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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Panathinaikos edges Unics

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Panathinaikos edges Unics

Sep 19, 2018
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens held off Unics Kazan 74-70 in a friendly match in the Greek capital on Wednesday.
Adam Hanga: "We have a lot of talent and potential"

Adam Hanga: "We have a lot of talent and potential"

Sep 19, 2018
It has been a tough pre-season for FC Barcelona Lassa's high-flying swingman Adam Hanga, who underwent knee surgery in June.
Did you know? Regular Season Round 19

Did you know? Regular Season Round 19

Sep 19, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Back-to-back wins for Darussafaka

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Back-to-back wins for Darussafaka

Sep 18, 2018
Only 24 hours after a win over Junior Casale, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul picked up another preseason win on Italian soil, this time against 7DAYS EuroCup side Fiat Turin 65-79.
Bayern completes roster with high-flying Dangubic

Bayern completes roster with high-flying Dangubic

Sep 18, 2018
FC Bayern Munich completed roster for its upcoming return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by signing a one-year deal with forward Nemanja Dangubic, the club announced on...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 18

Did you know? Regular Season Round 18

Sep 18, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague signings and rosters

2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague signings and rosters

Sep 18, 2018
Check out who is staying and who are the new arrivals among players and head coaches for the 16 teams that make up the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague!
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Darussafaka easies to win in Italy

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Darussafaka easies to win in Italy

Sep 17, 2018
Darussafaka Istanbul was the only Turkish Airlines EuroLeague team in action on Monday, and it registered a comfortable 62-88 victory over Italian side Junior Casale.
Roster Rundown: FC Barcelona Lassa

Roster Rundown: FC Barcelona Lassa

Sep 17, 2018
After a second straight season in which the team did not reach the EuroLeague Playoffs, Barcelona revamped half of its roster with six new faces. With those additions joining...
Top 10 storylines for 2018-19

Top 10 storylines for 2018-19

Sep 17, 2018
The storylines that attach themselves to any basketball season are rarely predictable, but that's the reason we watch – to see how the drama unfolds and decides itself. It's...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 17

Did you know? Regular Season Round 17

Sep 17, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Roster Rundown: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster Rundown: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Sep 17, 2018
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv appears to be a team on the rise again and this season's squad has the talent – at both ends of the floor – to make some noise all over Europe. Here's a...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Khimki, Milan and Zalgiris beat EuroLeague foes

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Khimki, Milan and Zalgiris beat EuroLeague foes

Sep 16, 2018
Zalgiris Kaunas captured the Gloria Cup preseason tournament in Antalya, Turkey, by defeating rival CSKA Moscow in the title game. Khimki Moscow Region and AX Armani Exchange...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 16

Did you know? Regular Season Round 16

Sep 16, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Langford leads Panathinaikos past Maccabi

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Langford leads Panathinaikos past Maccabi

Sep 15, 2018
In a lone clash between two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams on Saturday, Panathinaikos Athens rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv 87-81 at the OPAP...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 15

Did you know? Regular Season Round 15

Sep 15, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Maccabi, Madrid rally past EuroLeague foes

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Maccabi, Madrid rally past EuroLeague foes

Sep 14, 2018
In an all-EuroLeague clash, at OPAP Basketball Tournament in Cyprus, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to edge Khimki Moscow Region 87-84 on Friday.
2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 arrivals from the EuroCup

2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 arrivals from the EuroCup

Sep 14, 2018
A lot of great players shined in the 7DAYS EuroCup before they became Turkish Airlines EuroLeague greats. Here is a list of 10 players who starred in the EuroCup last season...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 14

Did you know? Regular Season Round 14

Sep 14, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Roster Rundown: Real Madrid

Roster Rundown: Real Madrid

Sep 14, 2018
The reigning champs will surely be among the leading contenders for the title once again, with the core of last season’s triumphant squad still in place and a sprinkling of...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Zalgiris edges Efes

