EuroBasket 1997

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FIBA EuroBasket 1997
30th FIBA European Basketball Championship
EuroBasket 1997 logo.gif
Official website
EuroBasket 1997 (archive)
Tournament details
Host nation  Spain
Dates June 24 – July 6 1997
Teams 16 (from 50 federations)
Venues (in 3 host cities)
Champions  Yugoslavia (2nd title)
MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Aleksandar Đorđević
Tournament statistics
Players Teams
Points Israel Oded Kattash (22.0)  Latvia (82.6)
Rebounds Slovenia Radoslav Nesterović (8.6)  Spain (27.4)
Assists Croatia Damir Mulaomerović (6.4)  Lithuania (18.0)

The EuroBasket 1997 was the 30th EuroBasket, the biennial regional basketball championship contested by European nations and held by FIBA Europe. The tournament, which was hosted by Spain, began on June 24, 1997 and concluded with the final on July 6, 1997. Yugoslavia won the gold medal.

Venues[edit]

Host cities of the EuroBasket 1997

The tournament was played at three venues, all set in Catalonia. Girona and Badalona hosted the first and the second round, while the entire knockout stage was played at Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona.

Barcelona Badalona Girona
Palau Sant Jordi
Capacity: 17,000
Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
Capacity: 12,500
Palau Girona-Fontajau
Capacity: 5,500
Barcelona Palau San Jordi 001.jpg Olimpic Badalona.jpg

First round[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D

 Turkey
 Greece
 Russia
 Bosnia and Herzegovina

 France
 Israel
 Lithuania
 Slovenia

 Yugoslavia
 Italy
 Poland
 Latvia

 Spain
 Croatia
 Germany
 Ukraine

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Greece 3 3 0 226 200 +26 6
 Russia 3 2 1 224 185 +39 5
 Turkey 3 1 2 178 223 −45 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 0 3 193 213 −20 3
June 25
Greece  74–52  Turkey
June 25
Russia  65–55  Bosnia and Herzegovina
June 26
Greece  74–72  Russia
June 26
Turkey  70–62  Bosnia and Herzegovina
June 27
Greece  78–76  Bosnia and Herzegovina
June 27
Russia  87–56  Turkey

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Lithuania 3 3 0 245 215 +30 6
 Israel 3 2 1 217 225 −8 5
 France 3 1 2 250 257 −7 4
 Slovenia 3 0 3 210 225 −15 3
June 25
Lithuania  75–60  Israel
June 25
France  80–75  Slovenia
June 26
Lithuania  94–88  France
June 26
Israel  69–68  Slovenia
June 27
Lithuania  76–67  Slovenia
June 27
Israel  88–82  France

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 239 209 +30 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 1 281 239 +42 5
 Poland 3 1 2 227 263 −36 4
 Latvia 3 0 3 243 279 −36 3
June 25
Yugoslavia  104–76  Poland
June 25
Italy  85–75  Latvia
June 26
Italy  74–69  Yugoslavia
June 26
Poland  86–79  Latvia
June 27
Yugoslavia  108–89  Latvia
June 27
Italy  80–65  Poland

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Tie
 Spain 3 3 0 227 184 +43 6  
 Croatia 3 1 2 234 228 +6 4 1–1, +13
 Germany 3 1 2 195 202 −7 4 1–1, +1
 Ukraine 3 1 2 194 224 −30 4 1–1, −14
June 25
Croatia  75–55  Germany
June 25
Spain  82–54  Ukraine
June 26
Spain  78–71  Croatia
June 26
Germany  81–60  Ukraine
June 27
Ukraine  95–88  Croatia
June 27
Spain  67–59  Germany

Second round[edit]

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Greece 5 5 0 386 343 +43 10
 Russia 5 4 1 432 343 +89 9
 Lithuania 5 3 2 392 399 −7 8
 Turkey 5 2 3 356 396 −40 7
 Israel 5 1 4 370 410 −40 6
 France 5 0 5 392 437 −45 5
June 29
Turkey  81–71  Israel
June 29
Russia  93–80  France
June 29
Greece  73–66  Lithuania
June 30
Russia  87–69  Israel
June 30
Greece  80–71  France
June 30
Lithuania  93–85  Turkey
July 1
Turkey  82–71  France
July 1
Greece  85–82  Israel
July 1
Russia  93–64  Lithuania

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts
 Italy 5 5 0 358 324 +34 10
 Yugoslavia 5 4 1 404 355 +49 9
 Spain 5 3 2 379 333 +46 8
 Poland 5 2 3 365 440 −75 7
 Croatia 5 1 4 352 348 +4 6
 Germany 5 0 5 325 383 −58 5
June 29
Poland  77–76  Croatia
June 29
Yugoslavia  88–73  Germany
June 29
Spain  60–63  Italy
June 30
Yugoslavia  64–62  Croatia
June 30
Italy  67–62  Germany
June 30
Spain  104–61  Poland
July 1
Poland  86–76  Germany
July 1
Italy  74–68  Croatia
July 1
Spain  70–79  Yugoslavia

