The Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2013–14 was the 14th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the fourth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 57th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs.
|Dates||1 October 2013 – 18 May 2014|
Maccabi Tel Aviv |
|Third place||FC Barcelona|
|Fourth place||CSKA Moscow|
|Final Four MVP||Tyrese Rice|
|Coach of the Year||David Blatt|
|Rising Star||Bogdan Bogdanović|
|Best Defender||Bryant Dunston|
Keith Langford |
Keith Langford |
Joffrey Lauvergne |
Dimitris Diamantidis |
2014–15 →All statistics correct as of 7 September 2014.
Euroleague Basketball Company, in its annual meeting in Barcelona, determined the site of the season's Euroleague Final Four venue. London was originally supposed to host the Final Four, but it was decided that the 2014 Euroleague Final Four be held at the Mediolanum Forum, in Milan. In the championship final game, Maccabi Electra defeated the previous season's runners-up, Real Madrid, by a score of 98-86 after overtime, and won its sixth Euroleague title in the club's history.
There were three routes to participation in the Euroleague:
- The 14 teams with an A-Licence from the 2012–13 Euroleague, based on their Euroleague Club Ranking.
- The 2012–13 Eurocup winner was given a C-Licence.
- 14 places were allocated from a list of 30 teams given a B-Licence ranked according to their European national basketball league rankings over the last year. 14 teams were given both an A-Licence or C-Licence and a B-Licence. When a country ranking spot had already been assigned to an A-Licence team, the assignation jumped to the next country appearing in the ranking, and their league was not granted an additional place in the competition. The first 8 of the remaining 16 teams were given places in the regular-season, and the next 6 were given places in the qualifying competition.
- If the Eurocup champion was qualified by receiving a B license, or some team with it resigned from the competition, a wild card had to be given by the Euroleague.
The Euroleague had the right to cancel an A license for one of the following reasons:
- The club had the lowest ranking of all clubs with an A Licence according to the Club Ranking.
- The club had ranked among the clubs placed in the bottom half of the national championship final standings.
- The club had financial problems.
- In the ACB (Spain), when the champion and/or the runner-up of the league were teams without an A license. In that case, the A license club with the lowest position would play Eurocup in the next season. If that happened three times in five years, the A license of the club would be cancelled.
Euroleague allocation criteriaEdit
- EA7 Milano had a two-year A license, awarded in June 2012.
- Asseco Prokom lost its A license, as it was the last qualified in the A licensed team tanking. The license was converted into a wildcard.
B licenses could be given to every team without an A license. If in the allocation appeared a team with an A license, the next team in the criteria would receive the B license, which qualified directly to the Regular Season.
|A licensed teams|
|B licensed teams|
|Teams qualified for the Qualifying Round|
- Adriatic: the places were awarded to the top teams in the Regular Season. If the third or fourth qualified won the Final Four, it would be granted with the first spot, moving the champion and the runner-up of the Regular Season to the second and third spots. In February 2012, Euroleague Basketball clarified the situation of the Adriatic League spots, saying the three first teams in the Adriatic League Final Four would qualify. Due to the different interpretation of both associations, Euroleague and Liga ABA negotiated a solution to be applied only for the 2012–13 season.
Finally, both organizations agreed that if the team that was in the first position after the Regular Season met all of the B-licence minimum requirements, it would qualify to Euroleague. In that case, Igokea did not meet the required criteria, so Euroleague Basketball applied the 2012–13 Euroleague Bylaws, by which the 2013 ABA Final Four champion and the runner-up, would take the first two Adriatic positions in that order, whilst the next highest regular season team would take the final Adriatic position.
- Russia: the places were awarded to the best teams, by a ranking determined by their positions in the VTB United League, and Russian Professional Basketball League. VTB points prevail in case of tie.
