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2014–15 ABA League

The 2014–15 ABA League was the 14th season of the ABA League, with 14 teams from Serbia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Hungary and Bulgaria participating in it.

ABA League
Competition details
Season 2014–15
Teams 14
Dates October 3, 2014 – March 22, 2015
(Regular season)
April 14–30, 2015
(Playoffs)
TV BNT
Doma TV
Happy TV
MKTV
RTCG
RTRS
Sport 1
Sport Klub
Šport TV
Final positions
Champions Serbia Crvena Zvezda
1st title
Runners-up Croatia Cedevita
Semifinalists Montenegro Budućnost
Serbia Partizan
Relegated Bulgaria Levski Sofia
Awards
MVP Serbia Nikola Jokić (Mega Leks)
Finals MVP Serbia Boban Marjanović (Crvena Zvezda)
Statistical leaders
Points United States Malcolm Armstead (Krka)
17.5
Rebounds Serbia Nikola Jokić (Mega Leks)
9.2
Assists Serbia Nenad Miljenović (Mega Leks)
8.3

Regular season started on October 3, 2014, and lasted until March 22, 2015 followed by playoffs of the four best placed teams.[1]

Team informationEdit

Country Teams Team City Venue (Capacity)
  Serbia 4
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade Pionir Hall (8,150)
Mega Leks Sremska Mitrovica Sports Hall Pinki (3,000)
Metalac Farmakom Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall (2,500)
Partizan Belgrade Pionir Hall (8,150)
  Croatia 3
Cibona Zagreb Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (5,400)
Cedevita Zagreb Mala dvorana Doma sportova (4,000)
Zadar Zadar Krešimir Ćosić Hall (9,000)
  Slovenia 2
Krka Novo mesto Leon Štukelj Hall (3,000)
Union Olimpija Ljubljana Arena Stožice (12,480)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Igokea Aleksandrovac Laktaši Sports Hall (3,000)
  Bulgaria 1 Levski Sofia Sofia Universiada Hall (3,000)
  Hungary 1 Szolnoki Olaj Szolnok Tiszaligeti Sportcsarnok (3,000)
  Macedonia 1 MZT Skopje Aerodrom Skopje Jane Sandanski Arena (6,500)
  Montenegro 1 Budućnost VOLI Podgorica Morača Sports Center (5,000)



Head coachesEdit

Team Head coach
Budućnost VOLI   Igor Jovović
Cedevita   Jasmin Repeša
Cibona   Slaven Rimac
Crvena Zvezda   Dejan Radonjić
Igokea   Željko Lukajić
Krka   Aleksandar Džikić
Levski   Konstantin Papazov
Mega Leks   Dejan Milojević
Metalac Farmakom   Vladimir Đokić
MZT Skopje Aerodrom   Aleš Pipan
Partizan   Duško Vujošević
Szolnoki Olaj   Dragan Aleksić
Union Olimpija   Memi Bečirovič
Zadar   Ante Nazor

Coaching changesEdit

Week Club Outgoing coach Date of change Incoming coach
3rd MZT Skopje Aerodrom   Zmago Sagadin 16 October 2014[2]   Vrbica Stefanov
7th MZT Skopje Aerodrom   Vrbica Stefanov 5 November 2014[3]   Boban Mitev
9th Igokea   Vlada Jovanović 26 November 2014[4]   Željko Lukajić
16th MZT Skopje Aerodrom   Boban Mitev 6 January 2015[5]   Aleksandar Jončevski
22nd Union Olimpija   Aleš Pipan 22 February 2015[6]   Memi Bečirovič
22nd MZT Skopje Aerodrom   Aleksandar Jončevski 27 February 2015[7]   Aleš Pipan

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on October 3, 2014, and ended on March 22, 2015.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Crvena Zvezda 26 24 2 2147 1790 +357 50 Qualification to playoffs
2   Budućnost VOLI 26 19 7 1993 1816 +177 45
3   Cedevita 26 18 8 2004 1838 +166 44
4   Partizan 26 18 8 1924 1778 +146 44
5   Union Olimpija 26 15 11 1952 1849 +103 41
6   Metalac Farmakom 26 13 13 1852 1936 −84 39
7   Szolnoki Olaj 26 12 14 1863 1922 −59 38
8   Zadar 26 12 14 1861 1931 −70 38
9   Krka 26 12 14 1894 1877 +17 38
10   Mega Leks 26 11 15 2148 2148 0 37
11   Cibona 26 10 16 1934 2033 −99 36
12   Igokea 26 9 17 1866 1912 −46 35
13   MZT Skopje Aerodrom 26 7 19 1775 1938 −163 33
14   Levski Sofia 26 2 24 1698 2143 −445 28 Relegated
Source: ABA League

