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Bayern fights through adversity, stays alive

Bayern fights through adversity, stays alive

Mar 22, 2019
It was a special game for FC Bayern Munich and you could tell from the atmosphere at Audi Dome.
Defense-minded lineup showed CSKA's power

Defense-minded lineup showed CSKA's power

Mar 22, 2019
CSKA Moscow's victory over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul was impressive in many ways. Some things the Russian giants did might have been expected. However, in many ways, CSKA...
Game of the Week: Sustained excellence

Game of the Week: Sustained excellence

Mar 21, 2019
CSKA Moscow. Fenerbahce. For any fan of European basketball, it is only necessary to take a quick glimpse at their names to instantly recognise that, along with Real Madrid,...
Panathinaikos escaped a Jekyll and Hyde night

Panathinaikos escaped a Jekyll and Hyde night

Mar 21, 2019
After seeing its 23-point lead erased in a matter of minutes, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens was happy to have had one perfect half be enough and move on to the next pivotal game.
Recovered Westermann leading Zalgiris...to the playoffs?

Recovered Westermann leading Zalgiris...to the playoffs?

Mar 21, 2019
If there’s one player who fully deserves the chance to lead Zalgiris Kaunas on its late-season charge for the playoffs, which continued with a dramatic 83-85 come-from-behind...
Round 27 MVP: Michael Eric, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Round 27 MVP: Michael Eric, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Mar 21, 2019
Wednesday was a night to remember for Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul center Michael Eric, who had the best game of his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career in leading his team to...
Fantasy Challenge: Expensive guards, cheap forwards

Fantasy Challenge: Expensive guards, cheap forwards

Mar 21, 2019
The two-round week factored heavily into the decisions Fantasy Challenge Guru Javier Gancedo made for his team ahead of Round 28 as he welcomes aboard Nick Calathes of...
Reyes is the EuroLeague's new king of games played

Reyes is the EuroLeague's new king of games played

Mar 20, 2019
Real Madrid captain Felipe Reyes has added to his legacy by becoming the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's all-time leader in games played, with 342, eclipsing Juan Carlos...
Game of the Week: Reyes the Relentless

Game of the Week: Reyes the Relentless

Mar 20, 2019
Real Madrid's gentleman warrior may have turned 39 last Saturday, but you would be foolish to doubt whether he will have a lot to say in the heat of the battle as the playoff...
Experts Round Table: Round 27

Experts Round Table: Round 27

Mar 20, 2019
Welcome back to the Experts Round Table, where we ask a variety of the most knowledgeable Turkish Airlines EuroLeague followers across the continent their opinions on the...
The Reds tweak roles to dominate

The Reds tweak roles to dominate

Mar 20, 2019
It looked to be a must-win game for Olympiacos Piraeus on Tuesday night, but it never appeared that way on the court as the Reds aced their test by crushing visiting FC Bayern...
CSKA finds new ways to win

CSKA finds new ways to win

Mar 20, 2019
The game between Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow was one of the best this season.
Madrid's Reyes set to break games-played record

Madrid's Reyes set to break games-played record

Mar 20, 2019
When he takes the floor for the first time on Wednesday night, Real Madrid captain Felipe Reyes will add another line to his legacy by becoming the Turkish Airlines...
Stats Review: The road warriors

Stats Review: The road warriors

Mar 19, 2019
Winning on the road is not easy in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, but several teams have shined in that regard this season with better efficiency than others on either end...
Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'We should never be satisfied'

Dogus Balbay, Efes: 'We should never be satisfied'

Mar 19, 2019
On the hunt for a top-four finish in the regular season, one year after finishing dead last, Anadolu Efes Istanbul blogger Dogus Balbay says his team is not about to succumb...
The Crossover podcast welcomes Pablo Laso

The Crossover podcast welcomes Pablo Laso

Mar 19, 2019
Head coach Pablo Laso, a son of Vitoria-Gasteiz who has brought Real Madrid basketball back to continental glory during eight seasons that include two Turkish Airlines...
Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 26

Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 26

Mar 18, 2019
It is do-or-die time in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, as the fifth and last double weeks is right in front of us.
Fabien Causeur, Madrid: 'We need to polish our game'

Fabien Causeur, Madrid: 'We need to polish our game'

Mar 18, 2019
Coming off his best scoring performance since last spring's championship game victory, Fabien Causeur of Real Madrid returns with a blog post to explain how important the last...
Spanoulis out this week for Olympiacos

Spanoulis out this week for Olympiacos

Mar 18, 2019
Olympiacos Piraeus has confirmed that it will confront this pivotal double-round week of games without the most clutch player of his generation, iconic guard Vassilis...
This Week's Games: Rounds 27-28

This Week's Games: Rounds 27-28

Mar 18, 2019
Only four games of the regular season are remaining... and half of them will be played this week. Get ready for another thrilling double-round week, which will see playoffs...
Memories: 'The gym became my house'

Memories: 'The gym became my house'

Mar 18, 2019
Simone Pianigiani of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan had a unique formation as a coach, going from youth player to Final Four head coach all with the same club in his...
Regular Season, Round 26: Mini-Movie

Regular Season, Round 26: Mini-Movie

Mar 17, 2019
The distinctive sights, sounds and emotions of basketball the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague way were on parade during Round 26 of the regular season last week. Check them all...
EuroLeague week on social media

EuroLeague week on social media

Mar 16, 2019
The season is coming to close, but no matter how fierce the battle for the playoff spots, it is always great to see old friends. Check out our selection of photos from around...
Fenerbahce does the usual in an unusual way

Fenerbahce does the usual in an unusual way

Mar 16, 2019
The first place at the end of the regular season is within reach for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul after a come-from-behind 88-82 win over FC Barcelona Lassa in which Fenerbahce...
Round 26 MVP: Mike James, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Round 26 MVP: Mike James, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Mar 16, 2019
With AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in must-win mode, playing against a direct rival in the playoffs chase, Mike James stepped up once again when needed the most, inspiring...
Panathinaikos make their own luck for season-changing moment

Panathinaikos make their own luck for season-changing moment

Mar 16, 2019
Sometimes single moments can change not just the direction of a game, but of a whole season. And that could prove to be exactly what happened in Moscow on Friday night, when...
Baskonia: Janning out 6 weeks

Baskonia: Janning out 6 weeks

Mar 15, 2019
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz sharpshooter Matt Janning is set to be sidelined for six weeks due to a foot injury, the club announced Friday before its game against...
Game of the Week: Calm before the storm

Game of the Week: Calm before the storm

Mar 15, 2019
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul welcomes FC Barcelona Lassa on Friday for a Game of the Week that may seem to have no great consequence for either, but might well be just a false...
Defense – not offense – saw Efes past Maccabi

Defense – not offense – saw Efes past Maccabi

Mar 15, 2019
If you think of Anadolu Efes Istanbul's challenge for a spot in the Final Four this season, you will probably think of its explosive offense.
With its back to the wall, Zalgiris stood tall

With its back to the wall, Zalgiris stood tall

Mar 15, 2019
Zalgiris Kaunas came into its Round 26 game three wins outside of the playoff zone and playing a team directly in front of it in the standings that was also welcoming back one...
The Journey, Episode 5: Blatt's Tel Aviv return

The Journey, Episode 5: Blatt's Tel Aviv return

Mar 15, 2019
The return of one of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's greatest coaches, David Blatt, to his adopted country of Israel forms the emotional backbone of the fifth episode of The...
Fantasy challenge injury report: Round 26

Fantasy challenge injury report: Round 26

Mar 14, 2019
The following injuries have been confirmed by Turkish Airlines EuroLeague clubs prior to the start of Round 26.
On trips: 'We prepare every minute of the trip'

