Tel Aviv «Maccabi» for the first time in its history failed to qualify in the top 16 of the Euroleague. The strongest club of Israel will play in the Eurocup.
According to experts of TV channel Sport5, departure from the most prestigious club tournament will cost the club 11 million NIS loss.
That is how much Maccabi will lose the sale of TV broadcasting rights and sponsorship contracts.
Fox will not abandon the sponsorship contract with the club. But there are a number of sponsors willing to pay for advertising in Euroleague games, but not interested in advertising in games tournaments on the lower level.
Maccabi will play in group M together with the «Nizhny Novgorod» UNICS (Kazan) and «Union Olympia» (Slovenia).
Jerusalem APOEL will compete in group N. He will compete with «Avtodor» (Saratov), «Gran Canaria» and the team that takes the sixth place in group a of Euroleague.