Schedule and resultsEdit

Home \ Away BUD CDV CIB CZV IGK KRK LEV MEG MET MZT PAR SZO UOL ZDR
  Budućnost 70–80 101–79 76–77 87–72 82–77 20–0[a] 88–80 65–61 96–69 85–79 75–68 76–61 71–63
  Cedevita 80–70 81–79 87–88 68–64 100–75 86–68 103–107 79–66 81–70 70–50 74–73 66–60 71–74
  Cibona 67–84 69–71 64–88 78–81 76–81 85–69 84–80 93–91 70–61 64–81 96–92 80–85 77–76
  Crvena Zvezda 83–69 78–63 80–64 76–71 85–78 85–55 93–77 82–59 89–56 76–67 90–47 73–65 93–66
  Igokea 62–70 57–86 61–71 80–85 66–53 87–54 70–63 72–75 61–76 83–77 66–71 83–77 71–56
  Krka 81–90 80–72 70–80 77–67 78–67 72–61 72–80 89–59 85–52 72–78 61–71 71–54 83–80
  Levski 75–92 78–95 64–74 58–99 77–92 68–70 98–89 66–77 91–90 66–98 61–82 56–78 72–80
  Mega Leks 96–84 55–81 78–74 75–77 100–96 81–67 89–68 99–82 103–95 73–75 80–85 85–66 91–84
  Metalac 70–69 56–55 67–66 74–82 81–68 69–67 81–54 86–83 69–67 72–83 72–65 67–76 87–93
  MZT 65–81 61–76 78–65 76–79 76–80 60–72 72–61 84–79 58–64 55–63 74–58 57–76 72–58
  Partizan 61–72 76–64 73–64 77–63 74–65 64–68 94–66 89–80 84–77 65–50 62–55 81–74 87–53
  Szolnok 72–81 67–74 89–87 65–89 63–60 63–59 81–67 88–77 67–51 73–76 55–60 106–99 82–81
  Union Olimpija 77–66 77–67 74–77 81–91 72–70 73–67 89–70 85–75 69–70 69–56 87–58 79–61 82–60
  Zadar 61–73 70–74 77–51 63–79 68–61 79–69 86–75 74–73 85–69 74–69 69–68 71–64 60–67
Source: [9]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Decision, round 17 – Budućnost won 20:0[8]

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Finals
              
1   Crvena Zvezda 73 68 95 81
4   Partizan 64 70 85 73
  Crvena Zvezda 68 69 62 89
  Cedevita 59 65 72 79
2   Budućnost VOLI 82 81 57 85 66
3   Cedevita 81 76 85 88 70

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals will be played in April 2015. Teams 1 & 2 will host Games 1 and 2, plus Game 5 if it is necessary. Teams 3 & 4 will host Game 3, plus Game 4 if it is necessary.

Game 1Edit

14 April 2015
18:30
Budućnost VOLI   82–81   Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 19–21, 20–16, 23–21
Pts: Savović 20
Rebs: Šehović 9
Asts: Cook 5
Pts: Babić 14
Rebs: Delaš 8
Asts: Barać, Gordić 4
Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 3,250
Referees: Ilija Belošević, Matej Boltauzer, Saša Maričić

14 April 2015
21:00
Crvena Zvezda   73–64   Partizan
Scoring by quarter: 24–13, 14–18, 17–21, 18–12
Pts: Jenkins 19
Rebs: Marjanović 9
Asts: Williams, Kalinić 3
Pts: Mačvan 12
Rebs: Mačvan 12
Asts: Mačvan 5
Pionir Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 5,932
Referees: Sreten Radović, Milivoje Jovčić, Damir Javor