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Zalgiris edges Efes

Sep 13, 2018
Zalgiris Kaunas won its second straight game at the Gloria Cup, beating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 79-83 on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey.
The EuroLeague trophy lands in Vitoria

The EuroLeague trophy lands in Vitoria

Sep 13, 2018
A historic basketball season for KIROLBET Baskonia, the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz and the Basque Country was marked with a symbolic tipoff on Thursday to set the clock running...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 13

Did you know? Regular Season Round 13

Sep 13, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Roster Rundown: Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Roster Rundown: Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Sep 13, 2018
On the heels of a historic season in which Darussafaka made history by conquering the EuroCup, the club will compete in the EuroLeague for the third time in four years. Here's...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: CSKA, Zalgiris rout EuroCup sides Monaco, Tofas

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: CSKA, Zalgiris rout EuroCup sides Monaco, Tofas

Sep 12, 2018
CSKA Moscow won its first game game of the Gloria Cup on Wednesday against 7DAYS EuroCup squad AS Monaco, 69-58 in Turkey.
Did you know? Regular Season Round 12

Did you know? Regular Season Round 12

Sep 12, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Anthony Gill, Khimki: "I want to make sure that I make people smile"

Anthony Gill, Khimki: "I want to make sure that I make people smile"

Sep 12, 2018
Among the most exciting and successful rookies in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season was Anthony Gill of Khimki Moscow Region, who proved vitally important to his...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 11

Did you know? Regular Season Round 11

Sep 11, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 moves within the EuroLeague

2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 moves within the EuroLeague

Sep 10, 2018
Each summer, management of the 16 teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague scour the world to find the next batch of players to make their respective squads better, but...
Roster Rundown: FC Bayern Munich

Roster Rundown: FC Bayern Munich

Sep 10, 2018
FC Bayern Munich returns to the EuroLeague for the first time since 2015, bringing with it plenty of EuroCup experience and a boost of confidence after regaining the German...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 10

Did you know? Regular Season Round 10

Sep 10, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Roster Rundown: Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster Rundown: Olympiacos Piraeus

Sep 10, 2018
With former champion David Blatt roaming the sidelines and an influx of young talents to join the team's consistently-successful core, Olympiacos Piraeus has designs on...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Efes wins tourney, CSKA debuts with victory

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Efes wins tourney, CSKA debuts with victory

Sep 09, 2018
Anadolu Efes Istanbul won the Torneo Geovillage in Olbia, Italy by downing Dinamo Sassari 60-70 on Sunday as Adrien Moerman was the big gun for the winners with 22 points,...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 9

Did you know? Regular Season Round 9

Sep 09, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Bayern's Macvan reinjures knee

Bayern's Macvan reinjures knee

Sep 08, 2018
FC Bayern Munich announced on Saturday that power forward Milan Macvan has reinjured the left knee that saw the last season end early for him and will miss several months of...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Madrid rallies in preseason debut

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Madrid rallies in preseason debut

Sep 08, 2018
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champs Real Madrid returned to action for the first time this season on Sataurdy, getting past host and fellow Spanish League side San Pablo Burgos...
Former EuroLeague great Radja enters Basketball Hall of Fame

Former EuroLeague great Radja enters Basketball Hall of Fame

Sep 08, 2018
The man who scored the first basket of the EuroLeague's modern era and was continental club champion twice before that, Dino Radja, was honored among the newest class of...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 8

Did you know? Regular Season Round 8

Sep 08, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Milan downs Fiat in Lucca

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Milan downs Fiat in Lucca

Sep 07, 2018
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan made to the Torneo di Lucca final by downing Fiat Turin 96-77 on Friday. Dairis Bertans led the winners with 17 points. Amedeo Della Valle and...
EuroLeague legend Navarro says goodbye, will see number retired

EuroLeague legend Navarro says goodbye, will see number retired

Sep 07, 2018
Euroleague Basketball legend Juan Carlos Navarro has officially ended his professional basketball career in a press conference held in Barcelona, Spain, barely meters away...
2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 newcomers

