2002–03 ABA Goodyear League

12 teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Israel, Slovenia, and FR Yugoslavia participated in Goodyear League in its second season: Union Olimpija, Krka, Pivovarna Laško, Cibona VIP, Zadar, Zagreb, Split Croatia Osiguranje, FEAL Široki, Bosna ASA, Borac Nektar, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and Crvena zvezda.

2002–03 ABA Goodyear League season
LeagueABA Goodyear League
SportBasketball
Number of teams Croatia (4 teams)
 Slovenia (3 teams)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (3 teams)
 Israel (1 team)
 Serbia and Montenegro (1 team)
Regular season
Season championsSerbia and Montenegro Crvena zvezda
Season MVPUnited States Kenyan Weaks (Pivovarna Laško)
Top scorerUnited States Kenyan Weaks (Pivovarna Laško) (20.14 ppg)
Final 4
ChampionsCroatia Zadar
ABA Goodyear League seasons

There were 22 rounds played in the regular part of the season, best four teams qualified for the Final Four Tournament which was played in Ljubljana since April 3 until April 5, 2003. According to the original plan the Final Tournament was to be played in Tel Aviv, but due to the deteriorating security situation there at that time, the tournament got moved to Ljubljana. Crvena Zvezda finished top of the table in regular season, although the club didn't play its last round match against Maccabi, since the Israeli club didn't travel to Belgrade due to the state of emergency proclaimed following the March 2003 assassination of Serbian prime minister Zoran Đinđić. ABA awarded the game to Crvena Zvezda. In first match in Tel Aviv Crvena Zvezda defeated Maccabi.

Zadar became the 2003 Goodyear League champion.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

Final fourEdit

Matches played at Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana

Semifinals
April 3.
Final
April 5.
      
1 Crvena zvezda 77
4 Zadar 78
4 Zadar 91
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 88
2 Maccabi Tel Aviv 82
3 Union Olimpija 76


2002–03 ABA Godyear League Champions



Zadar
1st Title

Stats leadersEdit

Ranking MVPEdit

Rank Name Team Efficiency Games Average
1.   Kenyan Weaks   Pivovarna Laško 403 21 19.19
2.   Dragan Aleksić   Borac Nektar 351 19 18.47
3.   Jamie Arnold   Krka 331 18 18.39
4.   Marko Popović   Zadar 389 22 17.68
5.   Gordan Zadravec   FEAL Široki 368 21 17.52

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Points Games PPG
1.   Kenyan Weaks   Pivovarna Laško 420 21 20.00
2.   Dragan Aleksić   Borac Nektar 375 19 19.74
3.   Gordan Zadravec   FEAL Široki 497 21 19.38
4.   Jamie Arnold   Krka 332 18 18.44
5.   Marko Popović   Zadar 394 22 17.91

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Rebounds Games RPG
1.   Andrija Žižić   Split CO 148 18 8.22
2.   Nikša Tarle   Bosna ASA 158 20 7.90
3.   Hrvoje Perinčić   Zadar 149 21 7.10
4.   Jamie Arnold   Krka 125 18 6.94
5.   Haris Mujezinović   Cibona VIP 129 19 6.79

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Assists Games APG
1.   Ivan Tomas   Zagreb 128 22 5.82
2.   Marko Popović   Zadar 104 22 4.73
3.   Dragan Aleksić   Borac Nektar 89 19 4.68
4.   Mladen Erjavec   Zadar 106 23 4.61
5.   Scoonie Penn   Crvena zvezda 88 22 4.00

Source: Adriatic League

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adriatic League History Archived 2009-11-28 at the Wayback Machine, adriaticbasket.info

External linksEdit