Euroleague Basketball

Euroleague Basketball is the private company that runs and operates the top two continental men's professional club basketball competitions in Europe, the first-tier EuroLeague, and the second-tier EuroCup. It has been organizing the EuroLeague competition since the year 2000, beginning with the 2000–01 season.[1] Since 2002, it has also organized the EuroLeague Final Four. It also oversees the European national basketball league rankings, and the Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament.[2] It is headquartered in Barcelona.[3]

Euroleague Basketball
Limited liability company
IndustrySport
Founded1 July 2000
HeadquartersQuatre Camins, 9-13 08022, ,
Area served
Europe
Key people
Jordi Bertomeu
(President and CEO)
Websiteeuroleaguebasketball.net

Company structure

Euroleague Commercial Assets S.A.[4] (ECA) is the limited liability company, acting pursuant to Luxembourg law, with registered office in rue Beaumont 17, L-1219 Luxembourg. It is governed by the statutes and the resolutions of the governing bodies, the owners of which are the clubs participating in the EuroLeague and a number of leagues.[5]

The General Assembly is the ECA body of representation and governance, where the ECA shareholders meet together with the associated clubs, which is responsible for the general supervision of the issues regarding the EuroLeague and for approving the Bylaws, as stipulated in the EuroLeague Club Licensing Rules. In addition, it ensures the coordination of the clubs and has the authority to make decisions and confer functions on the Shareholders Executive Board.[5]

The General Assembly constituted the Shareholders Executive Board and granted it the duties to submit proposals and recommendations to the General Assembly, monitor and control the observance of the resolutions made by the General Assembly, take urgent measures when there is no time to convene a meeting of the General Assembly (subject to the subsequent ratification of the General Assembly), and exercise any further functions conferred on it by the General Assembly. The Shareholders Executive Board will consist of the following members, elected by the General Assembly, for a three-year term of office:[5]

Euroleague Properties S.A.[6] (EP) is the limited liability company, controlled by ECA, responsible for managing and organising the EuroLeague and EuroCup competitions in which the EuroLeague and EuroCup clubs participate, as well as for commercialising the properties of these competitions (to deal with the promotion and development of the commercial activities linked to these competitions), in accordance with what is established in the bylaws.[5]

EP has designated the company Euroleague Entertainment & Services, S.L.U., controlled by ECA, as the body responsible for the management and administrative organisation of the EuroLeague and EuroCup competitions in accordance with what is established in the bylaws. This company must adhere to the EuroLeague Regulations and any future modifications, amendments or derogations whenever the governing bodies approve them.[5]

Euroleague Ventures S.A.[7] (EV) is the limited liability company incorporated by EP and IMG Media Limited according to the joint venture agreement signed by both parties with the aim of increasing the stature, awareness and economic value of the EuroLeague, EuroCup and the clubs. EP and IMG Media Limited have agreed on a long-term cooperation in the management, administration and organisation of the promotion and commercialisation of the EuroLeague and EuroCup through the incorporation of EV.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Euroleague.net Euroleague Basketball - History timeline.
  2. ^ Euroleague.net About Euroleague Basketball.
  3. ^ Euroleague.net A new home for European basketball.
  4. ^ "EUROLEAGUE COMMERCIAL ASSETS S.A." opencorporates. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Company Structure (pages 81–83)" (PDF). Euroleague Basketball. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  6. ^ "EUROLEAGUE PROPERTIES S.A." opencorporates. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Euroleague Ventures SA". opencorporates. Retrieved 16 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Definitions (page 10)" (PDF). Euroleague Basketball. Retrieved 16 September 2016.

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2000–01 Euroleague

The 2000–01 Euroleague was the inaugural basketball season of the EuroLeague, under the newly formed Euroleague Basketball Company's authority, and it was the 44th season of the premier competition for European men's professional basketball clubs overall. It started on October 16, 2000, with a regular season game between hosts Real Madrid Teka and Olympiacos, which was held at the Raimundo Saporta Pavilion, in Madrid, Spain, and it ended with the last championship finals game on May 10, 2001, which was held at the PalaMalaguti arena, in Bologna, Italy.

This season did not feature all of the top-tier level European club basketball teams, as some of them opted to compete in the 2000–01 FIBA SuproLeague competition instead, after the row erupted between the previous EuroLeague governing body, FIBA, and the newly established Euroleague Basketball Company.