C licenses and wild cardsEdit
- To the Regular Season
- To the Qualification Rounds
Competition format changesEdit
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 2012–13 Eurocup Basketball
|Real Madrid (A)||Galatasaray (1st)||CSKA Moscow (A)||Partizan (1st)|
|FC Barcelona (A)||Anadolu Efes (A)||Lokomotiv Kuban (EC)||Crvena zvezda (2nd)|
|Laboral Kutxa (A)||Fenerbahçe (A)||Brose Bamberg (1st)||Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (A)|
|Unicaja (A)||Nanterre (1st)||Bayern Munich (WC)||Stelmet Zielona Góra (1st)|
|Panathinaikos (A)||SIG Strasbourg (WC)||Montepaschi Siena (A)||Budivelnyk (WC)|
|OlympiacosTH (A)||Žalgiris (A)||EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (A)|
|Banvit (2nd)||Lietuvos rytas (2nd)||EWE Oldenburg (2nd)||Telenet Oostende (1st)|
|ČEZ Nymburk (1st)||VEF Rīga (1st)||Khimki (WC)||Cimberio Varese (WC)|
|First round||Second round||Third round|
|EWE Baskets Oldenburg||79|
|EWE Baskets Oldenburg||87|
The draws for the 2013–14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague were held on Thursday, 4 July. Teams were seeded into six pots of four teams in accordance with the Club Ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.
Two teams from the same country could not be drawn together in the same Regular Season group.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5||Pot 6|
The regular season was played between October 17 and December 20.
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|
|Bottom two teams in each group entered 2013–14 Eurocup Basketball Last 32 round|
The Top 16 began on January 2 and ended on April 11, 2014.
If teams were level on record at the end of the Top 16, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:
- Head-to-head record.
- Head-to-head record between teams still tied.
- Head-to-head point differential.
- Point differential during the Top 16.
- Points scored during the Top 16.
- Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Top 16 match.
|Top four places in each group advanced to Playoffs|
See the detailed group stage page for tiebreakers if two or more teams were equal on points.
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|
|EA7 Milano||1–3||Maccabi Electra||99–101||91–77||63–75||66–86|
The Final Four was the last phase of the season and was held over a weekend. The semifinal games were played on 16 May, while the third place game and championship game were played on 18 May. The Final Four was held at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy.
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||68|
|Maccabi Tel Aviv||98|
|Third place game|
|1||Top 16||1||Partizan||Real Madrid||21,374|
|2||Regular Season||1||Crvena Zvezda||Lokomotiv Kuban||19,000|
|3||Top 16||5||Panathinaikos||FC Barcelona||18,500|
|4||Top 16||11||Panathinaikos||Fenerbahçe Ülker||17,500|
|6||Top 16||3||Partizan||CSKA Moscow||16,523|
|7||Top 16||5||Partizan||Lokomotiv Kuban||15,565|
|10||Regular Season||7||Laboral Kutxa||Panathinaikos||14,196|
Average home attendancesEdit
|23||Stelmet Zielona Góra||5||20,859||4,853||3,251||4,172|
- Updated to games played on 25 April 2014
Source: Euroleague Basketball
|1.||Keith Langford||EA7 Milano||25||442||17.68|
|2.||Malcolm Delaney||Bayern Munich||24||418||17.42|
|3.||Rudy Fernández||Real Madrid||31||534||17.23|
|1.||Keith Langford||EA7 Milano||25||439||17.56|
|2.||Richard Hendrix||Lokomotiv Kuban||23||167||7.26|
|3.||Andrés Nocioni||Laboral Kutxa||21||138||6.57|
|3.||Thomas Heurtel||Laboral Kutxa||21||111||5.29|
|Steals per game||Jamon Gordon||Anadolu Efes||21||2.00|
|Blocks per game||Bryant Dunston||Olympiacos||29||1.31|
|Turnovers per game||Justin Dentmon||Žalgiris||24||3.71|
|Fouls drawn per game||Keith Langford||EA7 Milano||25||6.52|
|Minutes per game||Joffrey Lauvergne||Partizan||24||32:19|
