2006–07 Lega Basket Serie A

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Lega Basket Serie A
Season 2006–07
Champions Montepaschi Siena
2nd title
Runners-up VidiVici Bologna
Semifinalists Armani Jeans Milano
Lottomatica Roma
Relegated Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia
TDShop.it Livorno
Teams 18
Games played 34
Dates October 8, 2006 – June 17, 2007
Top seed Montepaschi Siena
Awards
MVP United States Terrell McIntyre
Finals MVP Lithuania Rimantas Kaukėnas
Statistical leaders
Points Puerto Rico Rick Apodaca
19.8
Rebounds Dominican Republic James Thomas
11.4
Assists United States Michael Jordan
5.4

The 2006–07 Lega Basket Serie A season, known as the Serie A TIM for sponsorship reasons, was the 85th season of the Lega Basket Serie A, the highest professional basketball league in Italy.

The regular season ran from October 8, 2006 to May 2007, 18 teams played 34 games each. The top 8 teams made the play-offs whilst the lowest ranked teams, Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia and TDShop.it Livorno, were relegated to the Legadue.

Montepaschi Siena won their second title by winning the playoff finals series against VidiVici Bologna.

Regular Season 2006/07[edit]

Rank Team GP W L PF PA Coach
1 Montepaschi Siena 34 30 4 2,943 2,522 Italy Simone Pianigiani
2 Armani Jeans Milano 34 22 12 2,663 2,579 Serbia Aleksandar Đorđević
3 VidiVici Bologna 34 22 12 2,779 2,597 Republic of Macedonia Zare Markovski
4 Lottomatica Roma 34 22 12 2,556 2,448 Croatia Jasmin Repeša
5 Eldo Napoli 34 19 15 2,648 2,635 Italy Piero Bucchi
6 Angelico Biella 34 17 17 2,740 2,721 Italy Luca Bechi
7 Whirlpool Varese 34 17 17 2,747 2,692 Argentina Ruben Magnano
8 Tisettanta Cantù 34 17 17 2,679 2,721 Italy Stefano Sacripanti
9 Premiata Montegranaro 34 16 18 2,699 2,732 Italy Stefano Pillastrini
10 Legea Scafati 34 16 18 2,748 2,854 Croatia Aza Petrović (first 12 games, 5-7)

Slovenia Teo Alibegović (last 22 games, 11-11)

11 Benetton Treviso 34 21 13 2,582 2,463 United States David Blatt
12 Snaidero Cucine Udine 34 15 19 2,753 2,811 Italy Cesare Pancotto
13 Climamio Bologna 34 13 21 2,764 2,775 Italy Fabrizio Frates (first 7 games, 3-4)

Italy Filippo Palumbi (next 1 game, 0-1)
Turkey Ergin Ataman (next 16 games, 8-8)
Italy Massimiliano Oldoini (last 10 games, 2-8)

14 Upea Capo d'Orlando 34 13 21 2,524 2,705 Italy Giovanni Perdichizzi
15 Siviglia Wear Teramo 34 13 21 2,758 2,744 Italy Luca Dalmonte (first 18 games, 7-11)

Italy Massimo Bianchi (last 16 games, 6-10)

16 Air Avellino 34 12 22 2,648 2,815 Italy Matteo Boniciolli
17 Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia 34 12 22 2,560 2,723 Italy Renato Pasquali (first 6 games, 2-4)

Italy Massimiliano Menetti (last 28 games, 10-18)

18 TDShop.it Livorno 34 9 25 2,681 2,935 Italy Franco Ciani (first 15 games, 4-11)

Italy Sandro Dell'Agnello (last 19 games, 5-14)

Teams marked in green qualified for the playoffs. Teams marked in red were relegated to Serie A2. Benetton has been penalized 12 points for signing 19 professional players instead of maximum allowed 18. TDshop.it has been penalized 2 points for budgetary irregularities.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Finals

Individual leaders[edit]

Statistics are for the regular season.

Scoring[edit]

Rank Name Nation Team PPG
1. Rick Apodaca Puerto Rico Legea Scafati 19.8
2. Alvin Young United States Upea Capo d'Orlando 19.7
3. Ramel Curry United States Air Avellino 18.7
4. Anthony Grundy United States Siviglia Wear Teramo 18.2
5. Delonte Holland United States Whirlpool Varese 17.6
6. Ronald Slay United States Premiata Montegranaro 17.3
7. Rimantas Kaukenas Lithuania Montepaschi Siena 16.8
8. Erik Daniels United States Angelico Biella 16.8
9. Reece Gaines United States Angelico Biella 16.7
10. Marco Belinelli Italy Climamio Bologna 16.0

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Nation Team APG
1. Michael Jordan United States Tisettanta Cantù 5.4
2. Terrell McIntyre United States Montepaschi Siena 4.0
3. Randolph Childress United States Premiata Montegranaro 4.0
4. Jason Rowe United States TDShop.it Livorno 3.9
5. Duane Woodward United States Siviglia Wear Teramo 3.8
6. Nikolaos Zisis Greece Benetton Treviso 3.8
7. Jerome Allen United States Snaidero Cucine Udine 3.6
8. Tyus Edney United States Climamio Bologna 3.4
9. Travis Best United States VidiVici Bologna 3.3
10. Rick Apodaca Puerto Rico Legea Scafati 3.2

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Nation Team RPG
1. James Thomas United States Climamio Bologna 11.4
2. Erik Daniels United States Angelico Biella 10.1
3. Travis Watson United States Armani Jeans Milano 9.7
4. Jack Michael Martínez Dominican Republic Legea Scafati 9.3
5. Brandon Hunter United States TDShop.it Livorno 8.6
6. Joseph Blair United States Armani Jeans Milano 8.3
7. Ronald Slay United States Premiata Montegranaro 7.6
8. Harold Jamison United States Air Avellino 7.5
9. Cory Violette United States Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia 7.1
10. Mason Rocca Italy Eldo Napoli 6.9

See also[edit]