2009–10 Eurocup Basketball

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Eurocup 2009–10
League Eurocup
Sport Basketball
Duration October 20, 2009 – April 18, 2010
Season MVP Croatia Marko Banić
(Bizkaia Bilbao)
Top scorer Republic of Macedonia Darius Washington
(Galatasaray Café Crown)
Finals
Champions Spain Power Electronics Valencia
  Runners-up Germany Alba Berlin
Finals MVP Australia Matt Nielsen
(Power Electronics Valencia)
Eurocup Basketball seasons

2009-10 Eurocup Basketball was the eighth edition of Europe's second-tier level transnational competition for men's professional basketball clubs, the Eurocup. The Eurocup is the level that is one tier below the Euroleague level. It began with qualifying round matches on October 20, 2009, and ended with the Eurocup Finals on April 17 and 18, 2010, at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country, Spain. The competition was won by Spanish club Power Electronics Valencia, who won their second Eurocup title, and also secured a place in the 2010–11 edition of the Eurocup's parent competition, the Euroleague.

For the first time, the Eurocup conducted a four-team final round, as in the Euroleague. To accommodate this change, a quarterfinal round was introduced. As in the Euroleague, where the top two teams from each of the four groups in its Top 16 phase advanced to the quarterfinals, the top two teams from each group in the analogous Last 16 phase advanced to the quarterfinals. However, the structure of the Eurocup quarterfinals was very different from that of the Euroleague—instead of a best-of-5 series, as in the Euroleague, each Eurocup quarterfinal was a two-legged tie, with the winner determined on aggregate score. Unlike virtually all other basketball competitions, the quarterfinals did not use overtime, unless necessary to break an aggregate tie.[1]

Teams of the 2009-2010 Eurocup[edit]

Group stage
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2008-09 national championships)
Russia Russia (Superleague A) 3 UNICS (3) Spartak Saint Petersburg (4) Triumph Lyubertsy (6)
Spain Spain (Liga ACB) 2 DKV Joventut (5) Gran Canaria 2014 (6)
Turkey Turkey (TBL) 2 Türk Telekom Ankara (3) Galatasaray Café Crown (4)
Serbia Serbia (KLS) 2 Crvena zvezda (2) Hemofarm (3)
France France (LNB PRO A) 2 Nancy (4) Cholet (9)
Italy Italy (Serie A) 1 Lauretana Biella (4)
Germany Germany (BBL) 1 Telekom Baskets Bonn (2)
Poland Poland (PLK) 1 Turów Zgorzelec (2)
Croatia Croatia (A1 League) 1 Zadar (2)
Lithuania Lithuania (LKL) 1 Šiauliai (3)
Ukraine Ukraine (SuperLeague) 1 Azovmash (1)
Czech Republic Czech Republic (NBL) 1 ČEZ Nymburk (1)
Losers of Euroleague 2009–10 qualifying rounds
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2008-09 national championships)
 Greece (ESAKE A1) 1 Aris (4)
 France (LNB PRO A) 1 Le Mans (3)
 Belgium (Ligue Ethias) 1 Spirou (1)
 Latvia (LBL) 1 Ventspils (1)
 Italy (Serie A) 1 Benetton Treviso (3)
Germany Germany (BBL) 1 Alba Berlin (3)
Qualifying round
Country (League) Teams Teams (rankings in 2008-09 national championships)
Spain Spain (Liga ACB) 2 Power Electronics Valencia (7) Bizkaia Bilbao (8)
Russia Russia (Superleague A) 1 Dynamo Moscow (6)
Turkey Turkey (TBL) 1 Beşiktaş Cola Turka (5)
France France (LNB PRO A) 1 Chorale Roanne (5)
Italy Italy (Serie A) 1 BancaTercas Teramo (6)
Greece Greece (ESAKE A1) 1 Panellinios (5)
Israel Israel (BSL) 1 Hapoel Migdal (4)
Germany Germany (BBL) 1 Brose Baskets (4)
Ukraine Ukraine (SuperLeague) 1 Dontetsk (2)
Belgium Belgium (Ligue Ethias) 1 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2)
Latvia Latvia (LBL) 1 VEF Rīga (3)
Montenegro Montenegro (Opportunity Liga) 1 Budućnost (1)
Cyprus Cyprus (Division A) 1 APOEL (1)
Netherlands Netherlands (FEB) 1 MyGuide Amsterdam (1)
Austria Austria (Admiral League) 1 Kraftwerk Wels (1)

