“You dream but you live in the now” – Kosta Koufos Unplugged! The CSKA big man joins The Sports Rabbi to talk ball & Much More! Episode 65

With Maccabi Tel Aviv welcoming CSKA Moscow to Israel for Euroleague date tonight at 21:00, The Sports Rabbi sat down with star center Kosta Koufos who signed with the Russian club over the summer after having played in the NBA for 11 years.

Here’s the topics covered in the interview:

Coming over to CSKA from the NBA
Jelling as a team after last season’s Euroleague championship
Influence of Kyle Hines
Maximizing talent
The goal of playing in the NBA
Favorite NBA player
Talent in the NBA and around the world
Winning his last college game and being named the NIT MVP
Maccabi Tel Aviv center Othello Hunter was Koufos’s college teammate at Ohio State
Deciding to come out of school after freshman year
Veteran presence during Koufos’s first NBA season with Utah
NBA Players coming to play in Europe
Time with the Denver Nugget
Experience with the Grizzlies
Friends from the NBA
Toughest opponent
Adapting to the NBA
Playing for Greece in International basketball
Potential return to the Greek National Team
Shoe of choice
Goals ahead

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