Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga

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Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Austrian Basketball League Logo.jpg
Country  Austria
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 1947; 70 years ago (1947)
First season 1947–48
Number of teams 9
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Austrian Cup
Supercup Austrian Supercup
International cup(s) FIBA Europe Cup
Current champions Oberwart Gunners (2nd title)
Most championships UBSC Wien (11 titles)
TV partners Sky Sport
Website www.oebl.at
2016–17 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga

The Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (ÖBL) (in English: Austrian Basketball League (ABL)) is the top men's professional basketball league in Austria.[1][2] Until the 2004–05 season, the league was known as the A-Liga (A-League) and then until the 2008–09 season it was called the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (ÖBL). Since the 2008–09 season, it has been named the Admiral Basketball League, after the league's main sponsor, Admiral Sportwetten.

Competition format

In the current season each team plays the other nine teams four times, creating a 36-game regular-season schedule. After that, the top six teams move on. The two semi-finals winners meet in a best-of-seven championship series.

Clubs

Club Place Arena Capacity
Allianz Swans Gmunden Gmunden Volksbank Arena 2,200
WBC Kraftwerk Wels Wels Raiffeisen Arena 1,700
BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld Fürstenfeld Stadthalle Fürstenfeld 1,200
Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions Traiskirchen Lions Dome 1,200
Kapfenberg Bulls Kapfenberg Sporthalle Walfersam 1,000
BC Zepter Vienna Wien Admiral Dome 1,500
redwell Gunners Oberwart Oberwart Sporthalle Oberwart 1,700
Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg Klosterneuburg Happyland Klosterneuburg 1,000
UBSC Raiffeisen Graz Graz Unionhalle 0600

Title holders

Finals

Season Champion Result Runners-up Champions' coach Finals MVP
2000–01 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Wörthersee Piraten N/A
2001–02 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Panthers Fürstenfeld
2002–03 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Swans Gmunden
2003–04 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–1 Swans Gmunden
2004–05 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Oberwart Gunners United States Bob Gonnen
2005–06 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Kraftwerk Wels United States Bob Gonnen Austria Peter Hütter
2006–07 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Oberwart Gunners United States Bob Gonnen Austria De'Teri Mayes
2007–08 Panthers Fürstenfeld 3–2 Oberwart Gunners United States Aaron Mitchell United States Anthony Shavies
2008–09 Kraftwerk Wels 3–1 Swans Gmunden Austria Raoul Korner United States Ricky Moore
2009–10 Swans Gmunden 3–2 Panthers Fürstenfeld Austria Matthias Fischer Austria De'Teri Mayes
2010–11 Oberwart Gunners 3–2 Swans Gmunden Austria Neno Ašćerić Austria Bernd Volcic
2011–12 Dukes Klosterneuburg 3–1 Swans Gmunden Austria Werner Sallomon Austria Christoph Nagler
2012–13 Zepter Vienna 3–2 Oberwart Gunners Italy Andrea Maghelli United States Shawn Ray
2013–14 Güssing Knights
3–2
Kapfenberg Bulls Germany Matthias Zollner United States Anthony Shavies
2014–15 Güssing Knights
3–1
Zepter Vienna Germany Matthias Zollner United States Travis Taylor
2015–16 Redwell Oberwart Gunners
3–0
WBC Raiffeissen Wels Greece Chris Chougaz United States Chris McNealy
2016–17 ece Bulls Kapfenberg
4–1
Redwell Oberwart Gunners Austria Michael Schrittwieser Serbia Bogić Vujošević

Awards

All-Star Game

The ÖBL holds an annual all-star game, pitting a team of the best Austrian players in the league against a team made up of the league's top international players. Like the NBA All-Star Game, the ÖBL All-Star festivities include a slam dunk contest and a three-point shooting competition.

References

  1. ^ Eurobasket.com
  2. ^ Official website (in German)

External links

  • Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga Official Website
  • Eurobasket.com League Page
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