On trips: 'We prepare every minute of the trip'

Mar 14, 2019
The job title is head coach, not travel agent. But one reality of coaching a pro basketball team is taking full responsibility for the team's preparation even though moving up...
MVP Ladder: The top 5 contenders for the award

MVP Ladder: The top 5 contenders for the award

Mar 14, 2019
Only five rounds remain until the end of the regular season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and there are now leading contenders for the award of the league’s most valuable...
Fantasy Challenge: A collection of MVPs

Fantasy Challenge: A collection of MVPs

Mar 14, 2019
EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge guru Javier Gancedo is turning to former MVPs to lead his squad down the stretch. Among his Round 26 additions are Sergio Llull and Alexey Shved.
Experts Round Table: Round 26

Experts Round Table: Round 26

Mar 14, 2019
Welcome back to the Experts Round Table, where we ask a variety of the most knowledgeable Turkish Airlines EuroLeague followers across the continent their opinions on the...
Closest playoffs race yet under new format

Closest playoffs race yet under new format

Mar 13, 2019
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is enjoying its closest playoffs race yet in the third year of its new 30-game regular season format.
Regular Season, Round 25 disciplinary sanctions

Regular Season, Round 25 disciplinary sanctions

Mar 13, 2019
Euroleague Basketball has announced disciplinary sanctions pertaining to incidents that occurred in Round 25 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. The sanctions...
Tarik Black: 'Feeling safe far from home'

Tarik Black: 'Feeling safe far from home'

Mar 13, 2019
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv center Tarik Black has now been living in Israel for more than half a year. In his latest EuroLeague.net blog entry, Black discussed living in that...
The Rising Stars: Big men rising

The Rising Stars: Big men rising

Mar 13, 2019
The list of past winners of the EuroLeague Rising Star Trophy is impressive and since the award was established back in the 2004-2005 season, those who have earned the award...
Thomas Walkup: 'My dreams got bigger and bigger'

Thomas Walkup: 'My dreams got bigger and bigger'

Mar 13, 2019
A series of injuries nearly derailed Thomas Walkup's basketball career long before he started, but the Zalgiris Kaunas guard overcame each obstacle and is now enjoying living...
Stats Review: Creative offensive trends

Stats Review: Creative offensive trends

Mar 12, 2019
Synergy Sports Technology looks at which teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague are bucking traditional scoring trends and doing so with historic success.
Jon Diebler, Darussafaka: 'Fenerbahce is the favorite'

Jon Diebler, Darussafaka: 'Fenerbahce is the favorite'

Mar 12, 2019
The view from the bottom of the standings may seem harsh, but Jon Diebler of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul is here to tell you that his team sees every Turkish Airlines...
Gran Canaria brings Martinez back to bench

Gran Canaria brings Martinez back to bench

Mar 11, 2019
Herbalife Gran Canaria has brought back Pedro Martinez for a third time to be the rookie Turkish Airlines EuroLeague club's third head coach this season.
Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 26

Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 26

Mar 11, 2019
Heading into the last five games of the regular season, here are some expert suggestions of which players you want on your EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge teams!
This Week's Games: Round 26

This Week's Games: Round 26

Mar 11, 2019
Time is running out in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season and Round 26 could be a decisive one for several teams. Here are some of the most interesting stories to...
Regular Season, Round 25: Mini-Movie

Regular Season, Round 25: Mini-Movie

Mar 10, 2019
The distinctive sights, sounds and emotions of basketball the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague way were on parade during Round 25 of the regular season last week. Check them all...
EuroLeague week on social media

EuroLeague week on social media

Mar 09, 2019
It is the mix of the International Women’s Day and exciting Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games in this week’s roundup of social media posts around the EuroLeague.
Moerman played major part in overcoming old club

