09/14/2022 at 13:24

    EST


    The Catalan has held the position of the top continental competition since its foundation 22 years ago

    The decision has been carried out despite the opposition of the three Spanish clubs, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Baskonia and the Turkish Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes

    The former Serbian player They leave Bodiroga assumes from this Wednesday the leadership of the Euroleague in substitution of the Spanish Jordi Bertomeuwho has been the president of the top continental competition since its foundation 22 years ago.

    The news, known since last May, has been carried out despite the opposition of the three Spanish clubsReal Madrid, Barcelona and Baskonia and the Turks Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes.

    The clubs that own the competition, the five mentioned plus Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Armani Milan, Maccabi, Zalgiris and CSKA, have voted to carry out the change by which Bodiroga becomes president and the American Marshall Glickman new interim executive director.

    Bodirogawinner of three Euroleagues as a player -one of them with Barcelona-, will focus on developing the competition at a sporting level, while Glickmanformer president of the Portland Trail Blazers and a longtime EuroLeague adviser, will focus on the business side.

    Glickmanin addition to having a seat on the Euroleague board of directors will help in the search for an executive director that is definitive.

    Both the new directors and the shareholders and owners of the competition thanked Jordi Bertomeu “for his unmatched dedication over 22 years and wishing him the best in his future endeavours.”

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