last six months, I’ve done extensive work in traveling and trying to connect all the players. To see if there is such desire by the players to get connected and organized in such an organization. The desire is there. The players have expressed a big wish to be united and to create a platform that will unite their voice,” Nachbar said.
“It would be amazing to win Euroleague. But it is going to be difficult. CSKA Moscow is a powerhouse, there are Olympiacos, Real Madrid and five other teams. But for this goal some players of our team have decided to stay instead of signing in the NBA, like Vesely or Bogdanovic. I had two interesting offers from the NBA during the summer but for one more year I will remain with Fenerbahce. This is the most interesting basketball. Then we’ll see” Datome said.