Game 2Edit

15 April 2015
18:30
Budućnost VOLI   81–76   Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 26–24, 13–15, 22–20, 20–17
Pts: Savović 22
Rebs: Šehović 7
Asts: Cook 11
Pts: Gordić 17
Rebs: Babić 6
Asts: Ukić 4
Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 4,100
Referees: Milivoje Jovčić, Damir Javor, Mario Majkič

15 April 2015
21:00
Crvena Zvezda   68–70   Partizan
Scoring by quarter: 17–22, 18–20, 13–16, 20–12
Pts: Jenkins 19
Rebs: Marjanović 8
Asts: Williams 3
Pts: Mačvan 14
Rebs: Mačvan 17
Asts: Milutinov 4
Pionir Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 5,983
Referees: Srđan Dožai, Matej Boltauzer, Siniša Herceg

Game 3Edit

18 April 2015
18:30
Cedevita   85–57   Budućnost VOLI
Scoring by quarter: 15–29, 26–12, 17–4, 27–12
Pts: Gordić, Tomas 14
Rebs: Barać 6
Asts: Gordić 6
Pts: Dašić 9
Rebs: Šehović 5
Asts: Cook 4
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,950
Referees: Saša Pukl, Marko Juras, Sašo Petek

18 April 2015
21:00
Partizan   85–95   Crvena Zvezda
Scoring by quarter: 20–26, 24–25, 18–22, 23–22
Pts: Milosavljević 23
Rebs: Mačvan 5
Asts: Tepić 3
Pts: Kalinić 25
Rebs: Mitrović 9
Asts: Mitrović 5
Pionir Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Ilija Belošević, Sreten Radović, Damir Javor

Game 4Edit

19 April 2015
19:00
Cedevita   88–85   Budućnost VOLI
Scoring by quarter: 18–19, 22–17, 23–19, 25–30
Pts: Gordić, Ukić 16
Rebs: Barać 7
Asts: Ukić, Tomas 4
Pts: Planinić, Reynolds 13
Rebs: Vitkovac 7
Asts: Reynolds, Savović 3
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,050
Referees: Ilija Belošević, Matej Boltauzer, Uroš Obrknežević

19 April 2015
21:00
Partizan   73–81   Crvena Zvezda
Scoring by quarter: 24–22, 12–16, 22–26, 15–17
Pts: Murić 25
Rebs: Milutinov 8
Asts: Murić, Milosavljević 3
Pts: Williams, Jenkins 19
Rebs: Marjanović 14
Asts: 3 players 3
Crvena Zvezda wins series by 3–1
Pionir Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 7,000
Referees: Saša Pukl, Sašo Petek, Tomislav Hordov

Game 5Edit

22 April 2015
18:30
Budućnost VOLI   66–70   Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 14–15, 19–24, 17–14, 16–17
Pts: Planinić, Reynolds 13
Rebs: Savović 7
Asts: Cook 7
Pts: Bilan 16
Rebs: Tomas 6
Asts: Ukić 6
Cedevita wins series by 3–2
Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Attendance: 4,300
Referees: Damir Javor, Saša Maričić, Mario Majkič

FinalsEdit

Game 1Edit

25 April 2015
21:00
Crvena Zvezda   68–59   Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 24–9, 18–15, 12–20, 14–15
Pts: Mitrović 18
Rebs: Marjanović 12
Asts: Williams 5
Pts: Babić 12
Rebs: Bilan 8
Asts: Žganec, Ukić 4
Pionir Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 5,526
Referees: Saša Pukl, Zdravko Rutešić, Miloš Koljenšić

Game 2Edit

26 April 2015
20:30
Crvena Zvezda   69–65   Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 22–8, 18–24, 18–16, 11–17
Pts: Marjanović 20
Rebs: Marjanović 14
Asts: Marjanović 5
Pts: Babić 14
Rebs: Žganec 8
Asts: Ukić 10
Pionir Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 5,405
Referees: Matej Boltauzer, Sašo Petek, Mario Majkič

Game 3Edit

29 April 2015
20:30
Cedevita   72–62   Crvena Zvezda
Scoring by quarter: 23–16, 18–17, 27–13, 4–16
Pts: Barać 15
Rebs: Zubčić, Žganec 6
Asts: Ukić 4
Pts: Marjanović 16
Rebs: Kalinić 7
Asts: Mitrović 2
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,100
Referees: Matej Boltauzer, Damir Javor, Miloš Koljenšić

