British Basketball League

The British Basketball League (BBL) is a men's professional basketball league in Great Britain and represents the highest level of play in the countries. The league is presently contested by 10 teams from England and Scotland. There are no clubs from Wales. The BBL runs two additional knockout competitions alongside the BBL Championship which are the BBL Trophy and the end-of-season BBL Playoffs. In March 2024, there will be a BBL All-Star game which will replace the BBL Cup knockout competition.

British Basketball League
Founded1987; 37 years ago (1987)
First season1987–88
CountryGreat Britain
FederationBritish Basketball
ConfederationFIBA Europe (Europe)
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)BBL Trophy
BBL Cup (defunct)
International cup(s)EuroCup
Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsLondon Lions
(3rd title)
Most championshipsNewcastle Eagles
(7 titles)
TV partnersSky Sports
2023–24 British Basketball League season

The BBL sits above the National Basketball League and the Scottish Basketball Championship which effectively form the second tier of British basketball. There is currently no automatic promotion or relegation between the lower leagues and the BBL because of the franchise system in use in the BBL although several clubs have been successful in making the step up from the NBL in recent years.

The 10 member franchises of the BBL jointly own the league[1] and a chairman is elected by the teams to oversee league operations. The head offices are located in Leicester[2] where the country's oldest team the Leicester Riders are also based.

In partnership with Basketball England the BBL launched a women's league in 2014 branded as the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL).[3]


See: List of British Basketball League seasons

Establishment (1987–1992)


The British Basketball League was formed in 1987, with leading clubs from the National Basketball League of England and Scottish National Basketball League. In 1988, Portsmouth F.C. won the inaugural BBL Championship title; the following year saw Kingston win the first of three back-to-back league crowns.

Early growth (1992–2002)


The 1990s also saw a growth in popularity and commercialism within the league. Games were televised and the league picked up sponsors such as Peugeot, Lego, Playboy and Budweiser, while attendances at games also increased. The Manchester Giants opened the 1995–96 season in front of a record 14,251 fans at the Nynex Arena against the London Leopards, a record crowd for a basketball game in Great Britain. It stood until 2006, when the NBA started staging games at the O2 Arena in London.

London clubs dominated the league, with London Towers, Crystal Palace and the Greater London Leopards all sharing success in the mid-1990s. In 1999, a Conference format similar to the NBA was introduced, with clubs split North and South. The two Conference champions met in a Championship series to decide the champions for the next three years.

Tougher times (2002–2012)


A single division format returned in 2002 and five different franchises won the Championship title in the five years after that. The new millennium, however, also saw a series of setbacks for the BBL. The collapse of ITV Digital cost the league financially, with many franchises struggling to recover from the lost revenue that the £21 million contract was providing. Long established franchises such as the Manchester Giants, Essex Leopards, Derby Storm, Thames Valley Tigers and Birmingham Bullets withdrew from the league, though new teams have been formed under the Giants and Leopards names. The membership crisis brought about the addition of new franchises such as Guildford Heat (formed by supporters of the defunct Thames Valley Tigers), and elected teams from the lower-tier English Basketball League, including the Plymouth Raiders. Both teams made a refreshing impact on the old boys, with the Heat qualifying for the Play-offs in their rookie season.

During the same season Newcastle won 30 of their 40 regular season league fixtures to clinch the Championship crown – the previous season saw the Eagles win 31 matches but lose out to Chester Jets in the final week, by just two points. That title was one of four pieces of silverware won during the dubbed "clean-sweep" season of 2005–06, the Eagles marching on to claim the BBL Cup, BBL Trophy and Playoff's – the complete set.

Resurgence, the 777 years, and current situation (2012–present)


The intervening years saw the perennial success of the Newcastle Eagles, the reemergence of the Leicester Riders as a dominant force in the domestic game, and the rise and fall of teams based in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Essex, Durham and Worthing. Long term franchise Milton Keynes relocated to London, to become a 2012 Olympics legacy tenant at the Copper Box Arena, and a new incarnation of the famous Manchester Giants name re-entered the league in the same year.

