By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Turkish Basketball Federation became the third national federation that openly supports the new FIBA clubs competition structure as president Harun Erdenay announced. With the exception of Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes which already have sign with the Euroleague, the rest of the Turkish club are positive in the idea of playing in FIBA Champions League.
As Erdenay said: “In March, FIBA will unveil its plan for the Basketball Champions League. This announcement marks a turning point in European Basketball.
The dual structure for European club competitions that currently exists is inhibiting our sport from reaching its full potential. As a FIBA member and leading basketball nation, we want European club competitions to be managed by FIBA. The French and Italian Basketball Federations have expressed a similar position recently.
We have met with many of our clubs and have received positive responses. Our league’s clubs, except those already committed to Euroleague, will take their spots in FIBA’s Basketball Champions League. Additionally, we expect these clubs will be accepted in this newly established structure as primary stakeholders having prominent roles. This path will lead to greater growth and success for our clubs, leagues, federations, and basketball as a whole.
We will be informing our clubs of the latest developments in the days ahead.”