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2017–18 A-1 League

The 2017–18 Premier League was the 27th season of the Premier League, the highest professional basketball league in Croatia. It will start on 6 October 2017.

HT Premijer Liga
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 13
Dates October 6, 2017–April 26, 2018
(Regular season)
May 2, 2018–June 3, 2018
(Playoffs)
TV HRT
Arena Sport
Final positions
Champions Cedevita (5th title)
Runners-up Cibona
Semifinalists Split
Zadar
Relegated Zagreb

Cedevita retained the title and achieved their fifth league overall.

FormatEdit

As in the previous season, all participants in A-1 League including teams that play ABA League joined the regular season. It was played with a double round-robin format where the eight first qualified teams joined the playoffs while the last qualified one was relegated.

Current teamsEdit

Location of teams in the A-1 League 2017–18

After the resign of Jolly Šibenik to its berth, the league was reduced to 13 teams. Jazine and Ribola Kaštela were promoted from the previous season. They would replace Gorica and Kvarner 2010.

Team Coach City Venue Capacity
Alkar   Srđan Helbich Sinj ŠD Sinj 1,500
Cedevita   Jure Zdovc Zagreb Dom Sportova 3,100
Cibona   Ante Nazor Zagreb Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall 5,400
Hermes Analitica   Zvonimir Mravak Zagreb ŠD Prirodoslovne škole Vladimir Prelog 600
Jazine Arbanasi   Luka Bujas Zadar Jazine Basketball Hall 3,000
Ribola Kaštela   Ivica Ćelan Kaštel Sućurac Sportska dvorana Sokolana 1,500
Split   Ivica Skelin Split Arena Gripe 3,500
Šibenik   Vladimir Anzulović Šibenik Dvorana Baldekin 1,726
Škrljevo   Damir Rajković Škrljevo Dvorana Mavrinci 1,000
Vrijednosnice   Vladimir Krstić Osijek Gradski Vrt 3,538
Zabok   Ivan Perinčić Zabok Zabok Sports Hall 3,000
Zadar   Aramis Naglić Zadar Dvorana Krešimir Ćosić 10,000
Zagreb   Nikola Garma Zagreb ŠD Trnsko 2,500
Teams that play in the 2017–18 First Adriatic League

Teams that play in the 2017–18 Second Adriatic League

Teams that play in the 2017-18 Alpe Adria Cup

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cedevita 24 23 1 2153 1584 +569 47 Qualification to playoffs
2 Zadar 24 23 1 2266 1789 +477 47
3 Cibona 24 18 6 2145 1810 +335 42
4 Split 24 16 8 2102 1924 +178 40
5 Šibenik 24 16 8 1875 1771 +104 40
6 Škrljevo 24 13 11 2003 1993 +10 37
7 Zabok 24 12 12 1876 1821 +55 36
8 Vrijednosnice Osijek 24 8 16 1796 1923 −127 32
9 Alkar 24 7 17 1733 1994 −261 31
10 Hermes Analitica 24 7 17 1759 1974 −215 31
11 Jazine Arbanasi (R) 24 5 19 1819 2147 −328 29 Relegation
12 Ribola Kaštela (R) 24 4 20 1696 2100 −404 28
13 Zagreb (R) 24 4 20 1929 2322 −393 28
Source: [1]
(R) Relegated.

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals and semifinals were played in a best-of-three-games format, while the finals in a best-of-five one (1-3-5).

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
1 Cedevita 2
8 Vrijednosnice 0
1 Cedevita 2
4 Split 1
4 Split 2
5 Šibenik 0
1 Cedevita 3
3 Cibona 1
2 Zadar 2
7 Zabok 0
2 Zadar 1
3 Cibona 2
3 Cibona 2
6 Škrljevo 1

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cedevita 2–0 Vrijednosnice 101–67 89–62
Zadar 2–0 Zabok 98–76 87–69
Cibona 2–1 Škrljevo 88–65 61–62 116–77
Split 2–0 Šibenik 94–76 84–82

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cedevita 2−1 Split 84−80 66–75 95–64
Zadar 1−2 Cibona 89−78 86–96 88–96

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg
Cedevita 3–1 Cibona 87–96 82–73 81–54 77–68

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tablica klubova. Croatian Basketball Federation.

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