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The 1989 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1989, was the 26th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It was held in Yugoslavia between 20 and 25 June 1989. Eight national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sport's regional governing body. The Dom Sportova in Zagreb was the hosting venue of the tournament. The host, Yugoslavia, won its fourth FIBA European title by defeating the defending champions Greece, with a 98–77 score in the final. Yugoslavia's Dražen Petrović was voted the tournament's MVP. The best five teams in the final standings were given berths in the 1990 FIBA World Championship.

EuroBasket 1989
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Tournament details
Host countryYugoslavia
CityZagreb
Dates20–25 June
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Yugoslavia (5th title)
Runners-up Greece
Third place Soviet Union
Fourth place Italy
Tournament statistics
Games played20
MVPSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Petrović
Top scorerGreece Nikos Galis
(35.6 points per game)
1987
1991

VenuesEdit

All games were played at the Dom Sportova in Zagreb.

Dom Sportova
Opened in 1972
 

QualificationEdit

A total of eight teams qualified for the tournament via a qualifying stage:

SquadsEdit

FormatEdit

  • The teams were split in two groups of four teams each. The top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The winners in the knockout semifinals advance to the Final, and the losers figure in a third-place playoff.
  • The third and fourth teams from each group competed in another bracket to define 5th through 8th place in the final standings.

Preliminary roundEdit

Qualified for the semifinals

Group AEdit

Times given below are in Central European Summer Time (UTC+2).
Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 304 236 +68 6
  Italy 3 2 1 270 229 +41 5
  Spain 3 1 2 250 281 −31 4
  Netherlands 3 0 3 198 276 −78 3
20 June
16:30
  Netherlands 76–78   Spain
Scoring by half: 49–29, 27–49
Pts: Kuipers 19 Pts: Jiménez 19
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Lubomir Kotleba (TCH), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)
20 June
19:30
  Italy 84–87   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 34–54, 50–33
Pts: Riva 31 Pts: Marčiulionis 23
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Lubomir Kotleba (TCH), Peter George (FRG)
21 June
14:00
  Soviet Union 109–56   Netherlands
Scoring by half: 46–32, 63–24
Pts: Berežnyj, Sokk, Vētra 14 Pts: van Poelgeest 15
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Danko Radić (YUG), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
21 June
21:00
  Spain 76–97   Italy
Scoring by half: 39–41, 37–56
Pts: Martínez 20 Pts: Riva 33
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: David Dodge (USA), Costas Rigas (GRE)
22 June
16:00
  Netherlands 66–89   Italy
Scoring by half: 23–36, 43–53
Pts: te Velde 25 Pts: Riva 21
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Mickey Crowley (USA), Danko Radić (YUG)
22 June
21:00
  Soviet Union 108–96   Spain
Scoring by half: 47–55, 61–41
Pts: Sabonis 27 Pts: San Epifanio 26
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Lubomir Kotleba (TCH), Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA)

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
  Yugoslavia 3 3 0 307 235 +72 6
  Greece 3 2 1 251 250 +1 5
  France 3 1 2 272 264 +8 4
  Bulgaria 3 0 3 229 310 −81 3
20 June
14:20
  France 109–78   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 59–30, 50–48
Pts: Dacoury 32 Pts: Antov 19
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Mikhail Davydov (URS), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)
20 June
21:30
  Yugoslavia 103–68   Greece
Scoring by half: 49–35, 54–33
Pts: Petrović 35 Pts: Galis 30
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: David Dodge (USA), Vicente Sanchís (ESP)
21 June
16:00
  Greece 80–74   France
Scoring by half: 42–33, 38–41
Pts: Galis 30 Pts: Ostrowski 29
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Mickey Crowley (USA), Carl Jungebrand (FIN)
21 June
19:00
  Bulgaria 78–98   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 42–54, 36–44
Pts: Mladenov 23 Pts: Petrović 33
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Lubomir Kotleba (TCH), Henk Kleersnyder (NED)
22 June
14:00
  Greece 103–73   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 58–35, 45–38
Pts: Galis 43 Pts: Mladenov 29
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)
22 June
19:00
  France 89–106   Yugoslavia
Scoring by half: 48–41, 41–65
Pts: Dacoury 28 Pts: Petrović 30
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Mikhail Davydov (URS), Henk Kleersnyder (NED)

Knockout stageEdit

Championship bracketEdit

 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
24 June – 19:00
 
 
  Yugoslavia97
 
25 June – 21:00
 
  Italy80
 
  Yugoslavia98
 
24 June – 21:00
 
  Greece77
 
  Greece81
 
 
  Soviet Union80
 
Third place
 
 
25 June – 19:00
 
 
  Italy76
 
 
  Soviet Union104

SemifinalsEdit

24 June
19:00
  Yugoslavia 97–80   Italy
Scoring by half: 52–43, 45–37
Pts: Petrović 24 Pts: Dell'Agnello 13
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Vicente Sanchís (ESP), Mickey Crowley (USA)
24 June
21:00
  Greece 81–80   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 45–44, 36–36
Pts: Galis 45 Pts: Tikhonenko 22
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Carl Jungenbrand (FIN), David Dodge (USA)

Third placeEdit

25 June
19:00
  Italy 76–104   Soviet Union
Scoring by half: 31–47, 45–57
Pts: Magnifico 27 Pts: Marčiulionis 23
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Lubomir Kotleba (TCH), Costas Rigas (GRE)

FinalEdit

25 June
21:00
  Yugoslavia 98–77   Greece
Scoring by half: 54–35, 44–42
Pts: Petrović 28 Pts: Galis 30
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 10,000
Referees: Mickey Crowley (USA), Carl Jungenbrand (FIN)

5th to 8th placeEdit

 
Classification roundFifth place
 
      
 
24 June – 14:00
 
 
  France107
 
25 June – 16:00
 
  Netherlands100
 
  France87
 
24 June – 16:00
 
  Spain95
 
  Bulgaria85
 
 
  Spain108
 
Seventh place
 
 
25 June – 14:00
 
 
  Netherlands86
 
 
  Bulgaria91
24 June
14:00
  France 107–100 (OT)   Netherlands
Scoring by half: 53–41, 38–50 Overtime: 16–9
Pts: Ostrowski 31 Pts: de Waard 20
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Vittorio Fiorito (ITA), Kamen Toshev (BUL)
24 June
16:00
  Bulgaria 85–108   Spain
Scoring by half: 47–60, 38–48
Pts: Antov 30 Pts: Martínez 27
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 4,000
Referees: Costas Rigas (GRE), Danko Radić (YUG)
25 June
14:00
  Netherlands 86–91   Bulgaria
Scoring by half: 34–40, 52–51
Pts: de Waard 24 Pts: Antov 22
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 3,200
Referees: Philippe Mailhabiau (FRA), Vicente Sanchís (ESP)
25 June
16:00
  France 87–95   Spain
Scoring by half: 40–45, 47–50
Pts: Dacoury 20 Pts: San Epifanio 22
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Referees: Mikhail Davydov (URS), Vittorio Fiorito (ITA)

AwardsEdit

 1989 FIBA EuroBasket Champions 
 
Yugoslavia
4th title
1989 FIBA EuroBasket MVP: Dražen Petrović (  Yugoslavia)
All-Tournament Team[1]
  Nikos Galis
  Dražen Petrović (MVP)
  Žarko Paspalj
  Stéphane Ostrowski
  Dino Rađa

Final standingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit