Svetislav Pesic: “I expect one of the strongest Basketball World Cups so far”

Svetislav Pesic Barcelona
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Barcelona head coach Svetislav Pesic talked about the 2019 Basketball World Cup and the participation of Serbia.

Here is what the Serbian coach, who led Yugoslavia to three gold medals (EuroBasket 1993, 2001; World Cup 2002), told Mozzart Sport:

On the 2019 Basketball World Cup: “I expect one of the strongest Basketball World Cups so far. Basketball outside the NBA has made fantastic progress. Not just in Europe. But especially in Europe.

Today, the best basketball is played in the EuroLeague. That’s my opinion, nobody can forbid me to say it, and I can argumentatively explain that.”

On the national team of Serbia: “We will have a pretty good national team in China. Our great advantage is that we have continuity and tremendous experience. We have played several finals in recent years.

The players have shown that they can play with anyone, even Americans. At the Olympics, we had a group win in our hands. So, we have a chance, but first we need to get to that game.”