Dwayne Bacon spoke exclusively to paobc.gr expressing his excitement for the completion of this transfer.
"I feel wonderful being a member of Panathinaikos. The club has a winning spirit. Many great European and NBA athletes have played there.
I’m excited because I feel I can help the team get wins. I’ll do my best, I will give 100% of my abilities to accomplish something great.
Like I said, many great players wore the green jersey. I know Dominique Wilkins played for Panathinaikos. He is a true legend. Also, Mike James and now Paris Lee. I have watched Mike's games at Panathinaikos, I have seen the atmosphere created by the fans at OAKA. I'm excited and I can't wait to play in front of them.
Paris Lee is a friend of mine and I'm very happy to have him as a teammate again. We talked a lot, and he told me the best about the team. He, myself and Mike had a great partnership last year. They helped me a lot to adapt to Europe and to have a very good season in Monaco. I have watched some games this year and I think I can give the team what it needs to get a boost.
Only wins! It is too early to talk about goals. Last year with Monaco in the EuroLeague we didn't start as well as we would have liked, but in the end, we made it to the playoffs, but missed out on qualifying for the final four. So, it is never too late to recover and achieve something great. We have many games ahead of us. We will look at each one of them individually with the only goal being to win.
I wouldn't want to promise anything. I will work hard in both years of my contract with the team, always giving 100%. I have a lot of confidence in my abilities, and I think I can play better than what you saw last year. I can provide the team with the extra push they need to turn the switch. In this journey we want our fans by our side. Nothing more to add… Let's win!".