Jonas Kazlauskas: Maybe EuroLeague is pushing clubs to make FIBA look less valuable

2018-09-14T11:01:25+00:00 2018-09-14T19:57:12+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

14/Sep/18 11:01

Lithuanian NT’s former head coach shared his thoughts on the war between FIBA and EuroLeague, that affects all parties.

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Jonas Kazlauskas spoke to the press a few hours before Lithuania takes over Croatia in the second round of the FIBA World Cup windows.

The Lithuanian NT former head coach is obviously disturbed with the current conditions and he openly expressed so. As adapted by Donatas Urbonas: “Our NT is on a set-up. You can’t treat NT like this. Three years ago I said that this system is wrong. The best players must play. We have to respect our fans. You can destroy everything so fast and it might take many years to rebuild it.”

As for the conflict of FIBA and EuroLeague, Kazlauskas notes: “I don’t want to blame anybody but maybe Euroleague is pushing its clubs to make FIBA look less valuable? I believe one day some federations will push FIBA to change the situation. I don’t see it any other way”.