|2FG%||Alex Tyus||Maccabi Electra||27||0.723|
|3FG%||Valery Likhodey||Lokomotiv Kuban||21||0.546|
|FT%||Milko Bjelica|| Laboral Kutxa
|Points||Andrés Nocioni||Laboral Kutxa||37|
|Fouls Drawn||Keith Langford||EA7 Milano||13|
Euroleague 2013–14 MVPEdit
Euroleague 2013–14 Final Four MVPEdit
All-Euroleague Team 2013–14Edit
|All-Euroleague First Team||Club Team||All-Euroleague Second Team||Club Team|
|Sergio Rodríguez||Real Madrid||Ricky Hickman||Maccabi Electra|
|Keith Langford||EA7 Milano||Vassilis Spanoulis||Olympiacos|
|Rudy Fernández||Real Madrid||Victor Khryapa||CSKA Moscow|
|Sonny Weems||CSKA Moscow||Nikola Mirotić||Real Madrid|
|Ante Tomić||FC Barcelona||Stéphane Lasme||Panathinaikos|
Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit
Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit
|1||Nikola Mirotić||Real Madrid||27|
|4||DeMarcus Nelson||Crvena Zvezda||31|
|6||Vladimir Dragičević||Stelmet Zielona Góra||32|
|7||Boštjan Nachbar||FC Barcelona||31|
|10||Boban Marjanović||Crvena Zvezda||33|
|1||Vassilis Spanoulis (2)||Olympiacos||39|
|2||Marcelinho Huertas||FC Barcelona||30|
|3||Rudy Fernández||Real Madrid||30|
|4||Krunoslav Simon||Lokomotiv Kuban||35|
|5||Miloš Teodosić||CSKA Moscow||31|
|6||Justin Dentmon (2)||Žalgiris||33|
|7||Ante Tomić||FC Barcelona||36|
|8||Ante Tomić (2)||FC Barcelona||40|
|10||Malcolm Delaney||Bayern Munich||24|
|11||Rudy Fernández (2)||Real Madrid||33|
|12||Derrick Brown||Lokomotiv Kuban||34|
|14||Justin Dentmon (3)||Žalgiris||40|
|1||Ricky Hickman||Maccabi Electra||36|
|2||Ioannis Bourousis||Real Madrid||24|
|Curtis Jerrells||EA7 Milano|
|3||Bryant Dunston (2)||Olympiacos||32|
|4||Bryant Dunston (3)||Olympiacos||25|
|5||Sasha Kaun||CSKA Moscow||29|
MVP of the MonthEdit
|October 2013||Nikola Mirotić||Real Madrid|
|November 2013||Derrick Brown||Lokomotiv Kuban|
|December 2013||Stratos Perperoglou||Olympiacos|
|January 2014||Nenad Krstić||CSKA Moscow|
|February 2014||Ante Tomić||FC Barcelona|
|March 2014||Ante Tomić (2)||FC Barcelona|
|April 2014||Alex Tyus||Maccabi Electra|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to 2013–14 EuroLeague.|
- "In-The-Game.org Euroleague three-year-ranking". Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-04.
- 2012–13 Euroleague bylaws
- Euroleague three-year-ranking Archived 2012-10-01 at the Wayback Machine In-the-game.
- Euroleague board awards two-year Turkish Airlines Euroleague license to EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Euroleague.net 20 June 2012
- ECA Shareholders Meeting prepares to ring in the 2012-13 season Euroleague.net, July 5, 2012
- Rome announces it will not play in Turkish Airlines Euroleague
- ABA League – Clarification Regarding Clubs Participating in the 2013-14 Euroleague Euroleague.net 25 February 2013
- Euroleague Basketball - ABA League Agreement on Access to the 2013-14 Euroleague Euroleague 5 March 2013
- Red Star makes Euroleague
- Partizan books ticket for next Euroleague
- "Euroleague agrees to VTB United League proposal". Archived from the original on 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Евролига-2013/14: "Химкам" осталась надежда только на wild card
- Eurocup changes format, expands to 48 teams for 2013-14 season; EurocupBasketball.com, 14 June 2013
- Not included one closed-door game
- Euroleague.net Rodríguez voted bwin MVP of the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
- Euroleague.net Rice is bwin MVP of 2014 Final Four.
- 2012–13 All-Euroleague First and Second teams announced. Euroleague.net. Retrieved on 2013-05-06.
- Euroleague.net Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.
- Euroleague.net Coaches vote Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos this season's Best Defender.
- Euroleague.net Euroleague coaches choose Partizan's Bogdanovic for Rising Star Trophy.