Besiktas coach Ataman opens up about proposed deal with Williams
Last year on our team ... maybe sometimes there are some [checks] late -- maybe one week, 10 days, maybe one month, only one time. But now, everybody can take his money. And in this situation, this is also completely different for Deron Williams because we have a special sponsor -- a separate sponsor from the team. This is a different situation. This is not included in the club budget. This is a special situation, and also will be for Kobe and other star players if they come to play for Besiktas.
Ataman: The president has many companies, and is one of the biggest industry [men] in Turkey, so he will decide which of these companies will sponsor for these players.
Ataman: The contract is ready, so we'll sign the contract in 24 hours, and once it's signed we'll show we're not making [any p.r. stunt]. Of course, Deron Williams playing in Besiktas is public [relations], for Turkish sports, for Turkish basketball. But that's [how it is] for everybody. That's one of the things, like Kobe playing for the Lakers.