As you may know, the French team of Le Mans was present at the right moment in Summer 2006 to grab one of the 3 year deals with the Euroleague by winning the French Championship. But now, there is a rule that may will force the French team to leave the Euroleague.
In fact, and I was not aware of that, the Euroleague rules stipulate that if you finish among the three worst teams in 2 seasons in a row, you can get kicked out of your three year deal. The same goes if during 2 seasons in a row, you won’t finished among the first half of your national championship.
This has been revealed yesterday by an article on l’equipe.fr and Le Mans is really facing this danger. Last season, they finished 22nd out of 24 and this season, they are still waiting for their first win. The most frustrating however is the fact, that most of the losses were last-minute defeats.