2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 newcomers

Sep 07, 2018
Just being called to join a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague team is an accomplishment in any player’s career. And every season, a new crop of mostly young players get that first...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 7

Did you know? Regular Season Round 7

Sep 07, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Jeff Brooks, AX Milan: 'It is really nice to be back in Italy'

Jeff Brooks, AX Milan: 'It is really nice to be back in Italy'

Sep 07, 2018
Veteran forward Jeff Brooks of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan will play his fourth Turkish Airlines EuroLeague campaign this season and is happy to be back in Italy, near...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 6

Did you know? Regular Season Round 6

Sep 06, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Zalgiris, Baskonia pick up premier wins

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Zalgiris, Baskonia pick up premier wins

Sep 05, 2018
Zalgiris Kaunas picked up a big win in its first preseason game as the team of coach Sarunas Jasikevicius crushed a fellow Lithuanian side Siauliai 95-60.
Did you know? Regular Season Round 5

Did you know? Regular Season Round 5

Sep 05, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
CSKA City Streetball tourney brings fans, players together

CSKA City Streetball tourney brings fans, players together

Sep 05, 2018
CSKA Moscow hit the streets over the weekend to share its love of basketball with fans across the Russian capital. The CSKA City Streetball event held Thursday through Sunday...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Efes, Panathinaikos win again

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Efes, Panathinaikos win again

Sep 04, 2018
Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens kept their perfect preseason records intact with victories on Tuesday.
2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 signature signings

2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Top 10 signature signings

Sep 04, 2018
After every team tried to get better over the summer. Some players were brought in to fill roles big and small, but a chosen few were tabbed for leadership positions and are...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 4

Did you know? Regular Season Round 4

Sep 04, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Did you know? Regular Season Round 3

Did you know? Regular Season Round 3

Sep 03, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Milan takes tourney title

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Milan takes tourney title

Sep 02, 2018
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan made off with the title of the Torneo di Castelletto Ticino and Anadolu Efes Istanbul won its second game in 24 hours as Sunday proved...
 Baskonia completes roster with forward Penava

Baskonia completes roster with forward Penava

Sep 02, 2018
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz has competed its roster by signing young power forward Ajdin Penava to a four-year contract, the club announced on Sunday
Did you know? Regular Season Round 2

Did you know? Regular Season Round 2

Sep 02, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Panathinaikos, Milan win preseason debuts

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Panathinaikos, Milan win preseason debuts

Sep 01, 2018
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Anadolu Efes Istanbul and AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan all made winning preseason debuts on Saturday.
Did you know? Regular Season Round 1

Did you know? Regular Season Round 1

Sep 01, 2018
You know that the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague lets fans see every major club and superstar player go against their own teams, guaranteeing season-long drama. BUT…. did you...
 EuroLeague greats bid farewell to Becirovic, Nachbar

EuroLeague greats bid farewell to Becirovic, Nachbar

Aug 31, 2018
Thursday was a night to remember at Stozice Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia as a parade of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague stars past and present gathered for an exhibition game to...
EuroLeague cities: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

EuroLeague cities: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Aug 31, 2018
The Basque city – capital of the province of Alava – is a basketball hotbed like few other places and the host city for the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four.
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Olympiacos, Darussafaka win preseason openers

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Olympiacos, Darussafaka win preseason openers

Aug 30, 2018
Olympiacos Piraeus had a winning start to their preseason with new head coach David Blatt on the bench. The Reds from Piraeus beat a fellow Greek side PAOK Thessaloniki 103-76...
2018-19 Team Profile: Real Madrid

2018-19 Team Profile: Real Madrid

Aug 30, 2018
Real Madrid comes off a season that will go down in the history books. Los Blancos persevered despite a rash of injuries to claim their 10th EuroLeague crown and added the...
EuroLeague cities: Kaunas, Lithuania

EuroLeague cities: Kaunas, Lithuania

Aug 30, 2018
Attending a game in Kaunas on a cold winter's evening is one of the most evocative experiences in all of basketball.
Gavel says goodbye to successful career

