Delaney Rudd, the legend of ASVEL: “My heart has always been in Lyon and in France”

He is the greatest American playmaker in the history of French basketball. Even if he passed fleetingly by PSG Racing, he is the man of a club: ASVEL. He played there from 1993 to 1999. He averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 assists in 167 matches, was the foreign MVP in 1996 and 97 and he led ASVEL three times in the championship final. de France and at the Euroleague Final Four in 1997 in Rome. Luc Paganon from Progress conducted an interview with Delaney Rudd, 58, who was a victim of COVID-19 a few weeks ago. Extracts.

ON COVID:

“The first ten days were very difficult. I was really having trouble breathing. It was scary (…) I just lost my daddy and it really has been a very difficult year. ”

ON THE SUPPORT TESTIMONIES FROM FRENCH FANS:

“It was really heartwarming to hear from me, to know that people cared about my health. My heart has always been in Lyon and in France. ”

ON HIS STAY IN VILLEURBANNE:

(…) After my first year, I understood that this was the place where I needed to be. My heart was simply in Lyon and when you do something with your heart you do it better. I loved living in this city, in this team, in this club, with these people, the restaurants! When I played with ASVEL, I played for them. ”

ON HIS WORK IN THE UNITED STATES

“I have my academy. I go to the gym every day. I coach young people and I like it. ”

ON THE POSSIBILITY OF BECOMING A COACH OF THE GIRLS OF ASVEL:

“We had seriously talked about it when Tony wasn’t sure Valéry Demory could come. Finally, he took it. But if that were to happen, it would be a great opportunity. I love to coach! I wouldn’t go anywhere other than ASVEL ”

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