The 2014–15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was the 15th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the fifth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous iteration as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 58th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs; the city of Madrid hosted the Final Four from May 15 to 17, 2015. There were three routes to participation in the Euroleague: The 12 teams with an A-Licence from the 2013–14 Euroleague, based on their Euroleague Club Ranking; the 2013–14 Eurocup winner was given a C-Licence. The rest of the teams places were allocated from a list of 28 teams given a B-Licence ranked according to their European national basketball league rankings over the last year. 13 teams were given both a B-Licence. When a country ranking spot had been assigned to an A-Licence team, the assignation jumped to the next country appearing in the ranking, their league was not granted an additional place in the competition.
At least the first 9 of the remaining 16 teams were given places in the regular-season, the next 6 were given places in the qualifying competition. If the Eurocup champion was qualified by receiving a B licence or some team with it resigned from the competition, a wild card had to be given by the Euroleague; the Euroleague had the right to cancel an A licence for one of the following reasons: The club had the lowest ranking of all clubs with an A Licence, according to the Club Ranking. The club had ranked among the clubs placed in the bottom half of the national championship final standings; the club had financial problems. In Spanish League, when the champion and/or the runner-up of the league were teams without an A licence. In that case, the A licence club with the lowest position would play in Eurocup in the next season. If that happened three times in five years, the A licence of the club would have been cancelled. Classification after the 2013–14 Euroleague, including the 2011–12 and the 2012–13 seasons.
The A licence of EA7 Milano expired on June 2014. Montepaschi Siena did not play in the Euroleague, due to financial troubles. B licences could be given to every team without an A licence. If in the allocation appeared a team with A licence, the next team in the criteria would receive the B licence, which qualified directly to the Regular Season. Notes: Teams from Serbia and Croatia qualified through ABA League, not through their national leagues. To the regular season Valencia Alba Berlin Dinamo Sassari Crvena Zvezda To the qualifying rounds UNICS Hapoel Jerusalem ASVEL VEF Rīga The participating teams for the season were announced on June 25, 2014; the labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round: A: Qualified through an A–licence 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs QR: Qualifying rounds WC: Wild card EC: Champion of the 2013–14 Eurocup Eight teams participated in a single-venue tournament format that took place in Ostend, from 23 to 26 September.
The winner advanced to the Euroleague regular season. Teams were seeded into six pots of four teams in accordance with the Club Ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period. Two teams from the same country or league could not be drawn together in the same Regular Season group. In brackets, the points in the Club Ranking. Following the Eurocup bylaws, the lowest possible position that any club from that country or league could occupy in the draw was calculated by adding the results of the worst performing team from each league. Notes: † indicates teams with points applying the minimum for the league they play. ^ indicates team qualified through the qualifying rounds The regular season was played between October 16 and December 19. If teams were level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: Head-to-head record. Head-to-head point differential. Point differential during the Regular Season. Points scored during the regular season.
Sum of quotients of points points allowed in each Regular Season game. The Top 16 began on December 30 and ended on April 10, 2015. If teams were level on record at the end of the Top 16, tiebreakers were applied in the following order: Head-to-head record between teams still tied. Head-to-head point differential. Point differential during the Top 16. Points scored during the Top 16. Sum of quotients of points points allowed in each Top 16 game. See the detailed group stage page for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points; the Final Four was the last stage of the Euroleague, consisting of the four winners from the quarterfinals. The semifinal games were played on 15 May, while the third place game and championship game were played on 17 May 2015; the Final Four was hosted by the Barclaycard Center in Spain. Updated on 5 May 2015 Source: Euroleague Basketball Nemanja Bjelica Andrés Nocioni Taylor Rochestie Bryant Dunston Bogdan Bogdanović 2014–15 Eurocup Basketball 2014–15 EuroChallenge
Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano
Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano known as AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan after its title sponsor, is an LBA Italian professional basketball team, based in Milan, Italy. Its colors are red and white, the team is sometimes referred as "Scarpette Rosse" because team officials imported red Converse All-Star shoes for players from the United States; the tag line stuck, the nickname is still used by many fans today. As per custom in the Italian league, sponsorship has kept the team name changing frequently. From 1936 until 1955, it was called Borletti Milano. From 1956 to 1973, it was renamed Simmenthal. Other famous sponsorship names were Billy, Simac and Philips, in the 1980s. For past club sponsorship names, see the list below. Olimpia is the most titled basketball club in Italy, having won 28 Italian League championships, 6 Italian National Cups, 3 Italian Super Cups, 3 EuroLeague, 1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, 3 FIBA Saporta Cups, 2 FIBA Korać Cups and many junior titles. Olimpia was founded by Milan businessman Adolfo Bogoncelli.
