By Eurohoops Team / firstname.lastname@example.org
Sergio Rodriguez said he’s only focused on how he will help Olimpia Milano reach its “tremendous potential” and not about any other future career destinations. The Spanish guard joined the “Red Shoes” last summer on a three-year contract, right after winning his second EuroLeague title.
“I am not considering anything other than staying in Milan,” Rodriguez said on if he’s thinking to return to Spain, per Solobasket. “I have two years left on my contract, I think the team and the club and the city have tremendous potential. I’m very happy. I don’t think about anything else.”
By signing with Milano, Rodriguez reunited with coach Ettore Messina following their collaboration on Real Madrid in 2010-2011. Tat was the first season of Rodriguez’s return to Europe following a four-year NBA stint.
“Messina has been in the NBA, CSKA again… he has a more global vision of everything,” Rodriguez said. “He’s improved like the great talent he is. As you add experience, you improve. I’m proud to be able to work with him daily, learn from his wisdom, and be able to share good times. Because this year there have been very good moments, both on and off the court. He’s a coach who perfectly understands the player and with whom we all feel very comfortable working.”
Rodriguez also commented on the decision of the Italian League to cancel the rest of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think it was a good decision because it stopped maintaining uncertainty, which is now the most difficult thing to carry. There’s a concern and it’s difficult when the goals or when we are going to play isn’t clear.”