1996–97 FIBA Euroleague

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1996-97 FIBA Euroleague
League FIBA Euroleague
Sport Basketball
Regular Season
Top scorer Italy Carlton Myers (Teamsystem Bologna)
Final Four
Champions Greece Olympiacos
  Runners-up Spain FC Barcelona
Final Four MVP United States David Rivers (Olympiacos)
FIBA Euroleague seasons

1996–1997 FIBA Euroleague season began on September 19, 1996 and ended on April 24, 1997. The Final four was held at Rome.

First stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Stefanel Milano 10 7 3 775 727 +48
2. Russia CSKA Moscow 10 6 4 761 734 +27
3. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 10 6 4 798 773 +26
4. Turkey Ülker 10 4 6 780 767 +13
5. France Limoges 10 4 6 731 723 +8
6. Greece Panionios 10 3 7 711 830 -119

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Teamsystem Bologna 10 7 3 773 742 +31
2. Spain Estudiantes 10 6 4 798 821 -23
3. Croatia Cibona 10 6 4 713 679 +34
4. Germany Alba Berlin 10 6 4 755 723 +22
5. Greece Olympiacos 10 5 5 770 711 +59
6. Belgium Spirou Charleroi 10 0 10 699 832 -133

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaïkos 10 8 2 736 693 +43
2. Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 10 7 3 753 669 +84
3. France ASVEL 10 7 3 738 718 +20
4. Spain FC Barcelona 10 4 6 767 734 +33
5. Croatia Croatia Osiguranje Split 10 4 6 630 705 -75
6. Germany Bayer Leverkusen 10 0 10 704 809 -105

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Turkey Efes Pilsen 10 8 2 793 735 +58
2. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 10 6 4 777 762 +15
3. Italy Kinder Bologna 10 5 5 798 773 +25
4. France Pau-Orthez 10 5 5 780 767 +13
5. Spain Caja San Fernando 10 4 6 731 723 +8
6. Russia Dynamo Moscow 10 2 8 711 830 -119

Second stage[edit]

(The individual scores and standings of the First stage are accumulated in the Second stage)

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advance to Playoff

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Stefanel Milano 16 11 5 1234 1175 +59
2. Germany Alba Berlin 16 10 6 1193 1167 +26
3. Greece Olympiacos 16 9 7 1236 1131 +105
4. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 16 9 7 1209 1173 +32
5. Russia CSKA Moscow 16 8 8 1178 1175 +3
6. Belgium Spirou Charleroi 16 1 15 1123 1297 -174

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Teamsystem Bologna 16 12 4 1262 1163 +99
2. Croatia Cibona 16 10 6 1166 1126 +40
3. Spain Estudiantes 16 9 7 1309 1284 +25
4. France Limoges 16 8 8 1226 1235 -9
5. Turkey Ülker 16 5 11 1196 1243 -47
6. Greece Panionios 16 4 12 1162 1325 -163

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 16 13 3 1218 1134 +84
2. France ASVEL 16 12 4 1225 1188 +37
3. Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 16 10 6 1219 1119 +100
4. Spain Caja San Fernando 16 7 9 1203 1194 +9
5. France Pau-Orthez 16 6 10 1240 1251 -11
6. Russia Dynamo Moscow 16 3 13 1140 1310 -170

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Turkey Efes Pilsen 16 12 4 1250 1156 +94
2. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 16 9 7 1257 1228 +29
3. Spain FC Barcelona 16 8 8 1244 1225 +19
4. Italy Kinder Bologna 16 7 9 1274 1259 +15
5. Croatia Croatia Osiguranje Split 16 7 9 1055 1124 -69
6. Germany Bayer Leverkusen 16 2 14 1175 1312 -137

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cibona Croatia 1–2 Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 61–58 66–69 61–62
Stefanel Milano Italy 2–1 Italy Kinder Bologna 67–59 76–83 78–76
Partizan Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1–2 Greece Olympiacos 71–81 61–60 69–74
Panathinaikos Greece 2–0 France Limoges 68–67 70–55
Alba Berlin Germany 0–2 Spain FC Barcelona 77–95 62–72
Teamsystem Bologna Italy 2–0 Spain Caja San Fernando 73–70 79–75
ASVEL France 2–1 Spain Estudiantes 97–74 77–79 75–71
Efes Pilsen Turkey 2–1 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 76–67 65–78 84–69

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Stefanel Milano Italy 1–2 Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 94–90 69–73 61–77
Teamsystem Bologna Italy 1–2 Spain FC Barcelona 70–65 73–75 62–87
Efes Pilsen Turkey 1–2 France ASVEL 87–71 70–80 57–62
Panathinaikos Greece 0–2 Greece Olympiacos 49–69 57–65

Final four[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

April 22, Palaeur, Rome

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olympiacos Greece 74–65 Slovenia Smelt Olimpija
FC Barcelona Spain 77–70 France ASVEL

3rd place game[edit]

April 24, Palaeur, Rome

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Smelt Olimpija Slovenia 86–79 France ASVEL

Final[edit]

April 24, Palaeur, Rome

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olympiacos Greece 73–58 Spain FC Barcelona


1996-97 FIBA Euroleague
Champions
Greece
Olympiacos
1st Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Greece Olympiacos
Silver medal europe.svg Spain FC Barcelona
Bronze medal europe.svg Slovenia Smelt Olimpija
France ASVEL

Final Four 1997 MVP[edit]

United States David Rivers (Olympiacos)

References[edit]