Which team will win the Istanbul's final four ?
According my opinion and judging from what I have seen so far from these teams, the list is like that.
1) CSKA (The number one favorite)
2) BARCELONA (Good team good player, run & gun style)
3) PANATHINAIKOS (Good chemistry good coaching but not that good as CSKA and BARCA)
4 OLYMPIACOS. (A team that comes here as the underdogs. But it's a talented young team and thirsty for success)
I wish I am going to be wrong, but I see an Olympiacos vs Panathinaikos 3d place game.
Of course here in Greece we would love to have a final between those teams. It would be the first Greek final of Euroleague.
I have a feeling though, that one Greek team will be in the final and it will not be Panathinaikos.
Educated guess, CSKA-Olympiakos final, 7 point win for the Russian Team!
And just for the History.
Final four titles.
PAO They have won all of their European titles in modern final four system era. (something it begun in 1988) 1996,2000,2002,2007,2009,2011. PAO final record is 6/7. (The best record) This is the 12th final four for PAO.
CSKA They have won 2 of their 6 Euro league titles under final four system in 2006, 2008. CSKA final record is 6/11 and its their 10th participation in a final four.
BARCELONA They have won all of their Euro league trophies (2) in final four system in 2003 , 2010. BARCELONA final record is 2/7 (one of the worse final records I guess) and it's their 7th participation in a final four.
OLYMPIACOS is the team with the less trophies (one in 1997) and their final record is 1/4. This is their 6th final four.
4 teams holding 15 of the 54 Euroleague titles in total. Amazing !!!
Last edited by Panathinaikos bc; 04-06-2012 at 02:35 PM.
Who voted for PAO ?
I think it's very difficult to win the trophy this year. We barely make it to F4. (of course we had the strongest opponent in play off games)
And statistical, a 7/8 record is unachievable in my opinion. It would be crazy if that happen.
For me this year's trophy would be if Obradovic and Giannakopouloi bro, would stay in the team next year. I can't see Pana with out Zeliko. It won't be the same team never, and Itoudis as a head coach in PAOK, wasn't that good. (Good to be aware of that in case they promote him as a head coach in Pana.) Of course Itoudis after so many years spending next to Obradovic, as an assistant coach, probably he will have improve his coaching level/skills.
1) Something else we should say for Istanbul's final four, is that Olympiacos won his Euroleague trophy with Dusan Ivkovic and now the same person coaching the team.
2) CSKA as many times they have participate to F4 along with PANA, they never won the trophy.
Last edited by Panathinaikos bc; 04-06-2012 at 03:27 PM.
good job my friend but i mentioned a mistake..this is the 11th participation for pao and the 7th for olympiacos..