Monaco Blog: The next steps to success

After its maiden appearance in the EuroLeague last season, Monaco is trying to establish itself in the European basketball elite.

Even though the Monegasques failed to celebrate any championships, their playoff series against Olympiacos (2-3 loss) was remarkable. Their offensive talent led the team to the top in the scoring category (averaging 83.4).

Mike James Monaco Olympiacos
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Head coach Sasa Obradovic will remain in Monaco this season, along with star players like Mike James (averaging 16.4 points and 5.8 assists), Alpha Diallo (9.6 points and 4.8 assists) and Donta Hall (8.3 points, 5.1 rebounds).

However, due to many players departing the team, Monaco is already deep in the market and will definitely seek for further improvement.

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So far, six players have signed with Obradovic’s team. Undoubtedly, Elie Okobo (averaging 14.5 points at Villeaurbanne last year), Jordan Loyd (13.2 points at Zenit) and All-EuroCup First Team member Jaron Blossomgame (16.2 points, 7.6 rebounds at Ulm) can boost Monaco’s offense even more.

In addition, two-time EuroLeague champion Adrien Moerman joined the roster, providing a lot of experience especially after his recent four-year spell at Anadolu Efes.

Adrien Moerman vs Monaco
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Despite the current transfers, Monaco needs more players to fill the roster. The selection should be done carefully, as the team is having too many offensive players at the moment. Sasa Obradovic is the right guy to pick the suitable ones, which will fit to Monaco’s system.

Everyone should be guided by the seventh place in the standings last season and focus on making their first ever EuroLeague Final Four appearance.

Furthermore, celebrating the domestic championships is necessary for the Monegasques, as they have failed to do so over the last years.

The 2022/23 season is really important for them to determine whether they have what it takes to be called a powerhouse in all competitions.

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