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In an interview with the Greek newspaper “Nea”, former Khimki head coach, Giorgos Bartzokas talked about Olympiacos coach David Blatt.

“I don’t think the team’s bad form was related only to the tactics and playing style. This is unlikely to happen. We can’t doubt the tactics and coaching ability of David Blatt.

No matter the mistakes he has made, no matter if the foreign players didn’t compete at high standards, he is still an exceptional coach,” Bartzokas said.

The Greek coach also talked about Rick Pitino, the EuroLeague playoffs, which start on April 16, as well as the competition’s format and the difficulties the players are facing in order to be at their very best in every game.

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