UNICS Kazan president against resuming season

2020-05-07T11:39:32+00:00 2020-05-07T20:39:27+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

07/May/20 11:39


Yevgeny Bogachev, UNICS Kazan president, shares his take on 2019-20 action potentially resuming.

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

UNICS Kazan president, Yevgeny Bogachev talked to RIA Novosti about the hiatus on the 2019-20 season and possibly resuming action by scheduling games during the summer period. He would prefer Euroleague Basketball to focus on the 2020-21 season instead of planning for a conclusion to the 2019-20 campaign.

“I don’t think the season will resume, but they obviously want to,” he pointed out, “We don’t want to play games without fans. We also must gather our American players. What if they don’t want to return?”

Euroleague Basketball is expected to announce the hosts for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup final tournaments, which will be scheduled at a later date, provided health concerns are lifted. UNICS was among the teams advancing to the EuroCup quarterfinals before the halt of the season.

“It would be better not to consider resuming the season,” added Bogachev, “It would be preferable to focus and prepare for the next season. We can only hope that we will be able to move forward with the next season.”

“I am against continuing the season in July,” he said in conclusion, “Some players may even move to different teams by then.”