"Congratulations to Croatia for their victory, we started the match the worst way possible. Many 3-point shots from the opponents, many missed efforts, no balance in our game. They were more experienced than us and punished our mistakes. We tried to turn things around after the 1st quarter, their defense allowed us many free 3-point shots but this is one of our weaknesses.
The opponents controlled the rebounds and were strong in defense, patient when they had to pass the ball. Our defense was awful in the 1st quarter, we were 24 points behind in the middle of first half. We fought hard and managed to end the first half with -10, but our attack had also many problems.
It was tough for us and the team, but from now on, after that defeat, Greek basketball and its now generation is starting a new journey, with more optimism. Greek basketball will be there, we missed a chance but from that defeat we will most likely see a positive result in the near future for the National Team.
I had signed a two-year contract in 2014, which had expired before the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, I came here without being under contract, so there will be no resignation or layoff", said the 49-year-old coach after the end of the match.