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The following criteria for the allocation of licences to participating teams for the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season were approved at the Euroleague Commercial Assets shareholders' meeting held on October 14, 2011. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will be played with 24 teams. One of them will be the winner of the eight-team Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.
A LICENCE TEAMS
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
FC Barcelona Regal
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
The A Licence club with the lower ranking, calculated by the performance of teams in European competitions during a three-year period, may lose its licence.
*The A Licence team with the lowest ranking at the end of the 2011-12 season is Lottomatica Roma.
The ECA Shareholders Executive Board may propose the following to the General Assembly for the substitution of the A Licence team:
Substitution by highest-ranked club without an A Licence. In all cases, the new club must fulfil all other requirements for obtaining an A Licence as established in the licensing rules;
Substitution of the place by a B Licence, whether temporarily or definitively;
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.
B LICENCE TEAMS
2012-13 EUROLEAGUE COUNTRY RANKING
COUNTRY / LEAGUE
Champion (FC Barcelona Regal)
Champion (CSKA Moscow)
Champion (Olympiacos Piraeus)
Champion (Montepaschi Siena)
Champion (Besiktas JK Milangaz)
Champion (Elan Chalon)
Champion (Brose Baskets)
Champion (Zalgiris Kaunas)
1st Serbia (Partizan m:ts Belgrade)
1st Croatia (Cedevita Zagreb)
1st Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana)
Runner-up (Real Madrid)
Runner-up (BC Khimki Moscow Region)
Runner-up (Panathinaikos Athens)
Runner-up (EA7 Emporio Armani Milan)
Runner-up (Lietuvos Rytas)
Runner-up (Anadolu Efes Istanbul)
Runner-up (Le Mans)
Runner-up (Ratiopharm Ulm)
Next best team without B licence (Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv)
Champion (Telenet BC Oostende)
Champion (CEZ Basketball Nymburk)
Champion (BC Donetsk)
Champion (Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv)
Champion (Asseco Prokom Gdynia)
Champion (PBC Lukoil Academic)
Champion (Eiffeltowers Den Bosch)
Champion (VEF Riga)
* The Adriatic League teams (1 from Serbia, 1 from Slovenia and 1 from Croatia) are the ones with the best Adriatic League + National League + European competitions ranking.
All 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 License is reserved for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round champion.
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round spots will also follow the country ranking.
As stated in the Euroleague Basketball Bylaws, Euroleague Basketball reserves the right to allocate wildcards in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round.
C LICENCE TEAM
BC Khimki Moscow Region
The C Licence corresponds to the Eurocup champion, BC Khimki Moscow Region.
In the case that the Eurocup champion also earns the right to participate in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the country ranking regarding its national league final standing (B Licence), the C Licence will automatically become a wildcard.
*All wildcards will be proposed by the Board and confirmed by the General Assembly.
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