National Basketball League (Czech Republic)
The Czech Republic National Basketball League (NBL) (Czech: Národní Basketbalová Liga), known as the Kooperativa NBL for sponsorship reasons, and previously called the Mattoni NBL, for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier level professional basketball league in the Czech Republic. It is run by the Asociace Ligových Klubů. The league operates under a promotion and relegation system. The bottom two NBL teams from each season's standings are relegated to the 2nd-tier level 1. Liga, while the top two 1. Liga teams from each season's standings are promoted to the NBL.
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Czech Republic Basketball Cup|
|Current champions||ČEZ Nymburk |
|Most championships||ČEZ Nymburk (16 titles)|
|2018–19 National Basketball League|
ČEZ Nymburk is by far the most important team in the league, as it has won every league title since 2003–04 season.
(The former sponsorship logo of the league, when it was named the "Mattoni NBL" 1998–2014.)
Performance by clubEdit
|ČEZ Nymburk||2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Opava||1997, 1998, 2002, 2003|
|USK Praha||1993, 2000, 2001|
|Brno||1994, 1995, 1996|
The champion is determined in a playoff, with the bottom two teams getting sent to the 1. liga.