The countdown is on for the start of the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season on October 3! The new EuroLeague season once again promises great matchups, week in and week out, but also more teams and games to enjoy than ever before in European club basketball. Season-long drama is in store, that's for certain. Just check out the matchups in Round 22!
Familiar face from a debut season
Bayern's Leon Radosevic and Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic were teammates at Rytas Vilnius during the 2012-13 season. That was a debut EuroLeague season for Nedovic, while for Radosevic that was fourth of his nine EuroLeague campaigns.
Barcelona guard Kyle Kuric played for Zenit in the 2017-18 season, when he was EuroCup Top 16 MVP and an All-EuroCup Second Team selection.
Record and revenge
Maccabi set its EuroLeague club record with 22 offensive rebounds in a 90-83 win over Real Madrid in November of 2017. Real has won all three games since then.
Khimki head coach and a former playing great Rimas Kurtinaitis was the first Lithuanian player to wear a CSKA Moscow uniform, playing there in 1981-82 season.
Robbed by a compatriot
Mindaugas Lukauskis, a Lithuanian who played for ASVEL, holds the team's EuroLeague club record this century with 6 steals that he took against Zalgiris on December 3, 2009.
Olympiacos set its club record with 36 two-point shots made against Baskonia in a 102-85 home win in March 2010.
An opponent he likes
Charles Jenkins has had career highs in scoring (20 points) and assists (7) while playing for Zvezda against Efes, both in the 2016-17 season, during his second of three stints in Belgrade with the hosts.
Panathinaikos set its club record for blocks with 8 in a 69-73 home loss to Valencia in November of 2010. Panathinaikos went on to win its last EuroLeague title that season.
Coaching greats have history
Two coaching greats, Zeljko Obradovic and Aito Garcia Reneses, went against each other more than 25 years ago in the semifinals of the 1994 Final Four. Obradovic and his Joventut Badalona beat Aito and his FC Barcelona 79-65 en route to winning the EuroLeague crown in Tel Aviv, Israel.