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The 2006–07 Euroleague was the 7th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 50th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries.

Euroleague
Athens Olympic Indoor Hall - exterior.jpg
The Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens hosted the Final Four
Competition details
Teams 24
Dates October 24, 2006 – May 6, 2007
Final positions
Champions Greece Panathinaikos (4th title)
Runners-up Russia CSKA Moscow
Third place Spain Unicaja
Fourth place Spain Tau Cerámica
Awards
MVP Greece Theo Papaloukas
Final Four MVP Greece Dimitris Diamantidis
Statistical leaders
Points Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 16.8 (Top Scorer)
Serbia Igor Rakočević 16.2
(Alphonso Ford Trophy)
Rebounds United States Tanoka Beard
9.9
Assists Greece Theo Papaloukas
5.4

The competition began on October 24, 2006, at the Olympic Pavilion in Badalona, Spain, with Panathinaikos winning 82-79 against DKV Joventut. The final of the competition was held on May 6, 2007, in the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece, the home court of Panathinaikos, with Panathinaikos defeating the defending champions, CSKA Moscow, by a score of 93-91.

TeamsEdit

As announced on the official Euroleague site.

Key to colors
     Champion
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Fourth place
     Eliminated in Quarterfinals
     Eliminated in Last 16
     Eliminated in the regular season
Team Location Arena
Aris TT Bank Thessaloniki, Greece Alexandreio Melathron
Benetton Treviso Treviso, Italy Palaverde
Cibona VIP Zagreb, Croatia Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall
Climamio Bologna Bologna, Italy Land Rover Arena
CSKA Moscow Moscow, Russia CSKA Universal Sports Hall
DKV Joventut Badalona, Spain Palau Municipal d'Esports de Badalona
Dynamo Moscow Moscow, Russia Krylatskoe Sport Palace
Efes Pilsen Istanbul, Turkey Abdi İpekçi Arena
Eldo Napoli Naples, Italy PalaBarbuto
Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul, Turkey Abdi İpekçi Arena
Le Mans Sarthe Le Mans, France Antarès
Lottomatica Roma Rome, Italy PalaLottomatica
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv Tel Aviv, Israel Nokia (Yad Eliyahu) Arena
Olympiacos Piraeus, Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium
Panathinaikos Athens, Greece Olympic Indoor Hall
Partizan Belgrade, Serbia Pionir Hall
Pau-Orthez Pau, France Palais des Sports de Pau
Prokom Trefl Sopot Sopot, Poland Olivia Sports Hall, Gdańsk
RheinEnergie Köln Köln, Germany Philips Halle
Tau Cerámica Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain Fernando Buesa Arena
Unicaja Málaga, Spain José María Martín Carpena Arena
Union Olimpija Ljubljana, Slovenia Dvorana Tivoli
Winterthur FC Barcelona Barcelona, Spain Palau Blaugrana
Žalgiris Kaunas, Lithuania Kaunas Sports Hall

Regular seasonEdit

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into three 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 5 teams in each group and the best sixth-placed team advanced to the next round. The complete list of tiebreakers was 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
Key to colors
     Top five places in each group, plus highest-ranked sixth-place team, advanced to Top 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Tau Cerámica 14 12 2 1165 1025 +140
2.   Dynamo Moscow 14 10 4 1100 1032 +68
3.   Olympiacos 14 10 4 1165 1112 +53
4.   Efes Pilsen 14 8 6 1081 1031 +50
5.   Prokom Trefl Sopot 14 5 9 1021 1063 -42
6.   Climamio Bologna 14 5 9 1115 1176 -61
7.   Le Mans Sarthe 14 4 10 985 1041 -56
8.   RheinEnergie Köln 14 2 12 1032 1184 -152

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Panathinaikos 14 11 3 1128 1036 +92
2.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 8 6 1230 1177 +53
3.   DKV Joventut 14 7 7 1112 1049 +63
4.   Unicaja 14 7 7 1001 1085 -84
5.   Lottomatica Roma 14 6 8 1027 1044 -17
6.   Partizan 14 6 8 1100 1093 +7
7.   Cibona VIP 14 6 8 1113 1141 -28
8.   Union Olimpija 14 5 9 1038 1124 -86

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   CSKA Moscow 14 13 1 1079 912 +167
2.   Winterthur FC Barcelona 14 9 5 1093 1032 +61
3.   Benetton Treviso 14 8 6 1021 989 +32
4.   Pau-Orthez 14 7 7 1059 1070 -11
5.   Aris TT Bank 14 6 8 971 1013 -42
6.   Eldo Napoli 14 6 8 1032 1093 -61
7.   Fenerbahçe Ülker 14 5 9 1044 1088 -44
8.   Žalgiris 14 2 12 1062 1164 -102

Top 16Edit

The surviving teams were divided into four groups of four teams each, and again a round robin system was adopted, resulting in 6 games each, with the two top teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Tiebreakers were identical to those used in the Regular Season.

