The former captain of the Greek national team Michalis Kakiouzis claims that Fotis Katsikaris and his players can even win the gold medal of the tournament: "Everything is possible. Greece can win the gold medal or finish at the 8th place. This year's Eurobasket is one of the most difficult of all time because there are at least 8 teams that are capable of vindicating a medal. Greece is one of them. It is going to be a difficult tournament because Spain is no longer a favourite like in previous ones. It is too early to analyze the teams as there are no official games till now. We know though what to expect. As far as Greece is concerned, everything is possible.
Rhythm and luck play a huge role in the tournament. By luck I mean for a team to stay healthy and avoid injuries till the end of the Eurobasket. Τhe tournament has a big duration and I expect from the Greek team to prove their talent. I think that the roster is complete and has a coach that can handle a new team. We should not overlook the fact that he had a little time in his hands to work".