By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The prospect of playing in the NBA does not leave Milos Teodosic indifferent. The All-Euroleague guard and 2016 European champion with CSKA Moscow, explained that he wants to be part of the best league in the world… under the right circumstances.
“Each player, whether he likes to admit it or not, has the desire to be in the NBA. To be part of it”, he said in the Serbian edition of VICE. “I think that the quality of the NBA has quite fallen in the last five to ten years, but it is still the best league in the world. And I still have the desire to try myself out there. Of course, not anywhere and not in any way. If I left Europe for the NBA, it would be only for a situation where I knew I’ll be there to play”.
The 29-year old Serbian international point guard finished the previous Euroleague season scoring 16.1 points (shooting with 46% from the field), dishing 5.7 assists and grabbing 2.7 rebounds per game. He is currently under contract with CSKA Moscow and will hit the free-agency on the next summer, unless the Russian team extends its deal with him during the upcoming season.
When asked which club would be at the top of his preferences, Teodosic picked two teams for some very specific reasons. “The San Antonio Sprus, since it is a team that has developed a style close to the so called ‘European’ basketball. The plays have a lot of extra passes etc. Also the Utah Jazz. Their coach Quin Snyder is a former assistant to Ettore Messina (in 2012/2013 CSKA Moscow) and someone with a phenomenal attitude. He is a great man, one of the most promising coaches in USA right now. And he really knows me well. So I think I’d be a very good fit there, knowing him and his system of work. Also the composition of the Jazz is quite solid, they have a lot of young and athletic players”.