Maccabi Tel-Aviv head coach Giannis Sfairopoulos spoke with the Israeli media about Olympiacos being relegated to the second division.

Here is what the Greek coach said regarding his former team’s decision to forfeit the game against Panathinaikos and be relegated to the second division:

“I believe that basketball needs to move forward all the time, you have to find new ideas that will be more attractive. I was in Olympiacos and I know that these things happen all the time, not just this season.

They tried to solve it in a number of ways and when that did not work they chose the extreme way.”