Dario Saric is coming. He’s said as much about a dozen times before, yet it’s still not set in stone. Today, he said it again.
According to an auto-translate (thanks, SkyNet!), Dario Saric told Slobodna Dalmacija:
“Everything is going in the direction that this decision happen. I’m waiting to finish this tournament to once again sit down and make a deal and go to the signing of the contract in America… I have another year of contract with Efes and Perasović wants to stay, but I promised the people that will come after two seasons. The menu is what was promised the most important. If you are a man of your word, no matter what is on paper.”
I don’t think what he said actually translates to “menu” but I need to know more about it anyway. The tournament Saric speaks of, an Olympic qualifying tourney, runs from July 4th to 9th in Turin, Italy. Croatia has already qualified, however.
This has been said before, but this time it got a Marc Spears retweet. That’s big:
He could make more money by staying in Turkey another season, but Dario is a man of his word. And his menu.
The deadline for Dario to reach a deal with the Sixers is July 17th, that gives Bryan and Dario’s agent about eight-days to hammer out the finer details.
UPDATE: Marc Spears essentially reports the above.