Euroleague to reduce number of teams?

Euroleague is reportedly thinking of reducing the number of teams from 24 to 16.

Spanish media outlet, Encestando have reported that not only will the number of teams shrink but the format for Europe’s premier club competition will change as well.

The teams will be 16 instead of 24 with 11 licences, playing against each other in a 30-game regular season.

Then after the regular season has concluded, the first eight teams would advance to the Euroleague Playoffs with the Final Four scheduled between the end of May and the begininng of June.

The format is likened to the NBA’s format only with less games.

This year’s quarter-final Playoffs feature Real Madrid, Barcelona, CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Anadolu Efes and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv.