Zalgiris Kaunas coach Martin Schiller, who previously worked with Naz Mitrou-Long in the Utah Jazz, stressed that Olympiacos was strongly interested in the 27-year-old guard 1.5 years ago.
“I coached Naz Mitrou-Long for two seasons. I really like him as a player and as a person. He is really a very good player. I have been pushing him to come to Europe for a long time. I spoke to him a while ago, while he was still in the bubble with Indiana and for me, because he knows it, I say it, it is time for him to come to Greece. I know that Olympiacos tried very aggressively to acquire him a year and a half ago. He played for me and I was glad that the transfer was not completed, but as a coach and as someone who wants the best for an athlete, the right thing to do is to come here and he has to do it soon, because it will take time to adjust from North America to Europe. . It will help him to get the Greek passport, but it will take time to adjust “.
See here his interview.