Derrick Williams: Zeljko Obradovic is probably the smartest person I’ve met

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Antigoni Zachari

20/Jan/21 14:30

Derrick Williams speaks highly of his former coach in Fenerbahce and looks back to their collaboration with great joy

By Eurohoops team /

Valencia Basket forward Derrick Williams looked back to his Fenerbahce days and being coached by Zeljko Obradovic, in his recent interview with NBA Spain.

“He is an excellent coach”, Williams said. “He knows everything about basketball, he’s probably the smartest person I’ve ever met. There are only two people who for me are at that level of knowing everything about the game: LeBron James and Zeljko Obradovic. They know everything about the other team, they know everything. about all the players on our team. Having a coach like that makes you want to work a lot harder, so I give him a lot of credit. I wasn’t used to having that kind of start that we had (last season with Fenerbahce), but that made us want to work a lot harder for him, to make him smile and really enjoy himself”, adds Williams, who won the Turkish Cup in 2020 under the guidance of Obradovic.

“His love for the game surpasses any I have ever seen. He is a coach and a teacher at the same time, he teaches you to play the right way, whether you like it or not. That is why I respect him so much, because you want to play the way correct every day. “