Gavel says goodbye to successful career

Aug 29, 2018
A point guard whose tenacity marked his rise from relative obscurity, Anton Gavel announced his retirement from basketball on Wednesday after having spent the last decade...
EuroLeague cities: Munich, Germany

EuroLeague cities: Munich, Germany

Aug 29, 2018
The historic city of Munich enjoys a dramatic location at the foot of the Alps and has always offered an air of confident charm to its visitors.
2018-19 Team Profile: Zalgiris Kaunas

2018-19 Team Profile: Zalgiris Kaunas

Aug 28, 2018
Zalgiris Kaunas comes off its best season this century as the team roared into the EuroLeague Final Four for the first time in nearly two decades.
EuroLeague cities: Barcelona, Spain

EuroLeague cities: Barcelona, Spain

Aug 28, 2018
For many millions of sports fans all over the world, the city of Barcelona is simply synonymous with sporting excellence.
Former EuroLeague superstar Manu Ginobili calls it a day

Former EuroLeague superstar Manu Ginobili calls it a day

Aug 27, 2018
After a great career full of outstanding achievements, Manu Ginobili has decided to retire from basketball at age 41.
Amaize quickly adjusts to Bayern in pre-season camp

Amaize quickly adjusts to Bayern in pre-season camp

Aug 27, 2018
FC Bayern Munich is in Riva del Garda, Italy, getting ready for the new season. One of its newcomers, guard Robin Amaize, is already providing highlights since his team's...
EuroLeague cities: Istanbul, Turkey

EuroLeague cities: Istanbul, Turkey

Aug 27, 2018
Straddling two continents, incredible Istanbul is more like an entire country than a city, boasting everything that life has to offer.
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Bayern tips off in style

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague preseason: Bayern tips off in style

Aug 24, 2018
Training camps for most of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams are at full speed, and Friday night marked a tip-off of preseason friendly and exhibition games. German...
EuroLeague cities: Milan, Italy

EuroLeague cities: Milan, Italy

Aug 24, 2018
Globally renowned for being Europe's fashion capital and possessing one of the most impressive cathedrals in the world, Milan is also an important heritage site for European...
EuroLeague cities: Las Palmas, Spain

EuroLeague cities: Las Palmas, Spain

Aug 23, 2018
One of the most westerly cities in Europe, Las Palmas's far-flung location on the island of Gran Canaria in the Atlantic Ocean – around 150 kilometers off the coast of Morocco...
2018-19 Team Profile: FC Barcelona Lassa

2018-19 Team Profile: FC Barcelona Lassa

Aug 23, 2018
Under Coach Svetislav Pesic, who led the club to its maiden EuroLeague crown in 2003, FC Barcelona Lassa is looking to challenge for every title available and recapture its...
EuroLeague cities: Athens/Piraeus, Greece

EuroLeague cities: Athens/Piraeus, Greece

Aug 22, 2018
Greek capital Athens and the nearby port of Piraeus are globally recognized as the cradle of civilization after enjoying a glorious and unprecedented outbreak of culture and...
Former two-time EuroLeague champ Haperin retires

Former two-time EuroLeague champ Haperin retires

Aug 21, 2018
Yotam Halperin, a former two-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, announced his retirement from professional basketball on Tuesday.
Darussafaka inks forward Evans

Darussafaka inks forward Evans

Aug 21, 2018
Darussafaka Istanbul bolstered its frontcourt with size and athleticism ahead of its return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by signing a deal with forward Jeremy Evans, the...
"La Bomba" Navarro, in his own words

"La Bomba" Navarro, in his own words

Aug 21, 2018
In interviews and writing in his own blog on EuroLeague.net over the years, Navarro recalled many of his greatest moments and his thoughts on both the Turkish Airlines...
EuroLeague cities: Madrid, Spain

EuroLeague cities: Madrid, Spain

Aug 21, 2018
Madrid, one of Europe's grandest and most attractive old capitals, is a treat for the senses and truly has something for everyone.
2018-19 Team Profile: AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

2018-19 Team Profile: AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Aug 21, 2018
Italian champion AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan comes off a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in which the team showed a lot of promise, but was unable to convert that into...
Games to Watch: Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Games to Watch: Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Aug 20, 2018
Anadolu Efes Istanbul has nowhere to go but up after finishing with the worst record in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague last season. With head coach Ergin Ataman on the...
Training camp begins - EuroLeague action gets closer!

