Real Madrid comes off one of its best seasons ever, which is already a lot when you speak of the winningest team in European basketball history. After two years of making it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game, Madrid finally went all the way by downing Olympiacos Piraeus 78-59 to claim its ninth continental crown and its first since 1995. Andres Nocioni was chosen as the Final Four MVP and Felipe Reyes was an All-Euroleague First Team selection, while Sergio Rodriguez, Sergio Llull, Jaycee Carroll, Gustavo Ayon and Rudy Fernandez all played major roles during the season, too. Coach Pablo Laso's team also lifted the Copa del Rey and the Spanish League trophies to conquer Los Blancos' first Triple Crown since 1974. For more than half a century, Madrid has been a reference in European basketball as it has accumulated a record nine continental titles. Its untouchable cache of 32 domestic league and 25 cup trophies says plenty about its status in Spanish basketball. Moreover, almost every time that Madrid has not played in Europe's top competition, it won a different continental trophy; its trophy case boasts four Saporta Cups, a Korac Cup and a ULEB Cup between 1984 and 2007 – all as stepping-stones back to the big time. Great players like Emiliano Rodriguez, Clifford Luyk, Wayne Brabender, Walter Szczerbiak, Juan Antonio Corbalan, Drazen Petrovic, Arvydas Sabonis and Dejan Bodiroga have turned Real Madrid into one of the most celebrated basketball clubs in the world. Madrid won four Euroleague titles between 1964 and 1968 to establish itself as a juggernaut and added more titles in 1974, 1978 and 1980. Even though it took the club 15 years to win it again, Madrid found success in other European competitions, too; it lifted the Saporta Cup trophy in 1984, 1989, 1992 and 1997 as well as the Korac Cup in 1988. With Sabonis aboard, Madrid won its eighth Euroleague title in 1995 by beating Olympiacos in the final. In 2007, Louis Bullock and Felipe Reyes helped Madrid to a new trophy, the ULEB Cup, and the Spanish League crown for the 30th time by besting Barcelona 3-1 in the finals. Madrid returned to the Final Four in 2011 and went all the way to the Euroleague Championship Game in 2013 and 2014, but lost against Olympiacos and Maccabi Electra, respectively. Madrid was loyal to its fast-paced, fun-to-watch basketball and gained the experience and toughness required to be almost unbeatable in decisive games last season. The next goal is ambitious - to become the first team to win 10 Euroleague titles, while trying to win every other trophy available, too.
2014-15 Results - Euroleague: Champion; Spanish League: Champion; Spain's Copa del Rey: Champion.