Rick Pitino: “I have signed with Panathinaikos and I’m ready for the challenge”

2018-12-26T13:50:39+00:00 2018-12-26T14:18:24+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

26/Dec/18 13:50

Eurohoops.net

Rick Pitino has arrived in Athens and signed with Panathinaikos and now he’s ready for his first EuroLeague game.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Rick Pitino landed in Athens on Wednesday morning, only two days before the team faces CSKA Moscow in Round 15 of EuroLeague.

“I’m excited to be here. It’s the first time in 41 years as a coach that I will take up a team in the middle of the season. I have signed with Panathinaikos and I am ready for the challenge. We have a practice at 5 in the afternoon. Shooting is a weakness that we have to look at and we have to cover up“, commented Pitino.

“We have a negative record and we have to work on it. We can not change too many things. In 48 hours we play with CSKA . We must try out defense that the opponent will not expect.”

Panathinaikos hosts CSKA at OAKA on Friday and looks to snap back from its losing streak.