Knockout stages[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
July 4, 1997        
  Greece  72
July 5, 1997
  Poland  62  
  Yugoslavia  88
July 4, 1997
    Greece  80  
  Yugoslavia  75
July 6, 1997
  Lithuania  60  
  Yugoslavia  61
July 4, 1997
    Italy  49
  Italy  66
July 5, 1997
  Turkey  43  
  Italy  64 Third place
July 4, 1997
    Russia  61  
  Spain  67   Russia  97
  Russia  70     Greece  77
July 6, 1997

Fifth-to-eighth-place playoffs[edit]

5th–8th place 5th place
July 5, 1997
  Lithuania  76  
  Poland  55  
 
July 6, 1997
      Spain  94
    Lithuania  93
7th place
July 5, 1997 July 6, 1997
  Spain  86   Poland  89
  Turkey  81     Turkey  87 (OT)

Ninth-to-twelfth-place playoffs[edit]

9th–12th place 9th place
July 4, 1997
  Israel  84  
  Germany  75  
 
July 5, 1997
      Israel  91
    France  84
11th place
July 4, 1997 July 5, 1997
  France  84   Croatia  100
  Croatia  79     Germany  93

Thirteenth-to-sixteenth-place playoffs[edit]

13th–16th place 13th place
June 29, 1997
  Slovenia  73  
  Bosnia and Herzegovina  61  
 
June 30, 1997
      Ukraine  80
    Slovenia  75
15th place
June 29, 1997 June 30, 1997
  Ukraine  84   Bosnia and Herzegovina  96
  Latvia  76     Latvia  94

Team rosters[edit]

1.Yugoslavia: Dejan Bodiroga, Predrag Danilović, Zoran Savić, Aleksandar Đorđević, Željko Rebrača, Dejan Tomašević, Saša Obradović, Nikola Lončar, Miroslav Berić, Milenko Topić, Nikola Bulatović, Miroslav Radošević (Coach: Željko Obradović)

2.Italy: Gregor Fučka, Carlton Myers, Claudio Coldebella, Riccardo Pittis, Denis Marconato, Dan Gay, Alessandro Frosini, Alessandro Abbio, Davide Bonora, Giacomo Galanda, Paolo Moretti, Flavio Carera (Coach: Ettore Messina)

3.Russia: Vasili Karasev, Sergei Babkov, Mikhail Mikhailov, Andrei Fetisov, Evgeni Kisurin, Vitali Nosov, Sergei Panov, Igor Kudelin, Evgeniy Pashutin, Zakhar Pashutin, Dimitri Chakulin, Igor Kurashov (Coach: Sergei Belov)

4.Greece: Nikos Ekonomou, Fanis Christodoulou, Giorgos Sigalas, Aggelos Koronios, Fragiskos Alvertis, Nikos Boudouris, Efthimis Rentzias, Giorgos Kalaitzis, Kostas Patavoukas, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Christos Myriounis, Ioannis Giannoulis (Coach: Panagiotis Giannakis)

5.Spain: Rafael Jofresa, Tomás Jofresa, Nacho Rodríguez, Roger Esteller, Alberto Angulo, Alberto Herreros, Mike Smith, José Antonio Paraíso, Alfonso Reyes, Roberto Dueñas, Juan Antonio Orenga, Ferrán Martínez (Coach: Lolo Sainz)

Top scorers (ppg)[edit]

  1. Oded Kattash (Israel) 22
  2. Ainars Bagatskis (Latvia) 21.8
  3. Nenad Marković (BIH) 21.4
  4. Artūras Karnišovas (Lithuania) 20.6
  5. Tomer Steinhauer (Israel) 17.1
  6. Gintaras Einikis (Lithuania) 16.8
  7. İbrahim Kutluay (Turkey) 16.7
  8. Roberts Štelmahers (Latvia) 15.8
  9. Carlton Myers (Italy) 15.7
  10. Yann Bonato (France) 15.6
  11. Damir Mulaomerović (Croatia) 15.3
  12. Vasili Karasev (Russia) 15.2

Awards[edit]

All-Tournament Team[edit]

PGIsrael Oded Kattash
SGFederal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Danilović
SFLithuania Artūras Karnišovas
PFItaly Gregor Fučka
CRussia Mikhail Mikhailov

Final rankings[edit]

  1.  Yugoslavia
  2.  Italy
  3.  Russia
  4.  Greece
  5.  Spain
  6.  Lithuania
  7.  Poland
  8.  Turkey
  9.  Israel
  10.  France
  11.  Croatia
  12.  Germany
  13.  Ukraine
  14.  Slovenia
  15.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  16.  Latvia
 Eurobasket 1997 Champions 

Yugoslavia
Second title