EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS' CUP 1988-1989
Four formula. Barcelona,
Maccabi, Aris and Nashua repeated among the last eight teams.
Meanwhile, Scavolini replaced Tracer, Jugoplastika did the same with
Partizan, Limoges came instead of Pau-Orthez and CSKA debuted in
round before the Final Four. Maccabi finished first (12-2),
Barcelona second (11-3), while Jugoplastika and Aris arrived to the
FInal Four as the third and fourth qualifiers, both with 8-6. The
final tournament was played in Munich, Germany from April 6 to 8.
Maccabi beat Aris in the first semifinal with 28 points by Doron
Jamchy and 20 each by Kevin Magee and Kenny Barlow. In the second
semifinal, Jugoplastika defeated Barca behind 24 points by Toni
Kukoc, 21 by Dusko Ivanovic and 18 by Dino Radja. In the big final,
and for the second year in a row, favored Maccabi said goodbye to
the Final Four without the title. Like Barcelona before, Maccabi
surrendered to 24 points from Radja and 18 from Kukoc in the final.
The talented youngsters from Split were a revelation.
FINAL FOUR: Munich,
FINAL: Jugoplastika Split - Maccabi Tel-Aviv 75-69
Jugoplastika: Radja 20, Kukoc 18, Ivanovic 12, Sobin 11, Sretenovic
7; Pavicevic 4, Tabak 2, Perasovic 1
Maccabi: Jamchy 25, Barlow 13, Marcer 10, Magee 10, Lippin 2; Simms
9, Daniel 0
THIRD PLACE: Aris Thessaloniki - FC Barcelona 88-71 (48-38)
Aris: N. Galis 36, P. Yannakis 22, L. Subotic 16, M. Katsoulis 9, V.
Lipiridis 3, G. Wiltjer 2, M. Romanidis, N. Filipou, Y. Dokakis.
Head coach: Iannis Ioannidis
Barcelona: A. Norris 18, A. Jimenez 17, X. Crespo 9, JA. San
Epifanio 7, G. Waiters 7, J. Costa 5, I. Solozabal 3, J. Soler 3, S.
Abad 2, C. Sibilio. Head coach: Aito Garcia Reneses
Final Four MVP: Dino Radja (Jugoplastika)
Winner: Jugoplastika Split (Yugoslavia): Toni Kukoč, Dino Rađa, Duško Ivanović, Velimir Perasović, Goran Sobin, Zoran Sretenović, Žan Tabak, Luka Pavićević, Teo Čizmić, Ivica Burić, Paško Tomić, Petar Vučica (Coach: Božidar Maljković)
Runner-up: Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel): Kevin Magee, Ken Barlow, Willie Sims, Doron Jamchi, LaVon Mercer, Hen Lippin, Motti Daniel, Itzhak Cohen, Gilad Katz, Eliezer Gordon, Uri Buch, Eran Bergstein (Coach: Zvi Sherf)
Third: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece): Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Slobodan-Lefteris Subotić, Greg Wiltjer, Michalis Romanidis, Nikos Filippou, Vassilis Lipiridis, Georgios Doxakis, Manthos Katsoulis, Michail Misunov, Vangelis Vourtzoumis, Petros Stamatis, Dimitris Avdalas, Larry Kapcik (Coach: Ioannis Ioannidis)
Fourth: FC Barcelona (Spain): Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Chicho Sibilio, Nacho Solozabal, Audie Norris, Andrés Jiménez, Quim Costa, Xavi Crespo, Santi Abad, Jordi Soler, Arturo Jesus Llopis, Lisard Gonzalez, Granville Stephen Waiters, Steve Trumbo, Mike Saulsberry (Coach: Aíto García Reneses)
Maccabi Tel Aviv - Aris Thessaloniki 99-86 (50-48)
Maccabi: K. Magee 29, D. Jamchi 28, K. Barlow 20, M. Daniel 8, W.
Sims 7, L. Mercer 5, C. Lipin 2, G. Katz, I. Cohen, E. Gordon. Head
Coach: Zvika Sherf
Aris: P. Yannakis 25, L. Subotic 22, N. Galis 21, G. Wiltjer 12, M.
Katsoulis 4, V. Lipiridis 2, M. Romanidis, N. Filipou, Y. Dokakis.
Head Coach: Iannis Ioannidis
Jugoplastika Split - FC Barcelona 87-77 (50-41)
Jugoplastika: T. Kukoc 24, D. Ivanovic 21, D. Radja 18, L. Pavicevic
9, Z. Sretenovic 5, G. Sobin 4, V. Perasovic 4, Z. Tabak 2, T.
Cizmic, I. Buric. Head coach: Bozidar Maljkovic
Barcelona: JA. San Epifanio 16, C. Sibilio 15, A. Norris 15, A.
JimÃ©nez 14, I. Solozabal 7, X. Crespo 5, J. Costa 5, G. Waiters, S.
Abad, J. Soler. Head Coach: Aito Garcia Reneses