Pau-Orthez, winner of the Coupe de France, excluded from the championship

The National Directorate of Council and Management Control of Professional Clubs (DNCCGCP) refused the commitment of the Elite basketball club of Pau-Orthez for the next season of the French championship. The reason ? The absence of “guarantees” as to the financial survival of this historic club.

The Pau-Orthez club was excluded from the French Elite basketball championship after financial sanctions.

The Pau-Orthez club was excluded from the French Elite basketball championship after financial sanctions. | PHOTO: WEST-FRANCE / DOMINIQUE BREUGNOT


  • Le club de Pau-Orthez a été exclu du championnat de France Élite de basket après des sanctions financières. | PHOTO : OUEST-FRANCE / DOMINIQUE BREUGNOT

Pau-Orthez, winner of the Coupe de France and semi-finalist of the French Basketball Championship in 2022, saw his commitment to the elite and ProB in 2022-2023 refused for financial reasons, the National League announced on Thursday. of basketball.

In a press release, the LNB mentions “the lack of guarantee as to the continuity of the club’s operations”while adding that he had “the possibility of making a request for a free appeal before the Higher Management Council to contest this decision”. Élan Béarnais is a historic club in the French basket with nine French championship titles and a European cup in 1984.

Basket. Elite: Pau-Orthez, winner of the Coupe de France, excluded from the championship

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