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Crvena Zvezda made significant roster changes, adding key players like Shabazz Napier, Milos Teodosic, Adam Hanga, Nemanja Bjelica, and Rokas Giedratitis. President Nebojsa Covic expects strong results this season.

They wrapped up the preseason with close losses and begin their season against Igokea on September 30th and ASVEL on October 5th in the EuroLeague.

“We are nearing the end of the preparatory phase for the new season,” Covic said. “The team is very strong, and our coaching staff, led by a highly experienced coach, is excellent. Of course, during the preparation period, you win, you lose, you assess the strengths but also what needs improvement…

“We’re moving forward, and I expect that we will achieve good results this year in all the competitions that Red Star participates in – ABA League, Serbian Cup, and the domestic championship, which is very important for us as a club from Serbia. We are not a club that will leave the domestic championship while taking money from the state.”

Last season, Zvezda came close to making the EuroLeague playoffs, and now they aim to push even harder and advance further.

“What’s important for us, and where we’ll try to make a big leap, is the EuroLeague, where our goal will be the Final Four. What they’re saying now, whether it’s this way or that way, we’ll see.”