"I know Panathinaikos history very well. Many Serbians have succeeded in this club. Great coaches and players who hav written history in European basketball. I know with what club I play and I didn't find it difficult to make my decision to come" said Pavlovic.
Pavlovic was askd about his motive and his experience in the NBA: "Club's history gives me motive. The managers, the players that play here and we have all together begun the effort. I am happy that I will play with a huge club and I wish to have achieved our target at the end. All these years I played against the best. I experienced a lot of things and I will give my best in order to help my team win. I a m ready to do whatever the coach asks and always be useful to my teammates. Deeds talk. Playing in front of such fans gives you motive. I would stop if I didn't have any. I want to give everything every night. If I don't have a motive any more, I will stop. I am not going to cheat on basketball. That's the worst thing an athlete can do because you cheat yourself this way".
About Dimitris Diamantidis, the experienced guard forward said: "He is great. I wish this season not to be his last as he can still play and affect the team. Panathinaikso and generally basket won't be the same without him. I hadn't met him before but I knew who he was. Now that we are teammates, I appreciate him even more. He is an incerdible guy".
Pavlovic distincts his father contribution to his career: "My father also played basketball. He taught me a lot about basketball and put me in the right way. I had great coaches and teammates in my career that help me improve as a player and as a person and I feel blessed I met such people. I wouldn't like to distinct any of them. I feel grateful and lucky".
The 32-year old Serbian mentioned about his son: "I had time to spent with him after a long period. I am proud of the things I have done and I want to narrate him all my experiences. I would change nothing in my career. I am proud of playing 10 years in the NBA, something that's a dream for many kids. I am prud of playing with Partizan Belgrade, the team I supported as a child. Imagine of a young fan of Panathinaikos and Olympiacos dreaminh playing with his favourite team. He will feel blessed. I feel the same".
The derby against Olympiacos could not leave Pavlovic indifferent: "On court everything is different from what you have heard. We are ready for the match. We have experiences from big derbies and know what to await. We are enthusiastic about the match and we will try to qualify. Every derby is different from an ordinary game. Panathinaikos-Olympiacos is the biggest European derby. We have to be calm on court and not allow enthusiasm to govern us. It would be strange without the fans. It's better to play with full stands but we should focus to get the victory".