The team won the LEGA Basket Serie A championship of Italian basketball in the 1950s and the 1960s, with players including Gabriele Vianello, Sandro Riminucci, Gianfranco Pieri, Bill Bradley. In the 1970s, three teams were fighting across Europe for supremacy: Olimpia Milano, Ignis Varese, Real Madrid. Pallacanestro Varese and Olimpia Milano were arch-rivals. While Milano was a frequent Italian League champion, they were unable to win the prestigious FIBA European Champions Cup. Late in the 1970s, the quality of the club declined, but Olimpia Milano still managed to win a FIBA Cup Winners' Cup. In the second half of the 1970s, the team signed several good players, including the Boselli twins, Mike Sylvester, Chas Menatti, Dino Meneghin, Mike D'Antoni, John Gianelli, Roberto Premier. Bob McAdoo, Joe Barry Carroll, Russ Schoene, Antoine Carr, Mike Brown. American head coach Dan Peterson led the team back to prominence. In the 1980s, the team was sold to the Gabetti family. During this time, they qualified for nine Serie A championships finals, winning five, with the 1987 team winning the Serie A title, the 1986–87 FIBA European Champions Cup, the Italian Cup and the 1987 FIBA Club World Cup.
This gave the club the coveted "Triple Crown" and the rarer "Quadruple Crown". Led by point guard Sasha Djordjević, the team won another FIBA Korać Cup in 1993. Bepi Stefanel purchased the team franchise in 1994, signed-up notable European players like Dejan Bodiroga, Gregor Fučka, Sandro De Pol, Nando Gentile. In 1996, the team won the Italian Cup and its 25th Italian National Championship, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the club. Team management was inconsistent, as ownership groups from 1998 to 2004. Players of the team included Hugo Sconochini, Claudio Coldebella and Petar Naumoski. In 2005, owner Corbelli, which bought the club in 2002, from Sergio Tacchini, was flanked by Adriano Galliani, Massimo Moratti, NBA star Kobe Bryant, stylist Giorgio Armani, as sponsor with the Armani Jeans brand. After difficult years, led by coach Lino Lardo, Olimpia reached the national championship Finals being beaten by Climamio Bologna. On January 25, 2006, in the midst of a disappointing season in the EuroLeague and domestically, Djordjevic was named as the team's new coach.
He left as coach after the 2006–07 season, but not before securing Olimpia a berth in the 2007–08 Euroleague. In 2008, Giorgio Armani bought the team from Giorgio Corbelli, standing as the only owner changing the management structure, naming Livio Proli as President, Lucio Zanca as general manager. Piero Bucchi was chosen to coach the new team, leading Olimpia twice to second place in LEGA Basket, being defeated by Montepaschi Siena in both cases. On January 2011, after 23 years, glorious coach Dan Peterson came back from retirement to replace Piero Bucchi as head coach. However, his stint at Olimpia Milano this time was quite short: after failing to reach the championship Finals, on June 9, Olimpia Milano announced Sergio Scariolo as new head coach for the 2011–12 season; the first player signed for the 2011–12 season was Omar Cook, an American-born play maker, who had played the previous season with Power Electronics Valencia. Due to the NBA lockout, Danilo Gallinari went back to his Alma Mater, playing 15 games: he left the team in December.
Sergio Scariolo was replaced by Luca Banchi at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, the team brought from Montepaschi Siena: David Moss, Kristjan Kangur, Daniel Hackett. The team reached the quarterfinals of EuroLeague, 16 years after its last appearance, but the team lost against the eventual league champions, Maccabi Electra; the team finished in the 1st position the LEGA Basket regular season, in the 7th game of the playoff's finals, Olimpia won its 26th Italian League championship title, its first after 18 years. Alessandro Gentile, the captain of Olimpia, was named MVP of the finals. On 29th of June 2017 Simone Pianigiani was hired as the new head coach and in June 15, 2018, Milano went to win his 28th title by beating Dolomiti Energia Trento in game 6 of the 2018 LBA Finals. Olimpia Milano used the OND Borletti outdoor court for 20 years in Via Costanza. In the mid-1940s, they moved to the PalaFiera Milano, which had a seating capacity of 18,000 people, was the largest indoor sports arena in Europe, second only to the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
At the end of the 1960s, the PalaFiera was abandoned, Olimpia moved into the origi
Banco di Sardegna
The Banco di Sardegna S.p. A. is a bank headquartered in Sassari and operating on the island of Sardinia, with offices in Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Lazio. The bank is a subsidiary of Banca Popolare dell'Emilia Romagna and Fondazione Banco di Sardegna; the general manager and the presidency is located in Sassari, while the registered office is settled in Cagliari. The bank has got a Social capital of 155,247,762.00 Euros and a Balance Sheet Total of 12.480 Billion Euros. It is quoted to Milan Stock Exchange. Banco di Sardegna was found in 1944. In 1953 Banco di Sardegna was merged with Istituto di Credito Agrario per la Sardegna It's the main sponsorship of Dinamo Basket Sassari, playing in Lega Basket Serie A. Piluso, Giandomenico, 1964 Storia del Banco di Sardegna credito, sviluppo dal XVIII al XX secolo, ISBN 88-420-4808-9 ISBN 9788842048084 Banco di Sardegna official website
A third jersey, alternate jersey, third kit, third sweater or alternate uniform is a jersey or uniform that a sports team wear in games instead of its home outfit or its away outfit when the colors of two competing teams' other uniforms are too similar to play easily. Alternate jerseys are a means for professional sports organizations to generate revenue, by sales to fans. Of North American sports leagues, the NFL generates $1.2 billion annually in jersey sales, with the NBA second selling $900 million annually. Another use of the alternate uniform is for identifying with causes, like the Central Coast Mariners wear an alternate pink kit on pink ribbon day. Extra alternate uniforms or fourth/fifth kits are not used, but are sometimes required when teams' other uniforms cause color clashes, or the uniforms are unavailable to use. In cases where teams have worn more than three kits in the same season, the extra kits were recycled from previous seasons. Third-choice jerseys or uniforms are used in all four Major professional sports leagues in the United States sports leagues, with the exception being college sports.
Third kits are commonplace in professional European association football and in some professional European rugby union clubs. Alternate jerseys are common in Australia's two biggest domestic leagues, the Australian Football League and National Rugby League. For home and away jerseys in North America, historical convention has dictated the colors used by teams in a given league. Teams have one jersey, in a team color, another jersey, white and accented with a team color. "White at home" is the convention in baseball, minor league professional hockey, college hockey. "White while away" is the convention in football, major league professional hockey, professional lacrosse. Association football does not have a "white at a "white while away" convention; the NHL enforces the color/white rule strictly. In minor league hockey, the rules are set in both the AHL and ECHL where the team wears white jerseys at home during one half of the season wears the color jerseys during the other half at home, vice versa on the road.
