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The 2017–18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the 18th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the eighth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this will be the 61st season of the premier competition for European men's clubs.

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague1
Belgrade Arena south-west.jpg
The Štark Arena in Belgrade will host the Final Four
Season 2017–18
Teams 16
Games played 96
Records
Biggest home win Valencia Basket 91–53 Unicaja
(27 October 2017)
Biggest away win AX Milan 62–94 Žalgiris
(9 November 2017)
Highest scoring Valencia Basket 98–103 AX Milan
(15 November 2017)
Highest attendance 16,231
Panathinaikos 82–80 Real Madrid
(24 November 2017)
Lowest attendance 3,536
Anadolu Efes 81–82 Baskonia
(15 December 2017)
Attendance 789,863 (8,228 per match)
2018–19
All statistics correct as of 15 December 2017.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Turkish Airlines.

The 2018 EuroLeague Final Four will be played at the Štark Arena, in Belgrade, Serbia.[1]

Contents

Team allocationEdit

A total of 16 teams from nine countries participate in the 2017–18 EuroLeague.

DistributionEdit

The table below shows the default access list.[2]

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Regular season
(16 teams)
Playoffs
(8 teams)
  • 8 highest-placed teams from the regular season
Final Four
(4 teams)
  • 4 series winners from the playoffs

TeamsEdit

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: EuroLeague title holders):[2][3]

  • LC: Qualified through a licensed club with a long-term licence
  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • EC: EuroCup champion
Regular season
  Baskonia (LC)   Valencia Basket (1st)   Khimki (2nd)   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia (LC)
  FC Barcelona Lassa (LC)   Olympiacos (LC)   Anadolu Efes (LC)   Žalgiris (LC)
  Real Madrid (LC)   Panathinaikos Superfoods (LC)   Fenerbahçe Doğuş (LC)   Crvena zvezda mts (1st)
  Unicaja (EC)   CSKA Moscow (LC)   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (LC)   Brose Bamberg (1st)

Venues and locationsEdit

Location of confirmed teams in 2017–18 EuroLeague
Team Home city Arena Capacity
  Anadolu Efes Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome[4] 16,000
  AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan Mediolanum Forum 12,700[5]
  Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Arena 15,504[6]
  Brose Bamberg Bamberg Brose Arena 6,249[7]
  Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Štark Arena 18,386[8]
Aleksandar Nikolić[a] 8,150[9]
  CSKA Moscow Moscow Megasport Arena 13,344
  FC Barcelona Lassa Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,585[10]
  Fenerbahçe Doğuş Istanbul Ülker Sports Arena 13,059
  Khimki Khimki Mytishchi Arena 7,280
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 11,060[11]
  Olympiacos Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium 11,640[12]
  Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens Olympic Sports Center Athens 18,989[13]
  Real Madrid Madrid WiZink Center 15,000[14]
  Unicaja Málaga Martín Carpena 11,300[15]
  Valencia Basket Valencia Fuente de San Luis 8,500[16]
  Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgirio Arena 15,552[17]
Notes
  1. ^ The Aleksandar Nikolić was being used as back-up arena by Crvena zvezda, in case the Štark Arena was not available.

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
  Anadolu Efes   Velimir Perasović   Doğuş Balbay Adidas Anadolu Efes
  AX Armani Exchange Olimpia   Simone Pianigiani   Andrea Cinciarini Armani Armani Exchange
  Baskonia   Pedro Martínez   Tornike Shengelia Kelme
  Brose Bamberg   Andrea Trinchieri   Elias Harris Macron Brose
  Crvena zvezda mts   Dušan Alimpijević   Branko Lazić Nike Mobile Telephony of Serbia
  CSKA Moscow   Dimitrios Itoudis   Victor Khryapa Nike Rostelecom
  FC Barcelona Lassa   Sito Alonso   Juan Carlos Navarro Nike Lassa Tyres
  Fenerbahçe Doğuş   Željko Obradović   Melih Mahmutoğlu Nike Metro
  Khimki   Georgios Bartzokas   Sergei Monia Adidas Khimki Group
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv   Neven Spahija   Itay Segev Nike FOX
  Olympiacos   Ioannis Sfairopoulos   Vassilis Spanoulis Nike Skrats
  Panathinaikos Superfoods   Xavi Pascual   Ian Vougioukas Adidas Pame Stoixima
  Real Madrid   Pablo Laso   Felipe Reyes Adidas European University
  Unicaja   Joan Plaza   Carlos Suárez Spalding Unicaja, Andalusia
  Valencia Basket   Txus Vidorreta   Rafa Martínez Luanvi Cultura del Esfuerzo1
  Žalgiris   Šarūnas Jasikevičius   Paulius Jankūnas Adidas Skycop
Notes
1. ^ Cultura del Esfuerzo (English: "Culture of Effort") is the motto of the club.

