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The 2009–10 Euroleague was the 10th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 53rd season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The regular season featured 24 teams from 13 different countries.

Turkish Airlines Euroleague1
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Competition details
Season 2009–10
Teams 24 (regular season)
30 (total)
Dates 29 September 2009 – 9 May 2010
Final positions
Champions Spain FC Barcelona (2nd title)
Runners-up Greece Olympiacos
Third place Russia CSKA Moscow
Fourth place Serbia Partizan
Awards
MVP Serbia Miloš Teodosić
Final Four MVP Spain Juan Carlos Navarro
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Australia Aleks Marić
21.1
Points Lithuania Linas Kleiza
17.1
Rebounds United States Travis Watson
9.5
Assists Montenegro Omar Cook
5.9
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Turkish Airlines.

This season marked the first time in the modern era that a qualifying round was used to determine the last two teams for the regular season. The qualifying round started on September 29, 2009, while the regular season of the Euroleague started on October 15, 2010. The season ended with the Euroleague Final Four, which was hosted at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France,[1] with the Final on May 9, 2010.

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FormatEdit

For the first time in the modern Euroleague era, a preliminary stage was used to determine the last two teams in the regular season. 8 teams competed in qualification rounds, of which the 2 winners advanced to the regular season stage. Those teams joined 22 teams that had qualified directly to the regular season stage.[2][3]

AllocationEdit

A maximum of three teams could qualify from any one country through their league position. However, 14 clubs held Euroleague Basketball A-linceces, which gave them automatic spots in the Euroleague Regular Season until 2011–12, regardless of their domestic league finish. These licenses were granted via a formula that considers each team's performance in its domestic league and the Euroleague, the television revenues Euroleague Basketball collects from its home country and the team's home attendance.

A-licence holders

The rest of the field was filled with teams that qualified through their performance in their respective national leagues and wild card invitations.

TeamsEdit

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

Regular season
  Regal FC Barcelona (A)   Montepaschi Siena (A)   CSKA Moscow (A)   EWE Oldenburg (1st)
  Caja Laboral (A)   Armani Jeans Milano (2nd)   Khimki (EC)[Note EC]   Partizan (1st)
  Unicaja (A)   Lottomatica Roma (A)   Efes Pilsen (A)   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (A)
  Real Madrid (A)   ASVEL (1st)   Fenerbahçe Ülker (A)   Union Olimpija (1st)
  PanathinaikosTH (A)   Cibona (1st)   Lietuvos rytas (1st)
  Olympiacos (A)   Asseco Prokom Gdynia (1st)   Žalgiris (A)
Qualifying rounds
  Maroussi (3rd)   Entente Orléanaise (2nd)   Ventspils (1st)   Spirou Charleroi (1st)
  Aris (4th)   Le Mans (3rd)   Alba Berlin (3rd)   Benetton Treviso (3rd)
  1. ^ Eurocup (EC): Lietuvos Rytas was the ULEB Eurocup 2008–09 champion, which carried with it a one-year "C Licence" into the Euroleague Regular Season. However, the club also earned a one-season "B Licence" for the Euroleague by winning its domestic championship, and the league's ranking was sufficiently high to give Rytas direct entry into the Regular Season. As a result, the Eurocup champion's C Licence went to Khimki Moscow Region of the Russian Basketball Super League as the ULEB Eurocup 2008–09 finalist.

Qualifying roundsEdit

First preliminary roundEdit

Games were played on September 29 and October 2. Winners advanced to the second preliminary round, while losers parachuted into the Eurocup.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spirou   111–134   Entente Orléanaise 55–53 56–81
Ventspils   154–161   Benetton Treviso 78–73 76–88
Le Mans   123–137   Alba Berlin 61–60 62–77
Aris   129–156   Maroussi 69–67 60–89

Second preliminary roundEdit

Game 1 of each match was played on October 6. Game 2 of the Benetton Treviso-Entente Orléanaise match was played on October 9, and Game 2 of Maroussi-Alba Berlin was played on October 11. The winners of each match advanced to the Regular Season, with the losers parachuting into the Eurocup.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Benetton Treviso   155–162   Entente Orléanaise 73–82 82–80
Maroussi   149–145   Alba Berlin 79–70 70–75

Regular seasonEdit

The Regular Season began on October 15, 2009 and concluded on January 14, 2010.

