2015–16 Greek Basket League

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2015–16 Greek Basket League
Competition details
Season 2015–16
Teams 14
Games played 182 (regular season)
25 (playoffs)
Dates 10 October 2015 – 13 April 2016 (regular season)
16 April – 30 May (playoffs)
TV OTE Sport
Nova Sports
Final positions
Champions Olympiacos (12th title)
Runners-up Panathinaikos
Semifinalists AEK
Aris
Relegated Arkadikos
Kavala
Major awards
MVP Greece Vassilis Spanoulis
Finals MVP Greece Vassilis Spanoulis
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Okaro White
18.8
Points United States Jerel McNeal
14.1
Rebounds United States Okaro White
7.3
Assists Greece Nick Calathes
6.3
Records
Biggest home win Olympiacos 115–61 Kavala
(29 February 2016)
Biggest away win Lavrio 39–108 Olympiacos
(8 November 2015)
Highest scoring Nea Kifissia 103–108 Aris
(23 April 2016)
Winning streak 29 games
Olympiacos
Losing streak 10 games
Kavala
All statistics correct as of 30 May 2016.

The 2015–16 Greek Basket League was the 76th season of the Greek Basket League, the top-tier professional basketball league in Greece.

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

2015–16 Greek Basket League season club locations.

Locations and arenas[edit]

Club Ap. City Arena Capacity
AEK
59
Marousi, Athens OAKA Indoor Hall 18,500[1]
Apollon Patras
31
Patras Apollon Patras Indoor Hall 3,500
Aris
62
Thessaloniki Alexandrio Melathron 5,138
Arkadikos
1
Tripoli Tripoli Indoor Hall 1,100
Kolossos Rodou
10
Rhodes Venetoklio Indoor Hall 1,242[2]
Koroivos
2
Koroivos Amaliada Indoor Hall 2,000
Lavrio
1
Lavrio Lavrio Indoor Hall 1,700
Nea Kifissia
3
Kifissia, Athens Zirineio Indoor Hall 1,500
Olympiacos
63
Piraeus, Athens Peace and Friendship Stadium 12,000[3]
Panathinaikos
66
Marousi, Athens OAKA Indoor Hall 18,500[1]
PAOK
59
Pylaia, Thessaloniki PAOK Sports Arena 8,162[4]
Rethymno Cretan Kings
6
Rethymno Rethymno Indoor Hall 1,600
Trikala Aries
3
Trikala Trikala Indoor Hall 2,500
Kavala
6
Kavala Kalamitsa Indoor Hall 1,650

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Head Coach Team Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK Slovenia Jure Zdovc Greece Dušan Šakota Fila OPAP
Apollon Patras Greece Kostas Mexas Greece Nikos Argyropoulos ASICS Loux
Aris Greece Dimitris Priftis Greece Spyros Mourtos NG6
Arkadikos Greece Giannis Kastritis Greece Giorgos Kopsaftis Macron
Union Kavala Greece Steve Giatzoglou Greece Dimitris Kalaitzidis Nickan
Kolossos Rodou Greece Aris Lykogiannis Greece Ioannis Georgalis Fila Aegean Airlines
Koroivos Greece Charis Markopoulos Greece Panagiotis Vasilopoulos Nickan
Lavrio Greece Christos Serelis Greece Sakis Giannakopoulos Nickan
Nea Kifissia Greece Ilias Papatheodorou Greece Nikos Gikas Nickan
Olympiacos Greece Ioannis Sfairopoulos Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Nike OPAP
Panathinaikos Greece Argyris Pedoulakis Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Adidas Stoiximan.gr
PAOK Greece Soulis Markopoulos Greece Kostas Charalampidis Luanvi
Rethymno Cretan Kings Greece Thanasis Skourtopoulos Greece Stavros Schizas Nickan OPAP
Trikala Aries Greece Kostas Flevarakis Greece Georgios Tsiaras CAP Olympos

European competitions[edit]

Team Competition Result
Panathinaikos Euroleague Top 8
Olympiacos Euroleague Top 16
Aris Eurocup Last 32
PAOK Eurocup Last 32
AEK Eurocup Regular Season

