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The 2015–16 ABA League was the 15th season of the ABA League, with 14 teams from Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia participating in it.

ABA League
Competition details
Season 2015–16
Teams 14
Dates October 1, 2015 – March 7, 2016
(Regular season)
March 14, – May 2, 2016
(Playoffs)
TV Arena Sport
Final positions
Champions Serbia Crvena Zvezda
2nd title
Runners-up Serbia Mega Leks
Semifinalists Montenegro Budućnost
Croatia Cedevita
Relegated Montenegro Sutjeska
Slovenia Tajfun
Awards
MVP Croatia Miro Bilan (Cedevita)
Finals MVP Serbia Stefan Jović (Crvena Zvezda)
Best young player Croatia Ante Žižić (Cibona)[1]
Statistical leaders
Points Serbia Tadija Dragićević (Budućnost)
16.33
Rebounds Croatia Ante Žižić (Cibona)
8.00
Assists Montenegro Omar Cook (Budućnost)
6.62

Regular season started on October 1, 2015, and finished on March 7, 2016 followed by playoffs of the four best placed teams.[2][3]

TeamsEdit

Country Teams Qualification Team City Venue (Capacity)
  Serbia 4
1st in the Basketball League of Serbia Crvena Zvezda Belgrade Hall Aleksandar Nikolić (8,150)
2nd in the Basketball League of Serbia Partizan Belgrade Hall Aleksandar Nikolić (8,150)
3rd in the Basketball League of Serbia Metalac Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall (2,500)
4th in the Basketball League of Serbia Mega Leks Sremska Mitrovica Sports Hall Pinki (3,000)
  Croatia 3
1st place in the A-1 League Cedevita Zagreb Dom Sportova (3,500)
2nd place in the A-1 League Cibona Zagreb Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (5,400)
3rd place in the A-1 League Zadar Zadar Krešimir Ćosić Hall (10,000)
  Slovenia 3
Champion of the 1.A SKL Tajfun Šentjur Golovec Hall (?)
1st place in 1.A SKL Krka Novo mesto Leon Štukelj Hall (3,000)
Wild card Union Olimpija Ljubljana Arena Stožice (12,480)
  Montenegro 2
Champion of Montenegrin Basketball League Budućnost Podgorica Morača Sports Center (5,000)
2nd place in Montenegrin Basketball League Sutjeska[note 1] Nikšić Nikšić Sports Center (3,000)
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 Champion of Premijer liga BiH Igokea Aleksandrovac Laktaši Sports Hall (3,050)
  Macedonia 1 Champion of Macedonian First League MZT Skopje Jane Sandanski Arena (6,000)

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Budućnost   Luka Pavićević   Suad Šehović Luanvi VOLI
Cedevita   Veljko Mršić   Miro Bilan Nike Cedevita / Konzum
Cibona   Damir Mulaomerović   Marin Rozić Adidas Franck
Crvena Zvezda   Dejan Radonjić   Luka Mitrović Champion Telekom Srbija
Igokea   Dragan Bajić   Marko Čakarević Givova M:tel / Hemofarm
Krka   Vladimir Anzulović   Matej Rojc Žolna šport Krka
Mega Leks   Dejan Milojević   Rade Zagorac Adidas Beoleks
Metalac   Vladimir Đokić   Dušan Kutlešić Kamp Farmakom
MZT Skopje   Aleksandar Jončevski   Damjan Stojanovski Li-Ning Sinalco / Bauer BG
Partizan   Aleksandar Džikić   Vanja Marinković Adidas NIS
Sutjeska   Igor Jovović   Nikola Žižić PEAK
Tajfun   Dejan Mihevc   Dragiša Drobnjak Spalding Tajfun
Union Olimpija   Gašper Potočnik   Saša Zagorac Macron Pivovarna Union
Zadar   Ante Nazor   Lovre Bašić Adidas OTP banka

