ASVEL is not going to succeed itself within the charts of the French basketball championship. Interrupted since mid-March as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, the 2019-2020 season was suspended by the Nationwide Basketball League (LNB), which determined to go away with the identical 18 Elite golf equipment for the subsequent train. With out relegation or promotion and subsequently with out awarding a title, a primary within the historical past of French basketball. “The votes had been overwhelming and really clear for every of the resolutions. We may have had blended outcomes, which we didn’t. ", rejoiced the president of the LNB, Alain Béral, after a basic meeting.
As with professional French males's handball, the LNB doesn’t plan to begin the subsequent train with out spectators, even when it doesn’t resume for a number of months, if the sanitary situations don’t permit the general public to return to the halls. "That is what the overall meeting determined. If we had been pressured to play behind closed doorways, we might not play, mentioned Alain Béral. Economically, this isn’t potential (…) If we try this, on the finish of December, there is no such thing as a longer a league, there are not any extra financial savings for the golf equipment. The federal government is aware of it, it has been clearly advised. "
The 2020-21 season of Jeep Elite and Professional B is scheduled to begin on September 15 and finish earlier than June 15, 2021.