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2008–09 Pro A season

The 2008–09 LNB Pro A season was the 87th season of the French Basketball Championship and the 22nd season since inception of the Ligue Nationale de Basketball (LNB). The regular season started on October 3, 2008 and ended on May 11, 2009. The play-offs were held from May 22, 2009 until June 20, 2009.

2008–09 LNB Pro A season
LeagueLNB Pro A
SportBasketball
Number of games240 (regular season)
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)Sport+
Regular Season
Top seedLyon-Villeurbanne
Season MVPUnited States Austin Nichols (Hyères-Toulon)
France Alain Koffi (Le Mans)
Top scorerUnited States Austin Nichols (Hyères-Toulon)
2008-09 Finals
ChampionsLyon-Villeurbanne
LNB Pro A seasons

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, after finishing at the top seed of the regular season,[1] won the French Pro A League by defeating Orléans in playoffs final (55-41).[2]

Promotion and relegationEdit

At the beginning of the 2008-09 season

Teams promoted from 2007–08 Pro B (French 2nd division)

Teams relegated to 2008–09 Pro B

At the end of the 2008-09 season

2008-09 Pro A Champion: ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne

Teams promoted from 2008–09 Pro B

Teams relegated to 2009–10 Pro B

Team arenasEdit

Team standingsEdit

Clinched playoff berth
Relegated
# Team[3] Pld W L PF PA
1 Lyon-Villeurbanne 30 22 8 2367 2133
2 Orléans 30 21 9 2243 2058
3 Le Mans 30 20 10 2338 2029
4 Nancy 30 20 10 2432 2338
5 Roanne 30 19 11 2393 2345
6 Gravelines-Dunkerque 30 17 13 2322 2230
7 Chalon-sur-Saône 30 16 14 2279 2257
8 Strasbourg 30 16 14 2378 2324
9 Cholet 30 15 15 2310 2307
10 Vichy 30 13 17 2027 2090
11 Hyères Toulon 30 13 17 2368 2436
12 Dijon 30 11 19 2448 2564
13 Rouen 30 11 19 2251 2389
14 Le Havre 30 10 20 2286 2471
15 Besançon 30 9 21 2268 2479
16 Pau-Orthez 30 7 23 2235 2595

PlayoffsEdit

Quarter Finals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Lyon-Villeurbanne 2
8 Strasbourg 1
1 Lyon-Villeurbanne 2
4 Nancy 1
4 Nancy 2
5 Roanne 1
1 Lyon-Villeurbanne 55
2 Orléans 41
2 Orléans 2
7 Chalon-sur-Saône 0
2 Orléans 2
3 Le Mans 1
3 Le Mans 2
6 Gravelines-Dunkerque 0

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Classement général, Saison 2008/2009" (in French). LNB. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  2. ^ "French League Final: June 20, 2009". Euroleague. June 20, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Classement général, Saison 2008/2009". LNB. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Alain Koffi et Austin Nichols élus MVP de la saison 2008/2009" (in French). LNB. May 16, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "Pro A: Cédrick Banks joueur du mois" (in French). sports.fr. November 1, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  6. ^ "Laurent Foirest élu Joueur du Mois de novembre" (in French). LNB. November 30, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  7. ^ "Le joueur du mois de décembre" (PDF) (in French). LNB. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  8. ^ "Cyril Julian joueur du mois" (in French). basketnews.net. February 8, 2009. Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  9. ^ "Dee Spencer joueur du mois" (in French). sport24.com. March 6, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  10. ^ "Bobby Dixon joueur du mois" (in French). sport24.com. April 6, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  11. ^ "R. Greer joueur du mois d'avril" (in French). LNB. May 5, 2009. Retrieved October 25, 2011.

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