Achille Polonara: When Ergin Ataman called, it was hard to refuse

Achille Polonara, who left Fenerbahce Beko and transferred to Anadolu Efes, stated that it was difficult to reject the invitation made by Anadolu Efes head coach Ergin Ataman to call him for the Italian EuroLeague championship.

Achille Polonara, who left Fenerbahçe Beko, one of our Turkish Airlines EuroLeague representatives, and transferred to Anadolu Efes, another representative, made statements regarding the team change process. The Italian player stated that the offer from Anadolu Efes changed things when he was close to Virtus Bologna.

Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Polonara said: “When Ergin Ataman called me and told me in fluent Italian that he wanted me to fight to defend the EuroLeague title in Anadolu Efes, it was very difficult to refuse. I was close to an agreement with Virtus, but the opportunity to be teammates with Vasilije Micic and Shane Larkin. He clarified the thoughts in my head,” he said.

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