ABA League Second Division

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ABA League Second Division
ABA2 Logo.png
ABA2 League Vertical logo
Founded 2017
First season 2017–18
Country
Confederation FIBA Europe
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to ABA League First Division
International cup(s) Champions League
Current champions Slovenia Krka (1st title)
Most championships Slovenia Krka (1 title)
TV partners Arena Sport
Website druga.aba-liga.com
2018–19 season

The ABA League Second Division is the 2nd-tier men's basketball division of the Adriatic league system. It is run by the ABA League JTD. It is a regional competition between men's teams from six countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

History

The ABA League Assembly, held on July 24, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia, decided to organize the ABA League Second Division with 12 participants. Based on the results in the national championships and by taking into account which clubs have sent applications for participation in the ABA League Second Division, these teams will play in the inaugural season of the ABA League Second Division.[1]

Teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia previously played similar second tier competition called First B Federal League when they were part of SFR Yugoslavia. The First B Federal League was played for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991.

Season Champion Runner-up Regular season 1st place Champion's Coach MVP
2017–18 Slovenia Krka Slovenia Sixt Primorska Serbia Borac Čačak Slovenia Simon Petrov Bosnia and Herzegovina Marko Jošilo

First Division promotion and relegation

The champions of the Second Division are promoted to a following Adriatic League First Division season, while the last placed team in the First Division are relegated to a following season of the Second Division.[1] Also, as of the 2018–19 season, the 11th placed team of the ABA League First Division and the 2nd placed team of the Second Division, will play in the Qualifiers for a spot in the First Division for the following season.[2]

Season Promotion Relegation
2016–17 N/A Slovenia Krka (14th)
2017–18 Slovenia Krka (1st) Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Aerodrom (12th)

Current clubs

Location of teams in the 2018–19 ABA League Second Division
Team Home city Arena Capacity
Borac Čačak Borac Hall 4,000
Dynamic VIP PAY Belgrade Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall 5,000
Helios Suns Domžale Komunalni center Hall 2,500
Lovćen 1947 Cetinje Lovćen SC 1,500
MZT Skopje Aerodrom Skopje Jane Sandanski 7,500
Rogaška Rogaška Slatina Rogaška Slatina SH 1,100
Sixt Primorska Koper Arena Bonifika 5,000
Spars Sarajevo Grbavica SH
Split Split Arena Gripe 3,500
Sutjeska Nikšić Nikšić SC 3,000
Vršac Vršac Millennium Hall 4,400
Zrinjski Mostar Bijeli Brijeg Hall 1,000


All-time participants

The following is a list of clubs that have played in the Second Division, at any time, since its formation in 2017, to the current season.

Key

1D Played in the First Division
LR Lose the right to participate
1st Champions
2nd Runners-up
SF Semni-finalists
Bold Teams playing in the 2017–18 season
R Regular season champions

List of participants

Note: Statistics are correct through he start of the 2018–19 season.

Team 18 19 Total
seasons
Highest
finish
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosna Royal 11th 1 11th
Bosnia and Herzegovina Spars TBD 1 TBD
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski 7th TBD 2 7th
Croatia Split 8th TBD 2 8th
Republic of Macedonia AV Ohrid 12th LR 1 12th
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 1D TBD 1
Montenegro Lovćen 1947 6th TBD 2 6th
Montenegro Sutjeska TBD 1 TBD
Montenegro Teodo Tivat 9th 1 9th
Slovenia Helios Suns TBD 2 TBD
Slovenia Krka 1st 1D 1 Champions
Slovenia Primorska 2nd TBD 2 Runners-up
Slovenia Rogaška 5th TBD 2 5th
Serbia Borac Čačak SFR TBD 2 Semi-finals
Serbia Dynamic 10th TBD 2 10th
Serbia Vršac SF TBD 2 Semi-finals

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "The ABA League Second Division will start from the 2017/18 season". aba-liga.com. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Important decisions confirmed at the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly Session". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Adriatic League page at Eurobasket.com
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