Two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol joined Barça Regal for training this Thursday, alongside his brother Marc. The two will train under Xavi Pascual whilst the NBA lockout continues.
Pau Gasol was back wearing Barça colours on Thursday –though it was only the training kit the
team use- amid considerable media attention. He joined brother Marc, who started training with the
team on Tuesday, whilst they await the outcome of the negotiations to resolve the NBA lockout. Pau
has started training later than his brother due to the problems he still had following the ankle
injury he picked up in the European championships in Lithuania.
Ten years later….
After giving a packed press conference, Pau was the last player out on
the court he left 10 years ago. The first thing he did was to greet coach Xavi Pascual, before
joining the rest of the players as they prepared for Sunday’s league opener in Murcia (12.30
). Pau is certainly a luxury reinforcement for the team’s training sessions.
Preparing for Sunday debut
Pascual was able to call on a full squad for the session and as well as the Gasol brothers,
reserve team players Josep Pérez and Ivan García, who have been with the first team squad for the
pre-season, also joined in. Technical secretary Joan Creus followed the session from the Palau