Recently, Nikola Mirotic and his wife decided they wanted to learn how to speak Greek. They picked this language mostly because it’s a difficult one to master. Never mind that Mirotic already speaks Serbian, Spanish and English. “I like challenges,” Mirotic said. That’s one of the main reasons Mirotic said he wants to stay in the NBA next season rather than return to the safety net of playing professionally in Europe when his three-year, $16.6 million deal expires after this season.
Management, which has called Mirotic part of its core, faces an intriguing decision regarding Mirotic next summer. For his part, Mirotic hopes to remain in Chicago. “I love the Bulls,” he said. “I love my teammates. I love the city. It’s the perfect place for me. The first idea is to re-sign.”
“Real Madrid is one of the best teams in Europe and in basketball,” Mirotic said of his former team. “I had a great time playing there, great memories. I won championships there. I know the fans want me back there. But my first idea is the NBA.”