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Regular Season Draw: Seeds and Procedure
by: Eurocupbasketball.com
October 8, 2012
Group Draw

The draw will be held according to the following seeds:

1 SEEDS
Valencia Basket Unics Kazan CEZ Basketball Nymburk Gescrap Bilbao Basket
Galatasaray Medical Park Cajasol Seville Le Mans Sarthe Basket BC Spartak St. Petersburg
2 SEEDS
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar BC Triumph Lyubertsy Panionios BC Athens
KK Cibona Zagreb Banco di Sardegna Sassari Banvit BK Bandirma KK Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
3 SEEDS
VEF Riga Cholet Basket Belgacom Spirou Basket BC Dontesk
BC Budivelnik Kiev Telenet Oostende BC Azovmash Mariupol Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade
4 SEEDS
Orleans Loiret Basket BC Prienai Trefl Sopot Stelmet Zielona Gora
Ratiopharm Ulm Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg PBC Lukoil Academic Sofia


· The 32 teams qualified for the Eurocup Regular Season will be divided into four seeds with eight teams in each.
· The performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period will be used. Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie or loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The Club Ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years. The results of the worst performing team from each country/League will be added together every year to create a position for that country/League in the Club Ranking. This is the lowest possible position that any club from that country/League can occupy in the draw.
· If two or more teams have the same Club Ranking, the tie will be resolved by the total number of wins during the three year period. Should a tie persist, the final standings in the Euroleague and if necessary Eurocup from the previous season will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, the final standings in the National Championship from the previous season (after the playoffs) will be used to break the tie. Should a tie still persist, a draw will be used to break the tie, with the Company determining the method for the draw.
· The first eight teams from this Club Ranking participating in the Regular Season will be 1 Seeds, the next eight 2 Seeds, the next eight 3 Seeds, and the remaining eight teams will be 4 Seeds.


Group Draw Restrictions

The restriction when drawing the teams into groups is the following:

· Two teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group. For these purposes, teams coming from the Adriatic League will be considered as teams coming from the same country.

Group Draw Procedure

· Teams will be drawn one by one from an urn containing only those in the same Seed, from the 1 Seeds through to the 4 Seeds, until all 32 have been selected.
· For each spot drawn, the urn will be emptied and refilled with only those teams from the same Seed, taking into consideration any restrictions.
· When drawing teams from the 2 Seeds through to the 4 Seeds, only those teams from a country different than the ones already drawn into the Group will be placed in the urn.
· e.g.1. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group where there is already a team from a specific country, the teams from the country in question will not be placed in the urn.
· e.g.2. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group and a certain team(s) cannot be drawn in a later Group, this team(s) will be the only one(s) placed in the urn.
· A team may be placed directly into a Group in order to follow the restrictions mentioned above. Drawing the teams as explained above, will allow all restrictions to be respected and will eliminate all possibilities of a blocked situation.

Calendar Draw

A random computer draw will determine the final position of teams within their group.

· The match-up calendar for the Regular Season will be drawn electronically by allocating letters from A to D to the teams of each group. This will establish the match-ups for the entire Regular Season.
· The Regular Season games will be held according to the following chart:

1st Game Day
A-C B-D
2nd Game Day
D-A C-B
3rd Game Day
C-D A-B
4th Game Day
D-C B-A
5th Game Day
C-A D-B
6th Game Day
A-D B-C

Non-Coincidence Letters: (when one team plays at home, the other plays away)
A with D; B with C.

Calendar Draw Restrictions

Teams playing in the same city/arena: The non-coincidence letters will be allocated to teams that play in the same city/arena, so that when one team plays at home the other will play away.
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