The following criteria for the allocation of licences to participating teams for the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season were approved at the Euroleague Commercial Assets shareholders’ meeting held on October 14, 2011.
A LICENCE TEAMS
|Anadolu Efes Istanbul||Turkey|
|Asseco Prokom Gdynia||Poland|
|FC Barcelona Regal||Spain|
|Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul||Turkey|
|Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv||Israel|
- The A Licence club with the lower ranking, calculated by the performance of teams in European competitions during a three-year period, may lose its licence.
- *The A Licence team with the lowest ranking at the end of the 2011-12 season is Lottomatica Roma.
- The ECA Shareholders Executive Board may propose the following to the General Assembly for the substitution of the A Licence team:
- Substitution by highest-ranked club without an A Licence. In all cases, the new club must fulfil all other requirements for obtaining an A Licence as established in the licensing rules;
- Substitution of the place by a B Licence, whether temporarily or definitively;
- Substitution of the place by a wild card, which will be granted to the club that the General Assembly considers appropriate at its own discretion and for the period that it deems necessary.
B LICENSE TEAMS
||COUNTRY / LEAGUE||TEAM|
|2||Russia||Champion (CSKA Moscow)|
|3||Greece||Champion (Olympiacos Piraeus or Panathinaikos Athens)|
|5||Turkey||Champion (Anadolu Efes Istanbul or Besiktas JK Milangaz)|
|7||Germany||Champion (Brose Baskets or Ratiopharm Ulm)|
|8||Lithuania||Champion (Zalgiris Kaunas)|
|9||Adriatic League*||1st Serbia (Partizan m:ts Belgrade)|
|10||Adriatic League*||1st Croatia (Cedevita Zagreb)|
|11||Adriatic League*||1st Slovenia (Union Olimpija Ljubljana)|
|13||Russia||Runner-up (BC Khimki Moscow Region)|
|14||Greece||Runner-up (Olympiacos Piraeus or Panathinaikos Athens)|
|16||Lithuania||Runner-up (Lietuvos Rytas)|
|17||Turkey||Runner-up (Anadolu Efes Istanbul or Besiktas JK Milangaz)|
|19||Germany||Runner-up (Brose Baskets or Ratiopharm Ulm)|
|20||Adriatic League||Next best team without B licence (Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv)|
|21||Belgium||Champion (Telenet BC Oostende or Belgacom Spirou Charleroi)|
|22||Chech Republic||Champion (CEZ Basketball Nymburk)|
|23||Ukraine||Champion (BC Donetsk)|
|24||Israel||Champion (Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv)|
|25||Poland||Champion (Asseco Prokom Gdynia or Trefl Sopot)|
|26||Bulgaria||Champion (PBC Lukoil Academic)|
|27||Netherlands||Champion (Eiffeltowers Den Bosch)|
|28||Latvia||Champion (VEF Riga)|
* The Adriatic League teams (1 from Serbia, 1 from Slovenia and 1 from Croatia) are the ones with the best Adriatic League + National League + European competitions ranking.
- All B Licences will be allocated according to the Euroleague Country Ranking.
- When a country ranking spot has already been assigned to an A Licence team, the assignation will jump to the next country appearing in the ranking, until all spots are covered.
- One B License is reserved for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round champion.
- Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round spots will also follow the country ranking.
- As stated in the Euroleague Basketball Bylaws, Euroleague Basketball reserves the right to allocate wildcards in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round.
C LICENSE TEAM
|BC Khimki Moscow Region||Eurocup Champion|
- The C Licence corresponds to the Eurocup champion, BC Khimki Moscow Region.
- In the case that the Eurocup champion also earns the right to participate in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the country ranking regarding its national league final standing (B Licence), the C Licence will automatically become a wildcard.
*All wildcards will be proposed by the Board and confirmed by the General Assembly.