By Stelios Toromanidis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The updated Euroleague is… looming, when “old” protagonists of the tournament (players and coaches) return to its courts to impart extra quality and competition to the favorite weekly habit of basketball fans everywhere.
Eurohoops singles out the top 10, presenting everything you need to know about each of them.
The arrivals as well as the departures of players and coaches are a common and inevitable phenomenon in the 17 (including this year’s) summer periods that the Euroleague exists in its current form. What stands out from the summer moves of the 16 gladiators is the return of players and coaches, who left their mark on the tournament in their previous terms.
A total of 33 is the number of… familiar faces that are going to shine once again in Europe’s top club competition. Nine of them have returned after their wanderings in the NBA, the NBDL, and the Chinese league, while the rest either played in other European championships or were simply unemployed.
Eurohoops singled out ten of them and presents to you not only their doings in the Euroleague, but also all the interesting facts that accompany them in the following list. As for the… remaining 23, those are, divided by team, the following:
Pat Calathes, Argiris Pedoulakis (Panathinaikos Superfoods)
Sito Alonso (Baskonia)
Alen Omic, Deshaun Thomas (Andolu Efes)
Adrien Moerman (Dogus Darussafaka)
Blake Schilb, Vladimir Micov, Sinan Guler, Goksenin Koksal, Ege Arar (Galatasaray)
Semyon Antonov (CSKA Moscow)
Anton Ponkrashov, Vadim Panin, Marko Banic, Artsiom Parakhouski, Kostas Kaimakoglou, Pavel Antipov, Evgeniy Pashutin (UNICS Kazan)
Awudu Abass (EA7 Armani Milano)
Arturas Milaknis (Zalgiris Kaunas)
Vladimir Veremeenko (Bamberg)
Erez Edelstein (Maccabi Tel Aviv)