The head coach of Barcelona, Svetislav Pesic, revealed that Nikola Mirotic had a very lucrative offer from the Chicago Bulls.
Here is what the Serbian coach told the TV show “In the Hoop”, per Mozzart Sport:
“He had an offer from two NBA teams. I know the Bulls gave him some 45,000,000 gross. Normally, when a player of this caliber returns to Europe despite this offer, everyone wonders if he’s coming back just for the money.
He has a contract fitting for his quality but those figures that are reported are speculation, not to say lies. The guy is European-oriented, he and his family bought a house in Barcelona.”
Mirotic has signed a three-year deal with Barcelona, with an option for one more year (3+1).