Monaco’s Oleksiy Yefimov aims for EuroLeague

Monaco executive director Oleksiy Yefimov has hinted at a possible aim for the EuroLeague in the future after two impressive runs in the Basketball Champions League.

In the two seasons that the Champions League has been in existence, Monaco have made the Final Four on both occasions but have come up short both times – with the most recent coming last month – when they lost to AEK Athens in the final.

Yefimov, who has overseen a huge transformation at the principality, where in just three seasons in the French ProA, they have finished the regular season in the first place three times and won three Leaders Cup titles.

And he has bigger goals in mind for the future.

“Our goal is to create a club that is as good as possible in order to be interested in all international competitions of all levels, including EuroLeague,” Yefimov told Greek outlet Eurohoops.

“Don’t forget Monaco is probably the only one place where miracles still happening.”

Yefimov continued: “If you will take a look at the developing of the Roca Team project – it’s like a fairy tale. For us, it’s only the third season in the French First Division (Pro A). We have finished the Regular Season in the first place three times and won three Leaders Cup titles.

“It’s also our second year playing in an international competition and the second consecutive time we made it to the Final Four.”