Just before the game against Panathinaikos (29/10, 22:00), the Barcelona coach spoke to the Spanish media about the game: "We have to play well to win, the result is very important. It is certain that Panathinaikos will play to win "and added then added for Panathinaikos quality and the changes compared to last year:
"We play a very well built Panathinaikos, a large force of basketball, which is a candidate for the title this year. It will be a challenging and attractive game."
The 43-year-old coach said: “Pappas has not played at all this year. All the weight passes to Calathes and Diamantidis, who are the main pillars of this team. It's a big and "full" team, which competes at the highest level."