The EuroLeague Head Coaches Board is surprised and shocked by the totally unprofessional behavior of the bus driver that had as a result the injury of our member Erdem Can on the way to the arena for the last practice before the EuroCup Final in Gran Canaria.
Our information is not only that the bus driver used a much longer route spending valuable time for the time preparation before the biggest game of the season, but when coach Can after asking him repeatedly to lower the excessive volume of the music and then the coach tried to do it himself, the driver pushed the breaks on purpose, and coach Can end up being injured by hitting his head on the windscreen. From the impact of that, the windscreen was broken.
We trust the Spanish traffic authorities to get to the bottom of this sad incident since decisions made by the bus drivers should ALWAYS be focused on the overall safety of all passengers.
We hope that this kind of incident will not happen again in Basketball and in all sports community in general.