EuroLeague turns the page with a new management structure

2022-05-26T12:51:04+00:00 2022-05-26T15:56:11+00:00.

Aris Barkas

26/May/22 12:51

The majority of the 11 clubs-shareholders confirmed their decision to replace Jordi Bertomeu at the end of June

By Aris Barkas/

The meeting of the 11 EuroLeague shareholders-clubs ended up with no surprises and no big news. As it was already reported, EuroLeague will have new management with Jordi Bertomeu ending his tenure as a CEO.

While Bertomeu said in Belgrade that he was not officially informed of the upcoming change which was decided last October, representatives of the clubs contacted him personally to confirm the decision.

However, with five teams voting in favor of Bertomeu last October, the scenario of him in the near future keeping a consulting role in the competition can’t be excluded.

The rest of the talks were centered on the new structure of the management, which is expected to include new positions of directors. Those directors may come from the EuroLeague clubs or will be well-respected personalities in the basketball world like it’s the case with Dejan Bodiroga.

Still, there are no official announcements to be made yet, either for the exact structure or for the members of the management.

Meanwhile, the issue of CSKA Moscow‘s presence in the competition has not been officially resolved. CSKA wants to play as they officially informed everyone involved, but at this point, this seems impossible for the next season.

In total, that would mean three open spots/wildcards for next season. The main candidates. Valencia and the two ABA Liga finalists, Crvena Zvezda and Partizan, are well known at this point, but there’s no final decision either for this matter.