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced with Date of appointment
  FC Barcelona Lassa   Georgios Bartzokas Sacked 7 June 2017[18] Pre-season   Sito Alonso 16 June 2017[19]
  Baskonia   Sito Alonso Mutual consent 16 June 2017[20]   Pablo Prigioni 16 June 2017[21]
  Valencia Basket   Pedro Martínez End of contract 20 June 2017[22]   Txus Vidorreta 20 June 2017[23]
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv   Ainars Bagatskis Sacked 16 May 2017[24]   Neven Spahija 26 June 2017[25]
  AX Armani Exchange Olimpia   Jasmin Repeša Mutual consent 3 June 2017[26]   Simone Pianigiani 26 June 2017[27]
  Khimki   Duško Ivanović Sacked 29 June 2017[28]   Georgios Bartzokas 30 June 2017[29]
  Crvena zvezda mts   Dejan Radonjić End of contract 15 July 2017[30]   Dušan Alimpijević 21 July 2017[31]
  Baskonia   Pablo Prigioni Resigned 25 October 2017[32] 16th (0–3)   Pedro Martínez 27 October 2017[33]

Regular seasonEdit

In the regular season, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The eight first qualified teams will advance to the Playoffs, while the last eight qualified teams will be eliminated. The matchdays are from 12 October 2017 to 6 April 2018.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   CSKA Moscow 12 10 2 1071 929 +142 Advance to Playoffs
2   Olympiacos 12 9 3 884 847 +37
3   Fenerbahçe Doğuş 12 8 4 939 863 +76
4   Panathinaikos Superfoods 12 8 4 944 926 +18
5   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 12 7 5 960 962 −2
6   Žalgiris 12 7 5 971 975 −4
7   Khimki 12 7 5 941 965 −24
8   Real Madrid 12 6 6 1006 953 +53
9   Baskonia 12 6 6 968 961 +7
10   Brose Bamberg 12 6 6 889 951 −62
11   Crvena zvezda mts 12 5 7 937 984 −47
12   FC Barcelona Lassa 12 4 8 967 944 +23
13   Unicaja 12 4 8 885 961 −76
14   Valencia Basket 12 3 9 916 933 −17
15   Anadolu Efes 12 3 9 949 1004 −55
16   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12 3 9 903 972 −69
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2017. Source: EuroLeague
Rules for classification: All points scored in extra period(s) will not be counted in the standings, nor for any tie-break situation.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away EFS AXM BKN BRO CZV CSK FCB FBD KHI MTA OLY PAO RMB UNI VBC ZAL
Anadolu Efes 73–68 81–82 80–98 81–82 74–88 74–79
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 71–62 78–74 86–92 71–77 85–86 62–94
Baskonia 69–83 85–84 105–75 88–82 63–80
Brose Bamberg 78–72 76–92 84–81 57–80 71–88 67–65 83–82
Crvena zvezda mts 100–81 81–85 69–75 59–85 90–82 87–84
CSKA Moscow 93–84 92–78 93–95 101–86 81–63 94–67 94–91
FC Barcelona Lassa 85–89 68–83 89–67 73–51 98–71 89–71 75–81
Fenerbahçe Doğuş 81–70 71–67 83–90 79–66 89–90
Khimki 91–90 82–73 85–78 69–77 75–70 85–77
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 72–92 79–68 74–68 68–69 90–83 94–91 81–74
Olympiacos 75–64 85–59 92–75 62–70 92–83 80–75
Panathinaikos Superfoods 80–72 93–83 70–68 93–65 82–80 82–71
Real Madrid 100–90 83–87 82–69 87–75 80–86 89–57
Unicaja 76–80 79–65 80–89 68–67 93–84 83–85
Valencia Basket 78–71 98–103 82–86 64–72 91–53
Žalgiris 91–83 77–97 78–76 80–74 66–87
Updated to match(es) played on 15 December 2017. Source: EuroLeague
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with background in yellow were decided after overtime.

