Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"It feels kind of funny. Some of those guys I just won the EuroLeague with a few years ago, so obviously the players that I know and the management that I worked with for so many years, it’s hard to be overly happy. But I am very proud of my team. We came back from 19 down in a game where it looked like we had no chance. I’ve said it from Day 1: There’s no quit in this team. I think we were a little bit influenced by our last game against Fenerbahce. It took a lot of energy; that was such a hard, physical game. And Maccabi is a different kind of team in that they play so fast and wide open, so we suddenly found ourselves in a different environment, a different kind of battle. I think we were mentally and physically tired, because it was such a hard game against Fenerbahce, but at halftime we talked about somethings, we found our way, we defended fabulously in the second half and what a win! "