Marc Gasol on facing Real Madrid: “It’s important that the team grows”

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Cesare Milanti

28/Sep/22 12:29

The 13-year NBA veteran Marc Gasol will come back to the ACB League as President and player of Basquet Girona

By Eurohoops

The 2022/2023 ACB season starts today, as newly promoted Basquet Girona will face at 21:00 the reigning champions of Real Madrid, that won the Spanish Supercup a few days ago. Marc Gasol, who is also the president of the Catalans, will step onto a first Spanish division court for the first time in 14 years.

After averaging 14.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game during the 2021-2022 season in the second Spanish division, which saw Basquet Girona getting the promotion from the LEB Oro, Pau’s brother is ready for a new chapter under Aito Garcia Reneses’ advice from the bench.

During the ACB League Media Day, he spoke about his legendary head coach. “We learn a lot from Aito, who teaches us how to improve and how we do things. He is a key piece and we are very lucky. It is an honor to be able to share day by day with him and see his energy and insistence. Having someone like Aido captain this ship is a guarantee”, he said about Aito Garcia Reneses, who will coach his 7th Spanish team.

It won’t be an easy start, against Real Madrid and an opponent under the rim like Walter Tavares. “You face a team like Madrid in the premiere, after many years of not being in ACB, and see the pavilion full… Seeing that award helps you give it a little more. Hopefully, we win, but for me, the most important thing is that the team grows and evolves”, Marc Gasol added.