12 July 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
Director of the Basketball Section Juan Carlos Sanchez and Technical Director Alberto Herreros talked shop with AS and Marca.
"We had a good season. It would have been very good if we'd won the league title and excellent if we'd reached the Final Four. A key to our success was the excellent rapport between the players. Real Madrid showcase a fun style by defending strongly, grabbing rebounds and covering a lot of ground."
"President Florentino Perez gets excited when he sees fans are happy with the team. This roster has reached out to them. It is a young team with a bright future ahead of it and there are many Spanish players on the roster. The President supports the basketball section; this was clearly proved by the signing of Rudy Fernandez."
"Before signing Pablo Laso we spoke with 12 or 14 other coaches. It was a risky gamble, but it worked. He's known how to come up with a basketball style we all like. No one criticised the team after losing the final series of the playoffs. Win or lose, we have a team that is young and happy. Our objective is to resemble the Real Madrid side of Ferrandiz and Lolo Sainz, and the former told me this is the way to do so."