"We have played another good game. All the players that went out there managed to beat an opponent with a higher budget. We played well and won the Third Place game. This is our last Euroleague game this season and I would like to thank our people in Siena, our fans, who made an effort to be here and even came without tickets. Some other people stayed at home but wished they were here. Siena fans are passionate about basketball. I have to thank my players for making it to the Final Four in an extraordinary Euroleague season. We had a lot of injuries in difficult moments but talking to experts in Italy and Europe, I had the chance to check that nobody expected us to be in the Final Four with so many big teams in Europe. I want to thank the club -- Montepaschi and Siena have a special place in basketball. I am sorry, because to turn this story into a fantastic one, we should have played the final. Panathinaikos and Maccabi deserve to be there but it would have been great to be there and have the chance to win the title -- all the other three teams had won many times. I would to thank the Euroleague because we saw an extraordinary event, a special one for basketball."
"Like I said, we are proud of being here and the way we played in the Final Four. There are great teams in the Euroleague and the competition is better -- more important and fascinating every season. European basketball has changed a lot in the last 7-8 years, we see a lot of teams from big cities, backed by big investments and being here makes us proud. I want to thank everyone who makes Siena a magical place to play at this level. These are special days and thanks to the Euroleague, we enjoyed two great teams, playing styles, coaching staffs. We will try to compete at this level next year. This is an important project and we will try again next season.We have been here four times as an outsider, like against Panathinaikos yesterday. They have the best players in Europe and won a lot of times. We are proud and some shots should have gone in. We are not that far away -- we could have made it this time. We went to overtime once, down to one shot another time, our approach to the game was good but details were not in our favor."