With Aito still on board, ALBA readies for new season

Aug 19, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print
With Aito still on board, ALBA readies for new season

ALBA Berlin joined the growing group of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams to start practice for the 2020-21 season with its most important figure still on board - head coach Aito Garcia Reneses. ALBA's biggest off-season question was whether or not the veteran coach would return after ending the club's long German League crown drought. The 73-year-old agreed to stay in the German capital, and now the club is ready to improve on its EuroLeague showing from 2019-20, when its went 9-19 for 16th place when the campaign was halted by COVID-19. ALBA wound up winning Germany's season-ending tournament for its first league crown since 2008. Aito and the club management were able to keep a major part of the core together while also adding Jayson Granger, Maodo Lo, Ben Lammers, Simone Fontecchio and Louis Olinde. ALBA will open its EuroLeague season on October 2 at Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv.