The Journey, Episode 4: Building up Bayern

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The biggest surprise of the current Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, playoffs hopeful FC Bayern Munich, opens the fourth episode of The Journey, a behind-the-scenes broadcast series tracking five teams in the competition from the opening tip until this season’s champion is crowned. 

Bayern’s first EuroLeague season in three years is unfolding in storybook fashion and one reason is the arrival of Derrick Williams, a dynamic addition who has proven to be a difference-maker for a team exceeding expectations as it tries to join the European elite. 

Viewers of The Journey also hear from general manager Marko Pesic, who has been marching Bayern up the ladder of European basketball for most of a decade. Pesic explains the mindset of a club that is playing the long game even as it makes new believers with every game. 

Also in Episode 4: 

– Winter in Moscow is the perfect time to hear about the attention to detail that makes CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis and his team such consistent winners. 

– Tag along on a charter flight with Real Madrid as the defending champs learn that no road game is easy in the EuroLeague. 

– Bench boss Zeljko Obradovic is the main reason why top-of-the-table Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul is as focused as any team this season.

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