Jose Antonio Montero: “EuroLeague has no right to be compared with the NBA”

2018-02-28T15:45:47+00:00 2018-02-28T16:18:25+00:00.

Alex Madrid

28/Feb/18 15:45

The vice-president of the Spanish Federation criticizes the position of the EuroLeague during the FIBA “Windows”.

By Eurohoops team/

Before the fourth win of the Spanish National Team in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers, Jose Antonio Montero, the vice-president of the Spanish Federation (FEB) gave his opinion to As about the “Windows” and the problems that they have faced with EuroLeague:

Basically, the position of the Euroleague seems unheard of. Actually, this situation can’t be for four games in a season when, since 2013 or 2014, everyone knew that “Windows” were going to be installed. The conflict hurts basketball. It has been shown in recent years that in the big countries the engine of basketball are the national teams. It is very sad to be in this situation and I think that we should intervene at the level of Ministers and Secretaries of State for Sport“, Montero said when he was asked about the “Windows”.

We’re going to try to be smart. The Euroleague can’t be compared to the NBA in any way. A European competition that generates at best 36 million euros, I don’t think that has the right to be compared with the NBA, which is incomparable“, Montero added.

“I understand that from the first moment all the obstacles have been put by the EuroLeague, which has the right to claim what it considers legitimate but all the sides should be with each other and the stronger we are together, the better it will be for basketball“.

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