The fashion capital was next in a marathon of Media Days on Monday as the members of AX Armani Exchange Milan came off a perfect, 10-0 preseason and turned their thoughts to the upcoming start of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. It's the beginning of the Ettore Messina era in Milan, and the coaching master joined his players in greeting the assembled media to undergo interviews, join in photo and video sessions, and generally feel the buzz of interest in their prospects for the upcoming season. One of the top performers in the EuroLeague last season until he was injured, center Arturas Gudaitis, joined his teammates to show that he'll be back soon doing what he does best. Among the new faces in the crowd are reigning EuroLeague champion Sergio Rodriguez, high-flying Aaron White, sure-footed Michael Roll and veteran Shelvin Mack, who will make his EuroLeague debut when Milan hits the road to debut against FC Bayern Munich on the competition's opening day, Thursday, October 3!
Master and students
Arturas in da house!
All 18 EuroLeague teams are holding their respective Media Days in the run-up to a historic season that will have more games than ever as 18 teams from nine countries vie over eight months to give fans the best basketball experience possible on the way to the crowning of a continental champion at the Final Four in Cologne, Germany next May!