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, a best-of-five games format is used. The team that wins the series will be the first team to win three games. The first two games will be played on the playing court of the four highest-place teams, the third game and, if necessary, the fourth, will be played on the playing court of the next four highest-place teams and the fifth game, if necessary, will be played on the playing court of the four highest-place teams.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
1st qualified PO A 8th qualified 0 0 0 0 0
4th qualified PO B 5th qualified 0 0 0 0 0
2nd qualified PO C 7th qualified 0 0 0 0 0
3rd qualified PO D 6th qualified 0 0 0 0 0

Final FourEdit

The Final Four is the last phase of the season, and is held over a weekend. The semifinal games play on Friday evening. Sunday starts with the third-place game, followed by the championship game. The Final Four will be played at the Štark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2018.

 
Semifinals
18 May
Championship game
20 May
 
           
 
 
 
 
  PO A winner
 
 
 
  PO B winner
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  PO C winner
 
 
  PO D winner
 
Third place game
20 May
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

AttendancesEdit

Attendances include playoff games:

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1   Žalgiris 58,425 13,148 10,195 11,685 0.015115976022935+1.5%
2   Fenerbahçe Doğuş 56,559 12,828 10,215 11,312 0.0082895088688832+0.8%
3   Panathinaikos Superfoods 66,598 16,231 7,812 11,100 -0.96437880104257−3.5%
4   Baskonia 54,502 13,108 9,196 10,900 -0.93698959855583−6.3%
5   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 75,940 11,060 10,500 10,849 -0.99641807494489−0.3%
6   Real Madrid 56,641 11,077 8,067 9,440 -0.91543832428239−8.4%
7   CSKA Moscow 58,522 12,008 4,906 8,360 0.008079102857832+0.8%3
8   Olympiacos 49,611 11,501 4,621 8,269 -0.88344017094017−11.6%2
9   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 47,013 8,281 7,345 7,836 -0.82632078456185−17.3%
10   Crvena zvezda mts 45,265 13,467 5,467 7,544 -0.76838459971481−23.1%
11   Unicaja 43,396 8,267 5,871 7,233 0.12104773713577+12.1%1
12   Valencia Basket 31,967 7,084 5,736 6,393 0.094317014720986+9.4%1
13   Brose Bamberg 43,916 8,000 5,396 6,274 -0.9780202650039−2.1%
14   Khimki 33,521 6,579 5,198 5,587 1.8374809547994+183.7%1
15   FC Barcelona Lassa 37,674 6,437 4,913 5,382 0.091462178057189+9.1%
16   Anadolu Efes 30,313 6,788 3,536 5,052 -0.94962406015038−5.0%
League total 789,863 16,231 3,536 8,228 -0.97119924457035−2.8%

Updated to games played on 15 December 2017
Source: EuroLeague

Notes:
1: 2016–17 season average applied to EuroCup games.
2: Olympiacos played one match at Heraklion Arena, in Heraklion, instead of their regular arena.
3: CSKA Moscow played one match at Universal Sports Hall CSKA, instead of Megasport Arena.

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ KOMBANK ARENA.
  9. ^ ALEKSANDAR NIKOLIC 6500.
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  37. ^ "Round 4 MVP: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid". EuroLeague. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  38. ^ "Round 5 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow". EuroLeague. 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017. 
  39. ^ "Round 6 MVP: Vladimir Stimac, Anadolu Efes Istanbul". EuroLeague. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  40. ^ "Round 7 MVP: Errick McCollum, Anadolu Efes Istanbul". EuroLeague. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  41. ^ "Round 8 MVP: Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens". EuroLeague. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017. 
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  43. ^ "Round 10 co-MVPs: Nando De Colo and James Gist". EuroLeague. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  44. ^ "Round 11 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region". EuroLeague. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017. 
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  47. ^ "Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for November: Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens". EuroLeague. 4 December 2017. 

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