The Sports Rabbi had a chance to speak with both Galatasary Head Coach Ergin Ataman and power forward Stephane Lasme prior to their Tuesday night EuroCup clash against Hapoel Jerusalem at the Pais Arena 20:00.
Lasme may be a familiar name to fans of Israeli basketball fans as he wore the Yellow-and-Blue of Maccabi Tel Aviv back in 20019/10. Originally from Gabon, Lasme played his college ball at UMASS between 2003-2007 and has flirted with the NBA on a number occasions. This will be his second upbeat in Turkey playing last season with Anadolu Efes.
Galatasaray Head Coach Ergin Ataman has been with the team since 2012 and also serves as the Turkish National Team coach. He is a veteran coach who has guided Besiktas, Efes Pilsen and Sienna amongst others in the past.