The exciting Monaco also points to the next Euroleague

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The exciting Monaco also points to the next Euroleague

AS Monaco’s dream continues without anyone waking them up. A good job is being done in the Euroleague since they entered it last season and continuity, for the moment, is not negotiable. In this last week of a double day in the continental competition, its new CEO, Marshall Glickmann, went to the flirtatious Salle Gaston Médecin to witness the duel against Olympiacos, in which those from the principality came out victorious (64-60), and evidently it was not a casual visit. They want to form a pineapple with them despite the fact that they are not one of the eleven owner teams. L’Equipe He published in the preview of that match that the team’s place in the next edition would already be secured, whether or not it is classified through sports channels, and Glickmann pointed in that direction to confirm the information.

“There are 18 clubs and 13 of them have a permanent license as members. One of the trustees, CSKA Moscow, is suspended due to the war in Ukraine. That gives us a little space. Considering that CSKA will not return next season, although nobody knows what will happen in geopolitical terms, keeping Monaco will not be a problem. Once those from Moscow are reinstated, it will be more complicated.”pointed out about the Russian team, eliminated last year after the conflict broke out in February. “In any case, the easiest way will be for them to qualify according to sporting criteria. But we are clear: we love Monaco, we want them to continue to be part of the EuroLeague family. We are optimistic about the construction of a new pavilion that has the required capacity”he adds, despite the fact that the current location has already been increased (it has 4,600), because it still does not meet the minimum (there are 10,000) for which the Euroleague bets for licensed teams.

To stay for another year, Monaco must get into the top eight. That goal would make him meet the criteria for license renewal the second year for having reached the quarterfinals a year earlier. The Monegasques took their series against Olympiacos to five games, precisely. If they were ninth or worse, they would enter the Euroleague with their invitation so that the team led by Sasa Obradovic would continue there.

During the past summer the Monaco He increased his budget significantly. He was able to retain the backbone, Mike James, Donta Hall, Alpha Diallo and others, and sign players who performed well last season, like Elie Okobo or John Brown.. It is the team that has made the greatest leap in economic terms from one year to the next. The sports project has been reinforced, seeing that, for now, it works very well.

Moneke, new signing

The latest addition to the Monegasque squad is Chima Moneke. He comes from the Sacramento Kings, an NBA team that has loaned him to the development league for most of this season. In the Stockton team he was averaging a double-double: 16.5 points and 10.8 rebounds. In the previous season he stood out in Spain with Baxi Manresa. He is a 27-year-old Nigerian-born physical power forward who is 1.97 meters tall. His incorporation is official; his stage in Monaco will last until 2024.

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