If there is one player who is delighted to see Nick Nurse take charge of the Sixers from next season, it is Georges Niang. The shooter showed his enthusiasm for the former Toronto coach.
“He is a basketball scientist, he knows how to draw systems after time-outs, lead an attack, set up a defense”, list the player for ESPN. “He did a remarkable job in Toronto where his teams were always difficult to play. Although it’s unfortunate to see Doc Rivers go, I’m glad he’s been nominated. »
Except that Geroges Niang is not yet certain to start the adventure with the coach and the Sixers since he is free this summer. Nevertheless, such praise for Nick Nurse confirms that he wants to stay.
“I don’t know what will happen this summer. I love being in Philadelphia, I love this franchise. I will look forward to playing for Nurse if the opportunity arises. »
The player, who turns 30 on June 17, comes out of a season with an average of 8.2 points at 40% success at 3-pts in 20 minutes, still off the bench. What is he looking for for the rest of his career?
“Joining a team where I continue to be appreciated, who believes in me and who I can help. Where I can continue to progress too, in a role that leads to victories. You have to go to a place where you are considered, where you enjoy working because, if people think that 82 matches goes by quickly, the season is on the contrary terribly long. I want to be in an environment that I love and where I can win” he concludes.
How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.