Qualifying round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
MyGuide Amsterdam Netherlands 112–141 Russia Dynamo Moscow 64–63 48–78
Dexia Mons-Hainaut Belgium 139–142 Spain Power Electronics Valencia 78–63 61–79
Kraftwerk Wels Austria 155–169 Turkey Beşiktaş Cola Turka 74–69 81–100
VEF Rīga Latvia 158–168 Greece Panellinios 79–94 79–74
Brose Baskets Germany 129–128 Montenegro Budućnost 64–61 65–67
Donetsk Ukraine 150–153 Spain Bizkaia Bilbao 71–63 79–90
APOEL Cyprus 139–140 Italy Bancatercas Teramo 77–63 62–77
Chorale Roanne France 162–169 Israel Hapoel Migdal 83–81 79–88

Regular season[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Top 16

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Germany Alba Berlin 6 5 1 463 459 +4
2. Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 6 3 3 515 519 +6
3. Italy BancaTercas Teramo 6 2 4 480 482 −2
4. Ukraine Azovmash 6 2 4 496 504 −8

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain Power Electronics Valencia 6 5 1 420 411 +9
2. France Le Mans 6 3 3 482 445 +37 1–1, +12
3. Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 6 3 3 430 473 −43 1–1, –12
4. Serbia Hemofarm 6 1 5 477 480 −3

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Greece Aris 6 5 1 492 450 +42
2. Israel Hapoel Migdal 6 3 3 503 487 +16 1–1, +2
3. Croatia Zadar 6 3 3 500 486 +14 1–1, –2
4. Lithuania Šiauliai 6 1 5 494 566 −72

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia UNICS Kazan 6 5 1 498 421 +77
2. Spain DKV Joventut 6 5 1 485 457 +28
3. Turkey Beşiktaş Cola Turka 6 1 5 499 578 −79
4. Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn 6 1 5 446 472 −26

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain Bizkaia Bilbao 6 6 0 510 432 +78
2. Turkey Türk Telekom 6 3 3 479 452 +27 1–1, +11
3. Russia Spartak Saint Petersburg 6 3 3 456 462 −6 1–1, –11
4. Belgium Spirou 6 0 6 384 483 −99

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Serbia Crvena zvezda 6 5 1 498 452 +46
2. Italy Benetton Treviso 6 4 2 494 475 +19
3. France Cholet 6 3 3 442 438 +4
4. Russia Dynamo Moscow 6 0 6 430 499 −69

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panellinios 6 4 2 457 415 +42
2. Spain Gran Canaria 2014 6 4 2 425 416 +9
3. France Nancy 6 3 3 445 444 +1
4. Poland Turów Zgorzelec 6 1 5 444 496 −52

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 6 4 2 469 405 +64 2–2, +16
2. Germany Brose Baskets 6 4 2 495 422 +73 2–2, +1
3. Italy Lauretana Biella 6 4 2 460 437 +23 2–2, –17
4. Latvia Ventspils 6 0 6 346 506 −160

Top 16[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Quarterfinals

Group I[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Germany Alba Berlin 6 4 2 419 409 +10
2. Greece Aris 6 3 3 447 407 +40 1–1 +28
3. Spain DKV Joventut 6 3 3 408 431 –23 1–1 –28
4. France Le Mans 6 2 4 420 447 –27

Group J[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Power Electronics Valencia 6 5 1 487 465 +22
2. Israel Hapoel Migdal 6 4 2 507 480 +27
3. Russia UNICS 6 3 3 477 484 –7
4. Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 6 0 6 526 568 –42

Group K[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain Bizkaia Bilbao 6 4 2 447 400 +47 1–1 +13
2. Greece Panellinios 6 4 2 462 457 +5 1–1 –13
3. Italy Benetton Treviso 6 2 4 450 460 –10 1–1 +6
4. Germany Brose Baskets 6 2 4 410 452 –42 1–1 –6

Group L[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff Tie-break
1. Spain Gran Canaria 2014 6 4 2 440 431 +9
2. Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 6 3 3 447 446 +1 1–1 +13
3. Serbia Crvena zvezda 6 3 3 440 426 +14 1–1 –13
4. Turkey Türk Telekom 6 2 4 474 498 –24

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were two-legged ties determined on aggregate score. The first leg of the Bilbao–Nymburk tie was played on March 23, with all other first legs played on March 24. All return legs were played on March 31. The group winner in each tie, listed as "Team #1", hosted the second leg.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alba Berlin Germany 133–126 Israel Hapoel Migdal 61–67 72–59
Power Electronics Valencia Spain 156–131 Greece Aris 71–64 85–67
Bizkaia Bilbao Spain 105–99 Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 59–47 46–52
Gran Canaria 2014 Spain 145–149 Greece Panellinios 70–81 75–68

Final four[edit]

The first-ever "final four" in the history of the competition, officially called the Eurocup Finals, was held at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Euroleague Basketball Company was initially noncommital on whether it would schedule a third-place game, but ultimately decided to do so.

