Cantu to play in EuroCup, replacing BC Volgograd

After originally pulling out of the EuroCup in July, Italian side Cantu have surprisingly decided to re-enter the competition.

The Italian side are owned by Dimitry Gerasimenko, who also owns Russian side BC Volgograd, who will be the side that will step away from the EuroCup. This decision is certain to break the bond between FIBA and the Italian Federation.

Via Sportando:

Despite the position taken by Italian federation, that forced several teams to renounced to Eurocup under the threat that they won’t be able to play in Italian championship, Cantù has taken this important decision and breaking the bond between FIBA and Italian federation.

Cantù is also waiting for the verdict from European Court regarding the situation of European basketball, which is expected to arrive soon, a source told Sportando.