The draw was held February 5, at 13:00 CET (1200 UTC) in Barcelona, in accordance with Euroleague rules.[1]

The teams were placed into four pools, as follows:

Level 1: The three group winners, plus the top-ranked second-place team

Level 2: The remaining second-place teams, plus the top two third-place teams

Level 3: The remaining third-place team, plus the three fourth-place teams

Level 4: The fifth-place teams, plus the top ranked sixth-place team

Each Top 16 group included one team from each pool. The draw was conducted under the following restrictions:

  1. No more than two teams from the same Regular Season group could be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  2. No more than two teams from the same country could be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  3. If there is a conflict between these two restrictions, (1) would receive priority.

Another draw was held to determine the order of fixtures. In the case of two teams from the same city in the Top 16 (CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Moscow, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, FC Barcelona and Joventut Badalona) they were scheduled so that every week only one team would be at home.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advanced to quarterfinals

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Tau Cerámica 6 6 0 541 433 +108
2.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 6 4 2 463 478 −15
3.   Lottomatica Roma 6 1 5 416 468 −52
4.   Pau-Orthez 6 1 5 470 511 −41

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   CSKA Moscow 6 6 0 475 376 +99
2.   Olympiacos 6 3 3 451 450 +1
3.   Partizan 6 2 4 432 474 −42
4.   DKV Joventut 6 1 5 407 465 −58

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Panathinaikos 6 5 1 501 428 +73
2.   Winterthur FC Barcelona 6 4 2 498 455 +43
3.   Efes Pilsen 6 2 4 416 458 −42
4.   Prokom Trefl Sopot 6 1 5 404 478 −74

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Unicaja 6 4 2 448 442 +6
2.   Dynamo Moscow 6 4 2 428 435 −7
3.   Benetton Treviso 6 3 3 439 428 +11
4.   Aris TT Bank 6 1 5 451 461 −10

*Unicaja won the group over Dynamo Moscow. The teams split their regular-season matches, but Unicaja scored 5 more points head-to-head.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Each quarterfinal was a best-of-three series between a first-place team in the Top 16 and a second-place team from a different group, with the first-place team receiving home advantage. Quarterfinals were played on April 3 and 5, 2007, with third games to be played April 12 if necessary.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Tau Cerámica   2–0   Olympiacos 84–59 95–89 {{{8}}}
CSKA Moscow   2–1   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 80–58 56–68 92-71
Panathinaikos   2–0   Dynamo Moscow 80–58 73–65 {{{8}}}
Unicaja   2–1   Winterthur FC Barcelona 91–75 58–80 67-64

Final fourEdit

SemifinalsEdit

May 4, Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Unicaja   50–62   CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos   67–53   Tau Cerámica

3rd place gameEdit

May 6, Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Unicaja   76–74   Tau Cerámica

FinalEdit

May 6, Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Panathinaikos   93–91   CSKA Moscow
2006–07 Euroleague
Champions
 
Panathinaikos
4th Title

Final standingsEdit

Team
    Panathinaikos
    CSKA Moscow
    Unicaja
  Tau Cerámica

Final Four 2007 MVPEdit

  Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos)

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 22 478 21.73
2.   Lazaros Papadopoulos   Dynamo Moscow 17 345 20.29
3.   Eric Campbell   Le Mans Sarthe 14 266 19.00

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PPG
1.   Juan Carlos Navarro
(Top Scorer)
  Winterthur FC Barcelona 22 369 16.77
2.   Igor Rakočević
(Alphonso Ford Trophy)
  Tau Cerámica 22 357 16.23
3.   David Blu   Climamio Bologna 14 224 16.00

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating RPG
1.   Tanoka Beard   Žalgiris 14 138 9.86
2.   James Thomas   Climamio Bologna 13 128 9.85
3.   Brent Wright   Cibona VIP 14 112 8.00