The 2015 Playoffs Final took place at The O2 Arena, London, following a string of sell-out attendances at Wembley Arena between 2012 and 2014.[4] The event saw a record breaking crowd of 14,700.[5]

As of the 2016–17 BBL season Italian sportswear manufacturer Kappa have been the exclusive kit supplier for all teams, replacing a previous deal with Spalding.[6]

The past decade has seen sustained growth across the league, with the biggest advances in facilities. Some clubs have now built their own venues, including Newcastle, Leicester, Sheffield and Caledonia, and Manchester, Cheshire and Surrey and have moved into much improved facilities, while Plymouth, and the most recent election from the EBL, the Bristol Flyers, have announced plans for their own arenas. The 2018–19 season saw, for the first time in 11 years, British participation in European competition when Leicester competed in the Basketball Champions League and FIBA Europe Cup.

On 2 December 2021 the Miami-based investment firm 777 Partners bought 45.5% of the shares of the league. The company invested £7 million in the league, that also saw an organisational reform which included the appointment of a CEO.[7]

On 14 June 2024 British Basketball, the national governing body for basketball in the UK, terminated the league's licence,[8] meaning that the UK men's professional league would no longer be run by the current operating company behind the BBL. British Basketball cited financial concerns as a principal driver of the decision, and promised that interim measures would be put in place to ensure that a 2024/25 season takes place.



There is no salary cap in the league. Prior to the 2022-23 season, the "Team Payments Cap" limited teams to spend no more than £250,000 on player salaries. The aim was to keep overall costs down for the teams while also ensuring competitive balance. The TPC was dropped as it was stated to hamper the growth of BBL teams playing in European competitions. [9]



Current teams

Team Location Arena Capacity Founded Joined
Bristol Flyers   Bristol SGS College Arena 750 2006 2014
Caledonia Gladiators   East Kilbride Playsport Arena 1,800 1998*
Cheshire Phoenix   Ellesmere Port Cheshire Oaks Arena 1,400 1984 1991
Leicester Riders   Leicester Mattioli Arena 2,400 1967 1987
London Lions   London (Stratford) Copper Box Arena 6,000 1977* 1987
Manchester Giants   Manchester National Basketball Centre 2,000 2012
Newcastle Eagles   Newcastle upon Tyne Vertu Motors Arena 2,800 1976* 1987
Plymouth City Patriots   Plymouth Plymouth Pavilions 1,500 2021
Sheffield Sharks   Sheffield Canon Medical Arena 2,500 1991 1994
Surrey Scorchers   Guildford Surrey Sports Park 1,000 2005
  1. An asterisk (*) denotes a franchise move. See the respective team articles for more information.
  2. The Hemel & Watford Royals, Leicester City Riders and Sunderland 76ers were all participants in the previous top-flight league, the NBL, when it changed administration to the BBL in 1987.
  3. The Cheshire Jets and Sheffield Sharks were both promoted from the NBL in 1991 and 1994 respectively.
  4. Bristol Flyers (2014) have acquired a franchise licence to compete in the BBL, having previously competed in the EBL.

Expansion teams


The most recent round of expansion took place in 2014 when the League admitted two teams, Bristol Flyers and Leeds Carnegie, into the organisation; an ill-fated application from a third team, Edinburgh-based East Scotland Warriors, was rejected at the final stages to concerns over its financial backing.[10] Plymouth City Patriots were admitted into the League for the 2021–22 season as a direct replacement for the Plymouth Raiders, who withdrew prior to the season starting.[11]

As of 2023, the League does not have any confirmed plans to introduce more teams in new cities or locations, however there are interested parties from Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dublin, Leeds and Liverpool looking at establishing a potential expansion franchise.[12] In 2022, media outlets also reported interest from a Birmingham-based consortium which included former NBA star and Hall of Famer, Hakeem Olajuwon,[13] as well as additional interest from the city of Edinburgh and NBL powerhouse Reading Rockets.[14][15] Of these interested cities, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Liverpool have all, at some point in time, previously hosted a BBL team since 1987.

