Ataman: “I Accept This Defeat as an Exception…”

Defeated by TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz team 59-77 in the 12th-week match of Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"I congratulate Baskonia, they’ve played a wonderful game. From our point of view, the only thing I can say is that we played such a bad game for the first time in the last 3 years that I was in charge of this team and left the game. We’ve played in the finale with this team, dominated Euroleague last year. We’ve found our tempo within the last weeks and won our matches. I accept this defeat as an exception, nobody is a machine. We failed to stop offensive rebounds within the first quarter and this upset us. We knew our players those return from their injuries weren’t ready enough. We’ve lost this match but we’ve played like this for the first time and I accept this. We will concentrate on the next match.”  

  • Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
  • Ergin Ataman