The world is rejoicing that Enes has finally been freed (kind of) to Salt Lake City, Utah. That includes Namik Tan, the Turkish ambassador to the United States, who released this statement regarding the Turkish phenom being selected:
“The Utah Jazz’ selection of Enes Kanter extends the rich bilateral basketball relationship between the United States and Turkey. Enes becomes the sixth Turk to currently play in the NBA, joining Hedo Turkoglu, Mehmet Okur, Semih Erden, Omer Asik and Ersan Ilyasova. As a country, Turkey is proud of its basketball roots and its growing ranks in the NBA.
“I’m confident Enes has all of the tools to be a great player in the NBA for many years to come and I’m looking forward to watching him play when he comes through Washington. I would like to extend my congratulations to Enes and his family on this terrific honor. Kudos as well to the Utah Jazz on a very wise selection.”
Kind of wish it just said, “Suck it, Emmert.”, but that works too.