EuroLeague Final Four MVP
The EuroLeague Final Four Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the basketball player who has exhibited the most exceptional play during the EuroLeague Final Four. The award often goes to the best player on the European-wide top-tier level EuroLeagues best team and it is generally considered to be the most prestigious individual award in European professional club basketball. The Final Four MVP award was first given at the end of the 1987–88 season, prior to the 1987–88 season, the Top Scorer of the EuroLeague Finals was noted. However, an actual MVP was not named until the first EuroLeague Final Four of the era was held. From the 1958 to 1986–87 seasons, the Top Scorer of the EuroLeague Finals was noted, there was no actual MVP award given. Since the end of the 1987–88 season, when the first EuroLeague Final Four was held, an MVP is named at the conclusion of each Final Four. † The 2000–01 season was a year, with the best European teams splitting into two different major leagues, The SuproLeague, held by FIBA, and the EuroLeague, held by Euroleague Basketball.
That seasons EuroLeague Basketball tournament did not end with a Final Four tournament, instead, it ended with a 5-game playoff series. So, Manu Ginóbili was named the EuroLeague Finals MVP that season, europa Euroleague official webpage InterBasket Euroleague Basketball Forum TalkBasket Euroleague Basketball Forum Euroleagues Youtube Channel Euroleagues Youtube Channel
A sports club or sport club, sometimes athletics club or sports society or sports association, is a group of people formed for the purpose of playing sports. A club is solely created by its members and supporters, clubs may be dedicated to a single sport or to several. The term athletics club is used for a general sports club. Many professional sports clubs have a system where the affiliated supporters pay an annuity fee. Registered associate member fees, attendance receipts, sponsoring contracts, team merchandising, TV rights, some sports teams are owned and financed by a single non-sports company, for example the several sports teams owned by Red Bull GmbH and collectively known as Red Bulls. They may compete in different sports and leagues, being headquartered in some cases across several countries. In general, student sports can be described as composed by multisports clubs, each one representing its educational institution, in the United States major institutions like The New York Athletic Club and Los Angeles Athletic Club serve as athletic clubs that participate in multiple sports.
Examples abound of sports clubs that are in one sports team. Each team from the NFL, CFL, NBA, MLB, NHL or MLS North American sports leagues, can be called sports clubs, but in practice, they focus solely on a single sport. In the United Kingdom, almost all sports organizations are dedicated to a single sport. In addition, like in other countries, many universities and colleges develop a wide range of student sport activities including at a professional or semi-professional level. Fulham F. C. once ran a professional league team and rowing club. Many football clubs originate from cricket teams, most major cities have separate clubs for each sport. Many clubs internationally describe themselves as football clubs, British football clubs field only football teams. Their counterparts in other countries tend to be full multi-sport clubs. Community organizations Health club Leisure centre North American Association of Sports Economists Sociedad Anónima Deportiva Voluntary Sports Societies of the USSR
1981 NBA draft
The 1981 NBA draft was the 35th annual draft of the National Basketball Association. The draft was held on June 9,1981, before the 1981–82 season, the draft was broadcast in the United States on the USA Network. In this draft,23 NBA teams took turns selecting amateur U. S. college basketball players and other eligible players, the first two picks in the draft belonged to the teams that finished last in each conference, with the order determined by a coin flip. The Dallas Mavericks won the flip and were awarded the first overall pick. The remaining first-round picks and the subsequent rounds were assigned to teams in order of their win–loss record in the previous season. A player who had finished his college eligibility was automatically eligible for selection. Before the draft, five college underclassmen announced that they would leave college early, the draft consisted of 10 rounds comprising the selection of 223 players. The Dallas Mavericks used their first pick to draft 1980 Naismith College Player of the Year Mark Aguirre from DePaul University, who had just finished his junior season in college, became the second underclassman to be drafted first overall, after Magic Johnson in 1979.
The Detroit Pistons used the second pick to draft Isiah Thomas. Thomas had just won the 1981 National Collegiate Athletic Association Championship with Indiana and was named as the tournaments Most Outstanding Player, the New Jersey Nets used the third pick to draft another underclassman, Buck Williams, from the University of Maryland. Williams went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award and was selected to the All-Star Game in his rookie season. This draft marked the first time that the first three selections were college underclassmen, Danny Ainge, the 1981 Wooden College Player of the Year, was selected in the second round with the 31st pick by the Boston Celtics. Ainge had been playing baseball since 1979 with the Toronto Blue Jays in the Major League Baseball while playing college basketball at Brigham Young University. He reportedly preferred to continue his career, but the Celtics successfully persuaded him to play basketball instead. He is one of twelve athletes who have played in both the NBA and MLB.
