In the second episode of European Basketball Diaries, FIBA Europe follows Szolnoki Olaj big man Peter Lorant in his quest to help qualify his team to the EuroChallenge Final Four in Bologna, Italy.
Szolnoki Olaj are fully immersed in the defence of their Hungarian League title but are also expectantly awaiting their second participation in a EuroChallenge Final Four.
Szolnoki Olaj bounced back at the weekend from their first defeat in this Hungarian league campaign and did so in style, enjoying a 20-point rout of KTE-Duna Aszfalt at home.
In a demonstration of mutual confidence two weeks ahead of the EuroChallenge Final Four, Royal Hali Gaziantep and head coach Jure Zdovc have extended their current contract by a further two years.
Royal Hali Gaziantep veteran guard Ernest Bremer has credited team-mate Baris Ermis and coach Jure Zdovc for the reversal of fortunes the Turkish side experienced from November onwards.