La Fonteta, will host ‘Preseason Tour’, prestigious pre-season tournament by Turkish A EuroLeague


The Turkish Airlines Euroleague, together with Valencia Basket, organizes the prestigious preseason tournament ‘Preseason Tour’ to be held on September 15 and 16 at the Fonteta. Our team will participate and host in a 4 team format along with 3 other teams also present in the next edition of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.


Vassilis Spanoulis's Greek Olympiacos, Antoine Diot's LDLC ASVEL and Vladimir Lucic's FC Bayern Munich, as well as host Valencia Basket. A tournament that will serve as a prelude to the European competition, scheduled in its beginning for the first days of October, and that in key taronja on Thursday October 1 at 9pm at the Fonteta precisely against LDLC ASVEL.


On Tuesday, September 15, the two semifinals will be played, in a draw yet to be defined, while on Wednesday, the 16, the final will be played, as well as the third and fourth place, so the four teams will each play two games. The presence of the public will be determined by the instructions of the health authorities.


Olympiacos, the return of Sloukas

The summer in Piraeus has the great news of the return of Kostas Sloukas. The Greek base returns to what was his home between 2008 and 2015 and with which he conquered the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague of 2012 and 2013. The great return of Sloukas joins three references of Greek basketball who remain in the team as Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolau and Georgios Printezis.


Bayern Munich, Trinchieri coaching

The German team retains several of the pieces from last season, with ex-taronja Vladimir Lucic as maximum stiletto, accompanied by players with a past in Spain such as Koponen, Djedovic or Zipser. The two great changes come at the center position, where Malcom Thomas and Jalen Reynolds arrive to replace the loss of Earl Monroe, and on the bench, where Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri takes command.


LDLC ASVEL, second year in the elite

The second year of the French team in the Tukish Airlines EuroLeague will continue to count on the ex Taronja Antoine Diot in the PG position, where he has made one of the most important movements with the arrival of the explosive Norris Cole. In the inside game, the losses of Jean Charles Livio and Tony Jekiri have been replaced with the return to France of the giant Moustapha Fall (2.18) and with the American intimidator Kevarrius Hayes. Head coach is TJ Parker, who served as an assistant last year.


Kaunas, second headquarters

In parallel, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague will organize a second preseason tournament that will take place on the Zalgiris track, in which the Armani AX Exchange Milan, Anadolu Efes, Panathinaikos OPAP and the Zalgiris host team will play, in a tournament that will It will take place a few days before, on September 12-13.