Training camp begins - EuroLeague action gets closer!

Aug 20, 2018
The road to glory in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague started in earnest on Monday as almost half of the 16 best teams in Europe started running drills, learning plays and...
Maccabi adds size with Black

Maccabi adds size with Black

Aug 20, 2018
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Tarik Black, the club announced Monday. Black (2.06 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Houston of the NBA,...
Baskonia, Shengelia pen extension through 2022

Baskonia, Shengelia pen extension through 2022

Aug 19, 2018
A day before the team's training camp for the 2018-19 season opens, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and All-EuroLeague First Team big man Tornike Shengelia penned a contract...
Darussafaka lands sharpshooter Diebler

Darussafaka lands sharpshooter Diebler

Aug 18, 2018
Shooting guard Jon Diebler, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's most accurate three-point shooter ever, has joined Darussafaka Istanbul for the coming 2018-19 season, the club...
Tributes pour in for Juan Carlos Navarro

Tributes pour in for Juan Carlos Navarro

Aug 17, 2018
No sooner did Juan Carlos Navarro retire as a player on Friday than teammates and opponents led an outpouring of respect for one of the greatest basketball players ever.
Juan Carlos Navarro, Euroleague Basketball Legend, leaves the stage

Juan Carlos Navarro, Euroleague Basketball Legend, leaves the stage

Aug 17, 2018
One of the greatest shooters and biggest winners in the history of the sport of basketball, Turkish Airlines EuroLeague all-time scoring king Juan Carlos Navarro, has taken...
Buducnost adds young guard Drobnjak

Buducnost adds young guard Drobnjak

Aug 16, 2018
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica added depth to the roster ahead of the start of its training camp by signing a multiyear deal with talented guard Igor Drobnjak, the club announced on...
2018-19 Team Profile: Panathinaikos Athens

2018-19 Team Profile: Panathinaikos Athens

Aug 16, 2018
The winningest team of the Final Four era, Panathinaikos Athens is out to mount a new charge in the 2018-19 season with no less a goal than returning to the big event and...
Games to Watch: CSKA Moscow

Games to Watch: CSKA Moscow

Aug 15, 2018
Perennial championship contender CSKA Moscow will be looking to secure the top spot at the end of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season for the second consecutive...
Darussafaka brings back veteran center Savas

Darussafaka brings back veteran center Savas

Aug 15, 2018
Darussafaka Istanbul on Wednesday announced that veteran big man Oguz Savas will rejoin the club for the coming 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season after he spent one...
2018-19 Team Profile: Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

2018-19 Team Profile: Buducnost VOLI Podgorica

Aug 14, 2018
Following a season that was in many ways historic, Montenegrin powerhouse Buducnost VOLI Podgorica makes its return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague after 15 years.
Games to Watch: FC Barcelona Lassa

Games to Watch: FC Barcelona Lassa

Aug 13, 2018
FC Barcelona Lassa has its sights firmly set on returning to the upper echelons of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season. Barca will surely feature in some memorable...
Baskonia lands perimeter help in Hilliard

Baskonia lands perimeter help in Hilliard

Aug 13, 2018
Hoping to return to the Final Four that will be hosted next spring in its own city for the first time, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz found some perimeter talent right...
Games to Watch: Zalgiris Kaunas

Games to Watch: Zalgiris Kaunas

Aug 10, 2018
Coming off its best EuroLeague campaign since it captured the 1999 title, Zalgiris Kaunas will be out to show that last season's success was no fluke. Let's look at some of...
Barcelona upgrades attack with Blazic

