New mess between Mike James and CSKA Moscow

Dimitris Itoudis, coach of the Russian team, has separated the American guard for the third time this season. It will not be in the Euroleague.


New mess at CSKA Moscow by Mike James (1.85 meters and 30 years). Dimitris Itoudis, coach of the Russian team, has removed the American guard from the team's discipline for the next matches. The reason, the clash that both had in a time out during the VTB match against Unics Kazan. James only played the first three minutes of the match.

“You know me. He's been here seven years and I'm very professional, ”Itoudis said of the discussion with James. “I know what it stood for, I know what CSKA stands for. From the first to the last letter. The history of almost 100 years. And I have total respect for basketball. In VTB matches, I have to choose who are the six foreigners who are going to wear shorts. So I did everything I had to do to have the best. ”

A season full of controversies

Mike James's situation this season at CSKA has been explosive. Renovated until 2023, it was already set aside twice previously. The first, in November, almost a week: he lost the game against TD Systems Baskonia (Moscow victory 89-86). Now, predictably, he will be neither against Zenit in Saint Petersburg nor against Khimki at the Megasport Arena in the Russian capital.

And the second, in January, for the death of his grandfather from lung cancer, which led to "several misunderstandings" with the club, according to the top scorer in the Euroleague at the end of the same month. This latest pulse with the institution led to an escalation of rumors that placed him outside of Russia.

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