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2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague licence allocation criteria

The following criteria for the allocation of licences to participating teams for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season were approved at the Euroleague Commercial Assets (ECA) shareholders’ meeting held on July 3, 2013. The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will be played with 24 teams. All clubs must comply with the requirements contained within the Euroleague Club Licensing Rules, as well as those requirements that will be approved by the General Assembly.

A LICENCE TEAMS

TEAM COUNTRY
Anadolu Efes Istanbul Turkey
CSKA Moscow Russia
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Italy
FC Barcelona Regal Spain
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Turkey
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria ** Spain
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Israel
Montepaschi Siena Italy
Olympiacos Piraeus Greece
Panathinaikos Athens Greece
Real Madrid Spain
Unicaja Malaga Spain
Zalgiris Kaunas Lithuania
Vacant A Licence* N/A

* Vacant A Licence: at the ECA shareholders’ meeting held on July 3, 2013, Asseco Prokom Gdynia had their A Licence cancelled due to being the club with the lowest ranking of all Clubs with an A Licence according to the Euroleague Club Ranking. This A Licence was awarded as a one-year wild card to Budivelnik Kiev for the 2013-14 season. The ECA Shareholders Executive Board may propose the following to the General Assembly for the substitution of an A Licence club:

1. Substitution by highest-ranked club without an A Licence. In all cases, the new club must fulfill all other requirements for obtaining an A Licence as established in the licensing rules;
or
2. Substitution of the place by a B Licence, whether temporarily or definitively;
or
3. 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.

** When four Clubs from the same country or League have an A Licence, and the first or second place club in the final standings of the Domestic Championship does not hold an A Licence, the existing A Licence Club with the lowest position in the final standings of the Domestic Championship will have its A Licence suspended the following season but will obtain the first place for its country or League in the Eurocup competition, and the first or second place club will participate in the Euroleague by means of a B Licence. If both the first and second place clubs in the final standings of the Domestic Championships do not hold an A Licence, the existing A Licence Club with the lowest position in the final standings of the Domestic Championship will have its A Licence suspended the following season but will obtain the first place for its country or League in the Eurocup competition, the first place club will participate in the Euroleague by means of a B Licence, and the second place club will obtain the second place for its country or League in the Eurocup competition.

B LICENCE TEAMS

2014-15 EUROLEAGUE COUNTRY RANKING

# COUNTRY / LEAGUE POSITION
1 Spain Champion – Real Madrid or Valencia Basket Club or FC Barcelona or Unicaja Malaga
2 Russian Federation Champion – CSKA Moscow or Nizhny Novgorod
3 Italy Champion – EA7 Emporio Armani Milan or Montepaschi Siena or Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
4 Turkey Champion – Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul or Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
5 Lithuania Champion – Zalgiris Kaunas
6 Greece Champion – Panathinaikos Athens
7 France Champion – Limoges CSP
8 Germany Champion – FC Bayern Munich or ALBA Berlin
9 Adriatic Champion – Cibona Zagreb
10 Poland Champion – PGE Turow Zgorzelec or Stelmet Zielona Gora
11 Adriatic Runner-up – Cedevita Zagreb
12 Spain Runner-up – Real Madrid or Valencia Basket Club or FC Barcelona or Unicaja Malaga
13 Russian Federation Runner-up – CSKA Moscow or Nizhny Novgorod
14 Italy Runner-up – EA7 Emporio Armani Milan or Montepaschi Siena or Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
15 Turkey Runner-up – Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul or Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul
16 Lithuania Runner-up – Neptunas Klaipeda
17 Greece Runner-up – Olympiacos Piraeus
18 France Runner-up – Strasbourg
19 Germany Runner-up – FC Bayern Munich or ALBA Berlin
20 Adriatic N3 – Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
21 Ukraine Champion – Budivelnik Kiev
22 Czech Republic Champion – CEZ Basketball Nymburk
23 Belgium Champion – Telenet Ostend or Okapi Aalstar
24 Israel Champion – Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv or Maccabi Haifa Bazan
25 Bulgaria Champion – Levski Sofia
26 Latvia Champion – Ventspils
27 United Kingdom Champion – Worcester Wolves
28 Poland Runner-up – PGE Turow Zgorzelec or Stelmet Zielona Gora

• 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 Licence is reserved for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds champion.
• Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds spots will also follow the country ranking.
• As stated in the Euroleague Bylaws, Euroleague Basketball reserves the right to allocate wildcards in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds.

C LICENCE TEAM

TEAM POSITION
Valencia Basket Club Eurocup champion

• The C Licence corresponds to the Eurocup champion, Valencia Basket Club.
• In the case that the Eurocup champion also earns the right to participate in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague through the country ranking regarding its domestic league final standing (B Licence), the C Licence will automatically become a wild card.
• All wild cards will be proposed by the ECA Shareholders Executive Board and confirmed by the ECA Shareholders Meeting.

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