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Olympiacos 26 25 1 2235 1688 +547 51 Qualification to Playoffs
2 Panathinaikos 26 25 1 2135 1770 +365 51
3 Aris 26 20 6 2010 1761 +249 46
4 AEK 26 18 8 2010 1834 +176 44
5 PAOK 26 13 13 1956 1924 +32 39
6 Nea Kifissia 26 12 14 1964 1998 −34 38
7 Kolossos H Hotels 26 11 15 1918 1990 −72 37
8 Rethymno Cretan Kings 26 10 16 1953 2098 −145 36
9 Trikala Aries 26 9 17 1938 2061 −123 35
10 Apollon Patras Carna 26 9 17 1797 1952 −155 35
11 Lavrio 26 9 17 1895 2027 −132 35
12 Koroivos 26 8 18 1809 1991 −182 34
13 Arkadikos 26 8 18 1785 2032 −247 34 Relegated to A2
14 Kavala 26 5 21 1830 2109 −279 31
Source: ESAKE

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AEK APO ARIS ARK KAV KOL KOR LAV NEA OLY PAO PAOK RET TRI
AEK 84–78 74–83 87–74 80–72 92–57 70–49 90–82 76–73 93–100 64–67 65–53 86–70 82–65
Apollon Patras 63–82 65–73 56–76 66–59 58–74 60–62 90–73 73–66 72–77 80–90 69–68 75–57 83–77
Aris 77–76 82–50 86–52 68–50 83–68 99–56 82–68 81–68 70–74 70–76 84–72 72–60 84–79
Arkadikos 74–78 82–59 50–90 74–68 77–67 88–89 98–90 64–78 60–103 61–78 66–68 75–70 79–66
Kavala 55–65 72–91 71–77 85–74 72–85 74–89 68–66 72–77 57–71 76–82 74–87 103–102 90–72
Kolossos Rodou 85–86 60–54 76–70 83–70 98–79 94–73 61–72 87–90 53–73 64–77 74–56 80–67 79–69
Koroivos 67–76 58–59 67–65 60–61 72–78 68–71 86–69 87–77 65–84 57–75 65–75 83–79 64–73
Lavrio 65–70 80–64 68–76 79–67 99–63 84–73 81–72 74–70 55–71 72–79 62–78 69–67 75–80
Nea Kifissia 54–78 79–82 65–67 68–66 83–79 77–69 60–61 83–80 73–75 75–84 97–92 100–88 115–79
Olympiacos 79–71 83–62 76–64 89–44 115–61 88–62 83–64 108–39 97–59 80–66 83–76 95–59 84–52
Panathinaikos 78–71 87–81 80–59 90–69 88–54 107–66 88–76 94–56 73–67 73–69 70–69 84–62 77–64
PAOK 79–75 80–67 69–77 74–54 71–60 64–59 92–78 69–75 67–73 99–104 67–90 87–94 82–67
Rethymno Cretan Kings 70–69 87–73 83–88 89–76 84–74 95–87 75–67 87–85 74–61 70–85 60–84 63–74 83–79
Trikala Aries 65–70 84–67 68–83 82–54 73–64 89–86 85–74 81–77 73–76 69–89 81–98 79–88 87–58

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Teams in bold won the playoff series. Numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's original playoff seeding. Numbers to the right indicate the score of each playoff game.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1 Olympiacos 2  
8 Rethymno Cretan Kings 0  
  1 Olympiacos 3  
  4 AEK 0  
4 AEK 2
  5 PAOK 1  
    1 Olympiacos 3
  2 Panathinaikos 1
  2 Panathinaikos 2  
7 Kolossos Rodou 0  
  2 Panathinaikos 3 Third place
  3 Aris 2  
3 Aris 2 3 Aris 1
  6 Nea Kifissia 0   4 AEK 3

Quarter-finals[edit]

In the quarterfinals, teams playing against each other had to win two games to win the series. Thus, if one team wins two games before all three games have been played, the games that remain are omitted. The team that finished in the higher regular season place, played the first and the third (if it was necessary) games of the series at home.[5]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Olympiacos 2–0 Rethymno Cretan Kings 102–71 77–73
AEK 2–1 PAOK 78–83 68–59 61–54
Panathinaikos 2–0 Kolossos Rodou 91–63 80–71
Aris 2–0 Nea Kifissia 78–60 108–103

Semi-finals[edit]