Coaching changesEdit

Week Club Outgoing coach Date of change Incoming coach
3rd Metalac   Vladimir Đokić 7 October 2015[4]   Vladimir Mišković
4th Metalac   Vladimir Mišković 12 October 2015[5]   Vladimir Đokić
11th Budućnost   Igor Jovović 27 November 2015[6]   Luka Pavićević
13th Cibona   Slaven Rimac 7 December 2015[7]   Damir Mulaomerović
13th MZT Skopje   Aleš Pipan 7 December 2015[8]   Aleksandar Jončevski
15th Igokea   Željko Lukajić 21 December 2015[9]   Dragan Bajić
18th Partizan   Petar Božić 5 January 2016[10]   Aleksandar Džikić
20th Krka   Ivan Velić 18 January 2016[11]   Vladimir Anzulović
20th Sutjeska   Dušan Dubljević 24 January 2016[12]   Igor Jovović

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Budućnost 26 23 3 2032 1774 +258 49 Qualification to playoffs
2   Crvena Zvezda 26 20 6 2046 1800 +246 46
3   Cedevita 26 19 7 2024 1879 +145 45
4   Mega Leks 26 17 9 2051 1940 +111 43
5   Partizan 26 12 14 1973 1974 −1 38
6   Zadar 26 12 14 1808 1868 −60 38
7   Union Olimpija 26 11 15 1921 1955 −34 37
8   Cibona 26 11 15 1887 1936 −49 37
9   Igokea 26 11 15 1839 1899 −60 37
10   MZT Skopje 26 10 16 1869 1908 −39 36
11   Metalac 26 10 16 1837 1941 −104 36
12   Krka 26 10 16 1853 1924 −71 36
13   Sutjeska 26 9 17 1867 2011 −144 35 Relegated
14   Tajfun 26 7 19 1790 1988 −198 33

Schedule and resultsEdit

The regular season began on October 1, 2015, and ended on March 7, 2016.

BUD CDV CIB CZV IGK KRK MEG MET MZT PAR SUT TAJ UOL ZDR
  Budućnost 76–66 78–68 68–54 89–74 81–65 71–56 83–72 65–55 78–65 89–87 81–61 89–77 78–47
  Cedevita 57–81 83–65 74–72 67–56 70–60 78–68 77–63 89–64 75–72 73–50 94–61 82–58 81–88
  Cibona 69–91 69–81 83–94 86–72 85–78 82–89 77–73 68–62 63–57 93–76 71–69 75–79 74–65
  Crvena Zvezda 83–62 79–80 75–58 81–87 77–67 76–70 86–74 92–79 92–77 96–67 113–66 73–77 83–57
  Igokea 76–86 86–91 68–57 54–74 54–65 80–75 60–66 70–86 71–64 75–58 71–82 72–63 77–73
  Krka 78–84 85–77 90–86 65–71 74–64 74–57 70–75 72–68 70–75 58–66 103–96 55–59 77–66
  Mega Leks 81–83 100–93 76–72 78–79 69–68 84–77 77–64 82–70 76–59 101–72 92–70 78–81 87–61
  Metalac 61–67 79–81 77–61 62–68 56–74 83–77 83–76 68–77 67–64 84–78 78–62 74–61 71–67
  MZT 68–72 65–70 69–68 66–71 75–70 69–67 76–77 93–67 82–78 71–75 77–70 81–62 60–72
  Partizan 86–77 82–61 85–82 86–81 66–73 69–70 78–85 81–70 72–69 75–67 89–85 76–74 87–76
  Sutjeska 92–91 68–83 68–80 62–70 72–83 87–81 68–73 84–73 68–77 82–71 51–60 86–78 71–60
  Tajfun 61–80 67–78 52–74 63–73 76–81 74–51 60–64 76–63 68–62 65–83 71–68 73–59 66–82
  Union Olimpija 63–67 84–91 67–68 69–77 79–63 80–50 89–99 76–62 91–76 118–115 60–61 77–69 84–76
  Zadar 52–65 81–72 62–53 49–56 69–60 67–74 76–81 88–72 84–72 65–61 85–83 73–67 67–56

Source: ABA League Calendar[3]

PlayoffsEdit

Semifinals Finals
            
1   Budućnost 81 75
4   Mega Leks 85 76
  Mega Leks 88 74 49
  Crvena Zvezda 95 93 61
2   Crvena Zvezda 97 73
3   Cedevita 88 65

SemifinalsEdit

Game 1Edit

Game 2Edit

FinalsEdit


2015–16 ABA League Champions
 
Crvena Zvezda
2nd Title

2015–2016 Crvena Zvezda Team RosterEdit