In the first (5:30pm UK) of Saturday’s two 2022 ACB Supercopa de España semifinals in Sevilla, hosts Coosur Real Betis take on 2021-22 Liga ACB runners-up Real Madrid, with the winner to take on the winner of the evening’s second contest, between Barcelona and Joventut Badalona.
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The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto has had an eventful history. The competition was initially created in 1984 (as the Federation Cup) by the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB; the Spanish top tier), as a single contest in which the reigning league winner faced the cup winner in a one-game final. The first four editions of the competition (1984–87) were held in the middle of the regular season. The 1988–89 edition was cancelled due to a lack of interest, after which, ahead of the 1989-90 season, the competition was officially cancelled. After an absence of more than a decade-an-a-half, the ACB revived the tournament in 2004, as the Supercopa ACB (known since 2011 as the Supercopa Endesa), a Final Four-style involving:
- The league winner from the previous season
- The cup winner from the previous season
- A host team
- The defending Supercopa champion
- In case of vacancies, the Spanish club outside of these three that fared best in European competitions the previous season.
Taking part in this year’s edition of the competition are:
- Real Betis, the host team
- FC Barcelona, five-time winners of the competition, who won both the Liga ACB title and the Copa del Rey in 2021-22
- Real Madrid, the reigning Supercopa de España champions, who recorded a record seventh victory in September 2021
- 2022 EuroCup semifinalists Joventut Badalona
The first of the two semifinals at the Palacio Municipal De Deportes San Pablo in Sevilla pits hosts Real Betis against 2021-22 EuroLeague, Copa del Rey and Liga ACB regular season runners-up (but playoff champions), Real Madrid.
The ‘tri-runners-up’ remain one of Spanish basketball’s top sides, with depth and quality at each of the five positions. Most importantly, back back for a sixth season at the club is star big man Edy Tavares, along with his frontcourt mate Guerschon Yabusele and back up Vincent Poirier, both of whom are fresh off of a run to the EuroBasket final with France. On the wings, three incumbents, Argentine Gabrielle Deck, Hungarian Ádám Hanga and Fabien Causseur, are joined by a pair of newcomers in 23-year-old Bosnian-Herzagovenan (and onetime Brooklyn Net) Musa Džanan and somehow-still-only-27-year-old former NBA lottery pick Mario Hezonja, who transferred in from Kazan, Russia-based BC UNICS. The poit guard spot, meanwhile, will be held down by a trio of veterans Spanish veterans: 36-year-old Sergio Rodríguez, 34-year-old Sergio Lull, and 37-year-old Rudy Fernández. Madrid’s quality is undeniable, though there is some potential for concern at the lead guard spot, which, while long on veteran savvy, could suffer from a lack of youth and dynamism.
Betis, meanwhile, are led by 28-year-old Philly born point guard Shannon Evans, who last played in the United States in 2018, for Arizona State University, before moving to Europe. After stints in Hungary, France and Turkey, Evans is back for a second season with Betis. Thanks to a trio of Latvians, this does boasts some NBA connections, in starting shooting Dairis Bertāns (the older brother of veteran NBA big man Davis Bertāns) and the frontcourt pairing of Rodions Kurucs and Anžejs Pasečņiks, who both spent multiple seasons in the NBA before moving to Europe.