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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 Kombank Arena in Belgrade will host the Final Four
Season 2017–18
Teams 16
Games played 8
Records
Biggest home win FCB Lassa 98–71 Panathinaikos
(13 October 2017)
Biggest away win Brose Bamberg 71–88 Maccabi FOX
(11 October 2017)
Highest scoring CSKA Moscow 93–84 AX Milan
(12 October 2017)
Highest attendance 11,456
Žalgiris 78–76 Crvena zvezda
(13 October 2017)
Lowest attendance 4,000
Olympiacos 75–64 Baskonia
(12 October 2017)
Attendance 55,897 (6,987 per match)
2018–19
All statistics correct as of 13 October 2017.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Turkish Airlines.

The 2018 EuroLeague Final Four will be played at the Kombank 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 Kombank 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 8,000
  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 Kombank 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   Pablo Prigioni   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
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]

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 2017.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   FC Barcelona Lassa 1 1 0 98 71 +27 Advance to Playoffs
2   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 1 1 0 88 71 +17
3   Real Madrid 1 1 0 88 74 +14
4   Olympiacos 1 1 0 75 64 +11
5   CSKA Moscow 1 1 0 93 84 +9
6   Khimki 1 1 0 75 70 +5
7   Žalgiris 1 1 0 78 76 +2
8   Unicaja 1 1 0 68 67 +1
9   Fenerbahçe Doğuş 1 0 1 67 68 −1
10   Crvena zvezda mts 1 0 1 76 78 −2
11   Valencia Basket 1 0 1 70 75 −5
12   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 1 0 1 84 93 −9
13   Baskonia 1 0 1 64 75 −11
14   Anadolu Efes 1 0 1 74 88 −14
15   Brose Bamberg 1 0 1 71 88 −17
16   Panathinaikos Superfoods 1 0 1 71 98 −27
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 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.

Positions by roundEdit

The table lists the positions of teams after completion of each round. In order to preserve chronological evolvements, any postponed matches are not included in the round at which they were originally scheduled, but added to the full round they were played immediately afterwards. For example, if a match is scheduled for round 13, but then postponed and played between rounds 16 and 17, it will be added to the standings for round 16.

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
FC Barcelona Lassa 1
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 2
Real Madrid 3
Olympiacos 4
CSKA Moscow 5
Khimki 6
Žalgiris 7
Unicaja 8
Fenerbahçe Doğuş 9
Crvena zvezda mts 10
Valencia Basket 11
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12
Baskonia 13
Anadolu Efes 14
Brose Bamberg 15
Panathinaikos Superfoods 16

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away EFS AXM BKN BRO CZV CSK FCB FBD KHI OLY MTA PAO RMB UNI VBC ZAL
Anadolu Efes   74–88
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia  
Baskonia  
Brose Bamberg   71–88
Crvena zvezda mts  
CSKA Moscow   93–84
FC Barcelona Lassa   98–71
Fenerbahçe Doğuş  
Khimki   75–70
Olympiacos   75–64
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv  
Panathinaikos Superfoods  
Real Madrid  
Unicaja   68–67
Valencia Basket  
Žalgiris   78–76
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 2017. Source: EuroLeague
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

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 Kombank 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 11,456 11,456 11,456 11,456 0.0033280784725871+0.3%
2   Unicaja 8,267 8,267 8,267 8,267 0.28130812151271+28.1%1
3   CSKA Moscow 7,233 7,233 7,233 7,233 -0.87218135777161−12.7%
4   Anadolu Efes 6,788 6,788 6,788 6,788 0.27593984962406+27.5%
5   Khimki 6,579 6,579 6,579 6,579 2.3412899949213+234.1%1
6   Brose Bamberg 6,150 6,150 6,150 6,150 -0.95869056897896−4.1%
7   FC Barcelona Lassa 5,424 5,424 5,424 5,424 0.099979720137903+9.9%
8   Olympiacos 4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000 -0.42735042735043−57.2%
9   Baskonia 0 0 0 11,633 0
10   Fenerbahçe Doğuş 0 0 0 11,219 0
11   Panathinaikos Superfoods 0 0 0 11,172 0
12   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 0 0 0 10,888 0
13   Real Madrid 0 0 0 10,312 0
14   Crvena zvezda mts 0 0 0 9,818 0
15   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 0 0 0 9,483 0
16   Valencia Basket 0 0 0 5,842 01
League total 55,897 11,456 4,000 6,987 -0.82471671388102−17.5%

Updated to games played on 13 October 2017
Source: EuroLeague

Notes:
1: 2016–17 season average applied to EuroCup games.

AwardsEdit

Round MVPEdit

Regular season
Round Player Team PIR Ref.
1   Pierre Jackson   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 41 [32]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Final Four goes to Belgrade in 2018!". Euroleague Basketball. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Clubs, domestic leagues and Euroleague Basketball hold working group on future of European club competitions". Euroleague Basketball. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "One spot left in 2017/2018 EuroLeague". Eurohoops.net. 4 June 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  4. ^ ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL Arena: SINAN ERDEM DOME.
  5. ^ "CHI SIAMO". MediolanumForum.it. Retrieved 3 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Sports Competitions". buesa-arena.com. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  7. ^ Brose Bamberg with first win in Euroleague 2016/2017
  8. ^ KOMBANK ARENA.
  9. ^ ALEKSANDAR NIKOLIC 6500.
  10. ^ "Palau Blaugrana - FC Barcelona". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  11. ^ Attendance: 11,060.
  12. ^ "Peace and Friendship Stadium - Olympiacos BC". olympiacosbc.gr. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  13. ^ "Olympic Sports Hall". stadia.gr. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  14. ^ "WiZink Center | Real Madrid Basketball Arena | Real Madrid Basketball". Real Madrid. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  15. ^ Palacio de Deportes, datos de interés (in Spanish).
  16. ^ "Pabellón". Valencia Basket. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Žalgirio arena - About Žalgirio arena". zalgirioarena.lt. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  18. ^ "FC Barcelona, coach Bartzokas part ways". EuroLeague.net. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Barcelona hands reins to Alonso". EuroLeague.net. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  20. ^ "Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, Coach Alonso split up". EuroLeague.net. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  21. ^ "Baskonia names Prigioni new head coach". EuroLeague.net. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017. 
  22. ^ "Valencia, coach Martinez part ways". EuroLeague.net. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Valencia finds new coach in Vidorreta". EuroLeague.net. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017. 
  24. ^ "Maccabi Tel Aviv fire Ainars Bagatskis, name Arik Shivek head coach". Sportando.com. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  25. ^ "Maccabi brings Spahija back to Euroleague". EuroLeague.net. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  26. ^ "Jasmin Repesa, Olimpia Milano started negotiations to break the contract for next season". Sportando.com. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  27. ^ "EA7 Milan makes Pianigiani new head coach". EuroLeague.net. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  28. ^ "Dusko Ivanovic, Khimki Moscow part ways". Sportando.com. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  29. ^ "Khimki hires former Gomelskiy Coach of the Year Bartzokas". EuroLeague.net. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017. 
  30. ^ "Hvala Dejo!". www.kkcrvenazvezda.rs. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017. 
  31. ^ "Zvezda finds new coach in Alimpijevic". EuroLeague.net. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  32. ^ "Round 1 MVP: Pierre Jackson, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv". EuroLeague. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 13 October 2017. 

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