"Look me in my eyes, tell me what you see".....
Whatever this man/coach needs from me, he can have. Coach Obradovic has been a key ingredient into starting my fire back up again. Before I signed to play for Fenerbahce, i had no clue who this man was. I did not know about his playing career, early transition to coaching, championships, his practices and his status as the greatest coach of Europe. Let's just say i learned quickly.
Since my first day in Istanbul we have been building a strong relationship. I have since studied him and I think you should too in order to capture a glimpse of his greatness. He has allowed me to be aggressive again and that has built up my confidence. I feel like I can play against anybody and hold my own. On the other side, he is an amazing tactical coach. He might have the best playbook i have seen. If i become a coach, he will definitely recognize my plays. He is a fiery coach/leader, perfectionist, and after all that, a loving guy. As you can see in the pictures above, he is nothing to play with. Which is scary to some but loving to others.
One of my old heads that I look up to is Caron Butler and he would always say, "Pay attention to what he/she is saying and not the tone". In my experiences, even when coach is yelling, he is encouraging. Kind of weird but it has helped me. There is no one I would rather play for (maybe my high school Coach Hardaker). Only the real basketball heads might know who Coach Obradovic is but best believe he is one of the greatest coaches of all time regardless of location. Hopefully, i will be able to have a "What A Day" post with him, so YOU can understand why he is so special to me and the basketball world.
This week's match ups
Fenerbahce vs Unics 18:00 CET (6pm)
Olympiacos vs CSKA 20:00 CET (8pm)
Efes vs Panathinaikos 18:45 CET (6:45pm)
We go against one of the hottest players in the league in Keith Langford. He is averaging 24 points per game. Olympiacos has been playing well as of late and should be able to give CSKA a run for their money in Greece. Key matchup in this game will be Spanoulis vs Teodosic and Erick Green vs Colo. In the last match up, Efes will try to keep their momentum going vs a tough team at home.