Pitino: “Our motto is to have a PHD”

The coach of Panathinaikos OPAP, Rick Pitino stated after the end of the game against CSKA Moscow:

“Our motto is to have a PHD: that’s being passionate, hungry and determined to get better. Not folding in the third quarter was the key to the game.”

“It’s a huge win. We’re playing really good basketball now, getting better day by day and week by week. Our goal was to keep it close and try to win in the last few minutes, and we got lucky but it takes a bit of luck on the road to get a victory against a great team. We just said, don’t let the game get away, play it possession by possession, take your time, run your offense and we’ll be fine.”