2018–19 Basketball Bundesliga

The 2018–19 Basketball Bundesliga, known as the easyCredit BBL for sponsorship reasons, was the 53rd season of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), the top-tier level of professional club basketball in Germany.

Basketball Bundesliga
Season2018–19
Teams18
Games played306
Dates28 September 2018 – June 2019
Final positions
ChampionsBayern Munich (5th title)
Runners-upAlba Berlin
SemifinalistsEWE Baskets Oldenburg
Rasta Vechta
RelegatedEisbären Bremerhaven
Science City Jena
EuroLeagueBayern Munich
Alba Berlin
Awards
MVPUnited States Will Cummings
Finals MVPBosnia and Herzegovina Nihad Đedović
Statistical leaders
Points United States Will Cummings 20.5
Rebounds United States John Bryant 10.2
Assists United States T.J. Bray 7.9
Records
Total attendance1,281,826
Average attendance4,189
Seasons

Bayern Munich defended their title by defeating Alba Berlin in the finals.[1]

Alba Berlin, runners-up of the season, qualified for the 2019–20 EuroLeague as Bayern Munich was already given a wild card.

TeamsEdit

Team changesEdit

Promoted from 2017–18 ProA Relegated from
2017–18 Basketball Bundesliga
Crailsheim Merlins
Rasta Vechta[2]
Rockets[3]
Tigers Tübingen[4]

Arenas and locationsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
Alba Berlin Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
14,500
Brose Bamberg Bamberg Brose Arena
6,150
Crailsheim Merlins Crailsheim Arena Hohenlohe
3,000
medi Bayreuth Bayreuth Oberfrankenhalle
4,000
Telekom Baskets Bonn Bonn Telekom Dome
6,000
Löwen Braunschweig Braunschweig Volkswagen Halle
6,600
Eisbären Bremerhaven Bremerhaven Bremerhaven Stadthalle
4,050
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Fraport Arena
5,002
Gießen 46ers Gießen Sporthalle Gießen-Ost
4,003
BG Göttingen Göttingen Sparkassen Arena
3,447
Science City Jena Jena Sparkassen-Arena
3,000
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg MHP-Arena
5,300
Mitteldeutscher BC Weißenfels Stadthalle Weißenfels
3,000
Bayern Munich Munich Audi Dome
6,700
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Oldenburg Große EWE Arena
6,069
Rasta Vechta Vechta Rasta Dome
3,140
ratiopharm Ulm Ulm Arena Ulm/Neu-Ulm
6,000
s.Oliver Würzburg Würzburg s.Oliver Arena
3,140

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Alba Berlin   Aíto García Reneses Adidas ALBA SE
Bayern Munich   Dejan Radonjić Adidas BayWa
BG Göttingen   Johan Roijakkers Nike Satorius
Brose Bamberg   Federico Perego Macron Brose
Crailsheim Merlins   Tuomas Iisalo Hakro
Eisbären Bremerhaven   Arne Woltmann Owayo BLG Logistics
EWE Baskets Oldenburg   Mladen Drijenčić Owayo EWE
Fraport Skyliners   Gordon Herbert Peak Fraport
Gießen 46ers   Ingo Freyer K1x Rovema
Löwen Braunschweig   Frank Menz Spalding hey car
medi Bayreuth   Raoul Korner K1x Medi
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg   John Patrick Macron Mieschke Hofmann und Partner
Mitteldeutscher BC   Silvano Poropat K1x Puraglobe
Rasta Vechta   Pedro Calles Spalding Rasta
ratiopharm Ulm   Thorsten Leibenath Nike Ratiopharm
s.Oliver Würzburg   Denis Wucherer K1x s.Oliver
Science City Jena   Marius Linartas Spalding Science City
Telekom Baskets Bonn   Predrag Krunić Spalding Deutsche Telekom

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced with Date of appointment
Mitteldeutscher BC   Igor Jovović End of contract 1 June 2018 Pre-season   Aleksandar Šćepanović 14 June 2018[5]
Brose Bamberg   Luca Banchi 15 June 2018[6]   Ainars Bagatskis 30 June 2018

