The Serbian guard also spoke about the reasons that led him to accept Efes Pilsen's proposal. " I needed a new challenge because I felt saturated here in Spain. Efes has an ambitious team and I am looking forward to reach the Top 16 and win the Turkish League. Even though I had offers from Tau, Siena and Olympiacos aswell, I chose Efes because I wanted to be closer to my family in Serbia. If I would stay in the ACB I would only play for Tau and I also dream of ending my career here."
Rakocevic also thanked and praised the organization of the club in all levels as fantastic and one of the best in Europe.