Game 4Edit

30 April 2015
20:30
Cedevita   79–89   Crvena Zvezda
Scoring by quarter: 25–30, 10–22, 23–17, 21–20
Pts: Zubčić 15
Rebs: Barać 4
Asts: Gordić 4
Pts: Jenkins 17
Rebs: Kalinić 8
Asts: 4 players 3
Crvena Zvezda wins series by 3–1
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,050
Referees: Saša Pukl, Sašo Petek, Mario Majkič


2014–15 ABA League Champions
 
Crvena Zvezda
1st Title

AttendancesEdit

Average home attendances [10]Edit

Pos Team GP Average High Low Annual chg in avg
1   Partizan 15 6,067 7,000 2,500 5 %
2   Crvena Zvezda 17 4,201 5,983 2,237 47 %
3   Zadar 13 3,054 5,000 1,500 9 %
4   Budućnost VOLI 15 [11] 2,881 5,100 1,580 15 %
5   MZT Skopje Aerodrom 13 2,529 5,123 900 -21 %
6   Union Olimpija 13 2,269 5,000 1,000 12 %
7   Mega Leks 13 1,762 2,500 800 38 %
8   Cedevita 17 1,480 3,100 400 -1 %
9   Metalac Farmakom 13 1,446 2,000 800 NA
10   Igokea 13 1,400 3,000 500 1 %
11   Krka 13 1,258 2,000 800 -6 %
12   Szolnoki Olaj 13 1,250 1,500 1,000 -20 %
13   Levski Sofia 11[12] 1,145 3,000 300 NA
14   Cibona 13 1,000 2,000 500 -53 %

Stats leaders [13]Edit

MVP Round by RoundEdit

Round Player Team Efficiency
1   Nikola Jokić   Mega Leks 44
2   Marcus Williams   Crvena Zvezda 29
3   James Florence   Zadar 31
4   Luka Mitrović   Crvena Zvezda 34
5   Nenad Miljenović   Mega Leks 34
6   Nikola Jokić (2)   Mega Leks 40
7   Nikola Jevtović   Metalac Farmakom 28
8   Josip Sobin   Zadar 36
9   Dávid Vojvoda   Szolnoki Olaj 34
10   Damir Markota   Cibona 28
11   Andrija Bojić   Mega Leks 29
12   Nenad Miljenović (2)   Mega Leks 30
13   Josip Sobin (2)   Zadar 31
14   Nikola Kalinić   Crvena Zvezda 32
15   Josip Sobin (3)   Zadar 38
16   Nenad Miljenović (3)   Mega Leks 33
17   Milan Mačvan   Partizan 30
18   Chris Booker   Krka 30
19   Dávid Vojvoda (2)   Szolnoki Olaj 31
20   Miro Bilan   Cedevita 31
21   Nikola Jokić (3)   Mega Leks 37
22   Nenad Miljenović (4)   Mega Leks 35
23   Dejan Musli   Mega Leks 40
24   Alen Omić   Union Olimpija 40
25   Nenad Miljenović (5)   Mega Leks 38
26   Nikola Jokić (4)   Mega Leks 39
SF game 1   Boris Savović   Budućnost 24
SF game 2   Milan Mačvan (2)   Partizan 28
SF game 3   Nikola Kalinić (2)   Crvena Zvezda 29
SF game 4   Edo Murić   Partizan 33
SF game 5   Miro Bilan (2)   Cedevita 19
F game 1   Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda 24
F game 2   Boban Marjanović (2)   Crvena Zvezda 39
F game 3   Boban Marjanović (3)   Crvena Zvezda 18
F game 4   Charles Jenkins   Crvena Zvezda 19

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team Ref.
October 2014   Nenad Miljenović   Mega Leks [14]
November 2014   Boban Marjanović   Crvena zvezda [15]
December 2014   Josip Sobin   Zadar [16]
January 2015   Milan Mačvan   Partizan [17]
February 2015   Nikola Jokić   Mega Leks [18]
March 2015   Boris Savović   Budućnost VOLI [19]

Ranking MVPEdit

Rank Name Team Efficiency Games Average
1.   Nikola Jokić   Mega Leks 527 24 21.96
2.   Nenad Miljenović   Mega Leks 521 24 21.71
3.   Josip Sobin   Zadar 467 24 19.46
4.   Miro Bilan   Cedevita 480 26 18.46
5.   Milan Mačvan   Partizan 372 21 17.71

