20 September, 2018
01 Januar, 2019


Innovative joint partnership

An independent and separate legal entity based in Switzerland has been established. An innovative 50-50 joint partnership between FIBA and 10 top European leagues:

Basketball’s new horizon in Europe

  • Fair competition based on sporting principles: teams qualifying through national leagues
  • A truly European club competition with 30 countries
  • Innovative partnership

The Basketball Champions League

  • Nurturing new European talents
  • Protecting the domestic leagues
  • Promoting sporting results and openness of competitions
  • Providing a sound business model for all stakeholders, not only elite clubs
  • Bringing coherence, transparency and unity to European club competitions
  • Protecting the integrity of the game: all clubs shall be treated equally
  • Advancing common interests through a partnership 50% Leagues - 50% FIBA

Check the Competition Format

Board of Directors
  • Markus Studer, Chairman
  • Alain Béral
  • Serbülent Sengun
  • Cyriel Coomans
  • Maurizio Bertea
  • Stefan Holz
  • Kamil Novak
  • Tomas Kotrc

Observer : Tomas Van Den Spiegel

Chief Executive Officer
  • Patrick Comninos

Three committees composed of representatives of Leagues and FIBA:
Competitions Committee
  • Asterios Zois, Chairman
  • Jens Staudenmayer, Vice-Chairman
  • Edgar Sneps, member
  • Wim Van de Keere, member
  • Djilali Meziane, member
  • Jose Montero, member
  • Radoslav Nesterovic, member
  • Kamil Novak, delegate of the Board
Marketing & Media Committee
  • Arthur Goethals, Chairman
  • Bane Prelevic, Vice-Chairman
  • Niko Laskaris, member
  • Antti Zitting, member
  • Emir Turam, member
  • Edli Marcus, member
  • Anna Reznitskaya, member
  • Maurizio Bezzecchi, member
  • Stefan Holz, delegate of the Board
Finance Committee
  • Egidio Bianchi, Chairman
  • Karl Thaller, Vice-Chairman
  • Ingo Weiss, member
  • Patrick Mariller, member
  • Christine Lombard, member
  • Marek Palus, member
  • Tomas Kotrc, delegate of the Board
Single Judge
  • Olivier Ducrey