EuroLeague Basketball Legend Award

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The EuroLeague Basketball Legend Award is an award that is given by the Euroleague Basketball Company, the organizer of the EuroLeague, which is the top-tier level professional basketball competition in Europe. It is awarded only to a very distinct and small group of the greatest EuroLeague star players, head coaches, and executives who are honored from time to time for their outstanding playing, coaching, and front-office careers in the league. To which, the EuroLeague's organizing body, the Euroleague Basketball Company, sees fit to officially designate them as "EuroLeague Legends".

EuroLeague Legends may be officially designated during or after their playing, coaching, or administrative careers. All players, head coaches, and executives who have been active in the EuroLeague are eligible for the EuroLeague Legend designation. Currently, the EuroLeague Legend Award has only been given to six players, one head coach, and one team executive.

Award winnersEdit

PlayersEdit

 
Theo Papaloukas, in white, with the ball, as an Olympiacos player, 2011.
EuroLeague Legend Position Career Date Honored Status Reference
  Theo Papaloukas PG 1995–2013 December 12, 2013 Retired [1]
  Juan Carlos Navarro SG 1997–2018 March 14, 2014 Retired [2][3][4]
  Ramūnas Šiškauskas SF 1996–2012 May 16, 2014 Retired [5]
  Šarūnas Jasikevičius PG 1998–2014 February 12, 2015 Retired [6][7][8]
  Dimitris Diamantidis PG 1999–2016 April 1, 2016 Retired [9][10][11][12][13]
  Mirsad Türkcan PF 1994–2012 May 19, 2017 Retired [14][15]
  Felipe Reyes PF 1998–2021 Feb 19, 2022 Retired [16]
  Vassilis Spanoulis SG 1999–2021 Apr 20, 2022 Retired [17][18]

Major EuroLeague accomplishmentsEdit

 
J.C. Navarro, in yellow, with the ball, as a FC Barcelona player, 2009.
 
Ramūnas Šiškauskas in red, with the ball, during the 2011 Russian PBL All-Star Game.
 
Šarūnas Jasikevičius, in yellow, with the ball, as a Maccabi player, 2003.
 
Dimitris Diamantidis, in green, as a Panathinaikos player, 2013.
 
Felipe Reyes, as a Real Madrid player, 2017.
 
Vassilis Spanoulis, as a Olympiacos player, 2013.
EuroLeague Legend Major EuroLeague Accomplishments
  Theo Papaloukas
  Juan Carlos Navarro
  Ramūnas Šiškauskas
  Šarūnas Jasikevičius
  Dimitris Diamantidis
  Mirsad Türkcan
  Felipe Reyes
  Vassilis Spanoulis

Head coachesEdit

 
Dušan Ivković, while coaching, in 2011.
EuroLeague Legend Career Date Honored Status Major EuroLeague Accomplishments Reference
  Dušan Ivković 1978–2016 September 20, 2017 Retired [19][20][21][22]

ExecutivesEdit

 
Shimon Mizrahi, in 2006.
EuroLeague Legend Role Date Honored Major EuroLeague Accomplishments Reference
  Shimon Mizrahi Club executive November 27, 2018 [23][24][25][26][27]

* The 2000–01 season was a transition year, with the best European basketball teams split into two different major leagues: The SuproLeague, held by FIBA, and the Euroleague, held by Euroleague Basketball Company. The 2001 FIBA SuproLeague title is recognized by the EuroLeague.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ CSKA Moscow, Euroleague Basketball honor basketball legend Theo Papaloukas.
  2. ^ Barcelona improves to 10-0 on Navarro’s special night.
  3. ^ Focus on: Juan Carlos Navarro, FC Barcelona.
  4. ^ Basketball (Euroleague): A day with Juan Carlos Navarro.
  5. ^ Siskauskas named Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  6. ^ Sarunas Jasikevicius to be honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  7. ^ "Real ruin Jasikevicius´ Euroleague legend induction, Barca bounce back". Archived from the original on 2015-02-23. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  8. ^ Jasikevicius honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend (VIDEO).
  9. ^ Diamantidis celebrated as Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  10. ^ "Dimitris Diamantidis, Euroleague Basketball Legend". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
  11. ^ EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL (2016-04-06), Dimitris Diamantidis becomes Euroleague Basketball Legend, retrieved 2016-04-13
  12. ^ EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL (2016-03-31), Dimitris Diamantidis Top 10 Plays, retrieved 2016-04-13
  13. ^ EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL (2016-03-29), Dimitris Diamantidis: Euroleague Legend, retrieved 2016-04-13
  14. ^ Mirsad Turkcan honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  15. ^ Mirsad Turkcan honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  16. ^ Felipe Reyes to be named Euroleague Basketball Legend
  17. ^ Spanoulis to be honored as newest Euroleague Basketball Legend!
  18. ^ Vassilis Spanoulis to be honored as newest Euroleague Basketball Legend
  19. ^ European basketball celebrates Coach Ivkovic's legendary career!
  20. ^ "Dusan Ivkovic to be honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend". euroleaguebasketball.net. Archived from the original on 18 September 2021. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  21. ^ Euroleague awards Dušan Ivković as Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  22. ^ Ivkovic, head coach named Euroleague Legend.
  23. ^ Maccabi's Mizrahi becomes Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  24. ^ Simon Mizrahi becomes Euroleague Basketball Legend.
  25. ^ Shimon Mizrahi becomes EuroLeague Basketball legend.
  26. ^ Shimon Mizrahi del Maccabi Tel Aviv diventa EuroLeague Basketball Legend (in Italian).
  27. ^ Maccabi Başkanı Shimon Mizrahi, Euroleague efsanesi olarak onurlandırıldı! (in Turkish).

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