2019–20 ABA League First Division

The 2019–20 ABA League First Division was the 19th season of the ABA League with 12 teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia participating in it. The season started on 4 October 2019 and played its last games on 9 March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ABA League First Division
Season2019–20
Teams12
DatesOctober 4, 2019May 26, 2020
TVArena Sport, O2.TV
Final positions
ChampionsNone declared
RelegatedNone
Records
Biggest home winCrvena zvezda 103–61 Igokea
(11 November 2019)
Biggest away winMega 57–94 Budućnost
(3 November 2019)
Highest scoringOlimpija 112–102 Mega
(21 December 2019)
Highest attendance16,531
Partizan 87–82 Budućnost
(9 February 2020)
Lowest attendance94
Mornar 95–86 Zadar
(17 November 2019)
All statistics correct as of May 28, 2020.

On 12 March 2020, the ABA League Assembly temporarily suspended its competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] On 27 May 2020, the ABA League Assembly canceled definitely its competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Crvena zvezda mts was the defending champion and as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABA League Assembly decided not to recognize any team as the champion for the season.

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

A total of 12 teams will contest the league, including 11 sides from the 2018–19 season and one promoted from the 2018–19 Second Division.

Team promoted from the Second Division
Team relegated to the Second Division

Venues and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2019–20 season
Locations of the teams from Belgrade in the 2019–20 season
Team Home city Arena Capacity
  Budućnost VOLI Podgorica Morača Sports Center 6,000
  Cedevita Olimpija[Note 1] Ljubljana Arena Stožice 12,480
  Cibona Zagreb Dražen Petrović Hall 5,400
  Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 8,000[3][4][5]
  FMP Belgrade Železnik Hall 3,000
  Igokea Aleksandrovac Laktaši Sports Hall 3,050
  Koper Primorska Koper Arena Bonifika 3,000
  Krka Novo Mesto Leon Štukelj Hall 2,500
  Mega Bemax Belgrade Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall[6] 5,000
  Mornar Bar Topolica Sport Hall 2,625
  Partizan NIS Belgrade Štark Arena 18,386
  Zadar Zadar Krešimir Ćosić Hall 7,997

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Budućnost VOLI   Petar Mijović   Suad Šehović Spalding VOLI / Tea Medica
Cedevita Olimpija   Jurica Golemac   Jaka Blažič Adidas Cedevita / Petrol
Cibona   Ivan Velić   Marin Rozić Adidas Erste Bank
Crvena zvezda mts   Dragan Šakota   Branko Lazić Nike mts
FMP   Vladimir Jovanović   Radoš Šešlija Cvetex FMP
Igokea   Dragan Bajić   Sava Lešić GBT m:tel
Koper Primorska   Andrej Žakelj   Alen Hodžić Erreà Vehicle Rent
Krka   Vladimir Anzulović   Jure Balažič Žolna šport Krka
Mega Bemax   Dejan Milojević   Edin Atić Adidas Bemax / Tehnomanija
Mornar   Mihailo Pavićević   Marko Mijović Armani epcg
Partizan NIS   Andrea Trinchieri   Novica Veličković Under Armour NIS / mts
Zadar   Danijel Jusup   Ive Ivanov Adidas OTP Bank / Crodux

Coaching changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced with Date of appointment Ref.
Budućnost VOLI   Jasmin Repeša 23 April 2019 Off-season   Petar Mijović 24 April 2019 [7][8]
Igokea   Dragan Nikolić June 2019   Aleksandar Trifunović 11 June 2019 [9]
Budućnost VOLI   Petar Mijović June 2019   Slobodan Subotić 20 June 2019 [10]
Cedevita Olimpija First   Slaven Rimac 8 July 2019 [11]
Budućnost VOLI   Slobodan Subotić 18 October 2019 3rd (2–0)   Petar Mijović 19 October 2019 [12][13]
Zadar   Ante Nazor 19 October 2019 12th (0–3)   Danijel Jusup 23 October 2019 [14][15]
Crvena zvezda mts   Milan Tomić 22 October 2019 8th (1–2)   Andrija Gavrilović (interim) 22 October 2019 [16]
Igokea   Aleksandar Trifunović[Note 2] 30 October 2019 11th (0–4)   Dragan Bajić 30 October 2019 [17]
Krka   Simon Petrov 5 November 2019 8th (2–3)   Vladimir Anzulović 7 November 2019 [18][19]
Crvena zvezda mts   Andrija Gavrilović (interim) 23 November 2019 6th (4–3)   Dragan Šakota 23 November 2019 [20]
Koper Primorska   Jurica Golemac 22 December 2019 5th (8–3)   Andrej Žakelj 22 December 2019 [21]
Cedevita Olimpija   Slaven Rimac 27 January 2020 3rd (10–7)   Jurica Golemac 27 January 2020 [22][23]