Former teams


Corporate structure


The league was an independent company owned by its member clubs and Miami-based investment firm 777 Partners, who bought 45.5% of the shares of the league, investing £7million, in December 2021. Each club, or franchise, now had an equal shareholding of 5.45%. The 8-person Management Board is made up of an independent Chairperson, non-affiliated non-executives, Investor Directors and a minority representation of BBL Club Directors.[1] Sir Rodney Walker is the current elected chairperson.

On 14 June 2024 British Basketball, the national governing body for basketball in the UK, terminated the league's licence[16] citing financial concerns.





BBL Championship


The BBL Championship is the flagship competition of the British Basketball League and features all member teams playing a double round robin (home and away) league season,[17] from September through to April.[18] Matches are played according to FIBA rules and games consist of four-quarters of 10 minutes each. Two points are awarded for a win,[17] with overtime used if the score is tied at the final buzzer – unlimited numbers of 5-minute overtime periods are played until one team is ahead when a period ends. At the end of the regular season, the team with the most points is crowned as winners of the BBL Championship, and thus British Champions. If points are equal between two or more teams then head-to-head results between said teams are used to determine the winners. In the case of a tie between multiple teams where this does not break the tie, the winners are then determined by the points difference in the games between said teams.[19] Following the completion of the Championship regular season, the top eight ranked teams advance into the post-season Playoffs which usually take place during April.[20]

In the regular season, team schedules are not identical and neither are matchdays, with games scheduled mainly around venue availability. Because of this teams may find themselves playing a series of four or five home games consecutively followed by a straight set of away games. As the regular season is also particularly short many games are played over weekends as 'doubleheaders', whereby a team will play games (possibly a home and away game) on consecutive days, something that is not commonplace in British sports, although often seen in the National Basketball Association[citation needed] and other North American sports.



The post-season Playoffs usually takes place in April, featuring the top eight ranked teams from the Championship regular season compete in a knockout tournament. Teams are seeded depending on their final positioning in the Championship standings, so first-place faces eighth-place, second versus seventh-place, third against sixth-place and finally fourth plays the fifth-placed team. Both the Quarterfinals and the succeeding Semifinals are played over a three-game series, with the higher seed getting two home games either side of the lower seeds home game. The team that wins two of the three games advances to the next round.[17][19] As with the Quarterfinals, teams in the Semifinals are also seeded, with the highest-ranking team drawn against the lowest-ranking team in one Semifinal and the two remaining teams drawn together in the other Semifinal. The culmination of the post-season is the grand Final, held at The O2 Arena in London, which sees the two Semi-final winners play a one-game event to determine the Playoff Champions.



The BBL Cup emerged from a breakaway of the English Basketball Association-organised National Cup and was contested for the first time in the 2003–04 season, when Sheffield Sharks were the inaugural winners. Since the 2019–20 season, the competition has a group stage followed by a knockout stage. The group stage consists of the teams being split into north and south groups and within each playing a double round-robin system. The top 4 teams from each group are then seeded with 1st of each group playing 4th in the other and 3rd in each group playing 2nd in the other. The winner of the Aggregate score going through to the semi-final. The winner of the aggregate score of each match in the semi-final then goes through to the BBL Cup Final.[21] The Cup final is played at the Arena Birmingham in Birmingham, usually in early January.[22]

BBL Trophy


The BBL Trophy traces its origins back to a previous competition known as the Anglo-Scottish Cup – and subsequently the British Master's Cup – which was founded in 1984 and was initially a competition between teams from both the English and Scottish leagues. Following the launch of the new British Basketball League administration in 1987 – who assumed control over the National Basketball League from the English Basketball Association – the British Master's Cup was scrapped and replaced with the newly formed League Trophy.[23] The Trophy competition has historically had a round-robin group stage format used for the first round, however the current competition is a knockout tournament with pairings drawn completely at random – there are no seeds, and a draw takes place after the majority of fixtures have been played in each round. As well as including all BBL member clubs, invited teams from the English Basketball League, and occasionally the Scottish Basketball League, often take part in the Trophy.[24] The Final is usually played in March at a neutral venue.[25]

European Competition


In 2018, the Leicester Riders competed in Europe's third tier of continental basketball, the Basketball Champions League, losing in the first qualification round on aggregate to the Bakken Bears.[26] They became the first British team to compete in European competition since the Guildford Heat featured in the ULEB Cup during the 2007–08 season.

