50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)
The 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008) of FIBA European Champions Cup and EuroLeague history were awarded and chosen on February 3, 2008, in Madrid, Spain. The occasion was the fiftieth anniversary since the founding of the inaugural season of the FIBA European Champions Cup, which is officially recognized as the predecessor of today's modern EuroLeague competition, which is the premier level men's basketball league in Europe.
The list was made up of 35 players, 10 coaches, and 5 referees that were deemed to have contributed the most to the growth of the EuroLeague. It also included other nominees for each category. All together, 105 players, 20 coaches, and 12 referees in total were nominated.
|Serbia (4)||Aleksandar Nikolić||1951–1985|
|Spain (2)||Pedro Ferrándiz||1955–1975|
|Manuel "Lolo" Sáinz||1969–2001|
|United States||Dan Peterson||1962–1988, 2011|
Other nominees that were not selectedEdit
70 Player nomineesEdit
- Years in parentheses indicate years played as a senior men's club basketball player in all leagues, not just the EuroLeague.
10 Coach nomineesEdit
- Years in parentheses indicate years spent as a basketball coach, in all competitions, not just the EuroLeague.
|Country||Coach||Years Coached |
(in all competitions)
|Italy||Alessandro "Sandro" Gamba||(1965–1992)|
|Spain||Alejandro "Aíto" García Reneses||(1973–Present)|
7 Referee nomineesEdit
|United Kingdom||David Turner|