FC Barcelona Lassa comes off a rare title-free season and is eager to bounce back right away. Barcelona made it to all three domestic finals – the SuperCup, Copa del Rey and Spanish League, but lost all of them to archrival Real Madrid. Barcelona also had a strong Turkish Airlines Euroleague season; it earned home-court advantage and took a 1-0 lead in its playoffs series against Olympiacos Piraeus, but three consecutive losses cost the team a shot at yet another Final Four. The club began its haul of trophies in the 1940s, a decade that saw it lift the Copa del Rey five times. Barcelona’s next era of greatness came in the 1980s, led by Nacho Solozabal, Chicho Sibilio and Juan Antonio "Epi" San Epifanio. Barcelona reached the 1984 Euroleague final before falling to Roma and then won the Saporta Cup in both 1985 and 1986 plus the Korac Cup the following season. Despite its successes, Barcelona still longed for Euroleague glory. The club added Audie Norris and made it to three straight Euroleague Final Fours from 1989 to 1991, but lost to eventual champion Split each time – including twice in the final. Barcelona returned three more times to the Final Four in the 1990s alone, but came up short each time. In 1999, Barcelona won a second Korac Cup, but 2000 brought with it more Final Four disappointment. That all changed in 2003 when, with the city hosting the Final Four at Palau Sant Jordi, the great Dejan Bodiroga teamed with Gregor Fucka, Sarunas Jasikevicius and Juan Carlos Navarro under Coach Svetislav Pesic to carry Barca past Benetton Treviso for its first Euroleague crown. Barcelona returned to the Final Four again in 2006 and won the Copa del Rey in 2007. In the 2008-09 season, with Xavi Pascual already head coach, Barcelona won yet another Spanish League title and returned to the Final Four, but lost again to CSKA. The 2009-10 season was a memorable one for Barcelona as the likes of Navarro, Ricky Rubio, Erazem Lorbek and Pete Mickeal helped make the team among the best Euroleague champions ever with an incredible 20-2 record. Panathinaikos stopped Barcelona in the 2011 playoffs and prevented the club from returning to a Palau Sant Jordi Final Four. Olympiacos knocked Barca out in the 2012 Final Four in Istanbul and Madrid stood in the club's way in the 2013 and 2014 Euroleague semifinals. Even so, Barcelona won the Spanish League and Copa double in 2011, another league trophy in 2012, the Copa in 2013 and the Spanish championship in 2014. Barcelona has been to the Final Four a record 14 times since 1988, including five of the last seven years. The goal is now to reach the 2016 Final Four in Berlin and fight for a third continental crown.
2014-15 Results - Euroleague: Playoffs; Spanish League: finalist; Spain's Copa del Rey: finalist