By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
German champion Bayern Munich held a season-opening press conference as they await their first German League game against Ratiopharm Ulm on Friday (28/9).
The club’s managing director Marko Pesic was also present and he confirmed prior reports of Bayern having an agreement with Derrick Williams but are still waiting for the medical exams which have been delayed due to the player arriving with an infection:
“Derrick flew directly to Zadar via Split at the end of last week because we wanted him to be with the team and get to know everything on the weekend. We’re basically in agreement with him on the contract, but there are still some medical tests to be carried out. And that’s not possible at the moment, an ECG under full load, for example, because Derrick came from the USA with an infection. We’ll probably make up for that in the course of the week. But first, he has to heal himself. If everything’s ok then he’s our player.”
Pesic also made it clear that while EuroLeague will be a great challenge, their primary goal will be defending the German League title and everybody is aware of it:
“Sometimes the mood in the media seems to me to be that the EuroLeague is a punishment. And that’s exactly where we wanted to go, because that’s a challenge for us. Whether that means winning 15 games or eight, I can’t say. Nevertheless, our top priority internally is to be able to defend the championship title, unlike in 2014. The players also know: Defending the title is our priority.”