The Premier A Slovenian Basketball League (Slovene: 1. slovenska košarkarska liga), abbreviated as 1. SKL and known as the Liga Nova KBM due to sponsorship reasons, is the top-level professional men's basketball league in Slovenia. The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, consists of eleven clubs. The most successful team is Cedevita Olimpija with 19 titles.
|Number of teams||11|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||2. SKL|
|Domestic cup(s)||Slovenian Cup|
|International cup(s)||Basketball Champions League|
FIBA Europe Cup
|Current champions||Cedevita Olimpija (19th title) |
|Most championships||Cedevita Olimpija (19 titles)|
|TV partners||RTV Slovenija|
|2022–23 Slovenian Basketball League|
The league was founded in 1991, shortly after Slovenia's independence from SFR Yugoslavia. Before the independence, the Slovenian Republic League was played as a second or third level of Yugoslav basketball. Olimpija, Ljubljana, Slovan, ŽKK Maribor, Lesonit, and Branik Maribor were the only Slovenian teams that played in the Yugoslav First Federal League.
Since 1991, the league has been named after sponsors on several occasions, giving it the following names:
In the regular season, ten teams play each other three times for a total of 27 games. If a team competes in international competitions (Basketball Champions League, EuroLeague or EuroCup Basketball) and plays at least ten international games per season, that team automatically enters the quarterfinals and does not compete in the regular season. The bottom-placed team of the regular season is relegated to the 2. SKL.
The top seven teams from the regular season advance to the quarterfinals and are joined by a team that did not compete in the regular season. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, a best-of-three playoff is used. The semifinal winners advance to the best-of-five championship finals, with the winners being crowned league champion.
As of the 2022–23 season
|Cedevita Olimpija||Ljubljana||Arena Stožice||2019||Jurica Golemac|
|GGD Šenčur||Šenčur||Šenčur Sports Hall||1973||Miljan Pavković|
|Helios Suns||Domžale||Komunalni center Hall||1949||Dejan Jakara|
|Hopsi Polzela||Polzela||Polzela Sports Hall||1972||Boštjan Kuhar|
|Ilirija||Ljubljana||Tivoli Hall||1957||Stipe Modrić|
|Krka||Novo Mesto||Leon Štukelj Hall||1948||Gašper Okorn|
|LTH Castings||Škofja Loka||Poden Sports Hall||1954||Igor Dolenc|
|Rogaška||Rogaška Slatina||Rogaška Slatina Sports Hall||1998||Peter Markovinovič|
|Šentjur||Šentjur||OŠ Hruševec Hall||1969||Damjan Novaković|
|Terme Olimia Podčetrtek||Podčetrtek||Podčetrtek Sports Hall||1999||Davor Brečko|
|Zlatorog Laško||Laško||Tri Lilije Hall||1969||Aleš Pipan|
Titles by clubEdit
|1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022|
|2000, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
- ^ a b Includes KK Olimpija
- ^ "Košarkarsko državno prvenstvo znova liga Nova KBM" (in Slovenian). Šport TV. 24 February 2020. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
- ^ "Z banko Nova KBM spet v drugi del državnega prvenstva za moške". kzs.si (in Slovenian). 22 February 2021. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
- ^ "Tekmovalni pravilnik 2022/23" (PDF). kzs.si (in Slovenian). Retrieved 19 August 2022.
- Official website (in Slovene)
- Slovenian League on Eurobasket.com