A pair of 7DAYS EuroCup clubs have added their hats the ring of those getting training camps for the 2020-21 season underway these days.
Former champions Unicaja Malaga ended a long wait for getting back in action by having a group of mostly familiar faces reunite at Martin Carpena Arena under the direction of head coach Luis Casimiro. New forward Tim Abromaitis was the only addition to Unicaja's roster, whose returning members were primed for the EuroCup Quarterfinals when last season was suspended and eventually interrupted. The only absence for Friday's first group practice was big man Volodymyr Gerun, whose arrival was delayed by one day. Unicaja will get the new EuroCup season started by hosting Boulogne Metropolitans 92 of France on September 29.
Another team that was aiming high when last season was cut short, AS Monaco, prepared to travel to Bormio in Italy on Friday to begin training in earnest for the 2020-21 campaign. At the head of the contingent was head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic, who has returned to Monaco, where he had spent four seasons previously. Mitrovic has a largely new set of players who will try to build on an impressive progression that saw Monaco reach the quarterfinals before the 2019-20 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Monaco will travel from its own principality to another to face MoraBanc Andorra in Round 1 of the new season on September 30.