Jiri Zidek: “This year’s Zalgiris has lots of similarities to the 1999 team”

2018-05-18T11:25:56+00:00 2018-05-18T16:33:03+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

18/May/18 11:25


The legendary Jiri Zidek, who helped Zalgiris reach its first and only EuroLeague title (thus far), talked to Eurohoops before the big semifinal.

By Lefteris Moutis  / moutis@eurohoops.net

BELGRADΕ – Zidek shares memories with all the participating teams of the Final Four, he tells Eurohoops.

“I’m connected to all four clubs in the Final Four. With Zalgiris, I reached the biggest achievement in my professional career. I also played for a year in Real and enjoyed life in Madrid, I played three months for Ulker [Fenerbahce] and I also work for the VTB United League.”

Zidek, who also serves as a commentator for EuroLeague TV, mentions: “The intensity, believing in the coach, a lot of players playing to the 100% of their abilities, these are common things this Zalgiris has with the 1999 team”.

Watch the full interview below:

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