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The 2001–02 Euroleague was the second season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 45th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season started on October 10, 2001, and ended on May 5, 2002.

Euroleague
Unipol Arena 2014.jpg
The PalaMalaguti in Bologna hosted the Final
Competition details
Season 2001–02
Teams 32 (regular season)
41 (total)
Dates 10 October 2001 – 12 May 2002
Final positions
Champions Greece Panathinaikos (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy Kinder Bologna
Awards
Regular Season MVP Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
Top 16 MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
Final Four MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
25.8
Points United States Alphonso Ford
24.8
Rebounds Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
12.8
Assists United States Elmer Bennett
5.3

The Final Four was hosted in the PalaMalaguti in Bologna, Italy. A number of 32 teams competed for the championship, which was won by Panathinaikos.[1] Mirsad Türkcan was named Regular season MVP, while Dejan Bodiroga was awarded EuroLeague Top 16 MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP.

Contents

Competition systemEdit

  • 41 teams in total with the qualification rounds, and 32 teams at the first group stage (the national domestic league champions from the best leagues, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues), playing in a tournament system. The competition culminated in a Final Four.

Team allocationEdit

DistributionEdit

The table below shows the default access list.

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(6 teams)
Second qualifying round
(8 teams)
  • 3 winner teams from first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(4 teams)
  • 4 winner teams from second qualifying round
Regular season
(32 teams)
  • 2 winner teams from third qualifying round
Top 16
(16 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the regular season
  • 4 group runners-up from the regular season
  • 4 group third-placed teams from the regular season
  • 4 group fourth-placed teams from the regular season
Final Four
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the top 16

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: EuroLeague title holders)

  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • WC: Wild card
Regular season
  FC Barcelona (1st)   Kinder BolognaTH (1st)   ALBA Berlin (1st)   Telindus Oostende (1st)
  Real Madrid (2nd)   Skipper Bologna (2nd)   Opel Skyliners (WC)   Kinder London Towers (WC)
  Tau Cerámica (3rd)   Scavolini Pesaro (3rd)   Ural Great (1st)   Maccabi EliteTH (1st)
  Unicaja Málaga (4th)   Benetton Treviso (4th)   CSKA Moscow (WC)   Žalgiris (1st)
  Panathinaikos (1st)   Cibona VIP (1st)   Ülker (1st)   Idea Śląsk (1st)
  Olympiacos (2nd)   Zadar (2nd)   Efes Pilsen (2nd)   Union Olimpija (1st)
  Peristeri (3rd)   Pau-Orthez (1st)   Budućnost (1st)
  AEK (4th)   ASVEL (2nd)   Partizan (2nd)
Second qualifying round
  Spirou (2nd)   Le Mans (3rd)   Hapoel Jerusalem (2nd)   Portugal Telecom (1st)
  Lugano Snakes (1st)
First qualifying round
  Split CO (3rd)   Telekom Bonn (2nd)   Lietuvos Rytas (2nd)   Krka (2nd)
  Alvik (1st)   Darüşşafaka (3rd)

Qualifying roundsEdit

First qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Darüşşafaka   135–171   Telekom Bonn 81–94 54–77
Lietuvos Rytas   158–159   Split CO 87–71 71–88
Alvik   0–40[A]   Krka 0–20 0–20
  1. ^ Alvik withdrew.

Second qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal Telecom   150–198   Spirou 77–92 73–106
Telekom Bonn   166–159   Split CO 76–73 90–86
Krka   40–0[B]   Lugano Snakes 20–0 20–0
Le Mans   0–40[C]   Hapoel Jerusalem 0–20 0–20
  1. ^ Lugano Snakes withdrew.
  2. ^ Le Mans withdrew.

Third qualifying roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spirou   162–141   Hapoel Jerusalem 84–70 78–71
Krka   162–153   Telekom Bonn 89–82 73–71

Regular seasonEdit

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into four groups, each containing eight teams. Each team played every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 4 teams in each group advanced to the next round, The Top 16. The complete list of tiebreakers is provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs were not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Benetton Treviso 14 11 3 1206 1142 +64 Advance to Top 16
2   Maccabi Elite 14 10 4 1101 1021 +80
3   Olympiacos 14 10 4 1205 1098 +107
4   Efes Pilsen 14 9 5 1059 1032 +27
5   Unicaja Málaga 14 6 8 1054 1052 +2
6   Idea Śląsk 14 4 10 1001 1061 −60
7   Alba Berlin 14 3 11 1065 1153 −88
8   Spirou 14 3 11 1049 1181 −132
Source: Euroleague