Moerman played major part in overcoming old club

Mar 09, 2019
While Shane Larkin dazzled for Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the backcourt, the dominant character in the frontcourt was his teammate Adrien Moerman, who played a major role in...
One memorable quarter enough for Baskonia

One memorable quarter enough for Baskonia

Mar 09, 2019
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz topped visiting Khimki Moscow Region 104-86 on Friday night, having scored 38 points in the third quarter – a club record for points scoring...
Round 25 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Round 25 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Mar 09, 2019
Shane Larkin produced one of the outstanding performances of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season to take the starring role as Anadolu Efes Istanbul downed FC Barcelona...
Promising Papagiannis delivered for Pitino

Promising Papagiannis delivered for Pitino

Mar 08, 2019
From the very beginning of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens's road victory over Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul on Thursday night, it was clear that Georgios Papagiannis was highly...
Table Talk: Women in Sports, a Euroleague Basketball documentary

Table Talk: Women in Sports, a Euroleague Basketball documentary

Mar 08, 2019
On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8, Euroleague Basketball asks the question: What is the status of gender equity at the highest level of European...
Madrid's 101 against Obradovic was historic

Madrid's 101 against Obradovic was historic

Mar 08, 2019
When Turkish Airlines EuroLeague giants Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul meet, there is a feeling that something special can happen.
Fantasy challenge injury report: Round 25

Fantasy challenge injury report: Round 25

Mar 07, 2019
The following injuries have been confirmed by Turkish Airlines EuroLeague clubs prior to the start of Round 25.
Game of the Week: Playoffs come early in Munich

Game of the Week: Playoffs come early in Munich

Mar 07, 2019
For FC Bayern Munich and Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, the playoffs essentially start tonight, in Round 25 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season.
EuroLeague Power Rankings: Vol. 6

EuroLeague Power Rankings: Vol. 6

Mar 07, 2019
With six rounds to go until the end of the regular season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the battle for the playoffs coming to a head, Eurohoops presents the sixth and...
Predict & Win to get signed Fenerbahce jersey!

Predict & Win to get signed Fenerbahce jersey!

Mar 07, 2019
The third edition of the new Predict amp; Win fan game centers on a rematch of last season's championship game.
Experts Round Table: Round 25

Experts Round Table: Round 25

Mar 07, 2019
Welcome back to the Experts Round Table, where we ask a variety of the most knowledgeable Turkish Airlines EuroLeague followers across the continent their opinions on the...
Fantasy Challenge: Say hello to Captain Nando

Fantasy Challenge: Say hello to Captain Nando

Mar 07, 2019
Despite coming off a good week, EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge expert Javier Gancedo is shaking up his team to bring back Brandon Davies and making Nando De Colo his new captain...
Petteri Koponen, Bayern: "We have to leave everything on the court"

Petteri Koponen, Bayern: "We have to leave everything on the court"

Mar 06, 2019
Caught in a race with teams who have been this way before, FC Bayern Munich will be relying on the experience of guard Petteri Koponen, whose blog returns in time for a big...
Baskonia, Vildoza together til 2024!

Baskonia, Vildoza together til 2024!

Mar 06, 2019
One of the most exciting young guards in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is staying put for the foreseeable future as KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz on Wednesday announced...
Clevin Hannah: 'It's exciting looking forward to something new every year'

Clevin Hannah: 'It's exciting looking forward to something new every year'

Mar 06, 2019
After playing for 10 clubs in six countries over nine seasons, Herbalife Gran Canaria guard Clevin Hannah has come to enjoy seeing more of the world thanks to basketball.
Markel Brown: 'Basketball teaches you how to cope'

Markel Brown: 'Basketball teaches you how to cope'

Mar 06, 2019
If you want to see a living example of how sport can inspire people to triumph in the face of adversity, look no further than Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul guard Markel Brown.
Alec Peters, CSKA: 'We are right where we want to be'

Alec Peters, CSKA: 'We are right where we want to be'

