Following the creation of modern ULEB competitions (Euroleague in 2000 and ULEB Cup in 2002) and the disappearance of the old FIBA club tournaments (SuproLeague, Saporta Cup, and Korać Cup), the European Basketball Association decided to create brand-new competitions on behalf of a group of European clubs not powerful enough to be admitted by ULEB, but nevertheless with the sport and economic potential to be willing to compete at an international level. One of these competitions is FIBA Europe League (renamed FIBA EuroCup in season 2005-06, later EuroChallenge from season 2008-09 on, and finally known as FIBA Europe Cup after the summer of 2015), which became a second-tier correlate to ULEB's Euroleague and Eurocup, gathering the elite teams of FIBA Europe.
In the summer of 2008, ULEB and FIBA Europe reached an agreement to merge ULEB Cup and FIBA EuroCup in a single competition called Eurocup, which assumed the role of the former ULEB competition reinforced by some FIBA teams, whereas the former FIBA EuroCup was renamed EuroChallenge. Unlike the old FIBA competitions, in which participation depended only on sport criteria (ranking of clubs in domestic tournaments), the participants in modern Europe Cup are selected by FIBA Europe also according to logistic and economic criteria.
• Official FIBA Europe scores and statistics extended and corrected with multilingual edition.
• Visit the official FIBA Europe site for a more detailed information on this tournament.