Furthermore, the appeal of the Club Teams Championships is that the winner will play in the European Champions’ Cup. But this opportunity is open only to the first 10 ranked teams in the latest European Championships, so Italy cannot take part. We will play there anyway because we are the holders.
LC: So only organisational reasons, rather than disaffection for Italy?
GD: Absolutely, we will play as usual in the Italian Spring Championships. This tournament is played over five rounds so it is easier to arrange.
LC: Is there any truth to the idea of playing for another NBO?
GD: We are currently not interested in representing another country.
LC: Last October Madala, Bocchi and you have said that you are not available to represent Italy: any second thoughts on this?
GD: No, our decision has not changed.
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