2001–02 ABA Goodyear League

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2001–02 ABA Goodyear League season
League ABA Goodyear League
Sport Basketball
Number of teams  Croatia (4 teams)
 Slovenia (4 teams)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (3 teams)
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia FR Yugoslavia (1 team)
Regular season
Season champions Slovenia Olimpija
Season MVP Croatia Marino Baždarić (Triglav osiguranje)
Top scorer Croatia Marino Baždarić (Triglav osiguranje) (26.23 ppg)
Final 4
Champions Slovenia Olimpija
ABA Goodyear League seasons

12 teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro and Slovenia participated in Goodyear League in its first season: Union Olimpija, Krka, Pivovarna Laško, Geoplin Slovan, Cibona VIP, Zadar, Triglav Osiguranje, Split Croatia Osiguranje, FEAL Široki, Bosna ASA, Sloboda Dita, Budućnost.

In February 2002 ABA was admitted as an equal member of the ULEB association.

There were 22 rounds played in the regular part of the season, best four teams qualified for the Final Four Tournament which was played in Ljubljana on March 23 and 24 2002.

The first trophy in Goodyear League was won by Union Olimpija.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Pts
1. SloveniaUnion Olimpija 22 20 2 1898 1505 +393 42
2. SloveniaKrka 22 16 6 1962 1828 +204 38
3. CroatiaCibona VIP 22 16 6 1897 1703 +194 38
4. SloveniaPivovarna Laško 22 15 7 1848 1744 +104 37
5. Bosnia and HerzegovinaSloboda Dita 22 12 10 1645 1677 -32 34
6. Bosnia and HerzegovinaFEAL Široki 22 12 10 1805 1741 +64 34
7. CroatiaZadar 22 12 10 1811 1814 -3 34
8. CroatiaSplit CO 22 10 12 1774 1830 -56 32
9. Federal Republic of YugoslaviaBudućnost 22 9 13 1666 1758 -92 31
10. CroatiaTriglav osiguranje 22 5 17 1746 1950 -204 27
11. SloveniaGeoplin Slovan 22 3 19 1689 1890 -201 25
12. Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosna ASA 22 2 20 1443 1814 -371 24
Qualified for Final four
Relegated

Pld - Played; W - Won; L - Lost; PF - Points for; PA - Points against; Diff - Difference; Pts - Points.

Final four[edit]

Matches played at Hala Tivoli, Ljubljana

Semifinals
March 23
Final
March 24
           
1 SloveniaUnion Olimpija 69
4 SloveniaPivovarna Laško 56
1 SloveniaUnion Olimpija 73
2 SloveniaKrka 59
2 SloveniaKrka 98
3 CroatiaCibona VIP 93


2001–02 ABA Godyear League Champions


Slovenia
Union Olimpija
1st Title

Stats leaders[edit]

Ranking MVP[edit]

Rank Name Team Efficiency Games Average
1. Croatia Marino Baždarić Croatia Triglav osiguranje 388 22 17.64
2. Croatia Stipe Šarlija Bosnia and Herzegovina FEAL Široki 347 21 16.52
3. Croatia Mate Skelin Slovenia Krka 348 23 15.13
4. Croatia Matej Mamić Croatia Cibona Vip 327 20 13.90
5. United States Bennett Davison Slovenia Krka 318 23 13.83

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Points Games PPG
1. Croatia Marino Baždarić Croatia Triglav osiguranje 577 22 26.23
2. Croatia Stipe Šarlija Bosnia and Herzegovina FEAL Široki 388 21 18.48
3. Croatia Davor Marcelić Croatia Zadar 285 16 17.81
4. Slovenia Alojzij Duščak Slovenia Pivovarna Laško 366 21 17.43
5. Croatia Andrija Žižić Croatia Split CO 366 22 16.86

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Rebounds Games RPG
1. Croatia Ante Grgurević Croatia Split CO 194 21 9.24
2. Croatia Mate Skelin Slovenia Krka 192 23 8.35
3. Croatia Nikola Prkačin Croatia Cibona Vip 143 22 6.50
4. Senegal Soulymane Wane Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloboda Dita 138 22 6.27
5. Croatia Stipe Šarlija Croatia FEAL Široki 128 21 6.10

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Assists Games APG
1. United States Rumeal Robinson Croatia Zadar 50 12 4.17
2. Serbia and Montenegro Dragan Aleksić Bosnia and Herzegovina Borac Nektar 91 22 4.14
3. Croatia Marko Popović Croatia Zadar 61 17 3.59
4. Croatia Mladen Erjavec Bosnia and Herzegovina FEAL Široki 67 22 3.05
3. Croatia Davor Marcelić Croatia Zadar 48 16 3.00

Source: Adriatic League


References[edit]

  1. ^ Adriatic League History, adriaticbasket.info

External links[edit]