Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo is among the players to compete in the EuroBasket 2022 and the Greece NT and Milwaukee star was visited by his NBA coach Mike Budenholzer yesterday just before the start of the Acropolis Tournament (17-19 August).
Greece is hosting Turkey, Georgia, and Poland and of course, Giannis Antetokounmpo is expected to be the standout star of the tournament. The two-time MVP and one-time NBA champion sat out in the last game vs Spain.
O προπονητής των @Bucks, Μάικ Μπουντενχόλζερ, έδωσε το "παρών" στην προπόνηση της Εθνικής Ανδρών, μίλησε με τον @ItoudisD και Έλληνες παίκτες και συναντήθηκε με τον προπονητή της @TBF, Εργκίν Αταμάν. #HellasBasketball 🏀🇬🇷 pic.twitter.com/3zboquf2o9
— Hellenic Basketball (@HellenicBF) August 16, 2022
However, he will be able to compete in the Acropolis Tournament in front of several fans, who are eager to see him again after dropping 31 points in his first official game with the Greek NT since 2019.
The games start on Wednesday and it will be the last test for all teams before the upcoming official games for the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and Eurobasket 2022. Budenolzer also met up with the Greek national team last week in Madrid.
Coming off another strong season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis hopes to be able to help the Greece NT to succeed in the EuroBasket 2022. Antetokounmpo will be among the most notable stars of the competition along with Nikola Jokic and Luka Doncic.
In addition to Greek NT coach Dimiris Itoudis, Budenholzer also met the most successful coach in the European basketball scene the last five years. More specifically, back-to-back EuroLeague champion was also present and meet up with the Bucks’ head coach.
Ataman will compete as the head coach of the Turkish national team in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers and FIBA EuroBasket.