Travis Watson, currently ranked sixth in career rebounds per game (7.7), made his EuroLeague debut with Fortitudo Bologna.
Two-time MVP and All-Decade selection Anthony Parker played his last EuroLeague season with Maccabi in 2005-06.
Another future All-Decade choice, Ramunas Siskauskas, was in his second EuroLeague season with Benetton Basket in 2005-06.
Yet another All-Decade choice, Trajan Langdon, was one of the key additions to a CSKA Moscow team that would make history at season’s end.
In his only season with Real Madrid, scoring ace Igor Rakocevic averaged 14.8 points over 20 games in a run to the last date of the playoffs.
Manolis Papamakarios and Olympiacos also reached Game 3 of the playoffs before falling to two-time defending champion Maccabi.
Walter Herrmann and Jorge Garbajosa of Unicaja converge on Alvin of Pau-Orthez during the regular season.
Massimo Bulleri played the first on his four seasons with Milan in 2005-06, averaging 13.3 points over 14 games.
Jaka Lakovic scored 14.4 points over 22 games in his last season of four with Panathinaikos.
Marcus Goree of Benetton and Darujus Lavrinovic of Zalgiris, who ranked second in 2005-06 with 8.3 rebounds per game, faced off in a regular season clash.
Robertas Javtokas, the previous season’s EuroCup Finals MVP and a future EuroLeague champion, made his debut in the top competition with Lietuvos Rytas and ranked third in rebounds with 8.2 on average.
Fred House, second in average career steals with 2.5 per game, spent his third EuroLeague season with Lietuvos Rytas.
Nikos Barlos of Olympiacos battles against Jasmin Hukic and Jeff Nordgaard of Prokom Trefl Sopot.
Two of the greatest rebounders ever, Mirsad Turkcan of Fenerbahce Ulker and Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid, battle for the ball.
Mindaugas Lukauskis of Lietuvos Rytas makes his move against David Vanterpool and Sergey Panov of CSKA Moscow.
Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid wins a rebounding confrontation with Jamie Arnold of Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Tal Burstein of Maccabi Tel Aviv splits Fenerbahce Ulker defenders Omer Onan, Robert Gulyas and Mirsad Turkcan.
Benetton big men Andrea Bargnani, 20 years old at the time, was the 2006 EuroLeague Rising Star winner and went on to be the No1 pick in the NBA Draft after this season.
This was the only season Kiwane Garris played in the EuroLeague, appearing in 20 games with Climamio Bologna.
Jordi Trias of FC Barcelona and Nikos Barlos of Olympiacos battle for a ball in a Top 16 game in Pireaus.
The two-time champion Maceo Baston played his last of three season with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
This was the last of four seasons for Gregor Fucka playing in FC Barcelona uniform, as he helped the team return to the Final Four after three years.
All-Decade guard Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos Athens was chosen Euroleague Best Defender for the second year in a row.
CSKA forward Matjaz Smodis fights for a rebound with Gregor Fucka in the 2006 Final Four semifinal match which CSKA won en route to winning the title.
Michalis Kakiouzis of FC Barcelona battles for the ball in the third-place game at the 2006 Final Four against Tau Ceramica.
2005-06 All-EuroLeague First Team forward Luis Scola spent seven seasons with Tau Ceramica, helping it reach the 2006 Final Four.
All-Decade guard Theo Papaloukas was the 2006 Final Four MVP, leading CSKA past Tal Burstein and Maccabi in the 2006 championship game to end CSKA’s 35-year long title drought.