Luis Scola, former member of the Golden Generation of Argentine basketball, admitted that he “wants to learn” every day in his new role as sports manager (CEO) that he will fulfill at Varese, which will participate in the Italian First League.
The 41-year-old former Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers player of the NBA, was appointed last Monday in this new role, after having said goodbye to the National Team in the last Tokyo Olympics
“I want to learn every day in this new role. I did it as a player and now I can do it as a manager,” emphasized the former basketball player, in a presentation press conference.
“I am motivated to start this project, in a team steeped in history, we have all the credentials to do it well and I am sure we will do it well,” said Scola, the top scorer in history for the Argentine teams.
The new executive of the Italian franchise, which will intervene in the next League (Legabasket), said that he drew up a proposal to stay at least five seasons.
“A serious project cannot be less than five years old,” considered the former player, who agreed with the fact that he wanted to “change things in the medium term.”
Scola also remarked that the leaders who best influenced him are those he had in the NBA.
“We should all look to the NBA as an example to bring here (Italy) to innovate the system,” he said.
“They are more advanced and have a bigger budget, but in Italy we can still do well if we follow the example of some of their things,” he said.
“In my opinion, there are three things that are fundamental to copy in the NBA: one is marketing, however it is a bit difficult because here it is reduced, the analysis of the evaluation data (sports analysis) of all things and then player development, which in the NBA is totally more advanced than ours. These are the three most important areas to copy, “Scola described.