Ergin Ataman started the EuroLeague season 2021-22 at a very dangerous rate. Anadolu Efes Istanbul head coach, leads the competition in ejections. Moreover, he's close to tying Andrea Trinchieri with the most head coach ejections in years.

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Sertac  Sanli
EFF
25
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Points 24
Accuracy 9-11
Rebounds 3
Assists 1

We're 13 games into the season, but coach Ataman didn't finish the night on the sidelines twice already.

The last outburst occurred last Friday in Istanbul, where a 55-year-old Turkish coach received two consecutive technicals in overtime and was thrown out of the EuroLeague final rematch vs. Barcelona.

Anadolu Efes were furious with the refereeing. The EuroLeague champions released a statement after the game complaining that wrong whistles at the end of the match became more decisive than the breathtaking fight of both teams.

If Ataman is ejected at least one more time in 21 remaining regular-season games (and playoffs, if Efes will advance), he'll tie last year's Andrea Trinchieri record of three ejections.

So far, Ataman leads the EuroLeague with five technical fouls, according to BBallytics.com. AS Monaco head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic is second with four technicals. Sarunas Jasikevicius (FC Barcelona) and Andrea Trinchieri (FC Bayern Munich) has three. However, neither of these coaches were ejected this year.

Head coaches Technical fouls
Ergin Ataman 5
Zvezdan Mitrovic 4
Sarunas Jasikevicius, Andrea Trinchieri 3
Ettore Messina 2
Dimitris Itoudis, Sasa Djordjevic, Ioannis Sfairopoulos, Georgios Bartzokas, Dimitris Priftis, Xavi Pascual, Dusko Ivanovic* 1
Dejan Radonjic, TJ Parker, Velimir Perasovic, Israel Gonzalez, Pablo Laso, Jure Zdovc, Neven Spahija, Martin Schiller* 0
*No longer in the league

Seven current EuroLeague coaches deserve credit for patience. Dejan Radonjic (Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade), TJ Parker (LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne), Velimir Perasovic (UNICS Kazan), Israel Gonzalez (ALBA Berlin), Pablo Laso (Real Madrid), Jure Zdovc (Zalgiris Kaunas), and Neven Spahija (Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz) didn't receive a single technical foul yet.

Jalen Reynolds leads the tournament with three technical fouls in the players' department, per BBallytics.com. Mike James, Nikola Kalinic, Shane Larkin, Vincent Poirier, Sergio Rodriguez, Shavon Shields, Will Thomas, and Jan Vesely have two technicals.

AS Monaco tops the team list with the most technicals (10). Anadolu Efes and Maccabi share the second and third places with seven technical fouls. Baskonia, UNICS, and Zalgiris are the most disciplined teams with only a single technical foul.

Last year Bayern had an infamous triple crown. According to BBallytics.com, they topped the tournament in team technicals (27), had the furious head coach (Andrea Trinchieri, 13), and the most emotional player (Wade Baldwin, 7).

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47%
29/62
Field goals
45%
34/75
29
Rebounds
47
14
Assists
24
5
Steals
6
36%
10/28
3-pointers
46%
13/28
83%
25/30
Free throws
70%
14/20

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9/11 FG
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6 DREB
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8 REB
8 DREB
0 OREB
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1 TO
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