2009 in basketball
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Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.
- 1 Events
- 2 Tournaments
- 3 Club championships
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Events
- 6 Movies
- 7 Deaths
- 8 External links
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- All-Africa Games at
- Pan American Games at
- Southeast Asian Games at
- Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship 2009 at
- FIBA Africa Championship for Women 2009 at
- FIBA Americas Championship for Women 2009 at
- FIBA Asia Championship for Women 2009 at
- EuroBasket Women 2009 at
- FIBA Oceania Championship for Women 2009 at
- Pan American Games at
- Southeast Asian Games at
- Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship for Women 2009 at
- FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand
- FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women in Thailand
- FIBA Under-21 World Championship for Women at
- Euroleague: Panathinaikos
- Eurocup: Lietuvos Rytas
- EuroChallenge: Virtus Bologna
- Asia Champions Cup: Mahram Tehran
- Liga Sudamericana: Flamengo
- Division champions: Boston Celtics (Atlantic), Cleveland Cavaliers (Central), Orlando Magic (Southeast), Denver Nuggets (Northwest), Los Angeles Lakers (Pacific), San Antonio Spurs (Southwest)
- Best regular-season record: Cleveland Cavaliers (66–16)
- Eastern Conference: Orlando Magic
- Western Conference: Los Angeles Lakers
- Finals: The Lakers defeat the Magic 4–1, giving Phil Jackson a record 10th NBA title as a head coach. The Lakers' Kobe Bryant is named Finals MVP.
- Liga Nacional de Básquet, 20008–09 season:
- National Basketball League, 2008-09 season:
- Basketball League Belgium: Spirou Charleroi defeat Dexia Mons-Hainaut 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
- Chinese Basketball Association, 2008-09 season: Guangdong Southern Tigers defeat the Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–1 in the best-of-seven final.
- Croatian League: Cibona defeat Zadar 3–1 in the best-of-five final.
- Czech League: ČEZ Nymburk defeat Geofin Nový Jičín 4–0 in the best-of-seven final.
- Dutch Eredivisie: MyGuide Amsterdam defeat EiffelTowers Den Bosch 4–3 in the best-of-seven final.
- French Pro A League: ASVEL Basket defeat Orléans 55–41 in the one-off final.
- German Bundesliga: EWE Baskets Oldenburg defeat Telekom Baskets Bonn 3–2 in the best-of-five final.
- Greek League, 2008–09 season: Panathinaikos defeat Olympiacos 3–1 in the best-of-five final.
- Iranian Super League, 2008-09 season: Mahram defeat Zob Ahan 2–0 in the best-of-three final.
- Israeli Super League, 2008–09 season: Maccabi Tel Aviv defeat Maccabi Haifa 85–72 in the one-off final.
- Italian Serie A, 2008-09 season: Montepaschi Siena defeat Armani Jeans Milano 4–0 in the best-of-seven final. Montepaschi complete a treble of trophies, having also won the Italian Supercup and Italian Cup; they lost only one out of 44 matches across all domestic competitions this season.
- Lithuanian LKL: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius defeat Žalgiris Kaunas 4–1 in the best-of-seven final.
- Montenegro League: Budućnost Podgorica defeat Primorje 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
- Philippine Basketball Association, 2008-09 season:
- Polish League: Asseco Prokom Sopot defeat Turów Zgorzelec 4–1 in the best-of-seven final.
- Russian Super League: CSKA Moscow defeat Khimki Moscow Region 3–1 in the best-of-five final.
- Serbia Super League: Partizan Belgrade defeat Red Star Belgrade 3–2 in the best-of-five final.
- Slovenian League: Union Olimpija defeat Helios Domžale 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
- Spanish ACB:
- Turkish Basketball League: Efes Pilsen defeat Fenerbahçe Ülker 4–2 in the best-of-seven final.
- Ukrainian Super League: Azovmash Mariupol defeat BC Donetsk 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
- British Basketball League, 2008-09:
- Adriatic League: Partizan Belgrade defeat Cibona Zagreb 63–49 in the one-off final.
- Baltic League: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius defeat Žalgiris Kaunas 97–74 in the one-off final.
- EuroLeague Women 2008-09: Spartak Moscow
- Division I: North Catolina 89, Michigan State 72
- National Invitation Tournament: Penn State 69, Baylor 63
- College Basketball Invitational: Oregon State defeats UTEP 2–1 in the best-of-three final.
