...Olympiacos is at its seventh Final Four? Its last three appearances came over the previous four years - 2009, 2010 and 2012. Olympiacos has the chance to win its second Euroleague title.
...head coach Dusan Ivkovic led Olympiacos to its only Euroleague title in 1997? He is the only coach to win all four major continental titles - the Euroleague (Olympiacos 1997), the Eurocup (Dynamo 2006), the Saporta Cup (AEK 2000) and two Korac Cups (Partizan 1979, PAOK 1994).
...Ivkovic also won three EuroBaskets and the 1990 World Championship with Yugoslavia, where he coached a veteran point guard named Zeljko Obradovic? Ivkovic and Obradovic have also worked together for their national team.
…at age 68 and a half, Ivkovic can become the oldest coach to lead a team to a Euroleague title?
…if Olympaicos wins the title, Ivkovic would have the longest gap between Euroleague titles at 15 years? The longest gap to date was the legendary Alexander Gomelsky (ASK Riga, 1960 – CSKA Moscow, 1971)
...Vassilis Spanoulis earned MVP honors at his only previous Final Four appearance? He led Panathinaikos to the Euroleague title in 2009.
...Spanoulis can join a select group of players to be chosen as Final Four MVPs multiple times? Only Toni Kukoc (Split 1990, 1991; Benetton 1993), Dejan Bodiroga (Panathinaikos 2002, Barcelona 2003) and Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos 2007, 2011) have earned Final Four MVP honors multiple times.
...Spanoulis and Lazaros Papadopoulos can become the second and third players to win the Euroleague with Panathinaikos and Olympiacos? Dimitris Papanikolaou is the only player to have done so – he won the Euroleague with Olympiacos in 1997 and lifted the trophy again with Panathinaikos in 2005 and 2007.
...three Olympiacos players – Spanoulis, Papadopoulos and Andreas Glyniadakis – have played for Panathinaikos in the past? Only 14 players have played for both teams.
...Papadopoulos is one of four players to have won the Euroleague and the Eurocup? Papadopoulos won the Euroleague with Panathinaikos in 2002 and lifted the Eurocup trophy with Dynamo Moscow in 2006. Antonis Fotsis, Robertas Javtokas and Ricky Rubio also won both titles in the past.
...Martynas Gecevicius can become the fifth player to win the Euroleague and the Eurocup? Gecevicius helped Lietuvos Rytas to win the Eurocup in 2009.
...Papadopoulos is back at the Final Four for the first time in 10 years? Papadopoulos won the Euroleague with Panathinaikos in 2002 - and has not returned to the Final Four until this season!
...Pero Antic is the only player from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia present at the Final Four?
...Olympiacos will face Barcelona for the first time since the 2010 Euroleague final? The only Olympiacos player returning from that game is Panos Vasilopoulos. Milos Teodosic played for Olympiacos in that game and is at the 2012 Final Four, but with CSKA Moscow.
...Georgios Printezis and Michalis Pelekanos played the 2009 Final Four with Olympiacos? Two other players from the Reds squad at that Final Four that are present in Istanbul 2012 are Milos Teodosic, now of CSKA, and Ian Vougioukas, now of Panathinaikos.
...Acie Law and Joey Dorsey started the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with different teams, but reached the Final Four with Olympiacos? Law played the regular season with Partizan mt:s and Dorsey started the season with Caja Laboral. Both joined the Reds before the start of the Top 16.
...Marko Keselj – coached by Ivkovic – helped Serbia win the silver medal at EuroBasket 2009? Three other Olympiacos players - Spanoulis, Printezis and Glyniadakis - helped Greece to a bronze medal at that tournament.
...Kostas Papanikolaou returns to Sinan Erdem Arena, where he had his best Euroleague game this season? Papanikolaou had 16 points and 6 rebounds against Anadolu Efes, leading the Reds to a 65-67 road win.