i believe that you r all very hard on zisis, perperoglou and spanoulis
As you propably have noticed in every single offence of the greek NT the ball passed through v-span at least once
Additionally v-span was the target of all teams in defence and played >37 minutes while both covering PG position and leading score in every game.
He must feel exhausted and i believe this might reflect on his PAO games this season.
Zisis has spent 2 years in CSKA without much of playing time. I agree that this tournament was his great opportunity to step up and he didn't.
As far as Perperoglou, he is improving every year under Obradovic and I expect from him to be better next year (don't forget where he was playing not many years ago). It is clear though that he is not "leader" material.
BIG SOFO: what can a man say about this wonder of nature. Let's hope this year won't be like 2006-07 after a promising WC. I must add though that his uncontrolled power should not be so hard called by the refs.
Every touch is not a foul. It's not his fault that every other player than Shaq is too "soft" for him
Don't forget the spaniards who were falling down "only touched by the air" coming when SOFO was just moving
Pappas and Papanikolaou should enter gradually in the NT in order to cover the time gap among generations along with Calathes and Koufos.
Last but not least don't everyone overlook the effect of the absence of 2 of the world's best PGs Papaloukas and 3D
With those 2 in good shape, Spanoulis and a BIG SOFO coming from a full season the greek NT has nothing to be afraid of next summer in Turkey
the team accomplished their goal ,so i think it was a successful tournament for Greece,this September we learn how to rebound next year i hope we will learn fast breaks.
man i hate the greek media, we won a medal and it seems like nothing happened. oh actually sth did happen, zagorakis threatens to resign and oly prepares for the game against aek. yes these news are more important...