2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague license allocation criteria
by: Euroleague.net
May 31, 2012
Turkish Airlines EuroleagueThe 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

TEAM
COUNTRY
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Turkey
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Poland
Caja Laboral
Spain
CSKA Moscow
Russia
FC Barcelona Regal
Spain
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
Turkey
Lottomatica Roma*
Italy*
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Israel
Montepaschi Siena
Italy
Olympiacos Piraeus
Greece
Panathinaikos Athens
Greece
Real Madrid
Spain
Unicaja
Spain
Zalgiris Kaunas
Lithuania


  • 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:

    1. 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;
    2. or
    3. Substitution of the place by a B Licence, whether temporarily or definitively;
    4. or
    5. 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
POSITION
1
Spain
Champion (FC Barcelona Regal)
2
Russia
Champion (CSKA Moscow)
3
Greece
Champion (Olympiacos Piraeus)
4
Italy
Champion (Montepaschi Siena)
5
Turkey
Champion (Besiktas JK Milangaz)
6
France
Champion (Elan Chalon)
7
Germany
Champion (Brose Baskets)
8
Lithuania
Champion (Zalgiris Kaunas)
9
Adriatic League*
1st Serbia (Partizan m:ts Belgrade)
10
Adriatic League*
1st Croatia (Cedevita Zagreb)
11
Adriatic League*
1st Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana)
12
Spain
Runner-up (Real Madrid)
13
Russia
Runner-up (BC Khimki Moscow Region)
14
Greece
Runner-up (Panathinaikos Athens)
15
Italy
Runner-up (EA7 Emporio Armani Milan)
16
Lithuania
Runner-up (Lietuvos Rytas)
17
Turkey
Runner-up (Anadolu Efes Istanbul)
18
France
Runner-up (Le Mans)
19
Germany
Runner-up (Ratiopharm Ulm)
20
Adriatic League
Next best team without B licence (Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv)
21
Belgium
Champion (Telenet BC Oostende)
22
Czech Republic
Champion (CEZ Basketball Nymburk)
23
Ukraine
Champion (BC Donetsk)
24
Israel
Champion (Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv)
25
Poland
Champion (Asseco Prokom Gdynia)
26
Bulgaria
Champion (PBC Lukoil Academic)
27
Netherlands
Champion (Eiffeltowers Den Bosch)
28
Latvia
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

TEAM
POSITION
BC Khimki Moscow Region
Eurocup Champion


  • 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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