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Panathinaikos forward DeShaun Thomas spoke with TalkBasket.net regarding coach Rick Pitino and newcomer Sean Kilpatrick.

Here is what the American player said after the win of Panathinaikos over Bayern Munich on Wednesday (77-67):

On the team’s victory: “We got the win, it wasn’t our best performance, but we had to claim the victory. We have to work on certain points, especially defensively, as we conceded some easy baskets.

We played well offensively and that will help us. It was important to win tonight.”

On coach Pitino: “He has brought more confidence, he is a player’s coach. He makes sure the players are ready for the game and he is good at teaching us. It is always good to learn and get better.”

On the arrival of Kilpatrick: “He is a good teammate and a great player, he has played in the NBA as well. Looking forward to playing with him and helping him adjust to the team.”