Mar 05, 2019
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague rookie Alec Peters returns for another blog entry to talk about CSKA Moscow's position and confidence going into the business end of the regular...
The Crossover podcast welcomes Keith Langford

The Crossover podcast welcomes Keith Langford

Mar 05, 2019
A familiar face to any Turkish Airlines EuroLeague fan, Keith Langford of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, takes the seat next to Joe Arlauckas in the newest episode of The...
Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 25

Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 25

Mar 04, 2019
A tight playoffs race means major players seeking breakthrough performances in big games, and EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge boss Javier Gancedo has five such stars in his list...
This Week's Games: Round 25

This Week's Games: Round 25

Mar 04, 2019
With just six games of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season remaining, wins are becoming more and more important every week. Let's examine which games might have the...
Stats Review: Pick-and-roll paragons

Stats Review: Pick-and-roll paragons

Mar 04, 2019
Pick-and-roll play is as important as ever in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, which vaults several passing and scoring guards into roles of utmost importance for their teams.
MVP for February: Mike James, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

MVP for February: Mike James, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Mar 04, 2019
Mike James has been breathtaking in his first season with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, and those efforts have culminated in a perfect month that made him Euroleauge...
Regular Season, Round 24: Mini-Movie

Regular Season, Round 24: Mini-Movie

Mar 03, 2019
The distinctive sights, sounds and emotions of basketball the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague way were on parade during Round 24 of the regular season last week. Check them all...
EuroLeague week on social media

EuroLeague week on social media

Mar 02, 2019
While playoff race is turning into one for the ages, an emotional night in Barcelona marked last week’s action. Check out our selection of social media posts from around the...
Palau Blaugrana: a fortress, again

Palau Blaugrana: a fortress, again

Mar 02, 2019
It feels like old times as FC Barcelona Lassa makes a fortress of Palau Blaugrana again, ending its five-game losing streak to archrival Real Madrid while extending its home...
Round 24 MVP: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona Lassa

Round 24 MVP: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona Lassa

Mar 02, 2019
In an emotional El Clásico on Friday night, FC Barcelona Lassa held off arch-rival Real Madrid 77-70 behind a stellar performance from team captain Ante Tomic, who earned the...
Milestone comes in a special place for Hines

Milestone comes in a special place for Hines

Mar 02, 2019
Against the team with whom he won two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague titles, Kyle Hines of CSKA Moscow became the fourth player in competition history to reach 200 blocks.
Spanoulis becomes fifth 300-game EuroLeague player

Spanoulis becomes fifth 300-game EuroLeague player

Mar 01, 2019
Vassilis Spanoulis played in his 300th Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game on Friday when Olympiacos Piraeus hosted CSKA Moscow, becoming just the fifth player to reach that...
Game of the Week: A clásico for a classic

Game of the Week: A clásico for a classic

Mar 01, 2019
If a little of Juan Carlos Navarro's magic can rub off on Barcelona after his jersey is retired tonight, all the better for the hosts, because to win El Clásico requires...
Barcelona retires Navarro's number 11

Barcelona retires Navarro's number 11

Mar 01, 2019
The No. 11 jersey of the one and only Juan Carlos Navarro, a Euroleague Basketball Legend and the all-time leading scorer in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, was retired by...
Shields sparks game-changing sequence

Shields sparks game-changing sequence

Mar 01, 2019
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz stayed on course for a playoff berth with a hard-fought 80-73 home victory over Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday night, and there was no doubt...
Shved's stellar return not enough for Khimki

Shved's stellar return not enough for Khimki

Mar 01, 2019
All Khimki Moscow Region fans had waited for this moment for three months and the time came for them on Thursday. Alexey Shved returned to action and was ready to lead Khimki...
Predict & Win to get Thomas Heurtel's jersey!

Predict & Win to get Thomas Heurtel's jersey!

