Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that the first calendar events of a new and exciting basketball season – the draws for the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague – will be held on Friday, July 6 at the Mediapro Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain. One draw will determine the groups for the upcoming regular season and another the matchups in the eight-team qualifying rounds.
This Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season draw will have even more impact than ever under a new competition format that expands the Top 16 to two groups of eight and a total of 14 games next season. There will be no Top 16 Draw, as the final standings in the regular season will determine into which Top 16 group each team that qualifies is placed.
For the seventh consecutive year, the 2012-13 draws may be seen live on Euroleague.net. Immediately after the draw, fans can also see live-streamed interviews on Euroleague.net with Turkish Airlines Euroleague team coaches and managers giving their impressions of the draw results.
The draws will begin at 12:00 local time (CET), starting with the qualifying-round matchups and following with the regular-season groups for the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season.