UNICAJA MALAGA: FACTS OF THE CHAMPION!

Apr 06, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
UNICAJA MALAGA: FACTS OF THE CHAMPION!

...Unicaja has just become the first 7DAYS EuroCup newcomer to win the competition since Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem did it in 2004!

...Coach Joan Plaza has become the third coach to win multiple EuroCup titles. He won the EuroCup with Madrid in 2007 – and just lifted the trophy with Unicaja! Rimas Kurtinaitis (Lietuvos Rytas 2009, Khimki 2012, 2015) and Evgeny Pashutin (Unics Kazan 2011, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 2013) did it before him.

...Oliver Lafayette is now a two-time EuroCup champion! He won the EuroCup title with Valencia Basket in 2014 and now with Unicaja!

...Unicaja has become the fourth Spanish team to win the EuroCup! Valencia Basket (2003, 2010, 2014), Real Madrid (2007) and Joventut Badalona (2008) won the competition before Unicaja. Russia also has four different EuroCup champions – Dynamo Moscow, Unics Kazan, Khimki Moscow Region and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar.

Unicaja has just won its first title of any kind since lifting the Spanish League trophy in 2006!

Unicaja has just won its second European title! It previously won the Korac Cup title in 2001 – and just lifted another continental trophy 16 years later!