Final Four officials for Belgrade announced

May 08, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
Final Four officials for Belgrade announced

Eight of the most experienced and accomplished officials in the sport have been chosen by Euroleague Basketball to referee the most-important event on the European basketball calendar, the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 18 and 20.

After calling games across the continent throughout the 30-round regular season and the playoffs, the eight officials from as many different countries who will bring their expertise to the Final Four are: Matej Boltauzer of Slovenia, Daniel Hierrezuelo of Spain, Elias Koromilas of Greece, Luigi Lamonica of Italy, Olegs Latisevs of Latvia, Robert Lottermoser of Germany, Sreten Radovic of Croatia and Boris Ryzhyk of Ukraine.

All of them have previous Final Four experience. Lamonica, Lottermoser and Ryzhyk will each be calling the Final Four for the eighth time and Latisevs for the seventh. Hierrezuelo will officiate his fifth such event and Boltauzer will be in his fourth. For Koromilas and Radovic, this will be in their second Final Four. The combined experience of all eight referees going to Belgrade is 36 previous Final Fours, including 12 championship games divided among five of them. In fact, last season's EuroLeague Championship Game was called by Hierrezuelo, Ryzhyk and Latisevs.

Radovic, Latisevs, Lottermoser and Ryzhyk also officiated at the basketball tournament at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ryzhyk was part of the trio that refereed the gold-medal game.

Matej Boltauzer
Slovenia
Daniel Hierrezuelo
Spain
Elias Koromilas
Greece
Luigi Lamonica
Italy
Olegs Latisevs
Latvia
Robert Lottermoser
Germany
Sreten Radovic
Croatia
Boris Ryzhyk
Ukraine