By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
A couple of days after the controversial Copa del Rey final and Real Madrid’s loss to FC Barcelona Lassa, the EuroLeague Champions are still examining an ACB exit at the end of the 2018-19 season. According to El Mundo, the team’s legal team is working on the issue, while an additional law firm has been hired to evaluate the consequences on leaving the Spanish league’s competitions.
Real doesn’t anticipate any problems on its EuroLeague participation. The club is among those with a ten-year contract, but nothing similar applies for ACB. The negative impact on a possible exit from national competitions won’t affect the team on a contractual level, but might reduce general revenue and create problems for the league itself.
The Spaniards estimate that legal studies will conclude in about three to four weeks. However, no final decision on a possible exit from ACB will be taken without consulting their members. If an agreement will be in place, then the team will indeed leave the Spanish league.
Besides the Spanish club, Olympiacos is in a similar situation after abandoning the Greek Cup semifinal game against Panathinaikos OPAP. In both cases, the total income from EuroLeague and the lack of any obligations for participating in national competitions provides the opportunity to examine alternative solutions for the future.