A total of 24 teams competed for the EuroLeague title, which was in the end won by Kinder Bologna. Dejan Tomašević was the EuroLeague Regular season MVP, and Manu Ginóbili was the EuroLeague Finals MVP.

2000–01 FIBA SuproLeague

The 2000–01 FIBA SuproLeague was the FIBA European professional club basketball Champions' Cup for the 2000–01 season. Up until that season, there was one cup, the FIBA European Champions' Cup (which is now called the EuroLeague), though in this season of 2000–01, the leading European teams split into two competitions: the FIBA SuproLeague and Euroleague Basketball Company's Euroleague 2000–01.

The season started on October 18, 2000, and ended on May 13, 2001. The competition's Final Four took place at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, in Paris, France.

2006–07 Euroleague

The 2006–07 Euroleague was the 7th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 50th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries.

The competition began on October 24, 2006, at the Olympic Pavilion in Badalona, Spain, with Panathinaikos winning 82-79 against DKV Joventut. The final of the competition was held on May 6, 2007, in the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece, the home court of Panathinaikos, with Panathinaikos defeating the defending champions, CSKA Moscow, by a score of 93-91.

2007–08 Euroleague

The 2007–08 Euroleague was the 8th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 51st season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The 2007–08 season featured 24 competing teams. The Euroleague Regular Season draw was held on 30 June 2007, in Jesolo, Italy, during the inaugural Euroleague summer league. The official inauguration was held on October 22, at Hala Olivia in Gdańsk, Poland, before the season's opening game between Prokom Trefl Sopot and CSKA Moscow. The 2008 Final Four was held on May 2–4, 2008, at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. Russian power CSKA Moscow became the champion for the sixth time, placing them second in all-time European championships to Real Madrid.

2008–09 Euroleague

The 2008–09 Euroleague was the 9th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 52nd season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season, which featured 24 teams from 13 different countries, culminated in the 2008–09 Euroleague Final Four at the new O2 World arena in Berlin, Germany. It was won by Panathinaikos, who defeated in the final, the defending champions, CSKA Moscow.

While the general structure of the competition was identical to that used in recent seasons, changes were made to the format for two of its phases, the Regular Season and Quarterfinals.

2009–10 Euroleague

The 2009–10 Euroleague was the 10th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 53rd season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The regular season featured 24 teams from 13 different countries.

This season marked the first time in the modern era that a qualifying round was used to determine the last two teams for the regular season. The qualifying round started on September 29, 2009, while the regular season of the Euroleague started on October 15, 2010. The season ended with the Euroleague Final Four, which was hosted at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France, with the Final on May 9, 2010.

2010–11 Euroleague

The Turkish Airlines Euroleague 2010–11 was the 11th season of the modern era of professional Euroleague Basketball, and the first under the title sponsorship of Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 54th season of the premier first-tier competition for European men's clubs.

The format featured 24 teams, beginning with Game 1 of the first qualifying round on September 21, 2010, and culminating at the Final Four in the Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona. It was won by the Athenian club Panathinaikos (6th title), who defeated Maccabi Electra in the championship game of May 8, 2011. Mens Sana of Siena, competing as Montepaschi after the name of their principal sponsor, finished 3rd by holding off Real Madrid in the third-place game.At the individual level, the season was marked by Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos. Not only did the Greek point guard lift the trophy for the third time in five years and receive the Euroleague Final Four MVP award, but he also became the first player ever to win three end-of-season awards: Euroleague MVP, Euroleague Best Defender, and All-Euroleague First Team.

2011–12 Euroleague

The 2011–12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was the 12th season of the modern era of Euroleague and the second under the title sponsorship of Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 55th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The Final Four was held at the Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, in 11–13 May 2012. It was won by the Piraeus club Olympiacos (2nd title), who defeated CSKA Moscow in the championship game. It was the 5th final involving a Greek club in the last six seasons, and 3rd Greek win in that time.

2012–13 Euroleague

The 2012–13 Euroleague was the 13th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the third under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 56th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The season started on 11 October 2012 and finished on 12 May 2013.

The Final Four was held at The O2 Arena in London. The championship game was won by Olympiacos, who defeated Real Madrid 100–88. Olympiacos became the just third team since the introduction of the Final Four format to win two Euroleague championships in a row and the second team in Euroleague Basketball Company era (Euroleague 2000–01 season to present) to become back-to-back Euroleague champions.

