CSKA President Andrey Vatutin commented destination Dziyan Badiroga for the post of Euroleague president. Marshall Glickman has been appointed acting general director of the league.
According to the official website of the Euroleague, Badiroga will focus on improving the quality and image of the tournament. Glickman will take over the business component. EuroLeague founder Jordi Bertomeu has stepped down as president after 22 years at the helm of the league.
“First of all, I want to thank Jordi Bertomeu, who has been the leader of European club basketball for more than two dozen years and has done a great job in his position. During this time, the Euroleague has achieved a lot in both organizational and sporting terms, has become a well-known brand, and has developed an activity strategy.
We are now entering a new era in which clubs are looking to gain much more opportunities to be involved in the management of the competition. We will continue to move along the path of development of the tournament, we will strive to make it an interesting and commercially successful enterprise, and for this we need new people in the management who have strong authority, great experience, new knowledge and fresh ideas.
We all know Dejan Badiroga very well as an outstanding player in the past, the face of European basketball, a person who, after the end of his career, stayed in his favorite sport and did a lot for its promotion. We also perfectly represent Marshall Glickman’s capabilities as a business development specialist, as we have worked with him a lot in both club projects and Euroleague projects.
I sincerely hope that the new leadership will be able to introduce many unifying and constructive initiatives that will benefit European basketball and help the tournament take a step into the future,” said Vatutin.
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