Former head coach of Russia and “Himok” Sergey Elevich has commented on the decision of the Executive Board of Euroleague to early termination and cancellation of the season in the Euroleague and Eurocup, and also about preservation of structure of participants of tournaments on their nearest raffle.
— The fact that the season ended early, that’s right Elevich noted in an interview with our correspondent Nadezhda Gushchina. — Understand that by continuing the competition, we would put into impact players. And the matches would take place in an empty stadium. And what’s a game without viewers? This is ridiculous. So all right. It is important that this decision, no one is offended. Do everything as it should be.
With regard to the cancellation of the season, and I also think it is absolutely fair solution. The Euroleague has been logically and correctly, taking it. The competition was not carried out completely. And here we must consider that many teams are gathering pace gradually, reaching a peak of form to key moments of the tournament. Convinced that if Fenerbahce, Obradovic got into the playoffs with the 7-8 places, he would then have reached the “Final four”. You can’t stop the energy that gradually unwinds. The teams focus on going to the Final four, distributing power as they see fit. And it helps them to achieve the desired result. Retaining participants for the next season, again, I agree. In this situation it would be more fair than to deprive someone of a place in the tournament.
By the way, despite the fact that the end of the season is recognized as invalid, I don’t think it went down the drain. The season was interesting and was good food for thought. I was just amazed by my performance and dedication “Anadolu Efes”. The team showed that basketball, which we love to watch. In addition, we’ve seen some recessions and the “real” and “Barcelona” and CSKA. We watched hard fighting teams. In General, there were many memorable moments.
Recall that the seasons in the Euroleague and Eurocup have been completed ahead of schedule with no winners.