Regular seasonEdit

In the regular season, teams play against each other two times home-and-away in a round-robin format. The first eight teams advance to the playoffs, while the last two placed teams will be relegated to the ProA for next season.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Bayern Munich 34 31 3 3019 2598 +421 62 Qualification for playoffs
2 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 34 28 6 3157 2782 +375 56
3 Alba Berlin 34 27 7 3125 2742 +383 54
4 Rasta Vechta 34 24 10 2978 2809 +169 48
5 Brose Bamberg 34 22 12 3010 2880 +130 44
6 ratiopharm Ulm 34 20 14 2975 2896 +79 40
7 Telekom Baskets Bonn 34 18 16 2932 2955 −23 36
8 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig 34 17 17 2890 2853 +37 34[a]
9 s.Oliver Würzburg 34 17 17 2773 2822 −49 34[a]
10 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 34 16 18 2880 2899 −19 32[b]
11 Skyliners Frankfurt 34 16 18 2688 2794 −106 32[b]
12 Medi Bayreuth 34 14 20 2897 2978 −81 28
13 Gießen 46ers 34 13 21 3065 3192 −127 26
14 BG Göttingen 34 11 23 2699 2828 −129 22
15 Mitteldeutscher BC 34 10 24 2879 3053 −174 20
16 Crailsheim Merlins 34 9 25 2829 3091 −262 18
17 Eisbären Bremerhaven (R) 34 8 26 2746 2969 −223 16 Relegation to ProA
18 Science City Jena (R) 34 5 29 2640 3039 −399 10
Source: BBL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head points difference; 4) head-to-head number of points scored.
(R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Braunschweig 165–149 Würzburg
  2. ^ a b Ludwigsburg 170–170 Frankfurt

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAM BAY BER BON BRA BRE CRA FRA GIE GOT JEN LUD MBC MUN OLD ULM VEC WUR
Brose Bamberg 84–94 66–69 77–70 93–88 100–74 101–92 74–73 109–101
(OT)
100–77 99–67 93–91
(OT)
88–73 75–80 86–93 103–94 67–85 97–65
Medi Bayreuth 79–90 80–79 84–78
(OT)
78–77 113–85 102–85 72–76 95–80 75–78 103–78 81–109 95–92 90–93 70–90 79–88 81–86 84–99
Alba Berlin 92–88 86–68 110–98 82–74 107–104
(OT)
115–76 87–74 108–96 95–68 112–55 86–80 92–84 75–85 78–94 92–81 104–67 108–69
Telekom Baskets Bonn 92–81 94–84 81–93 75–69 108–75 89–87 60–71 97–105 76–68 93–87 86–62 105–98 102–98 78–98 78–76 87–92
(OT)
91–86
Basketball Löwen Braunschweig 92–66 100–85 83–79 86–92 83–81 98–84 95–77 105–101 90–76 90–66 100–99
(OT)
75–63 61–87 64–100 82–77 85–88 87–78
Eisbären Bremerhaven 88–93 83–75 86–94 88–67 69–87 93–80 78–80 92–101 108–90
(OT)
76–74 81–75 76–81 72–89 83–88 78–88 77–84 85–87
Crailsheim Merlins 77–93 97–90 69–105 87–88 99–94
(OT)
86–80 69–77 90–92 63–88 101–78 85–94 70–89 71–96 99–87 79–82 68–70 69–87
Skyliners Frankfurt 86–79 81–91 86–99 83–79 82–77 84–77 77–91 82–81 64–72 83–69 94–96 93–88 87–91
(2 OT)
75–74 63–91 80–100 77–91
Gießen 46ers 90–97 90–95 96–101 92–99 99–97 87–89 114–115 91–90 85–104 89–83 93–98 91–84 76–99 97–88 99–90 83–84 84–101
BG Göttingen 77–78 80–89 91–85 79–86 76–80 85–79 93–80 70–81 95–98 81–88 86–80 78–92 71–84 79–96 76–82 79–82 91–87
Science City Jena 85–90 89–96 77–81 82–70 85–83 87–98
(OT)
88–91 72–78 61–81 92–93 89–91
(OT)
81–64 66–82 80–83 80–85 76–89 78–82
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 96–95 100–82 79–80 78–83 94–104 75–58 82–70 83–76 83–68 62–52 86–74 93–86 75–91 67–85 92–98 102–98 75–80
Mitteldeutscher BC 89–96 108–90 91–102 80–78 84–81 90–87 82–87 89–95
(OT)
86–83 63–105 109–92 77–76 66–81 74–89 81–94 100–106
(OT)
84–97
Bayern Munich 85–78 101–95
(OT)
83–81 102–91 84–73 91–80 99–79 80–71 94–79 80–68 103–71 92–74 92–67 95–74 95–72 79–66 87–69
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 100–89 90–81 84–93 109–95 103–89 99–76 87–79 91–69 117–85 86–70 103–62 100–71 118–115
(OT)
83–82 103–99
(2OT)
81–62 109–93
ratiopharm Ulm 91–100 92–69 74–92 95–86 93–84 78–69 99–87 82–72 91–92 86–74 90–97 82–91 105–94 77–83 69–82 98–94 95–94
(OT)
Rasta Vechta 95–101
(OT)
67–83 80–69 112–117
(2OT)
87–79 85–64 95–92 83–88
(OT)
92–81 82–60 104–66 112–92 89–79 93–75 100–85 80–81 75–65
s.Oliver Würzburg 80–84 73–69 75–94 80–75 71–78 80–71 87–75 72–63 81–85 88–71 80–65 82–79 84–77 70–81 78–88 77–99 88–92
Source: BBL
Legend: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.