Mar 01, 2019
The second edition of the new Predict amp; Win fan game is all about El Clásico! Put your knowledge of the world's best-known rivalry to the test for the chance to win...
Fantasy challenge injury report: Round 24

Fantasy challenge injury report: Round 24

Feb 28, 2019
The following injuries have been confirmed by Turkish Airlines EuroLeague clubs prior to the start of Round 24.
The youngest EuroLeague debuts this century

The youngest EuroLeague debuts this century

Feb 28, 2019
With less than 50 seconds remaining and his Buducnost VOLI Podgorica team losing 82-74 to host Zalgiris Kaunas last Friday, Jasmin Repesa decided to put 15-year-old...
Experts Round Table: Round 24

Experts Round Table: Round 24

Feb 28, 2019
Welcome back to the Experts Round Table, where we ask a variety of the most knowledgeable Turkish Airlines EuroLeague followers across the continent their opinions on the...
Fantasy Challenge: Shved is back – and on my team

Fantasy Challenge: Shved is back – and on my team

Feb 28, 2019
Playing from behind, EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge guru Javi Gancedo has decided to take some risks in Round 24. Among them, he has added Alexey Shved, who comes off injury,...
Eurohoops Trademarks: Left is... right!

Eurohoops Trademarks: Left is... right!

Feb 27, 2019
They stand out before they even do something special. They know it, their opponents know it, everyone knows it. Eurohoops makes a left turn and presents the Top 10 left-handed...
Khimki revamps backcourt with Harrison

Khimki revamps backcourt with Harrison

Feb 27, 2019
Khimki Moscow Region revamped its backcourt on Wednesday by signing guard Andrew Harrison and releasing Dee Bost. Harrison (1.98 meters, 24 years old) arrives from New Orleans...
Olympiacos guard Strelnieks out with foot injury

Olympiacos guard Strelnieks out with foot injury

Feb 27, 2019
Olympiacos Piraeus guard Janis Strelnieks will be sidelined for at least four weeks due to injury.
Regular Season, Round 23 disciplinary sanctions

Regular Season, Round 23 disciplinary sanctions

Feb 26, 2019
Euroleague Basketball has announced disciplinary sanctions pertaining to incidents that occurred in Round 23 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. The sanctions...
Adam Hanga: 'Great rivals are always needed in sports'

Adam Hanga: 'Great rivals are always needed in sports'

Feb 26, 2019
Adam Hanga of FC Barcelona Lassa talks about a few topics in his newest blog entry. The main one, of course, is the new edition of El Clasico against Real Madrid, happening...
Conversation with Nick Calathes: 'It is an honor to be included'

Conversation with Nick Calathes: 'It is an honor to be included'

Feb 26, 2019
Along the way from promising rookie to All-EuroLeague First Teamer, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens's Nick Calathes learned much from some amazing Greek point guards who came before...
Othello Hunter visits The Kyle Zone!

Othello Hunter visits The Kyle Zone!

Feb 26, 2019
Join a conversation between CSKA Moscow big men Othello Hunter and host Kyle Hines in the second edition of The Kyle Zone, a new podcast featuring three-time continental...
Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 24

Fantasy Challenge recommendations: Round 24

Feb 25, 2019
As we head into the final quarter of the regular season, here are five players the EuroLeague Fantasy Challenge experts expect to shine in Round 24.
Stats Review: Round 23

Stats Review: Round 23

Feb 25, 2019
This season has seen a number of prolific interior scorers, several of whom are on pace to finish the 2018-19 among the most productive finishers in recent EuroLeague history.
This Week's Games: Round 24

This Week's Games: Round 24

Feb 25, 2019
A legend will be honored before one big game this week, which also features a battle of giants and a number of key games in the playoff race. Here are some of the stories to...
Regular Season, Round 23: Mini-Movie

Regular Season, Round 23: Mini-Movie

Feb 24, 2019
The distinctive sights, sounds and emotions of basketball the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague way were on parade during Round 23 of the regular season last week. Check them all...
Madrid's Randolph did his damage quietly