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season starts in September 2019 and ends in March 2020.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
1   Partizan NIS 21 17 4 1754 1538 +216 38
2   Budućnost VOLI 21 15 6 1713 1517 +196 36
3   Crvena zvezda mts 21 14 7 1758 1562 +196 35
4   Cedevita Olimpija 21 13 8 1766 1716 +50 34
5   Mornar 21 13 8 1774 1754 +20 34
6   Koper Primorska 21 12 9 1640 1687 −47 33
7   FMP 21 10 11 1767 1729 +38 31
8   Igokea 21 7 14 1670 1779 −109 28
9   Cibona 21 7 14 1606 1734 −128 28
10   Zadar 21 6 15 1655 1769 −114 27
11   Mega Bemax 21 6 15 1693 1832 −139 27
12   Krka 21 6 15 1496 1675 −179 27

Positions by roundEdit

First place & advance to the playoffs
Advance to the playoffs
Qualification to the relegation playoffs
Relegated
Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
  Partizan NIS675775564222221112111
  Budućnost VOLI333311111111112221222
  Crvena zvezda mts158554646566764333333
  Cedevita Olimpija212132222333333444444
  Mornar544667777777676655555
  Koper Primorska1287446435445557766666
  FMP421223353654445577777
  Igokea7101011991011121010111099888888
  Cibona89119101099899991110101099109
  Zadar101112121212121011121110111011111111121210
  Mega Bemax1112910111111121011121212121212121211911
  Krka9668888898888889910101112
Source: ABA League

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BUD COL CIB CZV FMP IGO PRI KRK MEG MOR PAR ZAD
Budućnost VOLI 93–80 87–64 20–0[a] 99–59 80–83 80–60 90–76 93–88 65–60 93–80
Cedevita Olimpija 81–79 79–70 75–64 93–89 78–85 69–72 72–56 112–102 90–91 85–69 90–82
Cibona 78–87 82–84 72–86 63–81 66–91 80–78 70–67 76–87 88–92 89–60
Crvena zvezda mts 81–89 88–73 102–80 95–89 103–61 90–64 101–77 88–70 105–82 92–86
FMP 89–79 100–105 88–79 79–87 78–73 77–65 84–81 98–79 92–83 57–87 94–67
Igokea 72–83 90–95 84–97 79–94 91–82 84–88 92–82 69–72 98–91 73–75 79–71
Koper Primorska 75–78 67–90 79–78 78–90 86–81 67–63 93–87 101–83 68–56 83–78
Krka 73–72 69–77 79–77 65–75 76–75 71–89 74–69 67–76 61–76 76–74
Mega Bemax 57–94 63–87 72–76 85–103 95–91 87–76 73–79 88–61 77–98 98–74
Mornar 92–95 77–70 81–73 71–64 85–82 92–78 99–84 82–73 85–68 65–76 95–86
Partizan NIS 87–82 96–95 102–66 75–72 90–85 89–73 81–62 102–80 102–88 88–75 87–60
Zadar 82–75 101–63 78–82 78–76 81–76 81–88 99–79 77–85 106–100 83–89 57–72
Updated to match(es) played on 9 March 2020. Source: ABA League
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with lighter background shading were decided after overtime.
  1. ^ Match not played.[24]

Statistical leadersEdit

As of 9 March 2020

PIREdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Kendrick Perry Mega Bemax 20.80
2   Justin Cobbs Budućnost VOLI 18.60
3   Marko Simonović Mega Bemax 18.10
4   Jaka Blažič Cedevita Olimpija 17.90
5   Uroš Luković Mornar 17.67

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Kendrick Perry Mega Bemax 18.50
2   Bryon Allen Zadar 18.21
3   Rashad Vaughn Igokea 16.50
4   Glenn Cosey Krka 16.39
5   Jacob Pullen Mornar 16.24

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Marko Simonović Mega Bemax 7.62
2   Domagoj Vuković Zadar 7.52
3   Marko Jagodić-Kuridža Crvena zvezda mts 7.06
4   Edin Atić Mega Bemax 6.95
5   Uroš Luković Mornar 6.94

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Žan Mark Šiško Koper Primorska 9.91
2   Mike Green Igokea 6.81
3   Lorenzo Brown Crvena zvezda mts 6.33
4   Kendrick Perry Mega Bemax 6.20
5   Dominik Mavra Zadar 5.57