Following their elimination from the Basketball Champions League, the Leicester Riders played in the 2018–19 FIBA Europe Cup, Europe's fourth tier.[27][28]

To be eligible for entry into the Basketball Champions League or the FIBA Europe Cup, teams must play in arenas with a capacity of at least 2,000 people.[29] Currently the BBL member teams that meet the tournaments' requirements are Leicester, Caledonia, London, Newcastle, Manchester and Sheffield. Bristol[30] have begun work on a suitable arena.



All-time statistics leaders


Bold indicates active BBL players.

Last Updated on 20 September 2012

Foreign imports


British Basketball League rules currently allow for each team to have a maximum of three "import" players – from outside of the European Union (EU) and require a work permit to play – whilst the remaining players on the roster must have citizenship of an EU country, either by birth or by naturalisation.[31] The current ruling was integrated at the beginning of the 2006–07 season, reverting from the previous law which allowed for up to four non-EU players on a roster, along with naturalised players.

New rules introduced for the 2012–13 season allow teams to field a maximum of five non-British players per game (including up to three work permitted players), further demonstrating the League's commitment towards developing British players.[32]

Transfer regulations


According to BBL rules, teams must field no more than six import (non-EU) players in any one season, though only three are allowed to be registered to a roster at any one time. Signings are allowed to be made throughout the pre-season and during the regular season until the league's transfer deadline on 28 February, or if during a leap year, the date is 29 February.

Notable former players


Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationalities not displayed.


To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.





Present clubs

Club Champions Runners-up Last league title
Newcastle Eagles 7 6 2014–15
Leicester Riders 6 4 2021–22
Sheffield Sharks 4 5 2002–03
London Lions 3 2 2023–24
Cheshire Phoenix[i] 2 2 2004–05
Surrey Scorchers[ii] 1 1 2006–07
Caledonia Gladiators[iii] 0 1
Bristol Flyers
Manchester Giants
Plymouth City Patriots


Season Champions Runners Up Third Place
1987–88 Portsmouth (1) Kingston Kings Murray Livingston
1988–89 Glasgow Rangers (1) Murray Livingston Bracknell Tigers
1989–90 Kingston Kings (1) Manchester Giants Sunderland 76ers
1990–91 Kingston Kings (2) Sunderland Saints Thames Valley Tigers
1991–92 Kingston Kings (3) Thames Valley Tigers Worthing Bears
1992–93 Worthing Bears (1) Thames Valley Tigers London Towers
1993–94 Thames Valley Tigers (1) Worthing Bears Manchester Giants
1994–95 Sheffield Sharks (1) Thames Valley Tigers London Towers
1995–96 London Towers (1) Sheffield Sharks Birmingham Bullets
1996–97 Leopards (1) London Towers Sheffield Sharks
1997–98 Leopards (2) Birmingham Bullets Newcastle Eagles
1998–99 Sheffield Sharks (2) Manchester Giants London Towers
Season North Champions North Runners Up South Champions South Runners Up
1999–00 Manchester Giants Sheffield Sharks London Towers Thames Valley Tigers
2000–01 Sheffield Sharks Chester Jets London Towers Greater London Leopards
2001–02 Chester Jets Sheffield Sharks London Towers Brighton Bears
Season Champions Runners Up Third Place
2002–03 Sheffield Sharks (3) Brighton Bears Chester Jets
2003–04 Brighton Bears (2) Sheffield Sharks London Towers
2004–05 Chester Jets (1) Newcastle Eagles London Towers
2005–06 Newcastle Eagles (1) Scottish Rocks Sheffield Sharks
2006–07 Guildford Heat (1) Sheffield Sharks Newcastle Eagles
2007–08 Newcastle Eagles (2) Guildford Heat Plymouth Raiders
2008–09 Newcastle Eagles (3) Mersey Tigers Leicester Riders
2009–10 Newcastle Eagles (4) Sheffield Sharks Glasgow Rocks
2010–11 Mersey Tigers (1) Newcastle Eagles Sheffield Sharks
2011–12 Newcastle Eagles (5) Leicester Riders Worcester Wolves
2012–13 Leicester Riders (1) Newcastle Eagles Glasgow Rocks
2013–14 Newcastle Eagles (6) Sheffield Sharks Worcester Wolves
2014–15 Newcastle Eagles (7) Leicester Riders Worcester Wolves
2015–16 Leicester Riders (2) Newcastle Eagles Sheffield Sharks
2016–17 Leicester Riders (3) Newcastle Eagles Glasgow Rocks
2017–18 Leicester Riders (4) London Lions Newcastle Eagles
2018–19 London Lions (1) Leicester Riders Newcastle Eagles
2019–20 Season cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21 Leicester Riders (5) London Lions Plymouth Raiders
2021–22 Leicester Riders (6) Sheffield Sharks London Lions
2022–23 London Lions (2) Leicester Riders Bristol Flyers
2023–24 London Lions (3) Cheshire Phoenix Caledonia Gladiators


