Basketball: The homecoming of Boris Diaw
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Basketball: The homecoming of Boris Diaw

Bordeaux : France | Nov 15, 2011 at 5:25 AM PST
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Boris Diaw ~ Dans les pas du Président (JSA Bordeaux Basket)

AFP - Income as a player to JSA Bordeaux, the club of his youth which he is also the president, Boris Diaw, the captain of the basketball team in France, enjoy the homecoming, friends and family, the time of lock out in the NBA.

The power forward of the Charlotte Bobcats (29, 2.03 m), came to lend a hand to the club he chairs since 2010 and just promoted Probe, has adjusted to her new carefree life. Although it is only temporary.

"I'm happy to be there. That's why I made the choice of Bordeaux, because it's my home club, that's where I grew up," he told the AFP who had moved there before joining the Insep at 16 and Pau-Orthez and finally the NBA in 2003.

"I got immediately felt at ease. I had to relearn everyday life in France, in Bordeaux. But it was only happiness, because I have the day to day opportunity to be with my family and friends, "said Diaw, JSA income for the club to enjoy their own notoriety.

Diaw, spent Monday in Paris to promote the "stoppage", a chain of restaurants in which he invested with the first site to open on December 9 in Aubervilliers, nevertheless recognizes that some aspects of American life it are missing.

The "lifestyle, the small routines of the NBA" and the excitement of a "very interesting championship, where it takes a lot of fun", remember the memories of the regular silver medalist at the Euro in Lithuania with the Blues.

In Probe, "Babac" is yet in a world very different from the NBA, with endless travel by bus instead of flying in luxury jets. "It does not bother me. There is a certain camaraderie that is created," says one who has agreed to touch only the minimum wage labor in Prob.

In Bordeaux, he found his brother Martin, four years her senior, with whom he had never played. "It's great. We had one opportunity to play together." The coach, Claude Bergeaud, is also an old acquaintance, who led a team to Pau in France.

"I found as I had left. He has not changed. It is the same Claude. I knew what to expect when he came to Bordeaux which is exactly what is a. He is someone who will advance the players and that makes a big gain at the club, "said he.

The JSA, who aim to finish in the first half of the table and possibly participate in the playoffs have started well this season (second). True to himself, the altruist Diaw has never sought to enhance its statistics (10.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists on average).

"It performs as well as Claude to do is to have a team that plays together, not personalities that stand out. The team will continue to live and play in the same way when I'm gone," says he said.

For the JSA could lose their jewel. If the NBA lockout is lifted, he will join Charlotte in 72 hours. And if the NBA season should be canceled, as is now possible, he suggested to Sport24 that he could not stay in Prob.

lalag is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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