FIBA Announces New Euro Competition


FIBA announced via a press release that 56 clubs are confirmed to play in a new men’s second-tier club competition which is set to kick-off on October 28. The teams will be geographically placed in two conferences which also takes into account the number of participating teams from each nation. Each conference will consist of seven groups of four clubs each.

Each club will play the remaining three in their group in a home-and-away format with the top two teams from each group, along with the four best-placed third place teams advancing to the Round of 32.

The Round of 32 will follow the same format as the Regular Season, with the two best-placed clubs from each group advancing to the Last 16 Play-Offs.

The tournament Final Four is set to take place from 29 April to 1 May 2016.

The 56 clubs competing in the inaugural season of the competition are as follows:

Conference 1

BC Telenet Oostende (BEL)

BC Cibona (CRO)

CEZ Basketball Nymburk (CZE)

ASVEL Basket Lyon Villeurbanne (FRA)

Elan Chalon (FRA)

Fraport Skyliners (GER)

FoxTown Cantu (ITA)

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (BEL)

Port of Antwerp Giants (BEL)

Bakken Bears (DEN)

SPM Shoeters Den Bosch (NED)

KK Krka Novo Mesto (SLO)

Sodertalje Kings (SWE)

Magnofit Gussing Knights (AUT)

Cimberio Varese (ITA)

Donar Groningen (NED)

ZZ Leiden (NED)

Sport Lisboa e Benfica (POR)

Tayfun Sentjur (SLO)

Boras Basket (SWE)

ECE Bulls Kapfenburg (AUT)

Sopron KC (HUN)

Falco KC Szombathely (HUN)

Hibernia Basketball (IRL)

FC do Porto (POR)

KK Zlatorog Lasko (SLO)

Conference 2

Tsomoki Minsk (BLR)

Tartu Rock (EST)

BC Kalev/Cramo (EST)

PGE Turow Zgorzelec (POL)

Energia Targu Jiu (ROU)

Turk Telekom Ankara (TUR)

Royal Hali Gaziantep (TUR)

Kataja Basket (FIN)

KTP Basket (FIN)

BC Astana (KAZ)

BC Siauliai (LTU)

BC Enisey (RUS)*

BC Khimik Yuzhne (UKR)

Lukoil Academic (BUL)

AEK Lanarca (CYP)

ETHA Engomi (CYP)

Rosa Radom (POL)

Slask Wroclaw (POL)

Maccabi Rishon Le Zion (ISR)

BC Sigal Prishtina (KOS)

Utenos Juventus (LTU)

Pieno Zvaigzdes (LTU)

KK Kumanovo (MKD)

MBK Rieker Komarno (SVK)

BK Inter Bratislava (SVK)

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