Season Champions Result Runners Up Venue
1987–88 Murray Livingston (1) 81–72 Portsmouth Wembley Arena, London
1988–89 Glasgow Rangers (1) 89–86 Murray Livingston NEC, Birmingham
1989–90 Kingston Kings (2) 87–82 Sunderland 76ers NEC, Birmingham
1990–91 Kingston Kings (3) 94–72 Sunderland Saints NEC, Birmingham
1991–92 Kingston Kings (4) 84–67 Thames Valley Tigers Wembley Arena, London
1992–93 Worthing Bears (1) 75–74 Thames Valley Tigers Wembley Arena, London
1993–94 Worthing Bears (2) 71–65 Guildford Kings Wembley Arena, London
1994–95 Worthing Bears (3) 77–73 Manchester Giants Wembley Arena, London
1995–96 Birmingham Bullets (1) 78–72 London Towers Wembley Arena, London
1996–97 London Towers (1) 89–88 London Leopards Wembley Arena, London
1997–98 Birmingham Bullets (2) 78–75 Thames Valley Tigers Wembley Arena, London
1998–99 London Towers (2) 82–71 Thames Valley Tigers Wembley Arena, London
1999–00 Manchester Giants (1) 74–65 Birmingham Bullets Wembley Arena, London
2000–01 Leicester Riders (1) 84–75 Sheffield Sharks Wembley Arena, London
2001–02 Chester Jets (1) 93–82 Sheffield Sharks Wembley Arena, London
2002–03 Scottish Rocks (1) 83–76 Brighton Bears National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2003–04 Sheffield Sharks (1) 86–74 Chester Jets National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2004–05 Newcastle Eagles (1) 78–75 Chester Jets National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2005–06 Newcastle Eagles (2) 83–68 Scottish Rocks National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2006–07 Newcastle Eagles (3) 95–82 Scottish Rocks Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle upon Tyne
2007–08 Guildford Heat (1) 100–88 Milton Keynes Lions National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2008–09 Newcastle Eagles (4) 87–84 Mersey Tigers National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2009–10 Mersey Tigers (1) 80–72 Glasgow Rocks National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2010–11 Mersey Tigers (2) 79–74 Sheffield Sharks National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2011–12 Newcastle Eagles (5) 71–62 Leicester Riders National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
2012–13 Leicester Riders (2) 68–57 Newcastle Eagles Wembley Arena, London
2013–14 Worcester Wolves (1) 90–78 Newcastle Eagles Wembley Arena, London
2014–15 Newcastle Eagles (6) 96–84 London Lions The O2 Arena, London
2015–16 Sheffield Sharks (2) 85–78 Leicester Riders The O2 Arena, London
2016–17 Leicester Riders (3) 84–63 Newcastle Eagles The O2 Arena, London
2017–18 Leicester Riders (4) 81–66 London Lions The O2 Arena, London
2018–19 Leicester Riders (5) 93–61 London City Royals The O2 Arena, London
2020–21 Newcastle Eagles (7) 68–66 London Lions Morningside Arena, Leicester
2021–22 Leicester Riders (6) 78–75 London Lions The O2 Arena, London
2022–23 London Lions (1) 88–80 Leicester Riders The O2 Arena, London
2023–24 London Lions (2) 88–85 Cheshire Phoenix The O2 Arena, London

Honours board

Rank Team Wins RU Wins RU Wins RU Wins RU Wins RU
BBL Championship BBL Playoffs BBL Cup BBL Trophy Total
1 Newcastle Eagles 7 6 7 5 7 4 7 4 28 19
2 Leicester Riders 6 4 6 3 4 5 3 4 19 16
3 Guildford Kings 4 1 4 1 4 0 3 1 15 3
4 Sheffield Sharks 4 6 2 3 6 2 2 2 14 13
5 Cheshire Phoenix 2 2 1 3 2 2 6 3 11 10
6 London Towers 4 1 2 1 1 1 3 2 10 5
7 London Lions 3 2 2 5 3 1 1 4 9 12
8 Brighton Bears 2 3 3 1 3 1 0 3 8 8
9 Thames Valley Tigers 1 4 0 4 2 3 4 0 7 11
10 Mersey Tigers 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 5 3
11 Surrey Scorchers 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 3
12 Manchester Giants 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 3 9
13 Essex Leopards 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 4
14 Worcester Wolves 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 1
15 Caledonia Gladiators 0 1 1 3 0 4 1 1 2 9
16 Livingston 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3
17 Birmingham Bullets 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 3
18 Plymouth Raiders 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 5
19 Portsmouth 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3
20 London City Royals 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1
21 Derby Storm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
22 Solent Kestrels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
23 Bristol Flyers 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
24 Manchester Giants 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

*Note: † Defunct club.

*Note: This is a ranking of all BBL clubs titles won both throughout BBL history and including pre-BBL titles.

*Note: Manchester Giants refers to the first franchise with this name rather than the current franchise of the same name.

Soruce: Honours board

Media coverage


Basketball receives little national press coverage in the United Kingdom, although coverage is more extensive from the local newspapers in cities where BBL clubs are based, with publications such as The Plymouth Herald, Manchester Evening News, Leicester Mercury and the Newcastle Chronicle all having dedicated basketball reporters who cover the respective local team. Some national newspapers list results and occasionally provide short summaries of the League's news, but more extensive coverage remains minimal.

The history of television coverage of the BBL has been sporadic. Previously the League enjoyed coverage from Channel 4 in the 1980s and Sky Sports from 1995 to 2001, where audiences peaked at around 150,000 viewers.[33] The League signed a three-year broadcast deal with the ill-fated digital TV company ITV Digital in 2001, and coverage suffered a sharp decline as the broadcaster struggled and eventually went out of business, resulting in a significant loss of income to member clubs.[34] Television coverage was then infrequent until the 2007–08 season, when international broadcaster Setanta Sports signed a deal to screen one live game a week.[35] In 2010, the League agreed a broadcast rights deal with BSkyB network Sky Sports marking the return of BBL action on Sky Sports after a 9-year gap.[36] The League's own subscription-based online TV station, BBL TV, took over the broadcast of live games from 2013 to 2015, and during the 2013–14 season match highlights were also televised and featured on British Eurosport each week.[37]

In July 2016, the league signed a two-year broadcast deal with the BBC, featuring both British Basketball League and Women's British Basketball League games. The games would be broadcast on the BBC Sport website with the showpiece finals also being broadcast on the BBC Red Button.[38] Alongside the BBC deal, a six-year deal with Perform was signed[39] which saw every BBL game broadcast via LiveBasketball.TV,[40] and a deal followed a year later with UNILAD to broadcast one game a week live via Facebook.[41] FreeSports signed a deal with the league in January 2018 to broadcast games for the remainder of the season, starting with the BBL Cup Final between Worcester Wolves and Cheshire Phoenix.

In November 2020, coverage of the league returned to Sky Sports in a new two-year deal which sees Sky broadcasting 30 games per season, including BBL Trophy Final, BBL Cup Final and BBL Playoffs.[42] This has been extended to cover the 2022/23 season.

During the 2023-24 season of the BBL, NESN will air BBL matches in the US.[43]



See also



  1. ^ as Cheshire Jets
  2. ^ as Guildford Heat
  3. ^ as Scottish Rocks


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