If teams were level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:[4]

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advanced to Top 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Regal FC Barcelona 10 10 0 833 625 +208
2.   Montepaschi Siena 10 8 2 830 689 +141
3.   Žalgiris 10 3 7 673 739 −66
4.   Cibona VIP 10 3 7 637 742 −105
5.   ASVEL 10 3 7 680 749 −69
6.   Fenerbahçe Ülker 10 3 7 690 799 −109

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Olympiacos 10 8 2 884 787 +97
2.   Unicaja 10 7 3 784 775 +9
3.   Partizan 10 5 5 745 757 −12
4.   Efes Pilsen 10 4 6 808 793 +15
5.   Lietuvos rytas 10 4 6 741 784 −43
6.   Entente Orléanaise 10 2 8 722 788 −66

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   CSKA Moscow 10 8 2 730 700 +30
2.   Caja Laboral 10 7 3 779 735 +46
3.   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 10 6 4 794 737 +57
4.   Maroussi 10 4 6 744 764 −20
5.   Lottomatica Roma 10 4 6 713 737 −24
6.   Union Olimpija 10 1 9 677 764 −87

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Real Madrid 10 8 2 811 690 +121
2.   Panathinaikos 10 8 2 792 697 +95
3.   Khimki 10 6 4 740 733 +7
4.   Asseco Prokom 10 4 6 747 810 −63
5.   Armani Jeans Milano 10 3 7 724 741 −17
6.   Oldenburg 10 1 9 657 800 −143

Top 16Edit

The survivors from the Regular Season advanced to the Top 16, where they were drawn into four groups of four teams each, playing home-and-home from January 27 through March 11. The draw was held at Euroleague headquarters in Barcelona, starting at 13:00 CET on January 18, and was streamed live on the official Euroleague site.[4]

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

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Regal FC Barcelona 6 5 1 465 396 +69
2.   Partizan 6 3 3 389 422 −33
3.   Panathinaikos 6 2 4 439 442 −3
4.   Maroussi 6 2 4 419 452 −33

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 6 4 2 444 423 +21
2.   Real Madrid 6 3 3 447 444 +3
3.   Montepaschi Siena 6 3 3 481 497 −16
4.   Efes Pilsen 6 2 4 437 445 −8

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 494 448 +46
2.   Asseco Prokom 6 3 3 471 455 +16
3.   Unicaja 6 2 4 450 452 −2
4.   Žalgiris 6 2 4 454 514 −60

Group HEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Olympiacos 6 5 1 536 504 +32
2.   Caja Laboral 6 3 3 515 521 −6
3.   Khimki 6 3 3 476 487 −11
4.   Cibona VIP 6 1 5 486 501 −15

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 hosted Games 1 and 2, plus Game 5 if necessary. Team 2 hosted Game 3, and Game 4 if necessary.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Regal FC Barcelona   3–1   Real Madrid 68–61 63–70 84–73 84–78
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv   1–3   Partizan 77–85 98–78 73–81 67–76
CSKA Moscow   3–1   Caja Laboral 86–63 83–63 53–66 74–70
Olympiacos   3–1   Asseco Prokom Gdynia 83–79 90–73 78–81 86–70

Final fourEdit

 
Semifinals
May 7
Final
May 9
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Regal FC Barcelona 64
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow 54
 
  Regal FC Barcelona 86
 
 
 
  Olympiacos 68
 
  Partizan 80
 
 
  Olympiacos83
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow 90
 
 
  Partizan 88
2009–10 Euroleague Champions
 
Regal FC Barcelona
2nd title

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Aleks Marić   Partizan 18 380 21.11
2.   Linas Kleiza   Olympiacos 22 393 17.86
3.   Ramūnas Šiškauskas   CSKA Moscow 21 356 16.95

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PPG
1.   Linas Kleiza   Olympiacos 20 345 17.25
2.   Qyntel Woods   Asseco Prokom Gdynia 20 337 16.85
3.   Marko Tomas   Cibona 16 263 16.44

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating RPG
1.   Aleks Marić   Partizan 16 137 8.56
2.   Lawrence Roberts   Partizan 19 140 7.37
3.   Linas Kleiza   Olympiacos 20 128 6.40

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating APG
1.   Omar Cook   Unicaja 16 95 5.94
2.   Miloš Teodosić   Olympiacos 20 104 5.20
3.   Theodoros Papaloukas   Olympiacos 17 88 5.18

Other StatsEdit

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game   Bo McCalebb   Partizan 23 1.95
  Viktor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow
Blocks per game   D'or Fischer   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 20 1.80
Turnovers per game   Qyntel Woods   Asseco Prokom 20 3.45
Fouls drawn per game   Aleks Marić   Partizan 18 7.00
Minutes per game   David Logan   Asseco Prokom 20 36:21
2FG%   Terence Morris   Regal FC Barcelona 21 0.825
3FG%   Ramūnas Šiškauskas   CSKA Moscow 21 0.550
FT%   Henry Domercant   Montepaschi Siena 16 0.937

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Aleks Marić   Partizan 49
  Darjuš Lavrinovič   Real Madrid
Points   Aleks Marić   Partizan 39
Rebounds   Travis Watson   Žalgiris 17
Assists   Theodoros Papaloukas   Olympiacos 14
Steals   Terrell McIntyre   Montepaschi Siena 7
Blocks 3 occasions 5
Turnovers 8 occasions 7
Fouls Drawn   Marko Tomas   Cibona 12

