The VTB United League Board met today in Moscow to approve the format and number of teams for the 2019-20 season.
13 clubs will compete in the VTB United League next season: Avtodor Russia, Astana Kazakhstan, Enisey Russia, Zielona Gora Poland, Zenit Russia, Kalev Estonia, Lokomotiv-Kuban Russia, Nizhny Novgorod Russia, PARMA Russia, UNICS Russia, Khimki Russia, Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus, CSKA Russia.
League stalwarts VEF Latvia will not compete next season due to lack of financing. But the Riga-based club may return for the 2020-21 season.
At the end of the regular season, which opens in late September, the League’s top eight teams will advance to the postseason. Each of the playoff series will now feature a best-of-three format.