Maurizio Gherardini Rumors
George Zakkas: Fenerbahce and Maurizio Gherardini are pushing hard to sign Sarunas Jasikevicius. Still, his case remains complicated. If Fener don’t manage to agree with Saras, then they will move for Ertugrul Erdogan, who is the first canditate from the turkish market. @Sdna_gr
Donatas Urbonas: Maurizio Gherardini on if there is a coach who could jump from Europe straight to NBA head coaching: “Very difficult to happen (after Blatt’s experience). The only guy right now that can do it in Europe is Saras. No one else. The only who could have this appeal for NBA market.”
Sam is pretty open about that kind of stuff, right? He just kinda wants to consume all the ideas out there. Maurizio Gherardini: Yeah, I think that’s always been Sam’s strong point. He’s always been ahead of the curve and very creative, very out of the box thinker. That’s the direction we were working. Sam is always looking at ways to enhance the brand, enhance the connections worldwide. From an international perspective, how is the Thunder viewed? I think, in general, the perception of the Thunder is of a very high quality. The stars help. Sam Presti is perceived as one of the top minds in the business. It’s a rising organization. The only negative is that it’s such a young organization. Everything else is positive. That’s not just because I know Sam. It’s because I was here for a year. I know how things are done in the NBA and I know how things are perceived internationally.