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.
|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)
Žalgiris 78–76 Crvena zvezda
(13 October 2017)
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.
A total of 16 teams from nine countries participate in the 2017–18 EuroLeague.
The table below shows the default access list.
|Teams entering in this round||Teams advancing from previous round|
- LC: Qualified through a licensed club with a long-term licence
- 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
- EC: EuroCup champion
|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
|Anadolu Efes||Istanbul||Sinan Erdem Dome||16,000|
|AX Armani Exchange Olimpia||Milan||Mediolanum Forum||12,700|
|Baskonia||Vitoria-Gasteiz||Fernando Buesa Arena||15,504|
|Brose Bamberg||Bamberg||Brose Arena||6,249|
|Crvena zvezda mts||Belgrade||Kombank Arena||18,386|
|CSKA Moscow||Moscow||Megasport Arena||13,344|
|FC Barcelona Lassa||Barcelona||Palau Blaugrana||7,585|
|Fenerbahçe Doğuş||Istanbul||Ülker Sports Arena||13,059|
|Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv||Tel Aviv||Menora Mivtachim Arena||11,060|
|Olympiacos||Piraeus||Peace and Friendship Stadium||11,640|
|Panathinaikos Superfoods||Athens||Olympic Sports Center Athens||18,989|
|Real Madrid||Madrid||WiZink Center||15,000|
|Valencia Basket||Valencia||Fuente de San Luis||8,500|
- The Aleksandar Nikolić was being used as back-up arena by Crvena zvezda, in case the Kombank Arena was not available.
Personnel and sponsorshipEdit
- 1. ^ Cultura del Esfuerzo (English: "Culture of Effort") is the motto of the club.
|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||Pre-season||Sito Alonso||16 June 2017|
|Baskonia||Sito Alonso||Mutual consent||16 June 2017||Pablo Prigioni||16 June 2017|
|Valencia Basket||Pedro Martínez||End of contract||20 June 2017||Txus Vidorreta||20 June 2017|
|Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv||Ainars Bagatskis||Sacked||16 May 2017||Neven Spahija||26 June 2017|
|AX Armani Exchange Olimpia||Jasmin Repeša||Mutual consent||3 June 2017||Simone Pianigiani||26 June 2017|
|Khimki||Duško Ivanović||Sacked||29 June 2017||Georgios Bartzokas||30 June 2017|
|Crvena zvezda mts||Dejan Radonjić||End of contract||15 July 2017||Dušan Alimpijević||21 July 2017|
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.
|1||FC Barcelona Lassa||1||1||0||98||71||+27||Advance to Playoffs|
|2||Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv||1||1||0||88||71||+17|
|10||Crvena zvezda mts||1||0||1||76||78||−2|
|12||AX Armani Exchange Olimpia||1||0||1||84||93||−9|
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|
|Crvena zvezda mts||10|
|AX Armani Exchange Olimpia||12|
|Home \ Away||EFS||AXM||BKN||BRO||CZV||CSK||FCB||FBD||KHI||OLY||MTA||PAO||RMB||UNI||VBC||ZAL|
|AX Armani Exchange Olimpia||—|
|Crvena zvezda mts||—|
|FC Barcelona Lassa||—||98–71|
|Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv||—|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
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|
|4th qualified||PO B||5th qualified|
|2nd qualified||PO C||7th qualified|
|3rd qualified||PO D||6th qualified|
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.
|PO A winner|
|PO B winner|
|PO C winner|
|PO D winner|
|Third place game
Attendances include playoff games:
|7||FC Barcelona Lassa||5,424||5,424||5,424||5,424||+9.9%|
|12||Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv||0||0||0||10,888||–|
|14||Crvena zvezda mts||0||0||0||9,818||–|
|15||AX Armani Exchange Olimpia||0||0||0||9,483||–|
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- ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL Arena: SINAN ERDEM DOME.
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- Brose Bamberg with first win in Euroleague 2016/2017
- KOMBANK ARENA.
- ALEKSANDAR NIKOLIC 6500.
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- Attendance: 11,060.
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