In the NFL, the rules state that the home team has the first choice of color, with the visiting team forced to choose a contrasting color. Starting with their uniform contract with Nike that begins with the 2017-2018 season, the NBA has abolished the color/white rule. Instead, each team will designate whether their white uniform, now dubbed the "Association Edition," or their colored uniform, called the "Icon Edition," will be the home uniform, with the other becoming their designated away uniform. In American sports, throwback jerseys are only used for special team games and not for the "third" purpose. In American football a third jersey may be a throwback uniform based on designs the team used in the past. In association football, meanwhile, it is more a radically different design; the NFL was the last of the major professional sports leagues to adopt the third jersey rule in 2002, with the only exceptions being the 1994 season, when teams issued a throwback uniform in honor of the league's 75th Anniversary.
The NFL rule stated that a team may wear their third jersey only once a year, after one year this restriction was increased to twice a year. Some teams have exceeded the limit. There are no rules on wearing alternate pants. Teams are only permitted to wear alternate jerseys once in playoff games. In the past, rules allowed for teams to wear their third jersey two times in the regular season and once in the preseason until 2010. In 2011 teams were no longer allowed to wear their third jersey in the preseason. However, there have been some exceptions since 2011; some teams will use one of their third jersey allotments against a particular division opponent each year. For instance, the Los Angeles Chargers would wear their popular alternate powder blue jerseys at home against the Oakland Raiders, while the Houston Texans were known to wear their alternate "Battle Red" uniforms at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers wore their throwbacks from 2007-2011 at home against the archrival Baltimore Ravens.
The New York Giants were known to wear their alternate red jerseys at home against the Dallas Cowboys until the red jerseys were retired in 2009. The Los Angeles Rams have worn their throwback uniform against the San Francisco 49ers in recent years; the Washington Redskins wear their alternative uniform on home games to commemorate their annual homecoming game once a year since 2012. When wearing their third jerseys if the team is wearing a throwback uniform, the team may theme the field around the uniforms; when the New York Jets, for instance, wore their 1960–1962 "Titans of New York" throwbacks at home, they painted the field in the Titans blue-and-gold color scheme. In addition, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers dressed the field up in Orange when they wore thei
S. S. P. Reyer Venezia Mestre known as Reyer Venezia or Reyer, is an Italian professional basketball club, based in Venice, Veneto; the club plays in the Lega Basket Serie A, the highest tier of basketball in Italy. Reyer operates both men's and women's professional teams, both playing in their respective first divisions as of the 2017–18 season; the men's team has been crowned the Italian champions three times, as they won the LBA in 1942, 1943 and 2017. The team was founded in 1872 as gymnastics club Società Sportiva Costantino Reyer, by the gymnastics teacher Peter Gallo in Venice. In the 1941–42 and 1942–43 season, Reyer won back-to-back Italian league titles. In 1944, the team won the Italian championship, but the victory was not approved by the Italian Federation; the club, under the name Carrera Venezia, participated in the 1980–81 FIBA Korać Cup and managed to reach the final where the club was defeated 104–105 by Joventut Freixenet that took place in Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona at March 19.
In 2006–07, Reyer was the amateur champion of Italy, promoted to the LegaDue. In the 2010–11 season, the team promoted back to the Lega Basket Serie A. In the 2016–17 season, Reyer reached the LBA Finals for the first time since 1944. Reyer claimed its third national championship on June 20, 2017, after beating Trento 4–2 in the series. Reyer played in the Basketball Champions League that season and advanced to the Final Four, where the team finished in fourth place. In the 2017–18 season, coming off of its national championship, Venezia participated in its second straight Champions League season. In Group C, Reyer finished in the sixth-place after holding an 8–6 record; the team was transferred to the FIBA Europe Cup for the play-offs, where it beat Egis Körmend, Nizhny Novgorod and Donar in order to reach the Finals. In the Finals, Reyer faced fellow Italian side Sidigas Avellino. Reyer won the finals 158–148 on aggregrate, on 2 May 2018 the club won the FIBA Europe Cup, its first European trophy.
