FIBA.com/3x3: Back to back wins in the Lipik and Moscow Challengers, that's a good way to prepare for the World Tour season. How is the team?
Dusan Bulut: That's a perfect way! To play at high level events and win, it's great for confidence and team chemistry.
FIBA.com/3x3: You had to do a lot of the preparation without Marko Savic because of a thigh injury? How big of a challenge was this and how is he now?
DB: It was a tough month with a lot of problems but we are over that now. He is in competitive mode and that is all that matters.
FIBA.com/3x3: Last time you were in Japan, it was for the first of your World Tour title, what are the memories of this experience to this day?
DB: After the 2012 World Championships title memory, this is second best and maybe the proudest one. We put a lot of work that season and to come with win in the end, it really showed that hard work pays off.
FIBA.com/3x3: What are the things that you are looking forward the most in Japan?
DB: To be honest…. the sushi!
FIBA.com/3x3: What do you think of your pool and the overall level at the Utsunomiya Masters?
DB: Awesome! That's what every pro athlete wants: compete with the best, day in and day out. That's how we grow and progress.
FIBA.com/3x3: You've already qualified for the 3 Masters. Are you on point with your early season objectives?
DB: Yes, everything on schedule. But far from over.
FIBA.com/3x3: A three-peat is the difference between domination and dynasty. What are you willing to do to win the World Tour 3 years in a row?
DB: I am putting my life here. What are the other teams bringing to the table?