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    Default Zjeliko Obradovic "Greece deserved the Bronze Medal"

    from an interview to serbian tv

    -Could you comment on the final classification of World Chanmpionships?

    Serbia played amazingly and in my opinion they should have reached the final.Final rankings should go like this.Usa-gold medal,Serbia,silver and Greece Bronze

    http://sport24.gr/Basket/OmadesBaske...lh.551776.html

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    Well what else would he say? I don't understand one thing about Obradovic. Every Serb that comes to Greece either to play or coach learns the language. Why has he never bothered to learn Greek? I mean... he's obviously clever enough. I personally think that he doesn't care much.

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    The journalist also comments that Tepic had a great tournament so it's possible they shared a bottle of Vodka before the interview.

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    Željko started drinking again.

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    I watched that show, and I believe that this was taken out of context...

    But he certainly never said that Lithuania didn't deserve the Bronze Medal.

    Zeljko said some good stuff about Tepic, but there was some criticism also.
    "One more thing, if any admin delit this topic than the next time you will hear from me will not be on this forum but in a court of law with human right crimes on your shoulders, racism, nazism, breaking international law."

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    Quote Originally Posted by elaj View Post
    Željko started drinking again.
    The only question is what?
    Vodka?
    Ouzo?
    Tequila?
    I guess it's ouzo

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    Zjeliko has spent too much time in greece and is learning the language. as we say in greece... "λεμε και καμια μαλακια να περνα η ωρα"...

    for non-greek speakers... translate.google.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalashnikov View Post
    Zjeliko has spent too much time in greece and is learning the language. as we say in greece... "λεμε και καμια μαλακια να περνα η ωρα"...

    for non-greek speakers... translate.google.com
    He is still learning? Stojakovic speaks perfect Greek and lived in the country much less than Zeljko did. It was a friend who pointed this out to me as I hadn't noticed, and it just seems weird to me why he never talks in Greek Duda speaks Greek... or at least tries

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    He was stripped of his metal. The decision was reviewed and it was later determined that he was right. The call made was unfair and he shouldn't have been disqualified for the gold medal round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red 7 View Post
    He is still learning? Stojakovic speaks perfect Greek and lived in the country much less than Zeljko did. It was a friend who pointed this out to me as I hadn't noticed, and it just seems weird to me why he never talks in Greek Duda speaks Greek... or at least tries
    Obradovic has said that the reason he hasn't learnt greek is that he doesn't want to understand what is told about him by the media. Besides, Stojakovic case is different. He came to Greece when he was around 16 years old so it was easier and more necessary for him to learn the language

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    wow.I love Zots and all ,but not even the most deluded fanatic,heck not even the players themselves would think that.
    "The worst part is wondering how you’ll find the strength tomorrow to go on doing what you did today and have been doing for much too long,where you’ll find the strength for all that stupid running around,those attempts to escape from crushing necessity,which always founder and serve only to convince you one more time that destiny is implacable,that every night will find you down and out,crushed by the dread of more and more sordid and insecure tomorrows.~Céline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedfan View Post
    wow.I love Zots and all ,but not even the most deluded fanatic,heck not even the players themselves would think that.
    Well,believe it or not those words are actually his.
    According to superbasket.gr at least.
    That said,tis a lame excuse indeed.

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    Obradovic understands spoken Greek perfectly. He just doesn't have the ability to speak perfectly. He can speak, I've seen him communicate in Greek once and he was not fluent of course... Knowing him through his coaching career, I guess he wants to be perfect at it before speaking in public

    I guess he never bothered going anywhere to actually learn the language. Considering that there are also foreign players that do not speak Greek, it's easier to just speak in English all the time so that everyone understands

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