While he only spent the first seven minutes of the Euroleague small final on the floor, Mike James assured that his wish was to continue the adventure with Monaco but without being certain that its leaders are on the same wavelength.
Mike James, stop or again? While Monaco won the bronze medal this Sunday in Kaunas in the small Euroleague final against FC Barcelona, the American leader spoke to the press and had a message to convey. It must be said that the player passed by the Suns, the Pelicans and the Nets in the NBA championship came out frustrated from the duel against the Catalans with a playing time limited to the first seven minutes of the meeting.
« You have to ask the coach, I don’t make the changes “, he confided to the press when asked why his participation in the match was so limited, confirming at the same time that no injury had prevented him from entering the court. the Zalgirio Arena. ” I started the game pretty well. “, assured the native of Portland. Inevitably, the subject came on the table when Sasa Obradovic came in front of the microphone but the Serbian technician kicked into touch. ” We won, that’s the most important thinghe said. I will make no further comment. »
James: ‘I hope everyone is happy’
If he will still be contractually bound with the “Roca Team” next season, under the two-year extension signed last July, the question of Mike James’ future in the Principality arises. Indeed, if he is one of the leaders of the Monegasque club, he also suffered the wrath of his leaders last March, when he was suspended after celebrating too much the victory of Monaco on the floor of Panathinaikos. In any case, at the end of the success against FC Barcelona, Mike James was affirmative. ” Yes, I am heredid he declare. I wear the Monaco shirt. »
But, to balance his point, the 32-year-old did not hide the fact that he “don’t know” if his leaders want to keep him in the workforce. “We will see how many guys will still be there next season. I don’t know about the future squad, added the American. I hope we can keep as many players as possible. I hope everyone is happy and looking in the direction of a return to the Final Four. “If Monaco has a season to end with the Betclic Elite play-offs approaching, Mike James is already looking to the next one. “We can’t stop there, assured the American. Why not try to climb an extra step? The message got through.