2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague licence allocation criteria

Jun 03, 2014 by Euroleague.net Print
2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague licence allocation criteria
The following criteria for the allocation of licences to participating teams for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season were approved at the Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) shareholders' meeting held on July 3, 2013. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will be played with 24 teams. All clubs must comply with the requirements contained within the Euroleague Club Licensing Rules, as well as those requirements that will be approved by the General Assembly.

A LICENCE TEAMS

TEAM
COUNTRY
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Turkey
CSKA Moscow
Russia
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
Italy
FC Barcelona Regal
Spain
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
Turkey
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria **
Spain
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Israel
Montepaschi Siena
Italy
Olympiacos Piraeus
Greece
Panathinaikos Athens
Greece
Real Madrid
Spain
Unicaja Malaga
Spain
Zalgiris Kaunas
Lithuania
Vacant A Licence*
N/A


* Vacant A Licence: at the ECA shareholders' meeting held on July 3, 2013, Asseco Prokom Gdynia had their A Licence cancelled due to being the club with the lowest ranking of all Clubs with an A Licence according to the Euroleague Club Ranking. This A Licence was awarded as a one-year wild card to Budivelnik Kiev for the 2013-14 season. The ECA Shareholders Executive Board may propose the following to the General Assembly for the substitution of an A Licence club:

1. Substitution by highest-ranked club without an A Licence. In all cases, the new club must fulfill all other requirements for obtaining an A Licence as established in the licensing rules;
or
2. Substitution of the place by a B Licence, whether temporarily or definitively;
or
3. Substitution of the place by a wild card, which will be granted to the club that the General Assembly considers appropriate at its own discretion and for the period that it deems necessary.

** When four Clubs from the same country or League have an A Licence, and the first or second place club in the final standings of the Domestic Championship does not hold an A Licence, the existing A Licence Club with the lowest position in the final standings of the Domestic Championship will have its A Licence suspended the following season but will obtain the first place for its country or League in the Eurocup competition, and the first or second place club will participate in the Euroleague by means of a B Licence. If both the first and second place clubs in the final standings of the Domestic Championships do not hold an A Licence, the existing A Licence Club with the lowest position in the final standings of the Domestic Championship will have its A Licence suspended the following season but will obtain the first place for its country or League in the Eurocup competition, the first place club will participate in the Euroleague by means of a B Licence, and the second place club will obtain the second place for its country or League in the Eurocup competition.

B LICENCE TEAMS

2014-15 EUROLEAGUE COUNTRY RANKING

#
COUNTRY / LEAGUE
POSITION
1
Spain
Champion - Real Madrid or FC Barcelona
2
Russian Federation
Champion - CSKA Moscow
3
Italy
Champion - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan or Montepaschi Siena
4
Turkey
Champion - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
5
Lithuania
Champion - Zalgiris Kaunas
6
Greece
Champion - Panathinaikos Athens
7
France
Champion - Limoges CSP
8
Germany
Champion - FC Bayern Munich
9
Adriatic
Champion - Cibona Zagreb
10
Poland
Champion - PGE Turow Zgorzelec
11
Adriatic
Runner-up - Cedevita Zagreb
12
Spain
Runner-up - Real Madrid or FC Barcelona
13
Russian Federation
Runner-up - Nizhny Novgorod
14
Italy
Runner-up - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan or Montepaschi Siena
15
Turkey
Runner-up - Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul
16
Lithuania
Runner-up - Neptunas Klaipeda
17
Greece
Runner-up - Olympiacos Piraeus
18
France
Runner-up – Strasbourg
19
Germany
Runner-up - ALBA Berlin
20
Adriatic
N3 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
21
Ukraine
Champion - Budivelnik Kiev
22
Czech Republic
Champion - CEZ Basketball Nymburk
23
Belgium 
Champion - Telenet Ostend
24
Israel
Champion - Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
25
Bulgaria
Champion - Levski Sofia
26
Latvia
Champion - Ventspils
27
United Kingdom
Champion - Worcester Wolves
28
Poland
Runner-up - Stelmet Zielona Gora

• B Licences will be allocated according to the Euroleague Country Ranking.
• When a country ranking spot has already been assigned to an A Licence team, the assignation will jump to the next country appearing in the ranking, until all spots are covered.
• One B Licence is reserved for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds champion.
• Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds spots will also follow the country ranking.
• As stated in the Euroleague Bylaws, Euroleague Basketball reserves the right to allocate wildcards in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.

C LICENCE TEAM

TEAM
POSITION
Valencia Basket Club
Eurocup champion


• The C Licence corresponds to the Eurocup champion, Valencia Basket Club.
• In the case that the Eurocup champion also earns the right to participate in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the country ranking regarding its domestic league final standing (B Licence), the C Licence will automatically become a wild card.
• All wild cards will be proposed by the ECA Shareholders Executive Board and confirmed by the ECA Shareholders Meeting.