Euroleague 2010-11 Draw

Jul 06, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
The first events of the next basketball season, the draws for the 2010-11 Euroleague, Eurocup Qualifying Rounds and EuroChallenge, will be held on Thursday, July 8 in Barcelona, Spain. For the fifth consecutive year, the 2010-11 draws may be seen live on Euroleague.net. Immediately after the draw, fans can also see live-streamed interviews on Euroleague.net with Euroleague team coaches and managers giving their impressions of the draw results.

The draws will begin at 11:30 local time (CET) and will determine the qualifying-round matchups and regular-season groups for the Euroleague, as well as the qualifying rounds for the Eurocup and the regular-season for the EuroChallenge. A Eurocup regular season draw will take place in the fall after all qualified teams are known.




REGULAR SEASON DRAW CRITERIA & PROCEDURE


GROUP DRAW

The draw will be held according to seeds.
  • The 22 directly qualified teams will be divided into six seeds with four teams in each, in accordance with the Club Ranking described in Appendix I of the Euroleague Basketball Club Licensing Rules.
  • The performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period will be used. Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The Club Ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years. If two or more teams have the same Club Ranking, the tie will be resolved by the total number of wins during the three year period. Should a tie persist, the final standings in the Euroleague and if necessary Eurocup from the previous season will be used to break the tie.
  • The first four teams from the Club Ranking participating in the Regular Season will be 1 Seeds, the next four 2 Seeds, the next four 3 Seeds, the next four 4 Seeds, the next four 5 Seeds, and the remaining two teams will be 6 Seeds. The teams coming from the Qualifying Rounds will also be 6 Seeds.
    2010-11 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON GROUP DRAW SEEDS
    1 Seeds
    CSKA
    MOSCOW
    REGAL
    FC BARCELONA
    OLYMPIACOS
    PIRAEUS
    CAJA
    LABORAL
    2 Seeds
    MONTEPASCHI
    SIENA
    PANATHINAIKOS
    ATHENS
    MACCABI ELECTRA
    TEL AVIV
    REAL
    MADRID
    3 Seeds
    PARTIZAN BELGRADE
    POWER ELECTRONICS
    VALENCIA
    UNICAJA
    LIETUVOS
    RYTAS
    4 Seeds
    FENERBAHCE ULKER
    ISTANBUL
    ASSECO PROKOM
    GDYNIA
    EFES PILSEN
    ISTANBUL
    VIRTUS
    ROMA
    5 Seeds
    ZALGIRIS
    KAUNAS
    KK CIBONA
    ZAGREB
    ARMANI JEANS
    MILANO
    BROSE
    BASKETS
    6 Seeds
    UNION OLIMPIJA
    LJUBLJANA
    CHOLET
    BASKET
    QR A
    QR B

GROUP DRAW RESTRICTIONS

The restriction when drawing the teams into groups is the following:

  • 2 teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group, except for Spain that has five (5) teams participating in the competition.
GROUP DRAW PROCEDURE

  • Teams will be drawn one by one from an urn containing only teams in the same Seed, from the 1 Seeds through to the 6 Seeds, until all 24 teams have been selected. The last two spots will be allocated to the QR teams.
  • For each spot drawn, the urn will be emptied and refilled with only those teams from the level drawn, taking into consideration any restrictions.
  • In the Regular Season, teams from the same country may not coincide in the same group, except the case of Spain. Therefore, when drawing teams from the 2 Seeds through to the 6 Seeds, only those teams from a country different than the ones already drawn into the Group will be placed in the urn. The exception will take place with the 3 Seeds, when the fourth and fifth team from Spain are drawn.
  • e.g.1. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group where there is already a team from a specific country, the teams from the country in question will not be placed in the urn.
  • e.g.2. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group and a certain team(s) cannot be drawn in a later Group, this team(s) will be the only ones placed in the urn.
  • A team may be placed directly into a Group in order to follow the restriction mentioned above.
Drawing the teams as explained above, will allow all restrictions to be respected and will eliminate all possibilities of a blocked situation.
If after the Qualifying Rounds, a team qualified is from a country where there is already a representative in the same group, it will trade places with the other qualified team as long as this does not produce the same scenario.

CALENDAR DRAW

A random computer draw will determine the final position of teams within their group.

  • The pairings calendar for the Regular Season will be drawn electronically by allocating letter from A to F to the teams of each group. This will establish the match-ups for the entire Regular Season.