The following list includes draft picks who have appeared in at least one NBA game or have made other significant contributions to basketball. The following trades involving drafted players were made on the day of the draft, a 12 The Indiana Pacers acquired the draft rights to 32nd pick Mike Olliver from the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the draft rights to 36th pick Ray Blume and a 1982 second-round pick. Prior to the day of the draft, the trades were made
The Liga ACB, known as Liga Endesa for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. A total of 48 teams have competed in Liga ACB since its inception, six teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 33 times and FC Barcelona 18 times. Real Madrid dominated the championship from the 1950s through the 1970s when was organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation, in more recent years, Baskonia has joined a coalition of now three teams dominating Liga ACB alongside Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Liga ACB is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format, during the course of a season, which lasts from October to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 32 games. Teams receive one point for a win, and no points for a loss, teams are ranked by total points, with the eight highest-ranked clubs at the end of the season plays the playoffs and the winner of the playoffs is crowned champion.
A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Liga ACB and the LEB Oro and these three teams were CB Guadalajara and CB Cornellà in 1993 and CB Cajabilbao in 1994. Since 2012, due to the crisis that started in 2008. This fact started a discussion about the requirements of the ACB in order to promote, for clubs that promote and would make their debut in the ACB demands, An arena with a minimum capacity of 5,000 seats. For clubs that come back to the league after a promotion, a deposit of €1, 7m that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro. In case of a new promotion, this deposit is required to be restored, the conversion into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva if the club remains in Liga ACB after its first season. In 2012, Iberostar Canarias and Menorca Bàsquet achieved the promotion to ACB, Canarias finally played in ACB after buying the berth in the league of Lucentum Alicante, previously sold to the association. In 2013, neither CB Atapuerca, Ford Burgos by sponsorship reasons, the seconds resigned to play in the second league and joined the fifth division.
In 2014 and 2015, CB Tizona, Ford Burgos by sponsorship reasons, after its second failed promotion, the third in the city of Burgos, the club sued the Association and this one accused them of distorting the reality. However, ACB would admit Ourense for the 2016–17 season if it fulfill the requirements regardless of their position in the 2015–16 LEB Oro season. On June 2016, the two promoted teams from LEB Oro resigned to promote to the 2016–17 ACB season and requested to the ACB their sign in before the 2017–18 season, the second million delayed on the dates agreed between the club and ACB. A deposit of €1, 6m that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro, in case of a new promotion, this deposit is required to be restored. The conversion into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva before the start of their season in Liga ACB
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
The World Cup for Clubs has been contended mainly by the champions of the continents and/or world geographical regions that are of the highest basketball levels. The league champions of the NBA, which would be considered the top club from the North American zone, through 2015, the champions of Europes top-tier level EuroLeague participated in the tournament. In 2016, the champions of Latin Americas top-tier level FIBA Americas League, FIBA announced plans to expand the tournament to include the champion teams from the FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup, the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the NBL, and possibly the NBA in the future. The FIBA Intercontinental Cup competition was organized between the years 1966 and 1987. The tournament had its origins with a friendly test game in São Paulo in 1965, the test game was contested by the South American Club Championship champions Corinthians, and the FIBA European Champions Cup champions, Real Madrid. Corinthians won the test game by a score of 118 to 109, after the success of the test tournament, the first official tournament took place in the year 1966.
In 1973, the competition adopted the name FIBA Intercontinental Cup William Jones, to honor the general of FIBA. After that tournament however, the competition was succeeded by the McDonalds Championship, the McDonalds Championship however, was not an official tournament like the Intercontinental Cup. In 2016, the tournament changed format, with the champion of Europes 3rd-tier level league and this change was done because FIBA refused to allow the EuroLeague champions to participate in the tournament, due to the ongoing FIBA–Euroleague Basketball controversy. The tournament is referred to as the FIBA Intercontinental Cup of Clubs, the FIBA Intercontinental Cup unofficially began with a friendly test game in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1965. The game was played by the champions of the South American Club Championship, Corinthians. It was held at the Ginásio Principal, Corinthians won the game 118 to 109. Due to the test tournaments great success, the FIBA Intercontinental Cup was made an annual tournament by FIBA.