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Kinder Bologna 14 12 2 1163 969 +194 Advance to Top 16
2   FC Barcelona 14 10 4 1211 1050 +161
3   Ülker 14 9 5 1104 1051 +53
4   Union Olimpija 14 9 5 1085 971 +114
5   Opel Skyliners 14 8 6 1037 1060 −23
6   Žalgiris 14 5 9 1054 1097 −43
7   Peristeri 14 3 11 1058 1158 −100
8   Kinder London Towers 14 0 14 910 1266 −356
Source: Euroleague

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Panathinaikos 14 12 2 1176 1073 +103 Advance to Top 16
2   Real Madrid 14 9 5 1211 1123 +88
3   Skipper Bologna 14 8 6 1193 1151 +42
4   CSKA Moscow 14 8 6 1221 1189 +32
5   Krka 14 7 7 1245 1222 +23
6   Pau-Orthez 14 7 7 1126 1114 +12
7   Budućnost 14 3 11 1108 1257 −149
8   Zadar 14 2 12 1156 1307 −151
Source: Euroleague

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1219 1057 +162 Advance to Top 16
2   AEK 14 9 5 1152 1102 +50
3   Ural Great 14 8 6 1266 1260 +6
4   Scavolini Pesaro 14 8 6 1124 1137 −13
5   ASVEL 14 8 6 1147 1135 +12
6   Partizan 14 6 8 1138 1191 −53
7   Cibona VIP 14 5 9 1110 1165 −55
8   Telindus Oostende 14 3 11 1138 1247 −109
Source: Euroleague

Top 16Edit

The remaining 16 teams were placed into four groups of four teams each. Each team played every other team in its group twice, once at home and once away. The top teams of each of the four groups advanced to the Final Four.

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification   BEN   FCB   SKI   SCA
1   Benetton Treviso 6 4 2 538 481 +57 Advance to Final Four 89–75 96–90 94–66
2   FC Barcelona 6 4 2 499 483 +16 76–75 77–59 90–76
3   Skipper Bologna 6 2 4 482 509 −27 73–86 97–93 73–86
4   Scavolini Pesaro 6 2 4 487 514 −27 101–98 87–88 71–90
Source: Euroleague

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification   KIN   EFS   RMB   UGR
1   Kinder Bologna 6 4 2 460 432 +28 Advance to Final Four 77–71 71–82 72–61
2   Efes Pilsen 6 3 3 506 481 +25 73–76 63–67 101–84
3   Real Madrid 6 3 3 500 528 −28 58–86 92–109 88–95
4   Ural Great 6 2 4 516 541 −25 87–78 85–89 104–113
Source: Euroleague

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification   PAO   OLY   AEK   UOL
1   Panathinaikos 6 5 1 496 467 +29 Advance to Final Four 88–78 96–92 85–67
2   Olympiacos 6 4 2 480 452 +28 92–75 75–69 85–89
3   AEK 6 2 4 474 475 −1 66–73 66–75 97–87
4   Union Olimpija 6 1 5 450 506 −56 72–79 66–75 69–85
Source: Euroleague

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification   MTA   TAU   CSK   ULK
1   Maccabi Elite 6 4 2 410 370 +40 Advance to Final Four 77–78 69–68 2–0 [D]
2   Tau Cerámica 6 4 2 496 472 +24 65–94 73–87 101–69
3   CSKA Moscow 6 3 3 486 485 +1 81–77 73–90 86–80
4   Ülker 6 1 5 395 460 −65 78–91 72–89 96–91
Source: Euroleague
  1. ^ Ülker withdrew. [2]

Final FourEdit

 
Semifinals
3 May
Final
5 May
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Benetton Treviso82
 
 
 
  Kinder Bologna90
 
  Kinder Bologna83
 
 
 
