"The "Petros Oikonomakis Tournament" is dedicated to Petros Oikonomakis, a player that played in the Basket League during the 90's and played for our team too. We will always love him. Over the last years we wanted the tournament to become competitive and international. Last year Olympiacos and Unics participated and this year AEK and Frankfurt will play. Fans love basketball and Crete has tradition in basketball" Manourakakis said.
About the change in the team's name: "We didn;t changee the team's name but that of the sponsors. "Cretan Kings" is a firm founded by me and Mr Zompanakis and are the main sponsor of the team. We wanted to have a Pancretan name and make the team available to the whole island. There is no way we change home. Thee team live by the locals and the team will never leave Rethymno".