The first official FIBA Intercontinental Cup tournament was held the following year. FIBA Intercontinental Cup official website FIBA Intercontinental Cup History Basquetepinheirense FIBA World Cup FIBA World Cup of Clubs FIBA World Cup of Clubs
Aragon is an autonomous community in Spain, coextensive with the medieval Kingdom of Aragon. Located in northeastern Spain, the Aragonese autonomous community comprises three provinces, Huesca and Teruel, the current Statute of Autonomy declares Aragon a nationality of Spain. Aragons northern province of Huesca borders France and is positioned in the middle of the Pyrenees, within Spain, the community is flanked by Catalonia to the east and Castile–La Mancha to the south, and Castile and León, La Rioja, and Navarre to the west. Aragon is home to many rivers—most notably, the river Ebro, Spains largest river in volume and it is home to the Aneto, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees. As of 2015, the population of Aragon was 1,317,847, with more than half of it living in Zaragoza. As of 2015, half of Aragons population,50. 45%, Huesca is the only other city in the region with a population greater than 50,000. The majority of Aragonese citizens,71. 8%, live in the province of Zaragoza,17. 1% in Huesca and 11.
1% in Teruel, the population density of the region is the second lowest in Spain, only 26, 8/km2, after Castilla La Mancha. Only four cities have more than 20,000 inhabitants, Zaragoza 700,000, Huesca 50,000, Teruel 35,000 and Calatayud 20,000. Spanish is the language in most of Aragon, and it is the only official language, understood. The strip-shaped Catalan-speaking area in Aragon is often called La Franja, with such a low population density large areas of Aragon remain wild and relatively untouched. It is a land of natural contrasts, both in climate and geologically, from the green valleys and snow-capped peaks of the Pyrenees to the dry plains. Aragons Pyrenees include splendid and varied mountain landscapes with soaring peaks, deep canyons, dense forests and its rugged peaks include the Aneto, the highest in the range, the misty Monte Perdido, Perdiguero and many others. The park is one of the last sanctuaries of birds of prey in the range. Many beautiful mountain butterflies and flowers can be seen in the summer, the principal valleys in the mountains include those of Hecho, Tena and others.
The green valleys hide pretty villages with nice Romanesque churches and typical Pyrenean houses with flowers on the balconies, the oldest Romanesque cathedral in Spain is located in the medieval town of Jaca in the very northern part of Huesca Province. In the Pyrenean foothills, or pre-Pyrenees, the Mallos de Riglos are a natural rock formation. Ancient castles nestle on lonely hills, the most famous being the magnificent Loarre Castle, further south, the Ebro valley, irrigated by the river Ebro, is a rich and fertile agricultural area covered with vast fields of wheat and other fruit and vegetable crops. Many beautiful and little-known settlements and Roman ruins dot the landscape here, some of the most notable towns here include Calatayud, Sos del Rey Catolico and others
The EuroLeague Finals are the championship finals of the EuroLeague competition. The EuroLeague is the highest level tier, and most important professional club competition in Europe. For finals not played in a game, an * precedes the score of the team playing at home. †2001 was a year, with the best European teams split into two major leagues. A2001 was a year, with the best European teams split into two major leagues, SuproLeague, held by FIBA Europe and EuroLeague, held by Euroleague Basketball. The finals series of the latter, From 1958 to 1987, there was no actual MVP award given. The top scoring performances in EuroLeague Finals games, Žarko Varajić47 points vs. Emerson Varese Vladimir Andreev 37 points vs, real Madrid Dražen Petrović36 points vs. Real Madrid Sergei Belov 34 points vs. Ignis Varese Steve Chubin 34 points vs, real Madrid Earl Williams 31 points vs. Real Madrid Emiliano Rodríguez 31 points vs. Spartak ZJŠ Brno Juan Antonio San Epifanio 31 points vs. Banco di Roma Virtus Wayne Hightower 30 points vs.
Dinamo Tbilisi Mirza Delibašić30 points vs. Emerson Varese Clifford Luyk 30 points vs. CSKA Moscow František Konvička 30 points vs
Basketball is a non-contact team sport played on a rectangular court by two teams of five players each. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high that is mounted to a backboard at each end of the court. The game was invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith, a team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket being defended by the opposition team during regular play. A field goal scores three points for the team if the player shoots from behind the three-point line. A team can score via free throws, which are worth one point, the team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time is mandated when the score is tied at the end of regulation. The ball can be advanced on the court by passing it to a teammate and it is a violation to lift, or drag, ones pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands resume dribbling. The game has many techniques for displaying skill—ball-handling, passing, dunking, shot-blocking.
