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.
24 (regular season)|
|Dates||29 September 2009 – 9 May 2010|
|Champions||Regal FC Barcelona (2nd title)|
|Third place||CSKA Moscow|
|Final Four MVP||Juan Carlos Navarro|
Aleks Marić |
Linas Kleiza |
Travis Watson |
Omar Cook |
2010–11 →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, with the Final on May 9, 2010.
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.
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
- Spain: Caja Laboral, Real Madrid, Regal FC Barcelona, Unicaja
- Italy: Montepaschi Siena, Lottomatica Roma
- Greece: Olympiacos, Panathinaikos
- Russia: CSKA Moscow
- Turkey: Efes Pilsen, Fenerbahçe Ülker
- Lithuania: Žalgiris
- Israel: Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
- France: ASVEL (Qualifying round)
The rest of the field was filled with teams that qualified through their performance in their respective national leagues and wild card invitations.
The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: Euroleague title holders):
- A: Qualified through an A–licence
- 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
- QR: Qualifying rounds
- WC: Wild card
- EC: Champion of the 2008–09 Eurocup Basketball
|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)|
|Maroussi (3rd)||Entente Orléanaise (2nd)||Ventspils (1st)||Spirou Charleroi (1st)|
|Aris (4th)||Le Mans (3rd)||Alba Berlin (3rd)||Benetton Treviso (3rd)|
- 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.
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|
|Le Mans||123–137||Alba Berlin||61–60||62–77|
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|
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:
- Head-to-head record.
- Head-to-head point differential.
- Point differential during the Regular Season.
- Points scored during the regular season.
- Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
|Top four places in each group advanced to Top 16|
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.
|Top two places in each group advanced to quarterfinals|
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|
|Regal FC Barcelona||64|
|Regal FC Barcelona||86|
|2009–10 Euroleague Champions|
Regal FC Barcelona
|3.||Ramūnas Šiškauskas||CSKA Moscow||21||356||16.95|
|2.||Qyntel Woods||Asseco Prokom Gdynia||20||337||16.85|
|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|
|Darjuš Lavrinovič||Real Madrid|
|Steals||Terrell McIntyre||Montepaschi Siena||7|
|Fouls Drawn||Marko Tomas||Cibona||12|
Euroleague 2009–10 MVPEdit
Euroleague 2009–10 Final Four MVPEdit
All-Euroleague Team 2009–10Edit
|Position||All-Euroleague First Team||Club Team||All-Euroleague Second Team||Club Team|
|Miloš Teodosić||Olympiacos||Bo McCalebb||Partizan|
|Juan Carlos Navarro||Regal FC Barcelona||Josh Childress||Olympiacos|
|Linas Kleiza||Olympiacos||Ramūnas Šiškauskas||CSKA Moscow|
|Victor Khryapa||CSKA Moscow||Erazem Lorbek||Regal FC Barcelona|
|Aleks Marić||Partizan||Tiago Splitter||Caja Laboral|
Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit
Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit
Club Executive of the YearEdit
- Przemyslaw Seczkowski ( Asseco Prokom Gdynia)
|1||Darjuš Lavrinovič||Real Madrid||49|
|2||Tiago Splitter||Caja Laboral||36|
|Matt Walsh||Union Olimpija||36|
|3||Romain Sato||Montepaschi Siena||37|
|7||Aleks Marić (2)||Partizan||49|
|8||Aleks Marić (3)||Partizan||29|
|Chuck Eidson||Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv||34|
|10||Ricky Rubio||Regal FC Barcelona||33|
|Ramūnas Šiškauskas||CSKA Moscow||33|
|1||Ramūnas Šiškauskas (2)||CSKA Moscow||29|
|Fernando San Emeterio||Caja Laboral||29|
|2||Alan Anderson||Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv||40|
|3||Terrell McIntyre||Montepaschi Siena||43|
|6||Romain Sato (2)||Montepaschi Siena||27|
|3||Juan Carlos Navarro||Regal FC Barcelona||29|
|4||Fernando San Emeterio (2)||Caja Laboral||30|
MVP of MonthEdit
|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|
|Rank||Club||# Of Home Games||Total Attendance||Arena Capacity|
|Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv|
|Regal FC Barcelona|
|EWE Baskets Oldenburg|
|Armani Jeans Milano|
|Le Mans Sarthe*|
References and notesEdit
- Euroleague.net 2010 Final Four host is Paris!
- Euroleague.net Euroleague restructuring outlined in the 2009–12 strategic plan.
- Euroleague.net 2009–12 New Competition System Podcast.
- "Top 16 Draw". Euroleague. 2010-01-11. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-14.
- http://www.euroleague.net/final-four/paris-2010/main-page/i/71489/4218/ All-Euroleague team 2009-10
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