– Without a doubt, this is the most difficult decision that we had to make in 20 years of history. For reasons beyond our control, we were forced to interrupt the most successful and exciting season in the history of European basketball after two and a half months, during which all interested parties of the league remained determined and exhausted all possible options, in an attempt to provide a complete and unique season for our fans whose passion is the driving force behind all our efforts. Obviously, we had many reasons to resume the 2019/20 season, but in such an exceptional situation we must put people's health in the first place: Shih players, our coaches, our judges, our clubs and their employees. In the coming months, we have only one task: to do everything in our power to help our teams become stronger, and to create a better version of ourselves – on the site and beyond – for the moment when we can reunite with our fans . This is not the end, but rather a new beginning, Bertomeu quotes the official Euroleague website. It became known earlier that the executive board, having examined all the possible options, decided to cancel the current Euroleague and Eurocup draw.