After competing for the last two seasons in the Basketball Champions League, AS Monaco is stepping up to appear in the 7DAYS EuroCup for the very first time. The club from the French principality came agonizingly close to securing continental silverware in the 2017-18 campaign by advancing to the BCL title game with an outstanding 17-3 record, before falling 94-100 to AEK Athens in the Final. It was a similar story in France's Pro A League, with Monaco topping the regular season standings with a 25-9 record and easily overcoming Pau-Lacq-Orthez and then Limoges to reach the finals, but suffering agony in the best-of-five series against Le Mans with a heart-breaking 74-76 loss in the decisive fifth game. The club had better luck in domestic cups, claiming the Leaders Cup for the third consecutive season by overcoming Le Mans 83-78 to take the title. The French Cup, with a quarterfinal exit, brought less joy. Monaco is now looking forward to its EuroCup debut with a new coach, Saso Filipovski, and with high hopes of mounting a strong challenge.