Today Euroleague official website has announced the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw criteria and procedure participants. The procedure ceremony will take place in Barcelona, on July 6, 2012. BC Khimki got to the third seed and at the first group stage won't meet Partizan mt:s Belgrade, Alba Berlin and Anadolu Efes Itsanbul.
REGULAR SEASON DRAW CRITERIA & PROCEDURE
The draw will be held according to seeds.
— The 23 directly qualified teams will be divided into six seeds with four teams in each, in accordance with the Club Ranking described in Appendix I of the Euroleague Basketball Club Licensing Rules.
— The performance of teams in European competitions during a three year period will be used. Each club will get 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw or loss from the Regular Season onwards. 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 16, 2 bonus points are allocated for reaching the last 8, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the last 4, 1 bonus point is allocated for reaching the Final. The Club Ranking consists of the sum of the club coefficients from the last three years. If two or more teams have the same Club Ranking, the tie will be resolved by the total number of wins during the three year period. Should a tie persist, the final standings in the Euroleague and if necessary Eurocup from the previous season will be used to break the tie.
— The first four teams from the Club Ranking participating in the Regular Season will be 1 Seeds, the next four 2 Seeds, the next four 3 Seeds, the next four 4 Seeds, the next four 5 Seeds, and the remaining two teams will be 6 Seeds. The team coming from the Qualifying Rounds will also be 6 Seeds.
GROUP DRAW RESTRICTION
The restriction when drawing the teams into groups is the following:
2 teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same Regular Season group.
GROUP DRAW PROCEDURE
— Teams will be drawn one by one from an urn containing only teams in the same Seed, from the 1 Seeds through to the 6 Seeds, until all 24 teams have been selected. The last spot will be allocated to the QR team.
— For each spot drawn, the urn will be emptied and refilled with only those teams from the level drawn, taking into consideration any restrictions.
— In the Regular Season, teams from the same country may not coincide in the same group. Therefore, when drawing teams from the 2 Seeds through to the 6 Seeds, only those teams from a country different than the ones already drawn into the Group will be placed in the urn.
— e.g.1. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group where there is already a team from a specific country, the teams from the country in question will not be placed in the urn.
— e.g.2. If a spot is to be drawn into a Group and a certain team(s) cannot be drawn in a later Group, this team(s) will be the only ones placed in the urn.
— A team may be placed directly into a Group in order to follow the restriction mentioned above.
Drawing the teams as explained above, will allow all restrictions to be respected and will eliminate all possibilities of a blocked situation.
If after the Qualifying Rounds, the team qualified is from a country where there is already a representative in the same group, it will trade places with the other qualified team as long as this does not produce the same scenario.
CALENDAR DRAW RESTRICTIONS
— Specific letters will be allocated to the teams participating in the Euroleague Opening Game.
— Teams playing in the same city/arena (Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Besiktas, Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens, CSKA Moscow and Khimki Moscow Region): non-coincidence letters will be allocated to teams that play in the same city/arena, so that when one team plays at home the other will play away.
2012-13 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL REGULAR SEASON GROUP DRAW SEEDS
1 seeds: FC Barcelona Regal, Olympiacos Piraeus, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Panathinaikos Athens
2 seeds: Montepaschi Siena, Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Caja Laboral Vitoria
3 seeds: BC KHIMKI MOSCOW REGION, Partizan mt:s Belgrade, Alba Berlin, Anadolu Efes Itsanbul.
4 seeds: Unicaja Malaga, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, Zalgiris Kaunas, Fenerbahce Ulker
5 seeds: Asseco Prokom Gdynia, EA7 Emporio Armani, Brose Baskets Bamberg, Union Olimpija Ljubljana
6 seeds: Cedevita Zagreb, Besiktas JK Milangaz, Elan Chalon-sur-Saone, Team QR