- Kifissia Removed from the Basket League -
Due to financial trouble, Kifissia will not play in next year’s Greek A1 Basket League. Kifissia has decided to play in the A2 Basket League (2nd Division) while the ESAKE (organizing body) will decide which team will take Kifissia’s spot in the first division.
It is a dark day for Kifissia BC. Due to financial issues, the club has decided to remove themselves from the Greek A1 Basket League and will play in the second division next season. Kifissia had a great 2015-2016 season, finishing 6th in last year’s Greek A1 Basket League and securing a spot in this year’s FIBA Champions League. Kifissia has played in the first division for the last 3 seasons.
The vacancy will be filled by a team from the Greek A2 Basket League. Faros and Ethnikos are the probable candidates (based on last year’s A2 Basket League Standings), however it seems that the Hellenic Basketball Federation (EOK) will invite Ethnikos, not Faros, to play in the first division. Earlier in the summer, Faros denied EOK’s request to play in the A1 league announcing they were incapable to compete in Greece’s top flight.