- CollegeInsider.com Tournament: Old Dominion 66, Bradley 62
- Division II: Findlay 56, Cal Poly Pomona 53 (OT)
- Division III: Washington University in St. Louis 61, Richard Stockton 52
- UAAP Men's: Ateneo defeats UE in the best of three finals 2–1
- NCAA (Philippines) Seniors': San Sebastian sweeps San Beda in the best of three finals 2-0
- UAAP Women's: Adamson defeats FEU in the best of three finals 2–0
- USA Today Boys Basketball Ranking #1:
- USA Today Girls Basketball Ranking #1:
- NCAA (Philippines) Juniors:
- UAAP Juniors: Ateneo defeats DLSZ in the best of three finals 2–1
Awards and honors
- Class of 2009:
- NBA Most Valuable Player Award: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
- NBA Rookie of the Year Award: Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
- NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
- NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award: Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks
- NBA Most Improved Player Award: Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers
- NBA Coach of the Year Award: Mike Brown, Cleveland Cavaliers
- FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award: Pau Gasol, Spain and Los Angeles Lakers
- Euroscar Award: Pau Gasol, Spain and Los Angeles Lakers
- Mr. Europa: Pau Gasol, Spain and Los Angeles Lakers
- WNBA Most Valuable Player Award: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
- WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award: Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
- WNBA Rookie of the Year Award: Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream
- WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award: DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Mercury
- WNBA Most Improved Player Award: Crystal Langhorne, Washington Mystics
- Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award: Kara Lawson, Sacramento Monarchs
- WNBA Coach of the Year Award: Marynell Meadors, Atlanta Dream
- FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award: Sandrine Gruda, France, UMMC Ekaterinburg, and Connecticut Sun
- John R. Wooden Award
- Naismith College Coach of the Year
- Naismith College Player of the Year
- Men: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
- Women: Maya Moore, Connecticut
- Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball
- Women's awards:
- The Italian club Nuova Sebastiani Basket moves from the central Italian city of Rieti to the major southern city of Naples, effective with the 2009–10 season.
- October 20 – The WNBA announces that the Detroit Shock has been purchased by a group of investors from Tulsa, Oklahoma and will move to that city for the 2010 season. In January 2010, the team would be unveiled as the Tulsa Shock.
- January 29 — Kay Yow, Hall of Fame coach of the NC State Lady Wolfpack (born 1942)
- February 20 — Larry H. Miller, American businessman, owner of the Utah Jazz (born 1944)
- February 26 — Johnny Kerr, Former NBA player, coach and Chicago Bulls announcer (born 1932)
- February 26 — Norm Van Lier, Former NBA player and announcer (born 1947)
- March 13 — William Davidson, American businessman, owner of the Detroit Pistons and Hall of Famer (born 1923)
- April 4 — Marvin Webster, The "Human Eraser" was a 10-year NBA vet and Division II National Champion at Morgan State University (born 1952)
- April 16 — Reggie Royals, ABA player (San Diego Conquistadors) (born 1950)
- April 27 — Glen Gondrezick, Former NBA and UNLV guard (born 1955)
- April 30 — Hal Perry, Starting guard on San Francisco's back to back national championship teams (1955 & 1956) (born 1933)
- May 9 — Chuck Daly, Two-time NBA Champion coach of the Detroit Pistons and coach of the 1992 US Olympic team (born 1930)
- May 15 — Wayman Tisdale, American player, member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame and 12-year NBA veteran; also a renowned jazz bass guitarist (born 1964)
- June 4 — Randy Smith, Former All-Star guard for the Buffalo Braves (born 1948)
- July 27 — Dick Holub, Former Fairleigh Dickinson coach and All-American player at LIU (born 1921)
- August 11 — Kirby Minter, American basketball player, MVP of the 1954 FIBA World Championship (born 1929)
- August 13 — Lavelle Felton, American basketball player (born 1980)
- August 17 — Paul Hogue, All-American and 1962 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player at Cincinnati (born 1940)
- October 19 — Angelo Musi, NBA (Philadelphia Warriors) and ABL player (born 1918)
- October 23 — Ron Sobieszczyk, former member of the New York Knicks and Minneapolis Lakers (born 1934)
- October 30 — Howie Schultz, member of two NBA championship teams with the Minneapolis Lakers (born 1922)
- November 1 — Jonathan Bourhis, French player (JDA Dijon Basket) (born 1990)
- November 1 — Alan Ogg, former UAB and Miami Heat center (born 1967)
- November 9 — Al Cervi, Hall of Fame player and coach of the 1955 NBA Champion Syracuse Nationals (born 1917)
- November 18 — Red Robbins, Tennessee standout and ABA player (born 1944)
- November 24 — Abe Pollin, Owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics (born 1923)
- December 8 — Fred Sheffield, BAA player (Philadelphia Warriors) (born 1923)
- December 28 — Zoltán Horváth, Hungarian player (born 1979)
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