2014-15 Eurocup team list proposed

Jun 26, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
2014-15 Eurocup team list proposed
The Euroleague Commercial Assets Executive Board on Wednesday approved a proposed list of teams to play in the 2014-15 Eurocup Regular Season to open the competition's 13th annual edition. The list consists of 29 teams to be joined by seven more who will participate first in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, for a total of 36 that will start the Eurocup Regular Season. The regular season team list features representation for a total of 19 countries, preserving the Eurocup's status as the most broad-based and inclusive of all European club competitions. The team list will be presented for ratification at the ECA Shareholders Meeting on July 9.

The 2014-15 Eurocup will feature at least six champions and four more runners-up in domestic leagues last season. The 2014-15 field will also feature at least two former Eurocup champions – Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (2005, 2009) and Khimki Moscow Region (2012) – as well as 2011 runner-up Cajasol Seville. Clubs also cover the entire map of Europe, from Las Palmas, Spain in the south, to Loimaa, Finland in the North, and Volgograd, Russian Federation in the east.

The teams in the 2014-15 Eurocup Regular Season will be grouped geographically into two regional conferences, divided into six groups of six teams each playing 10 round-robin games. The best four teams in each regular season group will be joined in the Eurocup Last 32 by the eight teams that do not qualify for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. They will be divided into eight groups of four, again playing in a round-robin format. From there, the eighthfinals, quarterfinals, semifinals and finals - each consisting of two-game, home-and-away elimination series between pairs of teams – will be played in order to decide the 2014-15 Eurocup Champion, who in turn will qualify for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

EUROCUP REGULAR SEASON TEAMS
COUNTRY
DOMESTIC STANDINGS
Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck
Germany
Semifinalist
Banvit Bandirma
Turkey
Semifinalist
Belgacom Spirou Charleroi*
Belgium
Quarterfinalist
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul*
Turkey
Quarterfinalist
Brose Baskets Bamberg*
Germany
Quarterfinalist
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Montenegro
ABA League Regular Season
CAI Zaragoza
Spain
Quarterfinalist
Baloncesto Sevilla
Spain
Quarterfinalist
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti*
Romania
Champion
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Germany
Semifinalist
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
Italy
Quarterfinalist
Herbalife Gran Canaria
Spain
Quarterfinalist
JDA Dijon
France
Semifinalist
Khimki Moscow Region
Russian Federation
Quarterfinalist
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd*
Russian Federation
Eighthfinalist
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Lithuania
Semifinalist
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Russian Federation
Quarterfinalist
Pallacanestro Cantu*
Italy
Quarterfinalist
PAOK Thessaloniki
Greece
Semifinalist
Paris Levallois*
France
Quarterfinalist
Partizan NIS Belgrade
Serbia
ABA League Semifinalist
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir
Turkey
Semifinalist
SLUC Nancy
France
Semifinalist
Szolnoloki Olaj*
Hungary
Champion
Telekom Baskets Bonn*
Germany
Quarterfinalist
Triumph Lyubertsy
Russian Federation
Quarterfinalist
Union Olimpija Ljubljana*
Slovenia
ABA League Regular Season
Ventspils
Latvia
Champion
Virtus Rome
Italy
Semifinalist


The rest of the teams will be the seven non-qualifiers from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds

TURKISH AIRLINES EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUNDS
COUNTRY
DOMESTIC STANDINGS
ASVEL Lyon Metropole* France Quarterfinalist
CEZ Basketball Nymburk Czech Republic Champion
Hapoel Jerusalem* Israel Semifinalist
Stelmet Zielona Gora Poland Finalist
Strasbourg France Finalist
Telenet Ostend Belgium Champion
Unics Kazan* Russian Federation
Semifinalist
VEF Riga* Latvia Finalist


* Wild Card