Panathinaikos Champ 2008-09
Panathinaikos Athens is the Euroleague Basketball champion for 2009! Panathinaikos lifted its second crown in three years by beating last season’s champion CSKA 73-71 in a thrilling final at o2 World in Berlin on Sunday night. One of the most exciting basketball title games in history went to the wire and wasn’t decided until Ramunas Siskauskas’s attempted three at the buzzer bounced out. That allowed Panathinaikos to celebrate its fifth Euroleague title and the seventh for head coach Zeljko Obradovic, the winningest head coach in Euroleague history. Vassilis Spanoulis was named Final Four MVP after scoring 13, including a clutch triple with less than three minutes to play.
CSKA MOSCOW
CSKA Moscow CSKA finishes second, missing repeat by one shot
After setting records with its seventh straight Final Four appearance and fourth consecutive title game, CSKA rallied from 23 behind to make a last-ditch back-to-back trophy try, but a three-pointer on the buzzer by Ramunas Siskauskas missed and Panathinaikos won 73-71 in a thriller.

REGAL FC BARCELONA
Regal FC Barcelona Barcelona gets a victory and third place
With the biggest win of the weekend in the most evenly-matched Final Four ever, Regal FC Barcelona went home with third place after defeating Olympiacos 79-95 in their Sunday game between semifinals losers. At the previous night's award ceremony, Barça saw Juan Carlos Navarro named MVP.

OLYMPIACOS
Olympiacos Reds have to settle for fourth place
Reds have to settle for fourth place Its first trip to the Final Four in a decade ended with disappointment for Olympiacos after a two-point semifinals loss gave way to a bigger one in the third-place game, for which two starters sat out due to injury, although the Reds could celebrate the All-Euroleague First Team selection of Ioannis Bourousis.

4664
46664 Euroleague stars visit cancer patients
Before they ever set foot on the court at o2 World, a dozen Euroleague stars took time out visit the patients of the Children's Cancer Station at Virchow Hospital in Berlin, a meeting that brought smiles to the faces of all the kids - big and small - who were lucky enough to be there.
Euroleague for Life | 46664, Nelson Mandela's Foundation

NIKE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENT
NIJT FMP repeats as champion in a scoring spree!
For the second year in a row, FMP of Serbia went to the top of all European juniors with a rivetting 110-123 victory over Lietuvos Rytas in the title game as Dejan Musli won the MVP trophy again while Nenad Miljenovic, just turned 16, nearly posted a triple-double for the winners.

NEWS
Awards night in Berlin Official Awards Ceremony names MVP, All-Euroleague First Team
A ceremonial Saturday party on Final Four weekend saw Juan Carlos Navarro of Regal FC Barcelona crowned MVP, joining Terrell McIntyre of Montepaschi, Igor Rakocevic of Tau Ceramica, Nikola Pekovic of Panathinaikos and Ioannis Bourousis of Olympiacos on the All-Euroleague First Team.
OTHER HEADLINES
· A tribute to the champs - May 18, 2009
· Panathinaikos-CSKA title-game records in a Final Four (1988-2009) - May 3, 2009
· Jan Jagla talks about the Final - May 3, 2009
· Press Conference, Final - May 2, 2009
· Euroleague thanks fans, security - May 2, 2009
· Siskauskas has best scoring semifinal night in 13 years - May 1, 2009
· Final Four stars bring Euroleague for Life to young patients - April 30, 2009
· Final Four press conference - April 30, 2009
· Go to NikeTown Berlin and win two tickets to Sunday's final game - April 29, 2009
· Coins, keys prohibited among Final Four security measures - April 29, 2009
· Berlin basketball, from the heart: Ademola Okulaja | VIDEO - April 27, 2009
· Berlin basketball, from the heart: Matej Mamic | VIDEO - April 27, 2009
· Berlin blog: Jan Jagla, my town - April 27, 2009
· The first time Berlin crowned a champion - April 27, 2009
· 2009 Final Four to be sold out - April 9, 2009
· Naturally 7 to perform in 2009 Final Four - March 9, 2009
· The Making of o2 World - October 15, 2008
· Final Four Blog: Jan Jagla, DKV Joventut - October 15, 2008
· Interview: AEG Sports President Andrew Messick - November 20, 2008
· EB, AEG ANNOUNCE GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT - May 3, 2008
SCHEDULE
SEMIFINALS, May 1:
Regal FCB 78-82 CSKA Moscow
Olympiacos 82-84 Panathinaikos
3RD PLACE, May 3:
Olympiacos 79-95 Regal FCB
FINAL, May 3:
Panathinaikos 73-71 CSKA Moscow

FINAL FOUR TEAMS

DEVOTION

2008-09 ALL-EL TEAM, MVP
Jordi Bertomeu, Juan Carlos Navarro

FINAL FOUR SLIDE SHOW
Vassilis Spanoulis - Panathinaikos - Final Four Berlin 2009