By Lefteris Moutis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Nemanja Bjelica won the MVP award for the regular season and his team, Fenerbahce followed the jinx of the MVPs.
Euroleague established the MVP award of the regular season in 2005 (until then there was only MVP award for the Final Four) and since then only two players have won also the MVP award of the Final Four and only four have celebrated the Euroleague trophy…
The two only players who won both MVP awards are the two Greek stars, Dimitris Diamantidis in 2011 and Vassilis Spanoulis in 2013. Apart from Panathinaikos in 2011 and Olympiacos last year, only the MVPs of 2005 (Anthony Parker) and 2008 (Ramunas Siskauskas) made it. Seven of the eleven previous years the MVP of the regular season failed to win the Euroleague, four them lost the final, Navarro of Barcelona in 2009 and Bjelica of Fenerbahce this season lost the semifinal.
Moreover, Vassilis Spanoulis wants to win his fourth Euroleague title and fourth MVP award to be the first one in the history of the compeitition, as soon as Kukoc has three MVP awards. The captain of Olympiacos has 7 victories in 7 games in Final Fours and on Sunday vs Real Madrid has the chance for a historical record.
|Season||Regular Season MVP||Final Four MVP|
|2004-05||Anthony Parker (Maccabi)||Sarunas Jasikevicius (Maccabi)|
|2005-06||Anthony Parker (Maccabi)||Teo Papaloukas (CSKA)|
|2006-07||Teo Papaloukas (CSKA)||Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos)|
|2007-08||Ramunas Siskauskas (CSKA)||Trajan Langton (CSKA)|
|2008-09||Juan Carlos Navarro (Barcelona)||Vassilis Spanoulis (Panathinaikos)|
|2009-10||Milos Teodosic (Olympiacos)||Juan Carlos Navarro (Barcelona)|
|2010-11||Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos)||Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos)|
|2011-12||Andrei Kirilenko (CSKA)||Vassilis Spanoulis (Olympiacos)|
|2012-13||Vassilis Spanoulis (Olympiacos)||Vassilis Spanoulis (Olympiacos)|
|2013-14||Sergio Rodriguez (Real Madrid)||Tyrece Rice (Maccabi)|
|2014-15||Nemanja Bjelica (Fenerbahce)||?|