EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS' CUP 1989-1990
Toni Kukoc with European Cup trophy (Photo: Gigantes)
With a consolidated competition system,
some familiar faces were among the eight teams battling to reach the
Final Four in 1990. Aris, Maccabi and Barcelona were in there, Milan
was back among the candidates, as was Jugoplastika, trying to defend
its title. Limoges took part for a second consecutive season, while
debuts were made by Den Helder of Holland and Lech Poznan of Poland.
Barcelona ended first with a 12-2, Jugoplastika was second (11-3),
Limoges was third (10-4) and Aris fourth (8-6). The Final Four took
place in Zaragoza, Spain from April 17 to 19. In the first
semifinal, Barca rolled over Aris, 104-83, while Jugoplastika had
nearly an identical win against Limoges, 101-83. In the final game,
Jugoplastika coach Boza Maljkovic started without Toni Kukoc, but
when he stepped on court in minute 9, he immediately nailed a
three-pointer. He would finish with 20 points. Seconds before
halftime, Velimir Perasovic nailed a triple from the midcourt for a
40-36 Jugoplastika lead, giving a psychological advantage that would
lead the team from Split to its second consecutive title.
FINAL FOUR: Zaragoza, Spain
FINAL: Jugoplastika Split - FC Barcelona 72-67
Split: Ivanovic 12, Perasovic 12, Radja 12, Sobin 7, Sretenovic 5;
Kukoc 20, Savic 4, Tabak 0, Pavicevic 0
Barcelona: Norris 18, Wood 12, San Epifanio 10, Jimenez 8, Solozabal
5; Ferran 6, Crespo 5, Costa 3
THIRD PLACE: Limoges - Aris Thessaloniki 103-91 (54-51)
Limoges: S. Ostrowski 26, M. Brooks 26, D. Collins 26, R. Dacoury 9,
V. Demory 6, P. Jullien 5, K. Dancy 5, JM. Setier, J. Verove, G.
Vestris. Head coach: Michel Gomez
Aris: N. Galis 43, M. Jones 29, S. Vrankovic 13, M. Romanidis 11, V.
Lipiridis 5, Y. Doxakis 2, M. Katsoulis 1, P. Yannakis, Tsirakidis,
N. Filipou. Head coach: Ioannis Ioannidis
Final Four MVP: Toni Kukoc (Jugoplastika)
Winner: Jugoplastika Split (Yugoslavia): Toni Kukoč, Dino Rađa, Zoran Savić, Velimir Perasović, Duško Ivanović, Zoran Sretenović, Goran Sobin, Žan Tabak, Luka Pavićević, Aramis Naglić, Petar Naumoski, Velibor Radović, Josip Lovrić, Teo Čizmić, Paško Tomić (Coach: Božidar Maljković)
Runner-up: FC Barcelona (Spain): Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Audie Norris, David Wood, Nacho Solozabal, Andrés Jiménez, Ferran Martínez, Quim Costa, Xavi Crespo, Claudi Martinez, Arturo Llopis, Lisard Gonzalez, Xavier Marin, Paul Thompson, Steve Trumbo, Oscar de la Torre (Coach: Aíto García Reneses)
Third: CSP Limoges (France): Richard Dacoury, Michael Brooks, Don Collins, Stéphane Ostrowski, Valéry Demory, Jimmy Verove, Georges Vestris, Ken Dancy, Pascal Jullien, Jean-Marc Setier, Frederic Astier, Stephane Dheygers, Bruno Ninet (Coach: Michel Gomez)
Fourth: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece): Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Mike Jones, Stojko Vranković, Slobodan-Lefteris Subotić, Michalis Romanidis, Nikos Filippou, Vassilis Lipiridis, Manthos Katsoulis, Georgios Doxakis, Kostas Baltatzis, Nikos Tsirakidis, Michail Misunov, Vangelis Vourtzoumis (Coach: Ioannis Ioannidis)
FC Barcelona - Aris Thessaloniki 104-83 (45-36)
Barcelona: JA. San Epifanio 24, F. Martinez 21, D. Wood 14, A.
Jimenez 13, A. Norris 12, I. Solozabal 6, X. Crespo 6, J. Costa 6,
C. Martinez 2, A. Llopis. Head coach: Aito Garcia Reneses
Aris: N. Galis 26, M. Jones 21, P. Yannakis 15, S. Vrankovic 13, M.
Romanidis 6, V. Lipiridis 2, N. Filipou, M. Katsoulis, Baltazis, Y.
Doxakis. Head coach: Iannis Ioannidis
Jugoplastika Split - Limoges 101-83 (51-44)
Jugoplastika: V. Perasovic 24, D. Ivanovic 20, T. Kukoc 16, Z. Savic
16, D. Radja 10, Z. Sretenovic 7, G. Sobin 4, Z. Tabak 4, L.
Pavicevic, P. Naumoski. Head coach: Bozidar Maljkovic
Limoges: S. Ostrowski 21, M. Brooks 19, D. Collins 18, V. Demory 12,
P. Jullien 6, R. Dacoury 4, K. Dancy 3, JM. Setier, J. Verove, G.
Vestris. Head coach: Michel Gomez