Semifinals[edit]

April 17, Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Berlin Germany 77–70 Spain Bizkaia Bilbao
Power Electronics Valencia Spain 92–80 Greece Panellinios

3rd place game[edit]

April 18, Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Bizkaia Bilbao Spain 76–67 Greece Panellinios

Final[edit]

April 19, Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Alba Berlin Germany 44–67 Spain Power Electronics Valencia


2009–10 Eurocup Champions
Spain
Power Electronics Valencia
2nd Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppacoppe.png Spain Power Electronics Valencia
Silver medal europe.svg Germany Alba Berlin
Bronze medal europe.svg Spain Bizkaia Bilbao
Greece Panellinios

Awards[edit]

MVP Weekly[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Week Player Team Performance Index Rating
1. Slovakia Radoslav Rančík Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 41
2. United States Mire Chatman Turkey Beşiktaş Cola Turka 42
3. Lithuania Mindaugas Kuzminskas Lithuania Šiauliai 34
4. Republic of Macedonia Darius Washington Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 45
5. United States Brandon Hunter Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 33
6. United States Mike Taylor Serbia Crvena zvezda 35

Top 16[edit]

Week Player Team Performance Index Rating
1. Croatia Marko Popović
United States Julius Jenkins
Russia UNICS Kazan
Germany Alba Berlin
26
2. United States Philip Ricci Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk 34
3. Australia Matt Nielsen Spain Valencia 29
4. Spain Víctor Claver
United States Devin Smith
Spain Valencia
Greece Panellinios
26
5. United States Casey Jacobsen Germany Brose Baskets 31
6. United States Marc Salyers France Le Mans 33

Quarterfinals[edit]

Game Player Team Performance Index Rating
1. United States Brandon Hunter Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 32
2. Australia Matt Nielsen Spain Valencia 25

Eurocup MVP[edit]

Eurocup Finals MVP[edit]

All-Eurocup Team[edit]

[4]

Position All-Eurocup First Team Club Team All-Eurocup Second Team Club Team
G
France Nando De Colo Spain Valencia United States Arthur Lee Czech Republic ČEZ Nymburk
G
United States Immanuel McElroy Germany ALBA Berlin Greece Kostas Charalampidis Greece Panellinios
F
United States Devin Smith Greece Panellinios United States Dijon Thompson Israel Hapoel Jerusalem
F
Croatia Marko Banić Spain Bilbao United States James Augustine Spain Gran Canaria
C
Australia Matt Nielsen Spain Valencia Montenegro Blagota Sekulić Germany ALBA Berlin

Coach of the Year[edit]

Rising Star[edit]

Individual statistics[edit]

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1. Republic of Macedonia Darius Washington Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 11 238 21.64
2. United States Gary Neal Italy Benetton Basket 11 212 19.27
3. Slovakia Radoslav Rančík Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 12 226 18.83
4. Croatia Marko Popović Russia UNICS Kazan 12 219 18.25
5. United States Dewarick Spencer France Le Mans 12 211 17.58

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1. United States James Augustine Spain Gran Canaria 2014 14 104 7.43
2. Slovakia Radoslav Rančík Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 12 83 6.92
3 Republic of Macedonia Mike Wilkinson Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 12 78 6.50
4. Lithuania Simas Jasaitis Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 12 76 6.33
5. Turkey Erwin Dudley Turkey Türk Telekom 11 69 6.27

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1. Croatia Marko Popović Russia UNICS Kazan 12 57 4.75
2. Latvia Kristaps Valters Spain DKV Joventut 12 56 4.67
3. Republic of Macedonia Darius Washington Turkey Galatasaray Café Crown 11 50 4.55
4. Turkey Tutku Açık Turkey Türk Telekom 12 53 4.42
5. Israel Yuval Naimy Israel Hapoel Jerusalem 14 60 4.29

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]