Victor Bychkov: Russian clubs will receive a powerful backing from Euroleague14 january 2009

Today in the office of PBC CSKA took place the meeting of representatives of key basketball clubs – BC Khimki, CSKA, Dynamo, the president of Russian Basketball Federation and the CEO of Euroleague – Jordi Bertomeu.

— Jordi Bertomeu visited our match in Eurocup against “Benetton”. – said the General Director of Victor Bychkov. – It was first arrival of Euroleague leader in Khimki. We took this occasion to show the guest our Basketball Center, our infrastructure, and history of our club. After match guest marked the great atmosphere in our Center, our fans and the club managers, who created the holiday for spectators.

And today was held the conference. The main question was the probable increase of number of Russian clubs in Euroleague. The fact that the meeting took place means that the Euroleague changed the position, which was conservative and the changes could be only in season 2011/2012. But the success of Russian clubs, the active position of RFB, helped to change the mind. And now we are waiting for decision of Euroleague Assembly. The leaders of Euroleague assured that they will support Russian clubs.

Probably, the participation of 3 teams from Russia in Euroleague next year. CSKA has the contracvt with Euroleague, and others participants will be determined by the sports results.