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Mirza Teletovic hopes for the best in second season, calls Coach Kidd "born leader"

Bosnian Basketball Federation

In an interview with Bosnia' leading broadcast outlet, Radio Sarajevo, Mirza Teletovic says he "hopes" for a better season in his second season, saying he believes he's "adjusted" to NBA game.

"You always hope for the best, it is difficult to adapt to a new style of basketball. I waited for my chance, trying to take maximum advantage of playing time, but I really hope that the next season will be much better ,'' said Teletović.

The 6'9" power forward adds that while there are differences in jargon and rules, those changes don't take long to adjust to. It's the changes in lifestyle that take longer.

"Basketball is the same everywhere, in Europe and in America and elsewhere," he told the interviewer . They say, organized attacks use some words that are not part of the English language. This was the slang that is used by high school and college . It takes a month or two to learn it all.''

He spoke about different rules in the NBA.

"The rules are different. There are the famous three seconds in the paint. The line for the three points is moved back, but I say, the adjustment takes a month or two, and then everything is fine."

He also spoke about his new coach, Jason Kidd.

"I believe that we as a team will be much better, because this team has been made to do big things. Jason Kidd is the man who has 20 years of experience in the NBA, a born leader, so we believe that it can only bring good," Teletovic told Oslobodenje, a Bosnian news site.

Teletovic is back in Bosnia, where he is getting ready for FIBA Eurobasket. The Bosnian national team will begin practicing on July 27. Under NBA rules, Teletovic can practice for 35 days prior to the start of Eurobasket on September 4. In a meeting with Bosnian Prime Minister Nermin Niksic, Teletovic presented the country's leader with a game-worn Nets jersey.