  • The Regular Season games will be held according to the following chart:
    1st Competition Date F-C | D-B | E-A 6th Competition Date
    2nd Competition Date A-F | B-E | C-D 7th Competition Date
    3rd Competition Date F-D | E-C | A-B 8th Competition Date
    4th Competition Date F-B | C-A | D-E 9th Competition Date
    5th Competition Date E-F | A-D | B-C 10th Competition Date
Non-Coincidence letters: (when one team plays at home, the other plays away): A with D; B with F; C with E.

CALENDAR DRAW RESTRICTIONS

  • Specific letters will be allocated to the teams participating in the Euroleague Opening Game

  • • Teams playing in the same city/arena (Efes Pilsen Istanbul and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul): The non-coincidence letters will be allocated to teams that play in the same arena, so that when one team plays at home the other will play away.

EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUNDS DRAW CRITERIA & PROCEDURE


The Qualifying Rounds will consist of three rounds, QR1, QR2 and QR3. The rounds will be played in home and away series.

QUALIFYING ROUND 1

There will be a seeded draw, placing teams into a sixteen team bracket. The higher seeded team will play the second game of each series at home. Teams will be separated into four seeds according to the Club Ranking described in Appendix I of the Euroleague Basketball Club Licensing Rules. Teams entering the draw following a renouncement will be seeded according to the Club Ranking. Teams granted a Wild Card by ECA will be seeded above the rest of the teams.

2010-11 EUROLEAGUE QUALIFYING ROUNDS TEAMS
CLUB COUNTRY RESULT
Asvel Basket Lyon Villeurbanne * France Regular Season
BC Khimki Moscow Region Russia Finalist
Unics Kazan Russia Semifinalist
KK Hemofarm Stada ** Adriatic League (Serbia) Finalist
CEZ Basketball Nymburk Czech Republic Champion
Budivelnik *
Ukraine Finalist
Le Mans Sarthe Basket France Finalist
Hapoel Galil Gilboa Israel Champion
Maroussi BC Greece Semifinalist
Spirou Basket Belgium Champion
Alba Berlin * Germany Quarterfinalist
Pepsi Caserta Italy Semifinalist
KK Buducnost ** Adriatic League (Montenegro) Champion
Chorale Roanne Basket France Semifinalist
Banvit BK
Turkey Semifinalist
Gasterra Flames Groningen Netherlands Champion

* Wild Card
** Euroleague berth through Adriatic League

PROCEDURE

  • The draw will be conducted with four different urns. One of the urns will have the 1 Seeds, the next the 2 Seeds, the next the 3 Seeds, and the last urn the 4 Seeds.

  • The 1 Seeds will be drawn first. As teams are drawn, they will be placed directly in the next available spot for a 1 Seed in the bracket, following the order top left, bottom left, top right, bottom right. This will continue until all four 1 Seeds have been drawn.
  • The 2 Seeds will be drawn next. These will be placed directly in the next available spot for a 2 Seed in the bracket, following the same order as the 1 Seeds. This will continue until all four 2 Seeds have been drawn.

  • The 3 Seeds will be drawn next. These will be placed directly in the next available spot for a 3 Seed in the bracket, following the same order as the 1 Seeds. This will continue until all four 3 Seeds have been drawn.
  • The 4 Seeds will be drawn next. These will be placed directly in the next available spot for a 4 Seed in the bracket until all four 4 Seeds have been drawn.

1 SEEDS
ALBA BERLIN
ASVEL BASKET LYON VILLEURBANNE
BC KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION
UNICS
3 SEEDS
HAPOEL GILBOA GALIL
MAROUSSI BC
SPIROU BASKET
BANVIT BK
2 SEEDS
KK HEMOFARM STADA
CEZ BASKETBALL NYMBURK
BUDIVELNIK
LE MANS SARTHE BASKET
4 SEEDS
PEPSI CASERTA
KK BUDUCNOST
CHORALE ROANNE BASKET
GASTERRA FLAMES GRONINGEN

BRACKET

The eight winning teams in Qualifying Round 1 will proceed to Qualifying Round 2, and will face the next opponent in the bracket. The four winning teams in Qualifying Round 2 will proceed to Qualifying Round 3, and will face the next opponent in the bracket. The two winning teams in Qualifying Round 3 will proceed to the Euroleague Regular Season.
Euroleague Qualifying Bracket 2010-11