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Euroleague
Unipol Arena 2014.jpg
The PalaMalaguti in Bologna hosted the Final
Competition details
Season 2001–02
Teams 32 (regular season)
41 (total)
Dates 10 October 2001 – 12 May 2002
Final positions
Champions Greece Panathinaikos (3rd title)
Runners-up Italy Kinder Bologna
Awards
Regular Season MVP Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
Top 16 MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
Final Four MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga
Statistical leaders
Index Rating Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
25.8
Points United States Alphonso Ford
24.8
Rebounds Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
12.8
Assists United States Elmer Bennett
5.3

The 2001–02 Euroleague was the second season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 45th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season started on October 10, 2001, and ended on May 5, 2002.

The Final Four was hosted in the PalaMalaguti in Bologna, Italy. A number of 32 teams competed for the championship, which was won by Panathinaikos.[1] Mirsad Türkcan was named Regular season MVP, while Dejan Bodiroga was awarded EuroLeague Top 16 MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP.

Competition system[edit]

  • 41 teams in total with the qualification rounds, and 32 teams at the first group stage (the national domestic league champions from the best leagues, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues), playing in a tournament system. The competition culminated in a Final Four.

Team allocation[edit]

Distribution[edit]

The table below shows the default access list.

Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
First qualifying round
(6 teams)
Second qualifying round
(8 teams)
  • 3 winner teams from first qualifying round
Third qualifying round
(4 teams)
  • 4 winner teams from second qualifying round
Regular season
(32 teams)
  • 2 winner teams from third qualifying round
Top 16
(16 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the regular season
  • 4 group runners-up from the regular season
  • 4 group third-placed teams from the regular season
  • 4 group fourth-placed teams from the regular season
Final Four
(4 teams)
  • 4 group winners from the top 16

Teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: EuroLeague title holders)

  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • WC: Wild card
Regular season
Spain FC Barcelona (1st) Italy Kinder BolognaTH (1st) Germany ALBA Berlin (1st) Belgium Telindus Oostende (1st)
Spain Real Madrid (2nd) Italy Skipper Bologna (2nd) Germany Opel Skyliners (WC) United Kingdom Kinder London Towers (WC)
Spain Tau Cerámica (3rd) Italy Scavolini Pesaro (3rd) Russia Ural Great (1st) Israel Maccabi EliteTH (1st)
Spain Unicaja Málaga (4th) Italy Benetton Treviso (4th) Russia CSKA Moscow (WC) Lithuania Žalgiris (1st)
Greece Panathinaikos (1st) Croatia Cibona VIP (1st) Turkey Ülker (1st) Poland Idea Śląsk (1st)
Greece Olympiacos (2nd) Croatia Zadar (2nd) Turkey Efes Pilsen (2nd) Slovenia Union Olimpija (1st)
Greece Peristeri (3rd) France Pau-Orthez (1st) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Budućnost (1st)
Greece AEK (4th) France ASVEL (2nd) Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan (2nd)
Second qualifying round
Belgium Spirou (2nd) France Le Mans (3rd) Israel Hapoel Jerusalem (2nd) Portugal Portugal Telecom (1st)
Switzerland Lugano Snakes (1st)
First qualifying round
Croatia Split CO (3rd) Germany Telekom Bonn (2nd) Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas (2nd) Slovenia Krka (2nd)
Sweden Alvik (1st) Turkey Darüşşafaka (3rd)

Qualifying rounds[edit]

First qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Darüşşafaka Turkey 135–171 Germany Telekom Bonn 81–94 54–77
Lietuvos Rytas Lithuania 158–159 Croatia Split CO 87–71 71–88
Alvik Sweden 0–40[A] Slovenia Krka 0–20 0–20
  1. ^ Alvik withdrew.

Second qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Portugal Telecom Portugal 150–198 Belgium Spirou 77–92 73–106
Telekom Bonn Germany 166–159 Croatia Split CO 76–73 90–86
Krka Slovenia 40–0[B] Switzerland Lugano Snakes 20–0 20–0
Le Mans France 0–40[C] Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 0–20 0–20
  1. ^ Lugano Snakes withdrew.
  2. ^ Le Mans withdrew.