  Panathinaikos89
 
  Panathinaikos83
 
 
  Maccabi Elite75
 


2001–02 Euroleague Champions
 
Panathinaikos
3rd Title

AwardsEdit

Top ScorerEdit

Player Team
  Alphonso Ford   Olympiacos

Regular Season MVPEdit

Player Team
  Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow

Top 16 MVPEdit

Player Team
  Dejan Bodiroga   Panathinaikos

Final Four MVPEdit

Player Team
  Dejan Bodiroga   Panathinaikos

Finals Top ScorerEdit

Player Team
  Manu Ginóbili   Kinder Bologna

All-Euroleague First TeamEdit

Player Team
  Tyus Edney   Benetton Treviso
  Marko Jarić   Kinder Bologna
  Manu Ginóbili   Kinder Bologna
  Dejan Bodiroga   Panathinaikos
  Dejan Tomašević   Tau Cerámica

All-Euroleague Second TeamEdit

Player Team
  Ariel McDonald   Maccabi Elite
  Alphonso Ford   Olympiacos
  Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow
  Marcelo Nicola   Benetton Treviso
  Joseph Blair   Scavolini Pesaro

Round MVPEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week Player Team PIR
1   Asım Pars   Ülker 39
2   Jaka Lakovič   Krka 55
3   Gregor Fučka   Skipper Bologna 37
4   Gregor Fučka (2)   Skipper Bologna 45
5   Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow 36
  Sasha Đjorđjević   Real Madrid
6   Valeri Daineko   Ural Great 40
7   Dimos Dikoudis   AEK 42
8   Andrius Giedraitis   Telindus Oostende 43
9   Ruslan Avleev   Ural Great 47
10   Mirsad Türkcan (2)   CSKA Moscow 43
11   Nikola Prkačin   Cibona VIP 41
12   Mirsad Türkcan (3)   CSKA Moscow 34
  Ron Ellis   Spirou
13   Grigorij Khizhnyak   Žalgiris 36
  Beno Udrih   Union Olimpija
  Yann Bonato   ASVEL
14   Grigorij Khizhnyak (2)   Žalgiris 36

Top 16Edit

Week Player Team PIR
1   Ruslan Avleev (2)   Ural Great 42
2   Alphonso Ford   Olympiacos 29
3   Memo Okur   Efes Pilsen 36
4   Matjaž Smodiš   Kinder Bologna 38
5   Marcus Brown   Efes Pilsen 41
6   Mirsad Türkcan (4)   CSKA Moscow 34

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow 17 439 25.82
2.   Joseph Blair   Scavolini Pesaro 14 352 25.14
3.   Mate Skelin   Krka 14 351 25.07

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Alphonso Ford   Olympiacos 20 495 24.75
2.   Gordan Giriček   CSKA Moscow 18 413 22.94
3.   Jaka Lakovič   Krka 14 293 20.93

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow 17 217 12.76
2.   Joseph Blair   Scavolini Pesaro 14 167 11.93
3.   Mate Skelin   Krka 14 137 9.79

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Elmer Bennett   Tau Cerámica 15 79 5.27
2.   Michael Hawkins   Idea Śląsk 14 70 5.00
3.   John Celestand   ASVEL 13 62 4.77

Other statisticsEdit

Category Player Team Games Average
Steals   Manu Ginóbili   Kinder Bologna
22
2.55
Blocks   Grigorij Khizhnyak   Žalgiris
14
3.21
Turnovers   Michael Hawkins   Idea Śląsk
14
3.71
Fouls drawn   Roger Huggins   Spirou
14
7.14
Minutes   Ralph Biggs   Telindus Oostende
14
36:46
2P%   Giannis Giannoulis   Panathinaikos
15
82.5%
3P%   Nenad Čanak   Partizan
14
56.1%
FT%   Sergei Chikalkin   Benetton Treviso
21
91.7%

Individual game highsEdit

Category Player Team Statistic
PIR   Jaka Lakovič   Krka
55
Points   Vlado Šćepanović   Partizan
40
Rebounds   Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow
23
Assists   John Celestand   ASVEL
12
Steals   Jorge Garbajosa   Benetton Treviso
7
Blocks   Grigorij Khizhnyak   Žalgiris
7
Three-pointers   Marcelo Nicola   Benetton Treviso
7
  Alberto Herreros   Real Madrid
  Vlado Šćepanović   Partizan
Turnovers   Pascal Roller   Opel Skyliners
8
  Jaka Lakovič   Krka
  Sasha Đjorđjević   Real Madrid
  Mirsad Türkcan   CSKA Moscow

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final: Bodiroga leads Panathinaikos to European crown!". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ https://jurisprudence.tas-cas.org/Shared%20Documents/388.pdf

External linksEdit