In what's probably the best of the In-Bounds segment, Mirza Teletovic talks with Alyonka Larionov about the Bosnian War, the transition from Europe to the NBA, his family and the love of his life.
About the war, Teletovic tells the BCTV host that "I will never forget it," but that he's tried to move beyond the pain of it. He notes that recently when he told his father that things were not going well, his father chastised him. "Why you complaining?" he quotes his father.
He admits to the frustration of playing a supporting role with the Nets after being the star in Spain. "I knew it was going to be tough. I didn't think it would be this tough," but credits Kris Humphries, Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace and Jerry Stackhouse with helping him through the transition. He consoles himself, he says, by saying, "it's normal. it takes time," and by trying to put himself in P.J. Carlesimo's place.
As for his wife and children, Teletovic says there was never a discussion of leaving them behind in Spain. It was never an option. Talking about his wife, he breaks up a bit as he says, "As I told her a million times, if I didn't marry you, I would never never have gotten married in my life."