ALBA Berlin returns to the Eurocup looking to make some noise. ALBA comes off a strong 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, in which the team recorded wins against FC Barcelona, Panathinaikos Athens and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in the Top 16 to finish the phase with a 7-7 record, but missed out on a playoff berth on a tiebreaker. ALBA also made it to the German League semifinals, where it lost to FC Bayern Munich in a do-or-die Game 5 in overtime, and reached the German Cup semifinals. ALBA was the first German club to win a European trophy when it raised the 1995 Korac Cup, which started a string of success. Sasa Obradovic, Teo Alibegovic and Coach Svetislav Pesic led ALBA to that first European title. What followed was dominance on the homefront as Berlin reeled off seven consecutive German League titles. ALBA also made it to the Euroleague eighthfinals in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and reached the 2001 FIBA SuproLeague quarterfinals. ALBA made history by winning one the longest games recorded in European competitions: a five-overtime 141-127 victory over KK Bosna in the 2007-08 ULEB Cup. ALBA won the German Cup in 2006 and regained the German League championship in 2008. The following season, it advanced to the Top 16 for the first time. ALBA also lifted the German Cup and its home court, the o2 World, was home to the 2009 Euroleague Final Four. The following season, it advanced to the 2010 Eurocup final – cheered on by fans that traveled by car and bus all the way from Berlin due to air traffic problems, but Valencia ended their chances of seeing their team lift the trophy. ALBA added two more cup trophies in 2013 and 2014. ALBA hopes to use its winning tradition and experience to go even further in an exciting 2015-16 season for the German powerhouse.
2014-15 Results - Euroleague: Top 16; German League: semifinals.