Barcelona upgrades attack with Blazic

Aug 09, 2018
FC Barcelona Lassa added another premier perimeter threat by signing swingman Jaka Blazic to a one year deal.
2018-19 Team Profile: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

2018-19 Team Profile: Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Aug 09, 2018
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv holds a special place in the history of elite European basketball and the 2017-18 season saw the club shake off two seasons of failure to compete for a...
Games to Watch: Herbalife Gran Canaria

Games to Watch: Herbalife Gran Canaria

Aug 08, 2018
Herbalife Gran Canaria has been a staple of the 7DAYS EuroCup for the last decade, but now, for the first time in club history it will makes its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague...
CSKA inks rebounder Bolomboy

CSKA inks rebounder Bolomboy

Aug 08, 2018
CSKA Moscow invested in its frontcourt's future by signing rebounding ace Joel Bolomboy to a two-year contract on Wednesday.
Khimki chooses Crocker's scoring touch

Khimki chooses Crocker's scoring touch

Aug 08, 2018
Khimki Moscow Region put a new face in its backcourt with the signing Wednesday of experienced shooting guard Tony Crocker for the upcoming season.
2018-19 Team Profile: Fenerbahce Istanbul

2018-19 Team Profile: Fenerbahce Istanbul

Aug 07, 2018
Fenerbahce Istanbul proved once again last season what a powerhouse of European basketball it has become when it reached its third consecutive Turkish Airlines EuroLeague...
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Proposed team list for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup

Jun 29, 2015 by Euroleague.net Print
Proposed team list for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup

The proposed lists of participating teams for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and 2015-16 Eurocup have been reviewed by the members of the Euroleague Commercial Assets Executive Board following the criteria approved during the last ECA Shareholders Meeting, held on May 6 in Istanbul. The lists will be submitted to the ECA Shareholders Meeting for approval on July 8, 2015.

For the Euroleague, in addition to the 11 teams with A Licences the list is comprised of Limoges CSP as French League champion, Stelmet Zielona Gora as Polish League champion, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade and Cedevita Zagreb as Adriatic League champion and runner-up, respectively, Khimki Moscow Region as Russian League runner-up (VTB United League), Brose Baskets Bamberg as German League champion and Dinamo Banco Di Sardegna Sassari as Italian League champion. The Board has also proposed to provisionally grant one B Licence to the Turkish League champion this summer (Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir) for the 2015-16 Euroleague season only. This direct qualification is conditional on the creation of a professional basketball league in Turkey over the next 12 months, as is already the case in all other Euroleague markets.

FC Bayern Munich, Strasbourg, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul are the teams proposed to receive one-year wild cards to play in the 2015-16 Euroleague. The Board evaluated a number of different criteria before proposing the wild cards, including market growth strategy and the competitive standard of the team, amongst others.

The complete list of 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams, as voted by the majority of the Board members, is as follows:

TEAMS COUNTRY DOMESTIC STANDINGS
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (A-Licence) Turkey Finalist
BC Khimki Moscow Region (B-Licence) Russia Finalist
Brose Baskets Bamberg (B-Licence) Germany Champion
*Cedevita Zagreb (B-Licence) Croatia Finalist ABA League
*Crvena Zevzda Telekom Belgrade (B-Licence) Serbia Champion ABA League
CSKA Moscow (A-Licence) Russia Champion
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (Wildcard) Turkey Quarterfinalist
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari (B-Licence) Italy Champion
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan (A-Licence) Italy Semifinalist
FC Barcelona (A-Licence) Spain Finalist
FC Bayern Munich (Wildcard) Germany Finalist
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (A-Licence) Turkey Semifinalist
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (A-Licence) Spain Quarterfinalist
Limoges CSP (B-Licence) France Champion
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (Wildcard) Russia Semifinalist
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv (A-Licence) Israel Semifinalist
Olympiacos Piraeus (A-Licence) Greece Champion
Panathinaikos Athens (A-Licence) Greece Finalist
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir (B-Licence) Turkey Champion
Real Madrid (A-Licence) Spain Champion
Stelmet Zielona Gora (B-Licence) Poland Champion
Strasbourg IG (Wildcard) France Finalist
**Unicaja Malaga (B-Licence) Spain Semifinalist
Zalgiris Kaunas (A-Licence) Lithuania Champion

* The registrations of teams from the ABA League will be considered complete only when the new ABA League including all participating teams submit the necessary documentation to ensure that it fulfills the criteria required of all domestic leagues including its relationship with ECA.