PlayoffsEdit

All three rounds of the playoffs are played in a best-of-five format, with the higher seeded team playing the first, third and fifth game at home.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Bayern Munich 3
8 Löwen Braunschweig 0
1 Bayern Munich 3
4 Rasta Vechta 0
4 Rasta Vechta 3
5 Brose Bamberg 1
1 Bayern Munich 3
3 Alba Berlin 0
2 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3
7 Telekom Baskets Bonn 0
2 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 0
3 Alba Berlin 3
3 Alba Berlin 3
6 ratiopharm Ulm 0

Awards and statisticsEdit

Major award winnersEdit

Award Player Club
Most Valuable Player[7]   Will Cummings EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Finals MVP   Nihad Đedović[1] Bayern Munich
Top Scorer   Will Cummings EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Best Offensive Player[8]   John Bryant Gießen 46ers
Best Defender[9]   Yorman Polas Bartolo Telekom Baskets Bonn
Most Effective Player   John Bryant Gießen 46ers
Best German Young Player[10]   Franz Wagner Alba Berlin
Coach of the Year[11]   Pedro Calles Rasta Vechta

Statistical leadersEdit

Category Player Club Average
Points   Will Cummings EWE Baskets Oldenburg 20.5
Rebounds   John Bryant Gießen 46ers 10.2
Assists   T.J. Bray Rasta Vechta 7.9
Steals   Javonte Green ratiopharm Ulm 2.3
Blocks   Keith Benson Eisbären Bremerhaven 1.2
Efficiency   John Bryant Gießen 46ers 25.7

German clubs in European competitionsEdit

Team Competition Progress
Bayern Munich EuroLeague 11th qualified
ALBA Berlin EuroCup Runners-up
Fraport Skyliners Top 16
ratiopharm Ulm Top 16
Brose Bamberg Champions League Fourth place
medi Bayreuth Regular season
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Regular season
Telekom Baskets Bonn Regular season
FIBA Europe Cup Round of 16
s.Oliver Würzburg Runners-up

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "München, Macht, Meister: Bayern besiegt Berlin 93:88 nach Verlängerung und feiert Deutsche Meisterschaft". easycredit-bbl.de. 23 June 2019.
  2. ^ Rasta Vechta macht Aufstieg perfekt!
  3. ^ Eisbären bleiben erstklassig: Bremerhaven schlägt Gießen 87:74 / Erfurt ist neben Tübingen zweiter Absteiger
  4. ^ "64:91 verloren: Walter Tigers endgültig abgestiegen". Archived from the original on 2018-07-26. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Will Cummings ist der "Most Valuable Player" der Saison 2018/2019". easycredit-bbl.de. 12 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Nächster Award für Big John: John Bryant erhält Auszeichnung als "Bester Offensivspieler"". easycredit-bbl.de. 5 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Defensiv-Bollwerk: Yorman Polas Bartolo verteidigt Award als "Bester Verteidiger"". easycredit-bbl.de. 12 May 2019.
  10. ^ "17-Jähriger gewinnt den Titel: Franz Wagner ist "Bester deutscher Nachwuchsspieler U22"". easycredit-bbl.de. 8 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Senkrechtstarter Pedro Calles wird als Trainer des Jahres ausgezeichnet". easycredit-bbl.de. 12 May 2019.

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