In the voting, in which 13 clubs, including Turkish teams Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahçe Beko, participated, the decision “Do not count the matches played with Russian teams” was a decision in favor of Anadolu Efes, while it was against Fenerbahçe Beko.
TWO OPTIONS ON THE TABLE
Two options were on the table in the voting, in which Russian teams other than CSKA Moscow did not participate. Anadolu Efes chose the first option that puts it in a very advantageous position for the top 4, while Fenerbahçe Beko gave itself an advantage on the Play-Off road. decided on the second option, which would provide
THE MAJORITY SAID “DO NOT COUNT”
As a result of the voting, 7 of the 13 clubs said “Do not count the matches played with the Russian teams”, while the other 6 clubs decided on the option “Let the matches played with the Russian teams be counted, look at the percentage of wins at the end of the season”. As a result of the voting, the first preference was accepted by 1 vote. While the participation of the Russian team CSKA Moscow in the voting was interesting, the Russian representative was among the clubs that chose the first choice.
ADVANTAGE TO EFES, DISADVANTAGE TO FENERBAHÇE
With this decision, Anadolu Efes gained a great advantage in its first 4 routes. The Istanbul representative, who made a bad start to the season and lost most of his first 4 chances, increased his chances of getting his name in the top 4 with this decision and got a chance to capture the home advantage in the Play-Off. Anadolu Efes played all of the 6 matches that had to be played against the Russian teams, and had 2 wins and 4 losses in these matches.
The situation is different for Fenerbahçe Beko. The yellow-dark blue team played 3 of the 6 matches that had to be played with the Russian teams, and they won in these 3 matches. With this decision, all 3 victories of Fenerbahçe Beko were deleted. The yellow-dark blue team received a heavy blow on the way to the Play-Offs after this vote.
EUROLEAGUE FAILS ONCE AGAIN, TAKING RESPONSIBILITY ON THE CLUBS
The EuroLeague administration’s evasion of responsibility and leaving this decision to the clubs created a new discussion topic. EuroLeague management, which has been criticized for many decisions it has taken before, has once again been criticized by both clubs and fans. With this voting decision taken by the EuroLeague management; It brought the teams against each other to choose the most advantageous system for themselves and paved the way for problems between the clubs.