Ataman: “I Agree with My Players…”

Defeating the Empera Gaziantep Basketball team 83-67 in the Play-off quarter-final away match of ING Basketball Super League and setting the series to 2-0, Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman stated his thoughts post-game:

"We didn’t play good basketball tonight but we are qualified to the semifinal. I am upset with my players but I also agree with them. It is 33-34 degrees outside, we are in Gaziantep for the last two days. We come to the court, playing the playoff of ING Basketball Super League. The air-conditioner of the court doesn’t work, it is even hard to breathe. We are both playing for the championship in Turkey and will prepare for the Final Four, but these kinds of hitches must be repaired. Gaziantep invests in basketball, and they also have a very nice hall, but the federation should pay attention to this type of organization. The playoff will be played in hotter temperatures from now on. A standard must be provided in halls. As I’ve said before, I cannot be upset with my players, it wasn’t easy to breathe during the training yesterday and during the match today.”

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