Madrid's Randolph did his damage quietly

Feb 23, 2019
With stellar play at both ends of the floor, forward Anthony Randolph showed again in Friday's playoffs-clinching win over FC Bayern Munich how important he has been all...
Round 23 MVP: Brandon Davies, Zalgiris Kaunas

Round 23 MVP: Brandon Davies, Zalgiris Kaunas

Feb 23, 2019
On a day that started with the birth of his son, Zalgiris Kaunas big man Brandon Davies celebrated with his first MVP of the Round honor, as well.
Record-breaking first half boosted Panathinaikos

Record-breaking first half boosted Panathinaikos

Feb 23, 2019
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Khimki Moscow Region defied the stereotype of a crucial game in a playoffs race by playing the highest-scoring first half in the EuroLeague in...
EuroLeague week on social media

EuroLeague week on social media

Feb 23, 2019
It was a big week in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, as playoff race has heated up. But no one had a bigger week than Zalgiris center Brandon Davies. Check out our selection...
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ECA shareholders, executive board approve roadmap for 2015-16 and beyond

May 06, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
ECA shareholders, executive board approve roadmap for 2015-16 and beyond

The clubs and leagues that are ECA Shareholders met in Istanbul on Wednesday to approve a series of new initiatives that point the way forward for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup heading into the 2015-16 season and beyond.

The shareholders acted on recommendations from the ECA Shareholders Executive Board, which met earlier on Wednesday to define proposals on access to the competitions, economic distribution to Euroleague clubs, the formation of a technical commission and other issues.

The format of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague will remain the same for the 2015-16 season, with only access to the competition altered as originally agreed to last summer by the shareholders. The number of A licence clubs will be 11, applying the restriction of maximum three per country or domestic league. Eight B licences will now be awarded directly through domestic league qualification to teams from the Adriatic League (2), France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russian Federation and Spain. Four temporary one-year B licences will be assigned as wild cards, with priority given to suitable clubs in France, Germany, Turkey and the United Kingdom due to their status as strategic markets for the competition. One C licence will be assigned for the 2014-15 Eurocup champion.

The Eurocup will continue to have 36 clubs for next season with the following breakdown: three each from the Adriatic League, France, Germany, Italy, Russian Federation and Spain; two each from Turkey, Lithuania and Israel; and single clubs from Belgium, the Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The remaining four Eurocup clubs will be assigned wild cards.

The 2015-16 Euroleague Basketball calendar for both competitions was also approved.

A new economic distribution model for Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams that places greater emphasis upon their on-court success, with increased per-game earnings for every victory, highlighted by a €1 million bonus for the competition champion. The new distribution model gives 53% weight to the sports pool (distribution based on games won as well as a minimum participation fee) and 47% weight to the market pool (distribution based on the value provided to the competition from the market). Shareholders heard the budgeted forecast of a 47.3% rise in economic distribution to Euroleague clubs over the 2015-18 cycle compared to the 2012-15 cycle.

Financial Fair Play regulations will take effect for the 2015-16 season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, so an update was heard reminding clubs of the minimum standards applied in order to be registered in the competition, while common accounting regulations will start to be applied in the 2015-16 Eurocup as a transition towards the same FFP regulations being applied to the competition in the future.

The shareholders backed the creation of a new Euroleague Basketball Technical Commission to replace the six-year old referees commission. The new body, chaired by Mr. Costas Rigas will function as a strategic think tank that goes beyond officiating matters, drawing on the help of experts outside Euroleague Basketball to discuss and develop proposals affecting competition, sports and refereeing matters.

Additionally, a working group will be formed to improve security measures and protocols around games. The group will meet over the following two months to draw up proposals for both prevention and discipline for incidents that damage the image of the competitions. These will be forwarded for consideration and approval at the next ECA Shareholders Meeting on July 8, 2015 in Barcelona.