Thailand Basketball League

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Thailand Basketball League
Thailand Basketball League Logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 2012
No. of teams 10
Countries  Thailand
Continent FIBA Asia (Asia)
TV partner(s) MONO29, Mono Plus
Official website tbl.mthai.com

The Thailand Basketball League (TBL) (Thai: ไทยแลนด์บาสเกตบอลลีก) is a men's professional basketball league in Thailand. The league is composed 11 teams on the Men's division while the Women's division consists of six teams. The league also consists of 3 divisions: Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3. The league has a similar organization and structure as the NBA.

History

Thailand Basketball League was started in 2012 by the Basketball Sport Association of Thailand to develop basketball players in Thailand.[1] Teams are composed of both Thai and foreign players. In 2012 and 2013 teams were allowed use 2 foreigners player on the court in the same time, but, in 2014, teams can have only 1 foreign player on the court at a time. The champions are awarded ฿3,000,000.

Teams

Results

Year Champions
2018 Hi-Tech Bangkok City
2017 Mono Vampire
2016 Mono Vampire
2015 Mono Vampire
2014 Nakhon Pathom Mad Goat
2013 Hi-Tech Bangkok City
2012 Thew Charoen Aksorn

Regular season and Playoffs

Regular season typically start in August. After the regular season, the league proceeds to the play-off round where the top 4 teams of the regular season match up for two games. The winners play in the final to determine the league champion.

All-Star Teams

Every team is required to send 1 player to the All-Star Team for the All-Star Game held in the middle of the season.

Rule

The league uses FIBA rules. Teams can have up to 2 foreign players in the roster but teams can only use one foreign player on the court. Teams can also have as many as five players from the national team but can only use three players on the court.

Broadcasting

Thailand Basketball League is broadcast nationwide regular season by Mono Plus and playoffs and finals by MONO29.

See also

References

  1. ^ Thailand Basketball Federation Profile
  2. ^ https://tbsl.mthai.com/

External links

  • FIBA profile
  • Official Website (in Thai)
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