Ukrainian club Azovmash Mariupol has been sanctioned by FIBA for breaching all of its obligations to honour the final award of the FIBA Appeals Tribunal. FIBA has previously imposed a ban on Azovmash to sign new players. However, the club continues breaching the ban. Therefore FIBA took further actions by banning Azovmash from all international club tournaments.
Azovmash won six Ukrainian league championships: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and five Ukrainian Cup titles: 2001, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009. FIBA reserves the right take further sanctions if necessary.