2014–15 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

The 2014–15 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, also called Adidas Next Generation Tournament by sponsorship reasons, was the 13th edition of the international junior basketball tournament organized by the Euroleague Basketball Company.

As in past years, 32 teams joined the first stage, which was played in four qualifying tournaments between December 2014 and February 2015. The four group winners, Crvena Zvezda Telekom as reigning champions and three wildcarded teams joined the Final Tournament, that was played in Madrid on May 14–17.

2015–16 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

The 2015–16 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, also called Adidas Next Generation Tournament by sponsorship reasons, is the 14th edition of the international junior basketball tournament organized by the Euroleague Basketball Company.

As in past years, 32 teams joined the first stage, which are played in four qualifying tournaments between December 2015 and February 2016. The four group winners, Real Madrid as reigning champions and three wildcarded teams will join the Final Tournament, that will be played in Berlin on May 12–15.

2016–17 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

The 2016–17 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, also called Adidas Next Generation Tournament by sponsorship reasons, is the 15th edition of the international junior basketball tournament organized by the Euroleague Basketball Company.

As in past years, 32 teams joined the first stage, which are played in four qualifying tournaments between January and February 2017.

2017–18 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

The 2017–18 Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, also called Adidas Next Generation Tournament by sponsorship reasons, is the 16th edition of the international junior basketball tournament organized by the Euroleague Basketball Company.

As in past years, 32 teams joined the first stage, which are played in four qualifying tournaments between January and February 2017.

EuroLeague

The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since 2000.

Introduced in 2000, the competition replaced the FIBA EuroLeague (which was previously called the FIBA European Champions Cup, or simply the European Cup), which had been run by FIBA since 1958. The FIBA European Champions Cup and the EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being simply a re-branding.

The EuroLeague is one of the most popular indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,780 for league matches in the 2017–18 season. That was the fifth-highest of any professional indoor sports league in the world (the highest outside the United States), and the second-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, only behind the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The EuroLeague title has been won by 21 different clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once. The most successful club in the competition is Real Madrid, with ten titles. Real Madrid are also the current champions, having defeated Fenerbahçe in the 2018 final.

EuroLeague Basketball 2001–10 All-Decade Team

The EuroLeague Basketball 2001–10 All-Decade Team consists of basketball players that were awarded and named to the EuroLeague's All-Decade Team, in recognition of the first 10 years of the league's competition, after coming under the control of the Euroleague Basketball Company competition, between the years 2001 and 2010. The EuroLeague is Europe's premier level men's basketball league.

There were 50 players nominated for the All-Decade Team. Voting included votes from selected media members and fans.

EuroLeague Basketball Legend Award

The EuroLeague Basketball Legend Award is an award that is given by the Euroleague Basketball Company, the organizer of the EuroLeague, which is the top-tier level professional basketball competition in Europe. It is awarded only to a very distinct and small group of the very biggest EuroLeague star players and head coaches, which are honored from time to time, for their outstanding playing and coaching careers in the league. To which, the EuroLeague's organizing body, the Euroleague Basketball Company, sees fit to officially designate them as "EuroLeague Legends".

Players and head coaches can be officially designated as EuroLeague Legends, either while they are still playing and coaching, or after they have retired. All players and head coaches that have played or coached in the EuroLeague, are eligible for the EuroLeague Legend designation. Currently, the EuroLeague Legend Award has only been given to six players, and one head coach.

EuroLeague individual highs

EuroLeague individual highs in single games played. These are the lists of the individual statistical single game highs of the EuroLeague, which is the top-tier level European-wide professional club basketball league. The individual stats single game highs are broken down by sections of time, from 1990 to 2001, when the competition was run by FIBA Europe, and since 2001, when the competition has been run by the EuroLeague Basketball company.

Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament

The Euroleague Basketball Next Generation Tournament, known as the Adidas Next Generation Tournament for sponsorship reasons, and until 2014, called the Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT) for sponsorship reasons, is an international boy's youth age basketball tournament that is contested between the best basketball clubs in Europe in the Under-18 age category. The tournament is organized by Euroleague Basketball, and is sponsored by Adidas. The tournament's Final Four takes place during the senior men's EuroLeague Final Four event. The tournaments's Final Four also features a slam dunk contest and 3 point shootout contest.

List of EuroLeague arenas

The following list includes some of the current and former arenas that have been used by some of the teams that have played in the EuroLeague. Other information included in this list are: arena locations, seating capacities, years opened, and in use.

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