- An overview of the dispute between FIBA & EuroLeague – Is there an end in sight?
- 2017 Basketball Champions League Final Four
An overview of the dispute between FIBA & EuroLeague – Is there an end in sight?
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The addition of the ACB, the Basketball Champions League claim, shows the development of a "truly European club competition" with 30 countries participating at various stages. The Basketball Champions League stated that it also proves the competition's main objectives to bring "coherence, transparency and unity to European club competitions, and to protect and promote the domestic leagues". The Basketball Champions League tournament has been the source of a dispute between the organisation and EuroLeague, with both clashing over ownership of the European club game. Its establishment came shortly after EuroLeague Commercial Assets agreed a year joint venture with sports, events, media and fashion company IMG. The current EuroLeague season features 16 teams, with 11 sides having a long-term licence to take part in the competition.
The inaugural season will commence with a qualifying round on 27th September and culminate with a Final Four event at a yet-to-be-determined venue between 28th and 30th April The 32 regular season teams will be split into four groups, and each team will play all others in their group home and away between October and February. The four best teams in each group will progress to the team play-off stage, while the teams ranked fifth and sixth in each group will join the play-offs of the second-tier Fiba Europe Cup. After the round of 16 stage, which will feature home and away legs in each tie, winning teams will progress to the two-leg quarter-finals, with the four subsequent winners qualifying for the showpiece Final Four. An independent and separate legal entity, based in Switzerland, will be tasked with operating and commercialising the competition, with a board of directors overseeing day-to-day business from the outset. Since the split, Euroleague Basketball has been responsible for organising the top two tiers of European club basketball - the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup - while Fiba, through its Fiba Europe division, has continued to run its own third-tier competition, the EuroChallenge, which was replaced last year by the Fiba Europe Cup. To that end, Fiba initially went public with its plans for the Basketball Champions League last year, sparking a war of words that has been raging on between the federation and Euroleague Basketball ever since.
2017 Basketball Champions League Final Four
Final Four Review - Basketball Champions League 2017-18
LawInSport is a knowledge hub, educational platform and global community of people working in or with an interest in sport and the law. European basketball fans recently experienced top basketball players missing from their national teams in qualifying matches for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. The fact that the National Basketball Association NBA enjoys a special status when it comes to the non- release of national team players for international duty is nothing new.
The competition began on 19 September , with the qualifying rounds, and concluded on 6 May For the —18 season, the league went back to the initial format of the —17 season, which includes a regular season of four groups of eight teams, followed by a knock-out stage. In the Round of 16 and quarterfinals, two-legged series will be played, and the season will be capped off with the Final Four. FIBA agreed to adopt eligibility rules, forcing the clubs to have at least 5 home-grown players in rosters of 11 or 12 players, or at least four, if the team has got less players. A total of 56 teams of which 20 were champions from 32 countries participated in the —18 Basketball Champions League. The schedule of the competition is as follows all draws are held at the FIBA headquarters in Mies , Switzerland , unless stated otherwise : .
A number of 52 teams from 31 countries participated in the competition, including its qualifying rounds. Iberostar Tenerife won the inaugural season of the BCL, after winning the final of the Final Four which was hosted in its home arena. The competition format suffered multiple adjustments since its official presentation on 21 March , in Paris. Thirty-two teams would compete in the regular season, which included 24 teams qualified directly through sporting criteria, and eight teams advancing from a two-round qualifying phase comprising the remaining 32 teams. The 32 regular season teams would be drawn into four groups of eight, playing home-and-away matches against the other group teams in a round-robin system. The four best-placed teams of each group would qualify for the play-offs, while the eight 5th- and 6th-placed teams would transfer to the FIBA Europe Cup play-offs. In the play-offs, the round of 16 and the quarter-finals were played as two-legged home-and-away ties.