Here’s part of an Indianapolis Star interview with Pacers center Rasho Nesterovic

Q: You were born in Slovenia and played in Europe and on national teams. In how many countries have you played basketball?

A: “Lots. I can’t even remember. When I played in Europe, we traveled a lot, and on the national team, we traveled all over the world.”

Q: When you played in Greece, you were given the name Radoslav Makris. Is it common that they give players new names?

A: “A lot of guys that played there, they find a name for you so you can have Greek citizenship. You keep your old name, they just give you another one.”

Q: How did you learn English?

A: “I just picked it up from TV. I’ve been here for 10 years, so I should pick it up.”