Rick Pitino: “Kilpatrick was the best choice for us at the moment”

2019-01-08T17:50:46+00:00 2019-01-08T18:10:23+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

08/Jan/19 17:50

Eurohoops.net

Rick Pitino talks about Panathinaikos’ upcoming signing of Sean Kilpatrick and what he can offer to the team.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Panathinaikos has a deal with Sean Kilpatrick, Rick Pitino almost admitted that the player is coming to Athens. However, the Greek club has not confirmed the deal yet and the coach of Greens remained cautious.

“A deal is never finalized until the player gets on the plane. We are optimistic that he will do it but I’ve seen a lot. He has to get on the plane and then apparently the contract will be signed when he comes here and the deal will become official”, he mentioned in the media day ahead of the game vs. Bayern.

“I spoke with many NBA coaches about Kilpatrick. I know his coach from college. He is a player who plays 11 on the scale of 10 on defense, he works very hard. It can help in the backcourt and will give strength. He is a professional with great work ethic and was the best choice for us at the moment”, added Pitino.