Olimpia Milano, Crvena Zvezda, Olympiacos take their turn for Media Day

2021-09-15T14:52:14+00:00 2021-09-15T15:11:50+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

15/Sep/21 14:52


Three more Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano, Crvena Zvezda mts, and Olympiacos extend introductory Media Day series

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano, Crvena Zvezda mts, and Olympiacos continued the preparations of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams for the 2021-22 season holding the season-opening Media Day on Wednesday.

The Italian team comes in with Nicolo Melli the key summer addition and among the most important overall of the EuroLeague offseason. Troy Daniels, Giampaolo Ricci, Jerian Grant, Dinos Mitoglou, Devon Hall, and Davide Alviti are also in for the team coached by Ettore Messina. Returning players from the team leading Olimpia Milano back to the Final Four after nearly 30 years include experienced stars Sergio Rodriguez, Luigi Datome, Kyle Hines, and Malcolm Delaney.

The Belgrade Media Day was fresh off the announcement of Maik Zirbes returning for a third stint. Austin Hollins, Nate Wolters, Nikola Kalinic, Stefan Lazarevic, Nikola Ivanovic, Luka Mitrovic, and Aaron White shape up the remaining newcomers for Dejan Radonjic. Returning players are Aleksa Uskokovic, Dejan Davidovac, Branko Lazic, Ognjen Dobric, Marko Simonovic, and Ognjen Kuzmic.

The Reds powered up with former NBA player Tyler Dorsey. Olympiacos also signed Michalis Lountzis, Moustapha Fall, and Thomas Walkup during the offseason. Vassilis Spanoulis has retired, but Giannoulis Larentzakis, Kostas Sloukas, Hassan Martin, Sasha Vezenkov, Shaquielle McKissic, and Livio Jean-Charles are back.

Only a couple of teams are left, Real Madrid and UNICS Kazan, to complete the Media Day series. Both the Spanish and Russian teams are scheduled to host their respective Media Days tomorrow, Thursday.

The 2021-22 season will officially tip-off on September 30 with Regular Season Round 1.