Global leader in sports management, Euroleague Basketball is enjoying its second decade of sustained growth as an innovative organiser of elite competitions and events. Euroleague Basketball was founded in 2000 under a private organisational model considered a breakthrough for European professional team sports. It now manages the continent's two premier basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup, consisting of more than 60 teams from as many as 25 countries.
Each season culminates in the naming of a continental champion at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, now a signature event on the world sporting calendar. All recent Final Fours have been broadcast live to nearly 200 countries on all five continents, matching the company's growth both on line and in arena attendance. Euroleague Basketball also directs the Nike International Junior Tournament, a half-year, four-country competition which crowns a young men's continental champion each spring.
Off the court, through the Euroleague Basketball Institute and One Team, the company promotes educational and charitable initiatives as varied as coaching clinics and social exclusion prevention programs.