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Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA: 'There's so much information out there'

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA: 'There's so much information out there'

Apr 11, 2018
CSKA Moscow tactician Dimitris Itoudis is a forward-thinking coach who uses all the data he can to aid his team, but he emphasizes that the human element plays an even bigger...
Pedro Martinez, Baskonia: ‘A matter of pride'

Pedro Martinez, Baskonia: ‘A matter of pride'

Apr 09, 2018
Not only has Pedro Martinez turned a tough situation around, qualifying Baskonia to the playoffs, but he has relished the opportunity to finally compete against the best teams...
Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki: 'Keep your head down and stay humble'

Georgios Bartzokas, Khimki: 'Keep your head down and stay humble'

Mar 21, 2018
As he aims Khimki Moscow Region towards a first-time playoffs appearance, former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion head coach Georgios Bartzokas talks about dealing with...
Xavi Pascual, Panathinaikos: 'Always strive for mental readiness'

Xavi Pascual, Panathinaikos: 'Always strive for mental readiness'

Feb 22, 2018
Last year's experience put Xavi Pascual in a good position to speak, in this edition of Coaches Corner, about what considerations a coach must make to give a team his own...
Joan Plaza, Unicaja: 'For everything, there is a reason'

Joan Plaza, Unicaja: 'For everything, there is a reason'

Feb 06, 2018
With as many fiction novels published as 7DAYS EuroCup trophies (two), Unicaja Malaga head coach Joan Plaza is a man for all seasons, not just basketball. In this Coaches...
Simone Pianigiani, Milan: 'I like this kind of work-in-progress'

Simone Pianigiani, Milan: 'I like this kind of work-in-progress'

Jan 25, 2018
At substitution time, the mechanics behind a seemingly split-second decision are much more complex, as AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan coach Simone Pianigiani explains in the...
Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'It all starts with fun'

Pablo Laso, Real Madrid: 'It all starts with fun'

Jan 04, 2018
Now in Real Madrid for the seventh straight season, Pablo Laso has been able to forge a recognizable style for the team of the Spanish capital.
Dusan Alimpijevic, Zvezda: 'Age is not a factor'

Dusan Alimpijevic, Zvezda: 'Age is not a factor'

Dec 27, 2017
As a young coach, the youngest in the EuroLeague at 31 years old, Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade head coach Dusan Alimpijevic is already experienced at something that is not seen...
Neven Spahija, Maccabi: ‘Players create real chemistry'

Neven Spahija, Maccabi: ‘Players create real chemistry'

Dec 12, 2017
Adapting is an art form, and in the coaching profession, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv's Neven Spahija has been as successful at it as anybody.
Zeljko Obradovic: 'With respect, we stay healthy from within'

Zeljko Obradovic: 'With respect, we stay healthy from within'

Dec 06, 2017
As the most successful coach ever in Europe's most elite competition, Zeljko Obradovic is known as a master motivator and tactician of the game. Something else he has is...
Txus Vidorreta, Valencia: 'A good atmosphere always helps'

Txus Vidorreta, Valencia: 'A good atmosphere always helps'

Nov 21, 2017
At 51 years old, Valencia Basket's Txus Vidorreta is making his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut this season, but he has a long career's worth of experience building a good...
Ioannis Sfairopoulos, Olympiacos: 'Above all, I love basketball!'

Ioannis Sfairopoulos, Olympiacos: 'Above all, I love basketball!'

Nov 01, 2017
Ioannis Sfairopoulos of Olympiacos Piraeus is among those coaches who were drawn to the profession at a young age and rose through the ranks over many years.
Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris: 'It's a process'

Sarunas Jasikevicius, Zalgiris: 'It's a process'

Oct 11, 2017
Zalgiris Kaunas head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius was known as a coach on the floor throughout his playing career. Seeing that dynamic from both perspectives is the subject he...
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