Leading regional carrier Adria Airways, which connects Ljubljana to the world with more than 190 scheduled flights a week, laid on a special flight to bring the golden heroes home from Istanbul, the scene of their triumph. The arrival of the aircraft carrying the victorious team was accompanied by a water salute from firefighting vehicles.
"Thank you for inspiring not just me and my colleagues but every citizen of Slovenia. You have shown yourselves to be great ambassadors for the country. On behalf of Adria Airways, allow me to say that it is a great privilege and satisfaction for us to be able to bring you back home," said Schuster with pride to the unbeatable twelve-man squad. "Compared to what we saw yesterday – and I say this as a long-time basketball fan – the last NBA final was boring. You played an incredible game and put on a phenomenal team performance," he told Slovenia's brilliant captain Goran Dragić and the rest of the team, before they headed off to the huge celebration of their historic victory in Ljubljana's Congress Square, where fans from all over Slovenia were waiting for them.
Photo: Arno Schuster, Adria Airways director with golden Slovenian basketball team