Austrian Basketball Bundesliga

The Austrian Basketball Bundesliga (in German: Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga) was 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). From 2008 to 2019, it has been named the Admiral Basketball League, after the league's main sponsor, Admiral Sportwetten.

Austrian Basketball Bundesliga
Austrian Basketball League Logo.jpg
Founded1947; 73 years ago (1947)
First season1947–48
Folded2019; 1 year ago (2019)
Replaced byBasketball Superliga
CountryAustria
ConfederationFIBA Europe (Europe)
Number of teams9
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Austrian Cup
SupercupAustrian Supercup
International cup(s)FIBA Europe Cup
Last championsKapfenberg Bulls (7th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsUBSC Wien (11 titles)
TV partnersSky Sport
Websitewww.oebl.at
2019–20 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga

In 2019, the competition was replaced by the Basketball Superliga.

Competition formatEdit

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.

ClubsEdit

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

Title holdersEdit

FinalsEdit

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   Bob Gonnen
2005–06 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Kraftwerk Wels   Bob Gonnen   Peter Hütter
2006–07 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Oberwart Gunners   Bob Gonnen   De'Teri Mayes
2007–08 Panthers Fürstenfeld 3–2 Oberwart Gunners   Aaron Mitchell   Anthony Shavies
2008–09 Kraftwerk Wels 3–1 Swans Gmunden   Raoul Korner   Ricky Moore
2009–10 Swans Gmunden 3–2 Panthers Fürstenfeld   Matthias Fischer   De'Teri Mayes
2010–11 Oberwart Gunners 3–2 Swans Gmunden   Neno Ašćerić   Bernd Volcic
2011–12 Dukes Klosterneuburg 3–1 Swans Gmunden   Werner Sallomon   Christoph Nagler
2012–13 Zepter Vienna 3–2 Oberwart Gunners   Andrea Maghelli   Shawn Ray
2013–14 Güssing Knights
3–2
Kapfenberg Bulls   Matthias Zollner   Anthony Shavies
2014–15 Güssing Knights
3–1
Zepter Vienna   Matthias Zollner   Travis Taylor
2015–16 Redwell Oberwart Gunners
3–0
WBC Raiffeissen Wels   Chris Chougaz   Chris McNealy
2016–17 ece Bulls Kapfenberg
4–1
Redwell Oberwart Gunners   Michael Schrittwieser   Bogić Vujošević
2017–18 ece Bulls Kapfenberg
4–2
Swans Gmunden
2018–19 ece Bulls Kapfenberg
3–0
Swans Gmunden

AwardsEdit

All-Star GameEdit

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.

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