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Panathinaikos newest acquisition Sean Kilpatrick arrived in Athens and referred to the reasons he signed with the “Greens”.

Here is what the American guard told the Greek media:

On the presence of Rick Pitino on the squad’s bench: “He’s a great coach. He was one of the reasons I also came here and wanted to play. It’s not every day that you have a coach like him, who’s legendary, call you and say that he wants you to be on their team.

As soon as he called, I said ‘I’m coming’. You can ask him yourself. Coach Mick Cronin (Kilpatrick’s coach in Cincinnati and Pitino’s assistant in Louisville) who I value, he said ‘as soon as you get there you are going to love how Pitino coaches.’ This played a huge part in my decision as well.”

On the club and the fans: “It’s a very prestigious team. But not only that. The fanbase is ridiculous. This is something you’ll never probably see in your life and this is something I wanted to experience.

Me being able to grab this opportunity to come here and play with my teammates. This is very important for my future. That was something that played a huge part in what I wanted to do.”

On his goals with the six-time EuroLeague championships: “Win championships. That’s something that I want to do. It’s going to get a lot of work to get there.”