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating APG
1.   Theo Papaloukas   CSKA Moscow 25 135 5.40
2.   Pablo Prigioni   Tau Cerámica 23 108 4.70
3.   Nikos Zisis   Benetton Treviso 20 86 4.30

Other StatsEdit

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game   Ricky Rubio   DKV Joventut 16 3.19
Blocks per game   Marcus Haislip   Efes Pilsen 20 1.75
Turnovers per game   Brent Wright   Cibona VIP 14 3.14
Fouls drawn per game   Lazaros Papadopoulos   Dynamo Moscow 17 6.06
Minutes per game   Davor Kus   Cibona VIP 14 34:28
2FG%   Ioannis Bourousis   Olympiacos 19 0.764
3FG%   David Blu   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 0.533
FT%   Trajan Langdon   CSKA Moscow 25 0.924

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 46
Points   Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 33
  Marcus Haislip   Efes Pilsen
Rebounds   Antonis Fotsis   Dynamo Moscow 24
Assists   Theo Papaloukas   CSKA Moscow 12
Steals   Stefano Mancinelli   Climamio Bologna 10
Blocks   Marcus Haislip   Efes Pilsen 6
Turnovers 4 occasions 8
Fouls Drawn   Kosta Perović   Partizan 12
  Brent Wright   Cibona VIP

AwardsEdit

Euroleague 2006–07 MVPEdit

Euroleague 2006–07 Final Four MVPEdit

Euroleague 2006–07 Finals Top ScorerEdit

All-Euroleague Team 2006–07Edit

[2]

Position All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
PG
  Theo Papaloukas *
  Dimitris Diamantidis*
  CSKA Moscow
  Panathinaikos
  Pablo Prigioni   Tau Cerámica
SG/SF
  Juan Carlos Navarro   Winterthur FC Barcelona   Igor Rakočević   Tau Cerámica
SG/SF
  Trajan Langdon   CSKA Moscow   Ramūnas Šiškauskas   Panathinaikos
PF/C
  Luis Scola   Tau Cerámica   Matjaž Smodiš   CSKA Moscow
PF/C
  Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv   Lazaros Papadopoulos   Dynamo Moscow

*A tie resulted in the voting for the best point guard of the season, between Dimitris Diamantidis and Theo Papaloukas. Consequently, the 2006–07 All-Euroleague First Team included six players.

Rising StarEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit

Top Scorer (Points Per Game leader)Edit

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit

Club Executive of the YearEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team Rating
1   Carlos Cabezas   Unicaja 41
2   Eric Campbell   Le Mans Sarthe 32
3   Juan Carlos Navarro   Winterthur FC Barcelona 35
4   Ronnie Burrell   RheinEnergie Köln 36
5   Teemu Rannikko   Union Olimpija 33
6   Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 46
7   Brent Wright   Cibona VIP 35
8   Lazaros Papadopoulos   Dynamo Moscow 38
9   Marcus Haislip   Efes Pilsen 41
10   Nikola Vujčić (2)   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 40
11   Tanoka Beard   Žalgiris 31
12   Nikola Vujčić (3)   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 34
  James Thomas   Climamio Bologna 34
13   Terrell Lyday   Benetton Treviso 40
14   Vassil Evtimov   Climamio Bologna 38

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Scoonie Penn   Olympiacos 35
  Marcus Goree   Benetton Treviso 35
2   Jamie Arnold   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 29
3   Savvas Iliadis   Aris TT Bank 30
4   Antonis Fotsis   Dynamo Moscow 38
5   Michael Wright   Pau-Orthez 31
6   Antonis Fotsis (2)   Dynamo Moscow 39

PlayoffsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1-2   Juan Carlos Navarro (2)   Winterthur FC Barcelona 23
3   Theo Papaloukas   CSKA Moscow 27

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
November 2006   Mike Batiste   Panathinaikos
December 2006   Luis Scola   Tau Ceramica
January 2007   Lazaros Papadopoulos   Dynamo Moscow
February 2007   Matjaž Smodiš   CSKA Moscow
March 2007   Daniel Santiago   Unicaja
April 2007   Ramūnas Šiškauskas   Panathinaikos

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Euroleague Basketball Top 16 Draw procedures". Euroleague. 2007-01-30. Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 30 January 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/12172/180/all-euroleague-team-mvp-announced

Euroleague Competition Format

External linksEdit