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The Journey, Episode 4: Building up Bayern
The biggest surprise of the current Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, playoffs hopeful FC Bayern Munich, opens the fourth episode of The Journey, a behind-the-scenes broadcast series tracking five teams in the competition from the opening tip until this season's champion is crowned.

Bayern's first EuroLeague season in three years is unfolding in storybook fashion, and one reason is the arrival of Derrick Williams, a dynamic addition who has proven to be a difference-maker for a team exceeding expectations as it tries to join the European elite.

Viewers of The Journey also hear from general manager Marko Pesic, who has been marching Bayern up the ladder of European basketball for most of a decade. Pesic explains the mindset of a club that is playing the long game even as it makes new believers with every game.

Also in Episode 4:

- Winter in Moscow is the perfect time to hear about the attention to detail that makes CSKA head coach Dimitris Itoudis and his team such consistent winners.

- Tag along on a charter flight with Real Madrid as the defending champs learn that no road game is easy in the EuroLeague.

- Bench boss Zeljko Obradovic is the main reason why top-of-the-table Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul is as focused as any team this season.

Euroleague Basketball launched The Journey this season as part of its commitment to bringing fans as close as possible to their heroes. The Journey joins The Insider EuroLeague Documentary Series, now in its fourth season, to expand Euroleague Basketball's tradition of long-form story-telling that puts fans not only on the bench for games, but on the team bus, too.

The Journey allows Euroleague Basketball broadcast partners to give viewers world-wide an intimate look at five teams – CSKA, Fenerbahce, Bayern, Olympiacos and Madrid – whose adventures unfold over eight monthly installments in a 26-minute format until May.


Euroleague Basketball (EB) is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to running the top European competitions of professional basketball clubs under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and administered by some of the most successful and historic clubs in the world, EB manages and organizes the continent’s two premier men’s basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup, as well as the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament.


The EB competitions bring the elite of European basketball to all five continents and to the entire sports community through the OTT platform EuroLeague TV. EB also organizes a series of community and educational programs. Its ground-breaking corporate social responsibility program One Team features 40 clubs that have already made a difference in the lives of over 16,000 participants. Its Sports Business MBA trains future professionals in sports management.

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