Total titles: 4 Italian LeagueWinners: 1941–42, 1942–43, 2016–17 Runners-up: 1945–46Italian SupercupRunners-up: 2017 FIBA Korać Cup Runners-up: 1980–81Basketball Champions League4th place: 2016–17FIBA Europe CupWinners: 2017–18 Source: Eurobasket.com Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as: Official site Serie A profile
Travis Lyle Diener is an American-Italian professional basketball player for Vanoli Cremona in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. He holds Italian citizenship, has played for the Italian national team at EuroBasket 2013. Diener played collegiately at Marquette University, was a member of the Golden Eagles team that reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 2003. Diener was one of three future NBA players from that Golden Eagles team. Following his college career at Marquette, he was a second-round draft choice of the Orlando Magic in the 2005 NBA Draft. Diener made his NBA debut on December 2, 2005, playing 12 minutes and scoring three points in a loss against the Memphis Grizzlies. On June 19, 2007, the Indiana Pacers signed Diener to a three-year deal worth $4.86 million. On July 6, 2009, Diener exercised his player option to remain with the Pacers for the 2009-10 NBA season, he was waived by Indiana and signed by the Portland Trail Blazers in March 2010. In August 2010, he was signed by Dinamo Sassari of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.
In May 2013, he acquired Italian citizenship through his wife, of Italian descent. This allowed him to join the Italian national basketball team. In 2014, Diener retired from professional basketball, after which he became director of player personnel at Marquette University, his jersey number 12 was retired by Dinamo Sassari. In July 2017, Diener came out of retirement to sign with Vanoli Cremona, he re-signed with the club in July 2018. Travis Diener played for the Golden Eagles in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. In 5 game, he averaged 8.6 points, 4.2 assists, shot 43 percent from the field. The Golden Eagles reached the semi-finals before falling to Overseas Elite. Career statistics and player information from NBA.com Travis Diener at Basketball-Reference.com Lega Basket Serie A Player Profile Travis Diener at FIBA EuroBasket 2013
Gianmarco Pozzecco is an Italian professional basketball coach for Dinamo Sassari and a former player. In 1999 he won the Italian Supercup with Varese. In 2004 he lost the EuroLeague Final Four against Maccabi Tel Aviv, he played from 1999 to 2001 in the Italian All Star Game and in the 1999 McDonald's Open Championship. In 2001 he tried to join the NBA franchise attending the Summer League with the Toronto Raptors, but the attempt was unsuccessful, he had the most assists per game in seven seasons of the Italian League. After his retirement as a player, he spent few years as a broadcaster for Sky Sportitalia. On November 13, 2012 he was hired as the head coach of Orlandina Basket, the team which he ended his playing career with. In 2014, he went back to Varese as a head coach. On July 3, 2015, he parted ways with Varese. Day on July 4, 2015, he signed with the Croatian team Cedevita Zagreb to be the team's assistant coach. On March 27, 2018, he signed a two-year contract to became the head coach of his former club Fortitudo Bologna.
On February 11, 2019, Pozzecco signed with Dinamo Sassari of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. He joined the Italian national basketball team in 1997 and the following year participated in the World Championship. New Italian coach Carlo Recalcati let him return to the team, although he lost the calling for the EuroBasket 2003, Pozzecco was part of the roster that won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in 2004; the following year he was part of the Italian squad at the EuroBasket 2005. Standing at 1.81 m, he played at the point guard position. He had great technical skills, court-vision, shooting ability, he was a player full of fantasy, but weak on defense. He was dubbed as an all-around offensive talent, he is famous for his eccentric character, although it has caused problems for him with coaches through the years, it made him one of the most valued players in Italy. His nicknames are “Poz”, “La Mosca Atomica”. Although he was born in Gorizia and he grew up as a basketball player in Udine, he is from Trieste.
NBA star Tim Duncan once said. Gianmarco Pozzecco at draftexpress.com Gianmarco Pozzecco at fiba.com