By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Among many changes made at the EuroLeague General Assembly, the allocation criteria for the non-guaranteed spots have changed as well. There’s no direct connection to any domestic league anymore with ABA League having the priority for one of the three wildcards.
Regarding that change specifically, the Spanish League issued a statement which disapproves the new allocation system.
After the press release issued by the Euroleague announcing a new system of access to the competition that replaces the classification through national leagues by wildcards, the ACB wants to highlight:
– Its firm rejection of the model approved unilaterally by the Euroleague
– The need to maintain a sports ecosystem in which the national leagues qualify for the main European competitions, as has happened throughout the history of European basketball and occurs in the most important sports tournaments on the continent.
– The arbitrariness of the new access system, which replaces the usual classification by national leagues with the decision to deliver five wildcards, three of them annually.