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AS Monaco made some noise last season in its 7DAYS EuroCup debut and carried that on to a competitive domestic run. Coach Filipovski charges made history with an opening-night road win at Germani Brescia Leonessa and reached the midway point of the regular season tied for the top spot in Group A. After beating Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade in Round 7, Monaco moved into first place, which it protected and finished the first group stage atop the charts with a 7-3 record. Monaco scored back-to-back wins over Rytas Vilnius and Partizan NIS Belgrade in the Top 16 and went into the final round against Rytas for a do-or-die clash for a ticket to the quarterfinals. However, Monaco fell behind early and was handed its worst EuroCup loss, 90-68, to end its campaign. Monaco did not fare well in the French cups, but its 24-10 record placed the team second at the end of the French League regular season. Monaco then swept Limoges CSP and JDA Dijon in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively, before squaring off against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in the best-of-five finals. The series went the distance, but ASVEL used its home-court advantage to take Game 5. Nonetheless, Monaco proved that it is a force to be reckoned with in French and European basketball.
With the basketball section of the club dating back to 1928, AS Monaco boasts a long tradition in the sport. The team's first success came in 1950 with a second-place finish in the French top flight and, after a few fallow years, it returned to the country's highest level by winning the second division in 1973. That decade also saw Monaco's first forays into international competition with a couple of outings in the Korac Cup and its first chance at major silverware with a loss to Limoges in the French Federation Cup Final in 1983. But Monaco then suffered a dramatic slide in fortunes, dropping as far as the fourth tier until a remarkable revival in the last few years. The comeback was kicked off with a fourth tier title in 2012 and the third and second divisions were also soon conquered to deliver the club back into the Pro A League for the 2015-16 season. That campaign finally saw the red-and-white side claim its first serious title with a triumph in the Leaders Cup. The 2017-18 season was Monaco's strongest yet, with a third consecutive Leaders Cup trophy complemented by runner-up finishes in both the Pro A League and the Basketball Champions League. Last season Monaco made its 7DAYS EuroCup debut in which it won its regular season group and reached the final game of the Top 16 needing a win to reach the quarterfinals. Monaco fell at the hands of Rytas Vilnius, but bounced back by finishing second in the French regular season and reaching a fifth-and-deciding game in the French playoff finals, where it lost to LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Even though Monaco finished 2018-19 without any trophies, it was another step forward for the club and Monaco looks to keep climbing both in the EuroCup and France this season, too.