Source: ABA League Archived 2017-12-28 at the Wayback Machine

MVP ListEdit

MVP of the RoundEdit

Round Player Team PIR
1   Lorenzo Brown   Crvena zvezda mts 30
2   Derek Needham   Mornar 34
3   Jaka Blažič   Cedevita Olimpija 38
4   Lance Harris   Koper Primorska 31
5   Rashawn Thomas   Partizan NIS 31
6   Billy Baron   Crvena zvezda mts 27
7   Jacob Pullen   Mornar 30
8   Filip Bundović   Cibona 34
9   Ivan Novačić   Cibona 28
10   Lorenzo Brown (2)   Crvena zvezda mts 33
11   Lance Harris (2)   Koper Primorska 37
12   Jaka Blažič (2)   Cedevita Olimpija 48
13   Marko Simonović   Mega Bemax 35
14   Domagoj Vuković   Zadar 39
15   Uroš Luković   Mornar 31
16   Justin Cobbs   Budućnost VOLI 33
17   Marko Simonović (2)   Mega Bemax 32
18   Jaka Blažič (3)   Cedevita Olimpija 32
19   Uroš Luković (2)   Mornar 38
20   Justin Cobbs (2)   Budućnost VOLI 33
21   Derek Needham (2)   Mornar 27

Source: ABA League

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team Ref.
2019
October   Aleksa Radanov   FMP [25]
November   Filip Bundović   Cibona [26]
December   Rashawn Thomas   Partizan NIS [27]
2020
January   Justin Cobbs   Budućnost VOLI [28]
February   Uroš Luković   Mornar [29]

Clubs in European competitionsEdit

Competition Team Progress Result
EuroLeague   Crvena zvezda mts Regular season 14th (11–17)
EuroCup   Partizan NIS Quarterfinals   (2) 0–0 against   UNICS
  Cedevita Olimpija Regular season Group C 6th (4–6)
  Budućnost VOLI Regular season Group D 5th (3–7)
Champions League   Mornar Regular season Group C 7th (4–10)

See alsoEdit

2019–20 domestic competitions
Teams

NotesEdit

  1. ^
    Olimpija Ljubljana and Cedevita Zagreb made a merger and established a new club based in Ljubljana in July 2019 under the name Cedevita Olimpija.[30] Cedevita Olimpija has taken the Cedevita Zagreb's spot in the League.
  2. ^
    Marko Barać was changing Aleksandar Trifunović in his absence.

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Conclusions of the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ Vesić: Hala "Aleksandar Nikolić" dobila novo lice, mesta za 8.000 gledalaca
  4. ^ Zablistao novi Pionir sa 8.000 mesta: Telegraf prvi ušao u renoviranu halu "Aleksandar Nikolić"
  5. ^ Hala „Aleksandar Nikolić” otvara se 1. oktobra
  6. ^ "Mega jadranske rivale dočekuje na Novom Beogradu". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Jasmin Repeša resigns as Budućnost VOLI head coach". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Budućnost VOLI assign Petar Mijović as their new head coach". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Aleksandar Trifunović novi trener Igokee". novosti.rs. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  10. ^ "BUDUĆNOST ANGAŽOVALA TRENERA Posle Džikića, Repeše i Mijovića, ugovor sa Podgoričanima potpisao Slobodan Subotić!". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  11. ^ "FORMALNO POTVRĐENO SPAJANJE CEDEVITE I OLIMPIJE Evo kako će biti posložen novi klub: Rimac trener, stiglo je i prvo pojačanje..." sportske.jutarnji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Šok u Podgorici: Slobodan Subotić nije više trener Budućnosti". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  13. ^ "Budućnost ima novog trenera!". sportske.net (in Serbian). Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  14. ^ "SLUŽBENO Ante Nazor više nije trener Zadra". kkzadar.hr (in Croatian). 19 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  15. ^ "Zadar appoint Danijel Jusup as new head coach". aba-liga.com. 23 October 2019. Retrieved 23 October 2019.
  16. ^ "Milan Tomic and Crvena Zvezda parted ways". Eurohoops. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  17. ^ "Igokea appoint Dragan Bajić as new head coach and add Michael Green to the 2019/20 roster". aba-liga.com. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  18. ^ "Krka and Simon Petrov agreed to part ways". aba-liga.com. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  19. ^ "Vladimir Anzulović is back at Krka bench". aba-liga.com. 7 November 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  20. ^ "Dragan Šakota novi trener Crvene zvezde". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 23 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  21. ^ "Golemac leaves Koper Primorska". aba-liga.com. 22 December 2019. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  22. ^ "Cedevita Olimpija and Slaven Rimac parted ways on mutual consent". cedevita.olimpija.com. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  23. ^ "Jurica Golemac is the new head coach of BC Cedevita Olimpija". cedevita.olimpija.com. 27 January 2020. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  24. ^ "Disciplinary sanctions for Crvena zvezda mts". aba-liga.com.
  25. ^ MVP of October: Aleksa Radanov (FMP)
  26. ^ MVP of November: Filip Bundović (Cibona)
  27. ^ MVP of December: Rashawn Thomas (Partizan NIS)
  28. ^ MVP of January: Justin Cobbs (Budućnost VOLI)
  29. ^ MVP of February: Uroš Luković (Mornar)
  30. ^ "Rimac trener Cedevite Olimpije, prva okrepitev Edo Murić". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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