2008–09 ABA season

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2008–09 ABA season
League American Basketball Association
Sport Basketball
Duration November 2008 - March 2009
Regular season
Season MVP DeRon Rutledge, Southeast Texas Mustangs; Co-MVP Boris Siakom, Kentucky Bisons
2009 ABA Playoffs
champions Maywood Buzz
   runners-up Nashville Broncs
champions Kentucky Bisons
   runners-up Southeast Texas Mustangs
2009 ABA Championship
Champions Kentucky Bisons
  Runners-up Maywood Buzz
2009 ABA Championship MVP Michael James, Kentucky Bisons
ABA seasons

The 2008-2009 ABA season was the eighth season of the American Basketball Association that lasted from November 2008 and ended with the championship game in March 2009 between the Kentucky Bisons and the Maywood Buzz. The Kentucky Bisons won their first title after defeating the Buzz, 127-120.

The 2008-2009 season was scheduled to host over 50 teams, but travelling costs doomed most teams and resulted in many franchises folding.

Regular season standings[edit]

The following are the final regular season standings of the 2008-2009 season.[1] Some teams folded during the regular season and did not complete all of their scheduled games.

Northeast W L Win %
Cleveland Rockers (ABA) 22 4 0.846
Chicago Steam 14 4 0.778
Jersey Express 13 8 0.619
West Virginia Blazers 11 14 0.440
New York City Internationalz 3 7 0.300
NYC Thunder 1 0 1.000
Aurora Force 1 4 0.200
West Virginia Wild 0 2 0.000
Detroit Hoops 0 6 0.000
Northwest Division W L Win %
Maywood Buzz 18 3 0.857
Beijing Aoshen Olympians 14 6 0.700
Los Angeles Push 7 6 0.538
San Francisco Rumble 7 7 0.500
Salt Lake City Saints 1 0 1.000
Washington Raptors 1 1 0.500
Modesto Bearcats 1 6 0.143
Sacramento Heatwave 0 1 0.000
Southeast Division W L Win %
Kentucky Bisons 13 2 0.867
Kansas City Spartans 7 3 0.700
Nashville Broncs 6 5 0.545
Knoxville Thunderbolts 5 5 0.500
Atlanta Vision 1 5 0.167
Bahama All-Pro Show 0 4 0.000
Georgia Gwizzlies 0 9 0.000
Southwest Division W L Win %
Southeast Texas Mavericks 24 1 0.960
Las Vegas Aces 8 2 0.800
Texas Fuel 8 7 0.533
Houston Takers 7 10 0.412
West Texas Whirlwinds 4 3 0.571
Mississippi Blues 4 8 0.333
Arizona Rhinos 3 5 0.375
Phoenix Fury 2 3 0.400
Texas City Rangers 2 12 0.143
Gallup Talons 0 3 0.000

Postseason[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals ABA Championship
                 
1 Southeast Texas Mustangs 121
8 Knoxville Thunderbolts 87
1 Southeast Texas Mustangs 89
4 Kentucky Bisons 107
4 Kentucky Bisons 106
5 Beijing Aoshen Olympian 104
4 Kentucky Bisons 127
2 Maywood Buzz 120
3 Nashville Broncs 118
6 Jersey Express 99
3 Nashville Broncs 111
2 Maywood Buzz 120
2 Maywood Buzz 91
7 Chicago Steam 82

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