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Winning the Double: The BetClic ELITE and the EuroLeague. Roca have their eye on both prizes!

The 2022-2023 season has Roca Team confirmed in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague – the premier competition of European basketball – after a remarkable 2021-2022 run which ended in match 5 of the playoffs against Olympiacos. 

“It is a great pleasure to participate in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the second consecutive year and to face the biggest European teams. I hope the fans will be as excited and excited as I am to see this new version of the team. I am convinced that this team will be stronger than that of last season. It is on paper, but I don’t want to put too much pressure on the coach. He is a strong person who loves challenges and I am sure he will be up to the task. I would like to thank the Prince’s Government for all the efforts made to renovate the Gaston Médecin room and increase its capacity,” said Oleksiy Yefimov, General Manager of AS Monaco Basket

Press Question to Sasa Obradovic, Roca Team coach

What will be the Roca Team’s objective for its second season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague?

Next year the Euroleague will be very strong, competitive and many teams will have a chance to qualify for the play-offs. We should have a lot of room for improvement in front of us at the start, and we will always have to set small goals every day, to be better at the end of the regular season and then the big results come spontaneously. As a result, we want to repeat the qualification for the play-offs of last season to stay in line with the project and dream even more.

In Betclic ELITE, the club from the Principality will aim to win the title for the first time in its history.

Press Question to Sasa Obradovic, Roca Team coach

In Betclic ELITE, the ambition is to finally get this title of champion of France which escapes the club so far? 

One of the priorities is to win the championship this year, I think we have a lot of talent and experience to do so, hoping that injuries will spare us throughout the year and especially at the end of the season when everything counts double. In this case, our chances will be great.

In the Atrium of the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the managers, staff and players of A.S. Monaco Basket had been meeting the media during the pre-season press conference when these questions were posed. The event was organized the day before the departure of the Roca Team for Bormio (Italy) and the traditional camp at the start of the season.

The Government Counselor-Minister of the Interior, Patrice Cellario, surrounded by Oleksiy Yefimov, General Manager of AS Monaco Basket, Sasa Obradovic, coach of the Roca Team, Adrien Moerman and Jordan Loyd, new recruits , as well as Yakuba Ouattara who is starting his 7th season in the Red and White jersey, said that:

“Sport is an important factor in the DNA of the Principality and when, in a sporting discipline, you have players who shine as brightly as the Roca Team have for several years, it is almost easy to give them all the support they deserve to shine even higher on the roof of European basketball. The success of the team allows the Principality to shine throughout Europe in sport”.

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