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Points Games PPG
1.   Malcolm Armstead   Krka 439 25 17.56
2.   Nikola Jokić   Mega Leks 370 26 15.42
3.   James Florence   Zadar 352 23 15.30
4.   Dávid Vojvoda   Szolnoki Olaj 366 25 14.64
5.   Miro Bilan   Cedevita 353 26 14.58

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Rebounds Games RPG
1.   Nikola Jokić   Mega Leks 222 24 9.25
2.   Josip Sobin   Zadar 208 24 8.67
3.   Predrag Samardžiski   MZT Skopje 120 14 8.57
4.   Nikola Milutinov   Partizan 198 25 7.92
5.   Chris Booker   Krka 195 25 7.80

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Assists Games APG
1.   Nenad Miljenović   Mega Leks 201 24 8.38
2.   Omar Cook   Budućnost 147 23 6.39
3.   Marcus Williams   Crvena zvezda 121 22 5.50
4.   Marko Marinović   Union Olimpija 127 26 4.88
5.   Nemanja Gordić   Cedevita 104 24 4.33

The ideal five and coach of the seasonEdit

The ideal five of the season were selected by fans and head coaches of the ABA League teams, with both contributing 50% of the final result for every playing position.[20][21]

Position Name Team
PG   Malcolm Armstead   Krka
SG   Suad Šehović   Budućnost
SF   Aleksandar Pavlović   Partizan
PF   Milan Mačvan   Partizan
C   Boban Marjanović   Crvena zvezda
Coach   Dejan Radonjić   Crvena zvezda

ABA League clubs in European competitionsEdit

Team Competition Progress
  Crvena Zvezda Euroleague Top 16
  Cedevita Eurocup Eighthfinals
  Budućnost VOLI Eurocup Last 32
  Union Olimpija Eurocup Last 32
  Partizan Eurocup Regular Season
  Szolnoki Olaj Eurocup Regular Season

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Propositions and playoffs format unanimously confirmed". abaliga.com. 19 September 2014. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Zmago Sagadin replaced by Vrbica Stefanov". abaliga.com. 16 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2014-10-16.
  3. ^ "Boban Mitev stays MZT head coach". abaliga.com. 13 November 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2014-11-13.
  4. ^ "Željko Lukajić is the new Igokea head coach". abaliga.com. 26 November 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-11-30. Retrieved 2014-11-27.
  5. ^ "Boban Mitev is no longer MZT head coach". abaliga.com. 6 January 2015. Archived from the original on 6 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Bečirović replaced Pipan at Olimpija". abaliga.com. 22 February 2015. Archived from the original on 23 February 2015. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Aleš Pipan returned to MZT Skopje Aerodrom". abaliga.com. 22 February 2015. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 15 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Decision, round 17 – Budućnost won 20:0". abaliga.com. 12 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  9. ^ "ABA League 2014-15 Season Calendar". Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  10. ^ "ABA League 2014-15 Season Calendar". Archived from the original on 2014-10-07. Retrieved 2014-10-06.
  11. ^ BC Levski Sofia's walkover in the 17th round.
  12. ^ No spectator in the games against KK Cibona & KK Crvena Zvezda due to disciplinary punishment
  13. ^ ABA League Individual Statistics Archived January 16, 2013, at Archive.today
  14. ^ Interview with the October MVP Nenad Miljenović Archived November 9, 2014, at Archive.today
  15. ^ "Interview with the November MVP Boban Marjanović". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  16. ^ "Interview with December MVP Josip Sobin". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  17. ^ "January MVP - Milan Mačvan (Partizan NIS)". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  18. ^ "February MVP - Nikola Jokić (Mega Leks)". Archived from the original on 2015-03-07. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
  19. ^ "March MVP - Boris Savović (Budućnost)". Archived from the original on 2015-04-04. Retrieved 2015-03-24.
  20. ^ "Marjanović heads the ideal five". abaliga.com. 2 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-07-12. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  21. ^ "Coach of the 2014/15 season: Dejan Radonjić". abaliga.com. 8 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-04-08. Retrieved 2015-04-08.

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