By Eurohoops Team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The first protagonist of the new #RememberTheWhy initiative by Adidas and the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the leader of Anadolu Efes Vasilije Micic, who led the Turkish team to back-to-back European titles in 2021 and 2022.
The Serbian playmaker recalled the moment he joined Anadolu Efes. “It is definitely the best satisfaction so far in my career. At that moment, I felt that my experience with Zalgiris and Coach Saras was more than enough I felt that I wanted to prove that somewhere. I wanted to show that knowledge on the court, not just by talking about basketball. And I felt the opportunity in Efes came at the right time. Even though everybody was kind of shocked, I felt that this was good because I wanted to create something from the bottom, from zero”, he said.
The 29-year-old guard went on to speak about that second winning season. “I realized after that first season that it’s time to stay there and prove it one more time, one more time. And then, without knowing that we will win the championships, but having that improvement on my skin and great experience, it’s great”, Vasilije Micic added.
Finally, he also commented on the secrets that led him to success. “Not checking your statistics or your individual details – about the points, whether it’s assists or rebounds – that can really help you to maintain that level of professional success. Most of the players are willing to have the best statistic for themselves, but it’s really impossible to be always on that level and to be able to succeed to win championships. So for me, this is something that each player should work on if they want to win”, he recommended.
PHOTO CREDIT: Turkish Airlines EuroLeague