After officially announcing the contract extension of Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks held a press conference in Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center with the presence of head coach Jason Kidd, club GM John Hammond and of course, the “Greek Freak”.
“I want to thank my family for everything they have done all these years and for giving me the opportunity to be here,” said Giannis. “This contract will provide security for them and for my younger brothers. I also want to thank my agents, the Bucks’ owners and the coaching staff for trusting in my talent.”
“To be honest with you I don’t really feel any of it”, he added when asked if his new contract adds more pressure on him.
“I am the only one who can put big pressure on myself. I will continue doing what I’ve done all these years. I will keep working hard and put pressure on myself because I want to be great. I also I want to make my team great, I want to make them a winning team. This is a big step for me and I want to show that I am a leader on and off the court.”
Jason Kidd mentioned that: “I know his character. His biggest motivation is basketball itself. He wants to become a top NBA player who will succeed with the Bucks. That’s what he’s thinking about. He is dedicated and works hard to improve everyday.”