Kilpatrick on Pitino: He would want me at Panathinaikos

2019-06-15T10:19:57+00:00 2019-06-15T10:39:15+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

15/Jun/19 10:19

Too early to tell, but Sean Kilpatrick believes Rick Pitino will prefer to keep him around, if he decides to return to Panathinaikos OPAP.

By Kostas Giatagans/

Fresh off winning the Greek Basket League Championship with Panathinaikos OPAP, Sean Kilpatrick talked to Eurohoops about his relationship with Rick Pitino, his teammates and his future. He joined the Greens last December, but already found plenty of success.

Aside from the League Championship, his first European adventure was combined with the Greek Cup as well. “I never before experienced winning titles” he admitted. The Cincinnati alumni afterwards pointed out that commitment during practices helped Panathinaikos overcome recent inactivity.

“I know he’s seriously considering to stay with Panathinaikos and I believe he would want me on the squad if he returns” he said when asked about Pitino and added: “I’m happy for him, because he helped the team make large steps forward during the season.”

On his future: “I don’t know what will happen, if I will go back to the NBA or return here with these guys and play together again. We have a great team, but I want to enjoy these moments and our accomplishments, work during the summer and afterwards consider my options.”

Kilpatrick’s first 15 EuroLeague matches resulted to 9.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. He averaged 9.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in the Basket League Regular Season and went on with 6.7 points per game in the Playoffs.