Third qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spirou Belgium 162–141 Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 84–70 78–71
Krka Slovenia 162–153 Germany Telekom Bonn 89–82 73–71

Regular season[edit]

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into four groups, each containing eight teams. Each team played every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 4 teams in each group advanced to the next round, The Top 16. The complete list of tiebreakers is provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were 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 were 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

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Benetton Treviso 14 11 3 1206 1142 +64 Advance to Top 16
2 Israel Maccabi Elite 14 10 4 1101 1021 +80
3 Greece Olympiacos 14 10 4 1205 1098 +107
4 Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 9 5 1059 1032 +27
5 Spain Unicaja Málaga 14 6 8 1054 1052 +2
6 Poland Idea Śląsk 14 4 10 1001 1061 −60
7 Germany Alba Berlin 14 3 11 1065 1153 −88
8 Belgium Spirou 14 3 11 1049 1181 −132
Source: Euroleague

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Italy Kinder Bologna 14 12 2 1163 969 +194 Advance to Top 16
2 Spain FC Barcelona 14 10 4 1211 1050 +161
3 Turkey Ülker 14 9 5 1104 1051 +53
4 Slovenia Union Olimpija 14 9 5 1085 971 +114
5 Germany Opel Skyliners 14 8 6 1037 1060 −23
6 Lithuania Žalgiris 14 5 9 1054 1097 −43
7 Greece Peristeri 14 3 11 1058 1158 −100
8 United Kingdom Kinder London Towers 14 0 14 910 1266 −356
Source: Euroleague

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Greece Panathinaikos 14 12 2 1176 1073 +103 Advance to Top 16
2 Spain Real Madrid 14 9 5 1211 1123 +88
3 Italy Skipper Bologna 14 8 6 1193 1151 +42
4 Russia CSKA Moscow 14 8 6 1221 1189 +32
5 Slovenia Krka 14 7 7 1245 1222 +23
6 France Pau-Orthez 14 7 7 1126 1114 +12
7 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Budućnost 14 3 11 1108 1257 −149
8 Croatia Zadar 14 2 12 1156 1307 −151
Source: Euroleague

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Spain Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1219 1057 +162 Advance to Top 16
2 Greece AEK 14 9 5 1152 1102 +50
3 Russia Ural Great 14 8 6 1266 1260 +6
4 Italy Scavolini Pesaro 14 8 6 1124 1137 −13
5 France ASVEL 14 8 6 1147 1135 +12
6 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 14 6 8 1138 1191 −53
7 Croatia Cibona VIP 14 5 9 1110 1165 −55
8 Belgium Telindus Oostende 14 3 11 1138 1247 −109
Source: Euroleague

Top 16[edit]

The remaining 16 teams were placed into four groups of four teams each. Each team played every other team in its group twice, once at home and once away. The top teams of each of the four groups advanced to the Final Four.

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification Italy BEN Spain FCB Italy SKI Italy SCA
1 Italy Benetton Treviso 6 4 2 538 481 +57 Advance to Final Four 89–75 96–90 94–66
2 Spain FC Barcelona 6 4 2 499 483 +16 76–75 77–59 90–76
3 Italy Skipper Bologna 6 2 4 482 509 −27 73–86 97–93 73–86
4 Italy Scavolini Pesaro 6 2 4 487 514 −27 101–98 87–88 71–90
Source: Euroleague

Group F[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification Italy KIN Turkey EFS Spain RMB Russia UGR
1 Italy Kinder Bologna 6 4 2 460 432 +28 Advance to Final Four 77–71 71–82 72–61
2 Turkey Efes Pilsen 6 3 3 506 481 +25 73–76 63–67 101–84
3 Spain Real Madrid 6 3 3 500 528 −28 58–86 92–109 88–95
4 Russia Ural Great 6 2 4 516 541 −25 87–78 85–89 104–113
Source: Euroleague

Group G[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification Greece PAO Greece OLY Greece AEK Slovenia UOL
1 Greece Panathinaikos 6 5 1 496 467 +29 Advance to Final Four 88–78 96–92 85–67
2 Greece Olympiacos 6 4 2 480 452 +28 92–75 75–69 85–89
3 Greece AEK 6 2 4 474 475 −1 66–73 66–75 97–87
4 Slovenia Union Olimpija 6 1 5 450 506 −56 72–79 66–75 69–85
Source: Euroleague

Group H[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification Israel MTA Spain TAU Russia CSK Turkey ULK
1 Israel Maccabi Elite 6 4 2 410 370 +40 Advance to Final Four 77–78 69–68 2–0 [D]
2 Spain Tau Cerámica 6 4 2 496 472 +24 65–94 73–87 101–69
3 Russia CSKA Moscow 6 3 3 486 485 +1 81–77 73–90 86–80
4 Turkey Ülker 6 1 5 395 460 −65 78–91 72–89 96–91
Source: Euroleague
  1. ^ Ülker withdrew. [2]

Final Four[edit]

 
Semifinals
3 May
Final
5 May
 
      
 
 
 
 
Italy Benetton Treviso82
 
 
 
Italy Kinder Bologna90
 
Italy Kinder Bologna83
 
 
 
Greece Panathinaikos89
 
Greece Panathinaikos83
 
 
Israel Maccabi Elite75
 


2001–02 Euroleague Champions
Greece
Panathinaikos
3rd Title

Awards[edit]

Top Scorer[edit]

Player Team
United States Alphonso Ford Greece Olympiacos

Regular Season MVP[edit]

