Forward of “Barcelona” Nikola mirotic, surprised all of the fans and the experts return to Europe in the past off-season, said that before signing the contract with “Barcelona” he had the opportunity to sign a lucrative contract with “Utah the jazz”, but he did not go to this step.
“There are people who want to be in the NBA, even if you don’t get the playing time. But in Europe, the high level of basketball. Euroleague is becoming more competitive. The Spanish League is very strong. So the return to Europe was for me a step forward.
Before you leave me wanted to meet the representatives of Utah. They offered me a three-year guaranteed contract, it was a great agreement. I talked to the wife and she told me to do what will bring me happiness. I took the ticket and went to the airport. Sitting there, thinking, what am I doing here, why am I not family? NBA? Told myself not to do it. If I flew away, then signed to a contract. I left the airport and told the agent that he apologized to Utah for my absence. I chose a different path, did not want to continue to play in the NBA”, — quotes the words of Erotica Eurohoops.