AwardsEdit

Euroleague 2009–10 MVPEdit

Euroleague 2009–10 Final Four MVPEdit

All-Euroleague Team 2009–10Edit

[5]

Position All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
PG
  Miloš Teodosić   Olympiacos   Bo McCalebb   Partizan
SG/SF
  Juan Carlos Navarro   Regal FC Barcelona   Josh Childress   Olympiacos
SG/SF
  Linas Kleiza   Olympiacos   Ramūnas Šiškauskas   CSKA Moscow
PF/C
  Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow   Erazem Lorbek   Regal FC Barcelona
PF/C
  Aleks Marić   Partizan   Tiago Splitter   Caja Laboral

Rising StarEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit

Club Executive of the YearEdit

MVP WeeklyEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team Rating
1   Darjuš Lavrinovič   Real Madrid 49
2   Tiago Splitter   Caja Laboral 36
  Matt Walsh   Union Olimpija 36
3   Romain Sato   Montepaschi Siena 37
4   Ioannis Bourousis   Olympiacos 32
5   Keith Langford   Khimki 38
  Aleks Marić   Partizan 38
6   Dainius Šalenga   Žalgiris 28
7   Aleks Marić (2)   Partizan 49
8   Aleks Marić (3)   Partizan 29
9   Miloš Teodosić   Olympiacos 34
  Chuck Eidson   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 34
10   Ricky Rubio   Regal FC Barcelona 33
  Ramūnas Šiškauskas   CSKA Moscow 33

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Ramūnas Šiškauskas (2)   CSKA Moscow 29
  Robertas Javtokas   Khimki 29
  Fernando San Emeterio   Caja Laboral 29
2   Alan Anderson   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 40
3   Terrell McIntyre   Montepaschi Siena 43
4   Jamont Gordon   Cibona 40
5   Bojan Bogdanović   Cibona 28
6   Romain Sato (2)   Montepaschi Siena 27

Quarter-finalsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Dušan Kecman   Partizan 30
2   Linas Kleiza   Olympiacos 35
3   Juan Carlos Navarro   Regal FC Barcelona 29
4   Fernando San Emeterio (2)   Caja Laboral 30

MVP of MonthEdit

Month Player Team
October 2009   Bojan Popović   Lietuvos rytas
November 2009   Pete Mickeal   Regal FC Barcelona
December 2009   Aleks Marić   Partizan
January 2010   Miloš Teodosić   Olympiacos
February 2010   Alan Anderson   Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
March 2010   Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow
April 2010   Juan Carlos Navarro   Regal FC Barcelona

Attendance figuresEdit

Rank Club # Of Home Games Total Attendance Arena Capacity
1.
  Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
8
90,500
11,700
2.
  Panathinaikos
7
67,722
19,250
3.
  Caja Laboral
7
64,830
9,900
4.
  Unicaja
8
62,531
10,500
5.
  Real Madrid
7
60,100
15,000
6.
  Olympiacos
8
55,129
14,905
7.
  Efes Pilsen
8
55,013
12,500
8.
  Partizan
8
54,893
8,150
9.
  Lietuvos rytas
5
40,000
11,000
10.
  Žalgiris
8
37,433
5,000
11.
  Regal FC Barcelona
7
35,816
8,250
12.
  ASVEL
5
33,930
5,800
13.
  Cibona
8
32,365
5,400
14.
  Entente Orleanaise*
7
31,805
6,900
15.
  Montepaschi Siena
7
31,338
7,025
16.
  Prokom Gdynia
7
29,785
5,000
17.
  Maroussi*
10
28,100
19,250
18.
  CSKA Moscow
7
25,340
5,500
19.
  Khimki
7
25,129
6,000
20.
  Union Olimpija
5
24,000
6,000
21.
  Alba Berlin*
2
23,506
16,000
22.
  Lottomatica Roma
5
21,147
11,200
23.
  EWE Baskets Oldenburg
5
16,080
5,118
24.
  Armani Jeans Milano
5
12,940
12,000
25.
  Fenerbahçe Ülker
5
7,200
12,500
26.
  Spirou Charleroi*
1
6,000
7,560
27.
  Aris*
1
5,000
5,500
28.
  Benetton Treviso*
2
4,867
5,134
29.
  Le Mans Sarthe*
1
4,600
6,003
30.
  Ventspils*
1
3,500
12,500
TOTALS*
TOTAL LEAGUE ATTENDANCE
990,599
AVERAGE ARENA CAPACITY
9,552

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Euroleague.net 2010 Final Four host is Paris!
  2. ^ Euroleague.net Euroleague restructuring outlined in the 2009–12 strategic plan.
  3. ^ Euroleague.net 2009–12 New Competition System Podcast.
  4. ^ a b "Top 16 Draw". Euroleague. 2010-01-11. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
  5. ^ http://www.euroleague.net/final-four/paris-2010/main-page/i/71489/4218/ All-Euroleague team 2009-10

External linksEdit