He hopes to debut on December 3: “I want to make Fontajau enjoy”


The Spanish player Marc Gasol announced this Thursday that he will continue to be active at Bàsquet Girona, the club of which he is president and owner, to try to help the team in the LEB Oro and improve the current bad situation.

“I was excited, I am very excited about this,” announced the center of Sant Boi de Llobregat, who has been training with the team for some time to get fit before making this official announcement at the Fontajau pavilion.

In this sense, he added that his wish was to return to the city. “I want to go back to playing what I like the most, which is basketball, and doing it here in Girona is what attracts me right now,” he said.

“I have been moved by a feeling, a dream that I have had for a long time. I have always had a special bond with Girona,” said the pivot, who played in Girona before making the jump to the NBA. “We are a young club and we want to continue growing. And we do it because I squeeze the people in the office a lot,” he said, also speaking as president of the club, in addition to being now a player.

Its immediate objective is not difficult to achieve, it is to be “happy”. “I want to be happy every day, I want to help my teammates on the track and make them and people enjoy themselves. I want to make Fontajau enjoy,” acknowledged the veteran center.

“I have lived everything that can be lived as a basketball player, I have enjoyed it. Sometimes I have been wrong, but I have always tried to improve and I do not regret anything in my career. Now I want to play here in Girona, in Fontajau If all goes well, it will be on December 3 “, he predicted about his possible debut with Bàsquet Girona.

Marc Gasol, at 36 years old and without a team so far, finally chose to continue playing and park his retirement, and to do so in his Bàsquet Girona, in the second category of Spanish basketball, in a team that currently has no coach and is fourth by the tail.

Retired from the Spanish team after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, like his brother Pau, unlike the oldest of the Marc brothers, he chooses to remain active but at a second level, far from the elite basketball that is the NBA.

Despite the fact that the manager of the FC Barcelona basketball section, Juan Carlos Navarro, acknowledged that they were pending if Marc chose to follow the path of his brother Pau, who returned to Barça last season and had great performances before retiring, finally Marc Gasol chose Girona.

In the summer, the 2019 NBA champion with the Toronto Raptors lost his place in the Los Angeles Lakers with the arrival of Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan, among others. Marc Gasol, who came to the NBA 13 seasons ago, was supposed to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he started, but chose not to.