BLNO

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BLNO
Current season, competition or edition:
2011–12 BLNO season
BLNO Logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 2000
Inaugural season 2000–01
No. of teams 8
Country Norway Norway
Most recent champion(s) Bærum Basket
(2012–13)
Most titles Asker Aliens
(5 titles)
Official website Basket.no

BLNO is Norway's premier professional men's basketball league. It was established in 2000.

Format[edit]

There are 8 teams in the BLNO. Foreign players are allowed on all teams, but a maximum of two Americans are allowed on the court at a time. Also, a minimum of two Norwegian players are required on court by the rules.

Clubs[edit]

The following 8 clubs competed in the BLNO during the 2011–12 season:

Club
Position
in 2011–12
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
titles
Last title
Ammerud Basket 7 2007–08 5 2007–08 n/a
Asker Aliens 2 2000–01 12 2000–01 6 2010–11
Bærum Basket 5 2006–07 6 2006–07 n/a
Centrum Tigers 4 2001–02 2 2011–12 n/a
Frøya Basket 1 2009–10 3 2009–10 1 2011–12
Gimle Basket 6 2007–08 5 2007–08 n/a
Langhus 8 2011–12 1 2011–12 n/a
Tromsø Storm 3 2000–01 12 2000–01 n/a

Former members[edit]

Club
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Top division
titles
Last title
Bergen Bulldogs 2001–02 1 n/a
Bærums Verk Jets 2000–01 5 1 2003–04
Fjellhamar Stallions 2006–07 3 n/a
Frøya Ambassadors 2002–03 3 n/a
Harstad Vikings 2000–01 10 1 2005–06
Kongsberg Penguins 2000–01 7 n/a
Kristiansand Pirates 2000–01 9 n/a
Oslo Kings 2000–01 2 1 2000–01
Ulriken Eagles 2000–01 11 2 2008–09
Vålerenga Kings 2002–03 1 n/a

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Result Runner-up
2000–01 Oslo Kings 3–2 Kongsberg Penguins
2001–02 Aker Aliens 3–0 Kongsberg Penguins
2002–03 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2003–04 Bærum Basket 3–2 Harstad Vikings
2004–05 Aker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2005–06 Harstad Vikings 3–2 Asker Aliens
2006–07 Ulriken Eagles 3–1 Harstad Aliens
2007–08 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2008–09 Ulriken Eagles 3–2 Tromsø Storm
2009–10 Akser Aliens 3–1 Tromsø Storm
2010–11 Bærum Basket 3–2 Tromsø Storm
2011–12 Frøya Basket 80–78 Asker Aliens
2012–13 Bærum Basket 81–65 Tromsø Storm

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Mjos, Stian Stian Mjos PG  Norway Bærum Basket
2012–13 Walace, Gerald Gerald Walace F  United States Tromsø Storm

Finals MVP[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Kombat, Miilah Miilah Kombat F  Norway Frøya Basket

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Midtvedt, Magnus Magnus Midtvedt G  Norway Asker Aliens
2012–13 Lepovic, Marko Marko Lepovic SG  Serbia Centrum Tigers

Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Lee-Ingram, Anthony Anthony Lee-Ingram F  United States Asker Aliens
2012–13 Thomas, Delano Delano Thomas PF  United States Gimle BBK