Player Team
Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow

Top 16 MVP[edit]

Player Team
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos

Final Four MVP[edit]

Player Team
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos

Finals Top Scorer[edit]

Player Team
Argentina Manu Ginóbili Italy Kinder Bologna

All-Euroleague First Team[edit]

Player Team
United States Tyus Edney Italy Benetton Treviso
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Marko Jarić Italy Kinder Bologna
Argentina Manu Ginóbili Italy Kinder Bologna
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Tomašević Spain Tau Cerámica

All-Euroleague Second Team[edit]

Player Team
Slovenia Ariel McDonald Israel Maccabi Elite
United States Alphonso Ford Greece Olympiacos
Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow
Argentina Marcelo Nicola Italy Benetton Treviso
United States Joseph Blair Italy Scavolini Pesaro

Round MVP[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 Turkey Asım Pars Turkey Ülker 39
2 Slovenia Jaka Lakovič Slovenia Krka 55
3 Italy Gregor Fučka Italy Skipper Bologna 37
4 Italy Gregor Fučka (2) Italy Skipper Bologna 45
5 Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow 36
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sasha Đjorđjević Spain Real Madrid
6 Russia Valeri Daineko Russia Ural Great 40
7 Greece Dimos Dikoudis Greece AEK 42
8 Lithuania Andrius Giedraitis Belgium Telindus Oostende 43
9 Russia Ruslan Avleev Russia Ural Great 47
10 Turkey Mirsad Türkcan (2) Russia CSKA Moscow 43
11 Croatia Nikola Prkačin Croatia Cibona VIP 41
12 Turkey Mirsad Türkcan (3) Russia CSKA Moscow 34
Belgium Ron Ellis Belgium Spirou
13 Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak Lithuania Žalgiris 36
Slovenia Beno Udrih Slovenia Union Olimpija
France Yann Bonato France ASVEL
14 Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak (2) Lithuania Žalgiris 36

Top 16[edit]

Week Player Team PIR
1 Russia Ruslan Avleev (2) Russia Ural Great 42
2 United States Alphonso Ford Greece Olympiacos 29
3 Turkey Memo Okur Turkey Efes Pilsen 36
4 Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš Italy Kinder Bologna 38
5 United States Marcus Brown Turkey Efes Pilsen 41
6 Turkey Mirsad Türkcan (4) Russia CSKA Moscow 34

Individual statistics[edit]

Rating[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1. Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow 17 439 25.82
2. United States Joseph Blair Italy Scavolini Pesaro 14 352 25.14
3. Croatia Mate Skelin Slovenia Krka 14 351 25.07

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1. United States Alphonso Ford Greece Olympiacos 20 495 24.75
2. Croatia Gordan Giriček Russia CSKA Moscow 18 413 22.94
3. Slovenia Jaka Lakovič Slovenia Krka 14 293 20.93

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1. Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow 17 217 12.76
2. United States Joseph Blair Italy Scavolini Pesaro 14 167 11.93
3. Croatia Mate Skelin Slovenia Krka 14 137 9.79

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1. United States Elmer Bennett Spain Tau Cerámica 15 79 5.27
2. United States Michael Hawkins Poland Idea Śląsk 14 70 5.00
3. United States John Celestand France ASVEL 13 62 4.77

Other statistics[edit]

Category Player Team Games Average
Steals Argentina Manu Ginóbili Italy Kinder Bologna
22
2.55
Blocks Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak Lithuania Žalgiris
14
3.21
Turnovers United States Michael Hawkins Poland Idea Śląsk
14
3.71
Fouls drawn England Roger Huggins Belgium Spirou
14
7.14
Minutes United States Ralph Biggs Belgium Telindus Oostende
14
36:46
2P% Greece Giannis Giannoulis Greece Panathinaikos
15
82.5%
3P% Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Čanak Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
14
56.1%
FT% Russia Sergei Chikalkin Italy Benetton Treviso
21
91.7%

Individual game highs[edit]

Category Player Team Statistic
PIR Slovenia Jaka Lakovič Slovenia Krka
55
Points Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vlado Šćepanović Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
40
Rebounds Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow
23
Assists United States John Celestand France ASVEL
12
Steals Spain Jorge Garbajosa Italy Benetton Treviso
7
Blocks Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak Lithuania Žalgiris
7
Three pointers Argentina Marcelo Nicola Italy Benetton Treviso
7
Spain Alberto Herreros Spain Real Madrid
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Vlado Šćepanović Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Turnovers Germany Pascal Roller Germany Opel Skyliners
8
Slovenia Jaka Lakovič Slovenia Krka
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sasha Đjorđjević Spain Real Madrid
Turkey Mirsad Türkcan Russia CSKA Moscow

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final: Bodiroga leads Panathinaikos to European crown!". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ https://jurisprudence.tas-cas.org/Shared%20Documents/388.pdf

External links[edit]