2003–04 ABA Goodyear League

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2003–04 ABA Goodyear League season
League ABA Goodyear League
Sport Basketball
Number of teams  Croatia (4 teams)
 Serbia and Montenegro (4 teams)
 Slovenia (4 teams)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (2 teams)
Regular season
Season champions Croatia Cibona VIP
Season MVP Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Milojević (Budućnost)
Top scorer Serbia and Montenegro Igor Rakočević (Crvena zvezda) (23.22 ppg)
Final 4
Champions Serbia and Montenegro Reflex
ABA Goodyear League seasons

The 2003–04 ABA Goodyear League was the third season of the Liga ABA. The league expanded this season: 14 teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, and Slovenia participated in Goodyear League in its third season: Union Olimpija, Krka, Pivovarna Laško, Geoplin Slovan, Cibona VIP, Zadar, Zagreb, Split Croatia Osiguranje, Široki Hercegtisak, Banjalučka pivara, Crvena zvezda, Reflex, Budućnost, Lovćen CG komercijalna banka.

There were 26 rounds played in the regular part of the season, best four teams qualified for the Final Four Tournament which was played in Zagreb from April 16 until April 18, 2004.

Reflex became the 2004 Goodyear League Champion.

Regular season[edit]

Final four[edit]

Matches played at Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb

Incident[edit]

On Friday night, April 16 around 11pm following the semifinal games, an ethnically motivated incident occurred when Crvena zvezda's director Igor Žeželj and B92 journalist Danijel Bukumirović got assaulted at the parking lot of Panorama Hotel by an organized group of fifteen Croatian hooligans with chains, rocks and metal poles.[1] Bukumirović managed to escape into the car with only minor injuries while Žeželj wasn't as lucky and ended up with a fractured rib and 6 stitches on his forehead. Croatian police reportedly arrested six individuals in connection with the attack that was carried out by a group that trolled around the Final Four venue Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, as well as hotels Sheraton and Panorama looking to beat up anyone from Serbia.[2]

Semifinals
April 16
Final
April 18.
           
1 Cibona VIP 97
3 Union Olimpija 81
1 Cibona VIP 70
2 Reflex 71
2 Reflex (OT) 113
4 Crvena zvezda 110


2003–04 ABA Godyear League Champions

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Reflex
1st Title

Stats leaders[edit]

Ranking MVP[edit]

Rank Name Team Efficiency Games Average
1. Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Milojević Serbia and Montenegro Budućnost 739 25 29.56
2. Serbia and Montenegro Igor Rakočević Serbia and Montenegro Crvena zvezda 610 23 26.52
3. Croatia Frano Čolak Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Hercegtisak 506 26 19.46
4. Serbia and Montenegro Ognjen Aškrabić Serbia and Montenegro Reflex 463 24 19.29
5. Croatia Davor Marcelić Croatia Zadar 475 26 18.27

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Points Games PPG
1. Serbia and Montenegro Igor Rakočević Serbia and Montenegro Crvena zvezda 534 23 23.22
2. Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Milojević Serbia and Montenegro Budućnost 513 25 20.52
3. Croatia Davor Marcelić Croatia Zadar 440 26 16.92
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina Feliks Kojadinović Bosnia and Herzegovina Banjalučka pivovara 402 24 16.75
5. Croatia Frano Čolak Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Hercegtisak 421 26 16.19

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Rebounds Games RPG
1. Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Milojević Serbia and Montenegro Budućnost 270 25 10.80
2. Serbia and Montenegro Ninoslav Marjanović Serbia and Montenegro Budućnost 161 22 7.32
3. Croatia Andrija Žižić Croatia Cibona Vip 177 27 6.56
4. Serbia and Montenegro Marko Rakočević Serbia and Montenegro Lovćen CKB 147 24 6.13
United States Tommy Smith Croatia Split CO 147 24 6.13

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Assists Games APG
1. United States Curtis McCants Croatia Split CO 73 16 4.56
1. Serbia and Montenegro Igor Rakočević Serbia and Montenegro Crvena zvezda 101 23 4.39
3. Croatia Vladimir Krstić Croatia Zadar 60 14 4.29
4. Croatia Martin Vanjak Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki Hercegtisak 109 26 4.19
5. Croatia Ivan Tomas Croatia Zagreb 99 26 3.96

Source: Adriatic League

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