Nikola Radicevic would have moved to Bilbao
By Johnny Askounis/ [email protected]
Nikola Radicevic will travel to Surne Bilbao, according to Mozzart Sport.
Radicevic, 28, played for Lietkabelis in 2021-22. For the Panevezys-based team, he recorded 6.8 points, 4.2 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game in the 7DAYS EuroCup as his team reached the Playoffs but were eliminated in round of 16 by future champion Virtus Segafredo Bologna. His 8.4 points, 3.7 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 0.4 steals per Betsafe LKL contest provided a brilliant run past Zalgiris and into the Playoffs final, but Rytas was eventually crowned champion in Lithuania.
Preparing to return to Spain’s Liga Endesa, Bilbao are set to be their fourth team in the ACB after UCAM Murcia, Gran Canaria and Sevilla, now named Coosur Real Betis. Spain has been a recurring theme in his career, but other experiences include Poland’s Trefl Sopot, Greece’s Promitheas, Italy’s Dolomiti Energia Trento and Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda mts.
Bilbao, guided by Jaume Ponsarnau, will take part in the Basketball Champions League for the second time in the team’s history. Starting in 2020-21, the Basque side missed out on the Playoffs as the 2-4 record faltered in Group B, behind Brose Bamberg and Pinar Karsiyaka. The recent 2022 Final Four held at the Bilbao Arena allowed the team to stay in touch via the first-ever neutral venue for the season-ending tournament of FIBA’s premier European club competition.
The next regular season opponents will be determined on July 7 with the 32 entrants split into eight pools of four teams each.
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