Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga

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Admiral Basketball Bundesliga
(Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga)
Current season, competition or edition:
2013–14 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Austrian Basketball League Logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1947
No. of teams 11
Country  Austria
Continent Europe
Most recent champion(s) UBC magnofit Güssing Knights
(2013–14)
Most titles UBSC Wien
(11 titles)
TV partner(s) Sky Sport Austria
Sponsor(s) Admiral Sportwetten
Related competitions Austrian Cup
Austrian Supercup
Level on pyramid 1st
Official website www.oebl.at

The Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (OBL) (in English: Austrian Basketball League (ABL)) is the top men's professional basketball league in Austria. Until the 2004–05 season, the league was known as the A-Liga (A-League) and then until the 2008–09 season it was called the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (OBL). Since the 2008–09 season, it has been named the Admiral Basketball League, after the league's main sponsor, Admiral Sportwetten.

Competition format[edit]

Each team plays the other 11 teams twice, creating a 22-game regular-season schedule. After that, the top eight teams move on, and play another double round robin. The four top teams after that move on to a best-of-five semifinals series, and the two semi-finals winners meet in a best-of-five championship series.

Clubs[edit]

Club Place Arena Capacity
Allianz Swans Gmunden Gmunden Volksbank Arena 2,200
WBC Kraftwerk Wels Wels Raiffeisen Arena 1,700
BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld Fürstenfeld Stadthalle Fürstenfeld 1,200
Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions Traiskirchen Lions Dome 1,200
Kapfenberg Bulls Kapfenberg Sporthalle Walfersam 1,000
BC Zepter Vienna Wien Wiener Stadthalle B 1,000
UBC St. Pölten St. Pölten Landessportzentrum St. Pölten 1,000
Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg Klosterneuburg Happyland Klosterneuburg 1,000
UBC magnofit Güssing Knights Güssing Aktiv Park Güssing 800
UBSC Raiffeisen Graz Graz Unionhalle 600

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Result Runners-up Champions' coach Finals MVP
2000–01 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 kelag Wörthersee Piraten N/A
2001–02 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld N/A
2002–03 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Allianz Swans Gmunden N/A
2003–04 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–1 Allianz Swans Gmunden N/A
2004–05 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–0 Macabido Gunners Oberwart United States Bob Gonnen N/A
2005–06 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–0 WBC Kraftwerk Wels United States Bob Gonnen Austria Peter Hütter
2006–07 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–0 Macabido Gunners Oberwart United States Bob Gonnen Austria De'Teri Mayes
2007–08 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld 3–2 Macabido Gunners Oberwart United States Aaron Mitchell United States Anthony Shavies
2008–09 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–1 WBC Kraftwerk Wels United States John Dieckelman United States Ricky Moore
2009–10 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–2 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld Austria Matthias Fischer Austria De'Teri Mayes
2010–11 Oberwart Gunners 3–2 Allianz Swans Gmunden Austria Neno Ašćerić Austria Bernd Volcic
2011–12 Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg 3–1 Allianz Swans Gmunden Austria Werner Sallomon Austria Christoph Nagler
2012–13 BC Zepter Vienna 3–2 Oberwart Gunners Italy Andrea Maghelli United States Shawn Ray
2013–14 UBC magnofit Güssing Knights
3–2
ece Bulls Kapfenberg Germany Matthias Zollner United States Anthony Shavies

Awards[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

Main article: ÖBL All-Star Game

The OBL holds an annual all-star game, pitting a team of the best Austrian players in the league against a team made up of the league's top international players. Like the NBA All-Star Game, the OBL All-Star festivities include a slam dunk contest and a three-point shooting competition.

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