** Following the limitation of three A-Licences per country that the ECA Shareholders Meeting approved in Barcelona on July 9, 2014, Unicaja Malaga, as the lowest-ranked A-Licence team participating in the Spanish League has lost its A-Licence. Unicaja gains a spot in the 2015-16 Euroleague thorugh a B-Licence, being the best ranked team in the Spanish Domestic League without an A-Licence.

For the 2015-16 Eurocup the proposed list of 36 teams includes nine wild cards: AEK Athens and Aris Thessaloniki of Greece, Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul and Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul of Turkey, CAI Zaragoza of Spain, Enel Basket Brindisi of Italy, Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia, Neptunas Klaipeda of Lithuania and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest of Romania.

The complete list of 2015-16 Eurocup teams, as voted by the majority of the Board members, is as follows:

TEAMS COUNTRY DOMESTIC STANDINGS
AEK Athens (Wildcard) Greece Quarterfinalist
ALBA Berlin Germany Semifinalist
Aris Thessaloniki (Wildcard) Greece Semifinalist
Banvit Bandirma Turkey Quarterfinalist
Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul (Wildcard) Turkey 9th Qualified Regular Season
*Buducnost VOLI Podgorica Montenegro ABA League semifinalist
CAI Zaragoza (Wildcard) Spain 9th Qualified Regular Season
CEZ Basketball Nymburk Czech Republic Champion
Dolomiti Energia Trento Italy Quarterfinalist
Dominion Bilbao Basket Spain Quarterfinalist
Enel Basket Brindisi (Wildcard) Italy Quarterfinalist
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (Wildcard) Turkey Quarterfinalist
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia Italy Finalist
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem Israel Champion
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas Spain Quarterfinalist
JSF Nanterre France Quarterfinalist
Juventus Utena Lithuania Semifinalist
Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd (Wildcard) Russia Regular Season
Le Mans Sarthe Basket France Semifinalist
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius Lithuania Finalist
Neptunas Klaipeda (Wildcard) Lithuania Semifinalist
Nizhny Novgorod Russia Semifinalist
PAOK Thessaloniki Greece Semifinalist
PGE Turow Zgorzelec Poland Finalist
ratiopharm Ulm Germany Semifinalist
SLUC Nancy France Semifinalist
Steaua CSM EximBank Bucharest (Wildcard) Romania Semifinalist
Telekom Baskets Bonn Germany Quarterfinalist
Telenet Ostend Belgium Champion
Trabzonspor Medical Park Turkey Semifinalist
Umana Reyer Venice Italy Semifinalist
Unics Kazan Russia Quarterfinalist
*Union Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia ABA League 5th Qualified Regular Season
Valencia Basket Spain Semifinalist
VEF Riga Latvia Champion
Zenit St. Petersburg Russia Quarterfinalist

* The registrations of teams from the ABA League will be considered complete only when the new ABA League including all participating teams submit the necessary documentation to ensure that it fulfills the criteria required of all domestic leagues including its relationship with ECA.

The first step of a new and exciting season will take place when Euroleague Basketball hosts draws for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup on Thursday, July 9 at the Mediapro Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain. For the 10th consecutive year, the draws may be watched live on Euroleague.net and will be broadcast live on TV in many countries.

The proceedings begin at 12 noon local time (CEST) with the 2015-16 Eurocup Draw, which will determine the six groups of six teams each that will participate in that competition's Regular Season. Following that, at approximately 13:00 the draw for the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague will determine the four groups of six teams each that will compete in the Regular Season.