The kick off for Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2012-2013 season is just around the corner. To be exact, it is just around a week from now (October 11, 2012) and so fans are excited to know what’s the latest with their favorite teams heading into this brand new season. Here is a quick roundup of the latest news from in and around the league.
Barca fans, listen up! Your beloved head coach, Xavi Pascual, will be commanding the sidelines for Regal FC Barcelona for the next 3 seasons, which means that he will not only be returning as head coach for the 2012-2013 season of Euroleague, but will be keeping his post until the 2014-2015 season.
This news was confirmed by reps from Regal FC Barcelona last Thursday. If you can remember, he is the only Spanish head coach to have won a title in the Euroleague for 30 years now and he also helped Barca win the Euroleague trophy in 2010 during the Final Four competition in Paris.
Panathanaikos Acquire a New Defensive Specialist
Besiktas Istanbul Boosts Frontline with Falker
Another team that has given its lineup a major boost coming into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2012-2013 season is Besiktas JK Istanbul. The 27-year-old Randal Falker will reunite with his former coach with whom he played with at Cholet Basket. A couple of seasons ago, Falker debuted in the Euroleague playing for Cholet after he helped the team win the French League crown.
Be sure to check back for more updates on the Euroleague.