The presentation of Delfino and Garbajosa 9 september 2008
The main place for meeting of journalists was the press-centre of Khimki Basketball Centre. The newcomers of BC Khimki Carlos Delfino and Jorge Garbajosa were presented to our guests.
Both players hadn’t yet the possibility to join the team: Jorge participated only in one practice and Carlos came to the presentation from the airport.
Nevertheless, Garbajosa said that in a short space of time, the new club tried to do everything to make him feel in Khimki like at home.
The journalists who filled the press-centre started to bombard players and BC Khimki General Director Victor Bychkov with questions after the video clip about performance of Garbajosa and Delfino in the Olympic Games.
JG – I had time to speak with Kestutis Kemzura, we discussed everything. And I took part in one practice. My first impressions are very positive. I like this team.
You changed NBA for Russian club…
JG — In our life sometimes we should make changes. I didn’t know in what country I want to play, My desire was to find the friendly, strong team with ambitions. I think, I found it. I understood that Khimki is my team in Spain after the conversation with General Director Victor Bychkov. Now I want to play in Khimki and do my best.
CD — I agree with Jorge. Changes are the important part of sports life. I took the rest after Olympic Games. And now I am happy to come to Russia, to be among the real professionals and I am full of pith. Though as you know, I hadn’t time to speak with coach.
What was the decisive factor to sign the contract with BC Khimki?
CD — Before signing the contract I spoke with some players, who know better than me the situation in Europe. But I don’t like to refer to somebody’s opinion. I prefer to be guided by personal considerations.
JG – I understood that BC Khimki is a club with ambitious, thought it did take part in Euroleague. Bu in many occasions the aims and desire are more important.