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Mirza Teletovic: "I'm a professional. It's up to me to do my job"

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Mirza Teletovic is the first Nets player to talk publicly about the departure of Jason Kidd, telling a Bosnian website that as a professional, "it's up to me to do my job."

Talking to Klix.ba, Teletovic admitted there will be changes, which he will have to deal with.

"Every time you have a new coach he will change the system, introduce [new] game plans. It requires adaptation, not only for me, but for everyone at the club [but] I'm a professional. I's up to me to do my job. So it will be in the future,"

After playing limited minutes under Avery Johnson and P.J. Carlesimo, Teletovic played a total of 100 games, from preseason through two rounds of the playoffs. It was a new phenomenon that requires him to adjust his training and diet.

"I think it's very important that I played last season and had limited time slots," he said according to a Google translation.. "I played in a hundred games as much any an athlete, no matter what the sport. For me it was a new experience, and for my body a new routine," Teletovic noted. "After we finished games in the NBA playoffs, I had a break of seven days, after which I resumed light training. Got a new diet that helps me a lot."

Looking forward to next season, Teletovic said things will be different.

"I have to perform for the team physically and mentally, be better prepared than last year. Last year I cared more about what role i will have in the club, whether it will be the same as before, whether I play or not ... It was a psychological burden, not only for me but for anyone who finds himself in such a situation. However, this year I'm more relaxed."

Teletovic did not mention Kidd, who resurrected his career, in the interview.