More on Holden
From EUROBASKET, another piece on the novelty of an American playing for the Russian national team, that includes two very telling comments from the Russian point of view:
Zakhar Pashutin, who's played with the Russian national team since 1997 and with Holden for two seasons at CSKA, enjoys having the short American around.
"He's a very great player, and we needed a player like him. He gives us some more power on the break," he said. . . .
Russian coach Sergey Babkov added: "He's a very good guard, a versatile one as well. And we don't have any better in Russia at the moment."