MACCABI TEL AVIV swingman Chuck Eidson 311.
(photo credit: Adi Avishai)
Despite making the Final Four last season, Maccabi Tel Aviv was not given one of
the four top seeds for Thursday’s Euroleague group draw for the 2011/12
campaign, which will be held in Barcelona.
The yellow-and-blue was placed
in the second quartet of teams, which also includes Caja Laboral,
Montepaschi Siena and CSKA Moscow, while the top honors went to Barcelona,
Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and Real Madrid.
This year’s selection of seeds
was based on a new format using a strict calculation formula, one which takes
into account a team’s success over the past three seasons.
directly qualified teams will be divided into six groups with four teams in each
group. Two teams from the same country cannot coincide in the same
regular-season group, except for Spain, which has five teams participating in