The countdown to the new era of European domestic basketball is on. The EuroLeague season begins on October 12 as two former champions Real Madrid and Olympiacos square off to usher in the a new look and a new format.
But while the EuroLeague has undergone a major overhaul this off-season, for most teams, it’s back to work as if nothing has changed.
EA7 Milano are still without new signing Miroslav Raduljica as he flies back to Belgrade from the Rio Olympics but they started their pre-season training outdoors with conditioning work, as Ricky Hickman teamed up with his new squad.
The Italian side play Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv in their opening EuroLeague fixture.
Anadolu Efes faces life without Dario Saric, who was an integral part of their campaign last season. But the team spirit is still strong in Istanbul. The team began pre-season with a summer barbecue before they got into the gym to begin preparations for the upcoming season.
Anadolu Efes begin their EuroLeague season away to Laboral Kutxa on October 14.
It will be a new era in Barcelona as the Georgios Bartzokas reign began this week with a light training session at the Palau Blaugrana. New signings Pettori Koponen, Tyrese Rice were on hand as they begin their season with a long road trip to Unics Kazan.
New season begins / Comencem nova temporada / Empezamos pretemporada 🏀🏃🏻👌 pic.twitter.com/qGxtXtaioO
— Barça Basket (@FCBbasket) August 22, 2016