Delfino gave a short interview for Ole, Argentina's main sport newspaper. He mainly talked about the Bucks’season, but don't expect any big revelation: he said he always had the coach's trust and that he feels at ease in Milwaukee. "Being realistic, we haven't enough level to be champions. But the idea was to get into the playoffs and compete (...) This is the bitter taste I’m left with." I'll try to translate the whole interview tomorrow.
Here`s the full transcription.
What’s your (season) evaluation?
I’m glad and I think while I was physically ok, I had a good time, and when I was not, a bad one.
After All Star weekend you nailed 30 points in two games and 8 treys in one. Was that because you were feeling confident?
-That happened because I was physically well: resting helped and also the adrenaline of coming back. I felt my legs better. Being away so much time made me suffer…
What meant those records for you?
-They were nice personal things, but if at the end of the season they don’t help… This is a team sport and must be analyzed in that way.
This season seemed it was meant to be your best one.
- I had a good summer, and I wanted to keep playing, keep my level, catch confidence, but with injuries you get physically low. I’m at ease with my performance and I enjoy being on the court. Now, in my holidays, I’ll analyze pros and cons of what happened.
-Are you comfortable with the role Scott Skiles is giving you?
-Yes, but anyway I think we all had a strange year. Just at the season’s ending we could be all together at the locker room and not everyone was healthy. It’s something difficult what happened to us. Every game was different to the other: rotations and positions changed, and we all paid a little bit because of that. But I can’t complain because I always had the coach’s trust.
-I can imagine how disappointing must be to watch playoffs on tv…
-It’s the first time in my career that I’m out of playoffs, at any level I have played. It’s hard, because you prepare for them and it’s the season time that you want to be playing. Being realistic, we haven't enough level to be champions. But the idea was to get into the playoffs and compete. On a personal level it’s not nice to know that you play without any chances to keep advancing. This is the bitter taste I’m left with.
-Motivation can come with next pre Olympic games in Mar del Plata (Delfino will be playing in August in Argentina to qualify for London 2012).
-Yes. Though there’s still time for them, I’m starting to think about them and I’m motivated with playing at home, playing again with the national Team. There are big expectations and I will doing a lot in the preparation. It’s a big goal.