In the semi-finals, teams playing against each other had to win three games to win the series. Thus, if one team won three games before all five games had been played, the games that remained were omitted. The team that finished in the higher regular season place played the first, the second, and the fifth (if it was necessary) games of the series at home.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
Olympiacos 3–0 AEK 93–58 80–67 89–75
Panathinaikos 3–2 Aris 85–79 74–60 68–77 50–56 84–68

Third place[edit]

In the series for the third place, teams playing against each other had to win three games to win the 3rd place in the final rankings of the season. Thus, if one team won three games before all five games had been played, the remaining games were omitted. The team that finished in the higher regular season place, played the first, the third, and the fifth (if it was necessary) games of the series at home.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
Aris 1–3 AEK 67–77 84–89 74–69 81–89

Finals[edit]

In the finals, teams playing against each other had to win three games to win the title. Thus, if one team won three games before all five games were played, the remaining games were omitted. The team that finished in the higher regular season place, played the first, the third, and the fifth (if it was necessary) games of the series at home.[6]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
Olympiacos 3–1 Panathinaikos 81–83 68–66 77–72 82–81

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Games Wins Losses Qualification or Relegation
1 Olympiacos 35 33 2 Qualification to the EuroLeague
2 Panathinaikos 37 31 6
3 AEK 36 23 13 Qualification to the Champions League regular season
*AEK, Aris and PAOK declined EuroCup participation.
4 Aris 37 25 12
5 PAOK 29 14 15
6 Nea Kifissia 28 12 16 Qualification to the Champions League qualifying rounds
*Nea Kifissia declined Champions League participation.
*Relegated down to Greek B League, due to financial problems.
7 Kolossos Rodou 28 11 17
8 Rethymno Cretan Kings 28 10 18
9 Trikala Aries 26 9 17
10 Apollon Patras 26 9 17
11 Lavrio 26 9 17
12 Koroivos 26 8 18
13 Arkadikos 26 8 18 Relegation to the Greek A2 League
14 Kavala 26 5 21

Statistical leaders[edit]

The Greek Basket League counts official stats leaders by stats totals, and not by per game averages. It also counts the total stats for both regular season and playoffs combined.

Performance Index Rating[edit]

Pos Player Club Total PIR
1 United States Okaro White Aris
675
2 Greece Dimitrios Mavroeidis AEK
504
3 Greece Loukas Mavrokefalidis AEK
500

Points[edit]

Pos Player Club Total Points
1 United States Jerel McNeal Aris
506
2 United States Okaro White Aris
500
3 Greece Loukas Mavrokefalidis AEK
446

Rebounds[edit]

Pos Player Club Total Rebounds
1 United States Okaro White Aris
263
2 United States Dustin Hogue Nea Kifissia
226
3 Greece Dimitrios Mavroeidis AEK
213

Assists[edit]

Pos Player Club Total Assists
1 Greece Nick Calathes Panathinaikos
220
2 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Olympiacos
157
3 United States Dominic Waters Aris
143

Source widgets.baskethotel.com/site/esake

Season highs[edit]

Category Player Club
PIR
39
Four players
Points
36
United States Dwayne Davis Koroivos
Rebounds
20
United States Leon Williams Kavala
Assists
14
United States Chris Warren AEK

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[7]

Finals Most Valuable Player[8]

Best Young Player[9]

Best Defender

Most Improved Player

Most Spectacular Player

Most Popular Player

Best Coach[10]

Best Five[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Indoor Basketball Arena". OAKA Indoor Hall official website. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ "ΒΕΝΕΤΟΚΛΕΙΟ ΚΛΕΙΣΤΟ ΓΥΜΝΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ" (in Greek). Kolossos Rodou. Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ Έτοιμο το ΣΕΦ για τον τελικό Ολυμπιακός-Ραβένα(pics) (in Greek).
  4. ^ "Arena". P.A.O.K. BC. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Quarter-finals schedule (greek)". esake.gr.
  6. ^ a b "Finals and Third place series schedule (greek)". esake.gr.
  7. ^ Vassilis Spanoulis named Greek League MVP.
  8. ^ Vassilis Spanoulis named MVP of the Greek Finals.
  9. ^ Παπαπέτρου, ο καλύτερος νέος παίκτης (in Greek).
  10. ^ Προπονητής της χρονιάς ο Πρίφτης (in Greek).
  11. ^ The All-Greek Basket League team of 2015/2016.

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