The point guard directs the on court action of the team, implementing the coachs game plan, Basketball is one of the worlds most popular and widely viewed sports. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague, the FIBA Basketball World Cup attracts the top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for teams, like EuroBasket. The FIBA Womens Basketball World Cup features the top womens basketball teams from continental championships. The main North American league is the WNBA, whereas the EuroLeague Women has been dominated by teams from the Russian Womens Basketball Premier League, in early December 1891, Canadian Dr. He sought a vigorous indoor game to keep his students occupied, after rejecting other ideas as either too rough or poorly suited to walled-in gymnasiums, he wrote the basic rules and nailed a peach basket onto a 10-foot elevated track. Basketball was originally played with a soccer ball and these laces could cause bounce passes and dribbling to be unpredictable.
Eventually a lace-free ball construction method was invented, and this change to the game was endorsed by Naismith, dribbling was not part of the original game except for the bounce pass to teammates. Passing the ball was the means of ball movement. Dribbling was eventually introduced but limited by the shape of early balls. Dribbling only became a part of the game around the 1950s
The 1991 FIBA European Championship, commonly called FIBA EuroBasket 1991, was the 27th FIBA EuroBasket regional basketball championship, held by FIBA Europe. It was held in Italy between 24 and 29 June 1991, eight national teams entered the event under the auspices of FIBA Europe, the sports regional governing body. The Palazzo dello Sport in Rome was the venue of the tournament. Yugoslavia won its fifth FIBA European title by defeating hosts Italy with a 88–73 score in the final, yugoslavias Toni Kukoč was voted the tournaments MVP. This was the first EuroBasket tournament in which currently active NBA players, all games were played at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome. A total of eight teams qualified for the tournament via a qualifying stage, the top two teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The winners in the semifinals advance to the Final. The third and fourth teams from each group competed in another bracket to define 5th through 8th place in the final standings, times given below are in Central European Summer Time.
1991 European Championship for Men, FIBA. com
Introduced in 2000, the competition replaced the FIBA EuroLeague, which had been run by FIBA since 1958. For Euroleague Basketball records purposes, the FIBA European Champions Cup and EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being simply a re-branding. EuroLeague is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,184. The EuroLeague title has been won by 20 different clubs,13 of which have won the more than once. The FIBA European Champions Cup was originally established by FIBA and it operated under its umbrella from 1958 until the summer of 2000 and that was when Euroleague Basketball was created. FIBA had never trademarked the EuroLeague name, even though it had used that name for the competition since 1996. Euroleague Basketball simply appropriated the name, and since FIBA had no recourse to do anything about it, it was forced to find a new name for its championship series. Thus, the following 2000–2001 season started with 2 separate top European professional club competitions, the FIBA SuproLeague.
The rift in European professional club basketball initially showed no signs of letting up, in May 2001, Europe had two continental champions, Maccabi of the FIBA SuproLeague and Kinder Bologna of the Euroleague. The leaders of both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition, although only a year old, Euroleague Basketball negotiated from a position of strength and dictated proceedings. FIBA essentially had no choice but to agree to Euroleague Basketballs terms, as a result, European club competition was fully integrated under Euroleague Basketballs umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000–01 season joined it as well. In essence, the authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines, FIBA stayed in charge of national team competitions, while Euroleague Basketball took over the European professional club competitions. From that point on, FIBAs Korać Cup and Saporta Cup competitions lasted only one season before folding.
In November 2015, Euroleague Basketball and IMG agreed on 10-year joint venture, both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, and the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing. The deal was worth €630 million euros guaranteed, with projected revenues reaching €900 million euros, FIBA era, FIBA European Champions Cup, FIBA European League, FIBA EuroLeague, FIBA SuproLeague, Euroleague Basketball era, Euroleague. *There were two separate competitions during the 2000–01 season, the SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball. On 26 July 2010, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announced a €15 million strategic agreement to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe, according to the agreement, starting with the 2010–11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball. Similarly, the EuroLeague Final Four would be named the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four and this title partnership was set to run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five