Jordi Bertomeu: “Our intention is to have an increase on the number of teams promoted from the EuroCup to the EuroLeague”

Jordi Bertomeu
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

EuroLeague Basketball CEO Jordi Bertomeu spoke with the media in Berlin and referred to the possibility of more teams qualifying to the EuroLeague through the EuroCup.

All major sporting events are on ESPN+. Sign up here for a free one-week trial and enjoy the top teams and athletes in action only on ESPN+

Here is what the experienced executive said, per the official website of the competition:

“Our intention is to introduce for the next season an increase on the number of the teams that will promote from the 7DAYS EuroCup to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

You know that according to the current rules, only the EuroCup champion has the chance to play in the EuroLeague the next season.

Our intention is that, the sooner the better, and for the next season [qualifying for the 2020-21 season], to have not only the EuroCup champion but also the runner-up to get the opportunity to play the EuroLeague.

It is something that, like I said, we will try to introduce at the beginning of next season if the EuroLeague Assembly approves this idea.”

*Yiannis Bouranis is an affiliate partner of ESPN and is being compensated for the use of ESPN+ affiliate links. The opinions expressed in his posts are his own.