Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso talked to the official website of the EuroLeague and referred to his decision to play basketball.
Here is what the experienced coach said:
On choosing basketball over football: “Basketball, as is logical, came to me through my family, as my dad was a well-known player who then became a coach [Jose “Pepe” Laso].
It’s hard to say what lured me in to basketball. It’s funny because I started playing soccer in my school, but then I just switched. Everyone in school assumed, and so they told me, that I had switched just because of my background and I had kind of been forced to do so.
But it was not true. Inside of me I had basketball blood running, and it just grew up inside me. I think turning to basketball was well worth it!”
On whether it was an easy decision to start playing basketball: “It was not a difficult decision for me, personally, but it was not seen the same by everyone else.
Now, at 50 years old, I can look back at my career and I am happy it all went that way. I am happy that I can make a living with basketball, something that was so precious to me.”