"Dimitris Diamantidis had the quality to play at NBA, when we were teammates at Panathinaikos Memphis Grizzlies wanted to sign him and my advice to him was to try it. I think Dimitris was a bit afraid of the competition at NBA, he prefers staying somewhere he loves instead of trying new things because he has a calm character. It's not easy to find such a tall point-guard, with basketball IQ, good shot and excellent defensive skill, I would love to see him at NBA.
Personally, I enjoyed my experience in Panathinaikos, Mike Batiste was like a little brother to me, Alvertis, Diamantidis, Lakovic and coach Obradovic were great. Afterwards, things were a bit difficult in PAOK, because of financial reasons, although Thessaloniki is a marvelous city", said Los Angeles Lakers' shooting coach at his SDNA interview.