Baloncesto Málaga, S.A.D, or more commonly referred to as Unicaja, is a Spanish professional basketball team based in Málaga, Andalusia. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the Euroleague. The club won its first title, the Korać Cup in 2001. They then won the Spanish King's Cup championship in 2005. The next year in 2006, Unicaja won its first-ever Spanish Championship. It finished its best years in 2007 qualifying for the Euroleague Final Four, where it was defeated in the semifinals by Panathinaikos. In October 2007, Unicaja faced the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies in a friendly match, defeating them 102–99. This is one of the few times an NBA team has lost to an overseas club. Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro, two of the greatest Spanish basketball players of all time, played for Memphis in that historical game.
Bayern Munich has a long basketball tradition. Besides its most successful years in the 1950s and 1960s (German Championships in 1954, 1955, and German Cup in 1968), the club enjoyed remarkable popularity in 1956, when it even drew 40,000 fans to an open-air test game against Lancia Bozen, once a top basketball club from Italy. Later, in 1966, the club was a founding member of the German League. In 2008, the declared goal of the team was to return to the club’s former glory, and return to the top German League, which it eventually did. In the near future, the club seeks to become a major force in European basketball, so that Bayern Munich will not only be well known for its football (soccer) operations, but also for its basketball operations as well. In the 2012–13 season the club reached the semi-finals, where it lost 3–2 against the reigning champions Brose Baskets.
Basket Sassari Dinamo was founded in 1960 and, in the past, due to sponsorship deals, has also been known as Banco Popolare Sassari (1989–90). The club plays in the Serie A (the highest level for the men's basketball competitions in Italy) since 2010. Dinamo Sassari is notable to be the club in the Italian professional basketball to have made the impressive 158 points scoring in a single game (no overtimes), during the 1994–95 Serie A2 regular season vs Pallacanestro Pavia (91), the highest ever made by any club in Italy. In 2012 the club made its debut in Europe, when it played in the Eurocup regular season. The 2013–14 season was one of the most historic ever for the club. Banco di Sardegna Sassari won the Italian Cup, the team's first trophy. Dinamo's star player Travis Diener was named cup MVP. Later in the season Drake Diener – Travis' cousin – was named Italian League MVP. Dinamo also played in the Eurocup once again, and reached the eight-finals this time around.
The club was founded in 1949 when Budućnost sports society decided to form the men's basketball club. Budućnost participated in its first competition during the first part of June 1949, at the third Montenegrin Championship. The team won five consecutive titles since 2007 with a combined 89–1 record – which says plenty about its dominance. Budućnost was close to making the Adriatic League Final Four in 2009–10 and missed out on the Eurocup after falling to Brose Baskets by a single point at the end of a home-and-away Qualifying Round series. In the 2010–11 season, Budućnost came up short in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Round and the Eurocup Regular Season, but once again won the Montenegrin League and the Montenegrin Cup titles.
In 1990, the club promoted for the first time to Liga ACB. 26 years later, and having spent 18 seasons in the top tier, CB Murcia qualified on May 2016 for the first time to the 2016 ACB play-offs, after finishing the regular season in the seventh place. The team was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Real Madrid, who won the series by 1–2 and became finally the league champion. After this achievement, Murcia will play European competition for the first time in its history after being admitted in the 2016–17 Eurocup Basketball.