Spanoulis Open To A Second NBA Chance
Spanoulis is the only non NBA player who is a candidate for FIBA Europe’s Player of the Year award.
Does he believe he has a chance to win against big competition?
“It’s just an honor for me to be between the candidates. It’s also an honor for my team, Olympiacos, and my teammates. Basketball is a team sport. We will see what will happen. I am not the one judging who was the best European player for 2012, not me. My main concern is to have one more successful season with Olympiacos”.
His contract with the Greek team is ending this summer.
Many European clubs will try to approach him, but he has clarified many times that his priority will be Olympiacos. What will he do though, if there is a chance for him to return to the NBA, with a totally different role than the one he had in Houston, back in the 2005-06 season? There are already rumors about NBA teams that are following him closely.
“At this moment, I am focused to Olympiacos, and our season’s goals. We want to play in Euroleague’s playoffs, we want to remain Greek champions, and we also want the Greek Cup. I don’t know what could happen in the summer. It’s something that I will think about, when it will be time to do so”.
Still, does he want to return to the States, in order to prove that he can play in the NBA? His answer for the moment is just a big smile! “I will see the offers that will be available, and for sure I will examine all of them”.