Basketball League of Serbia

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Basketball League of Serbia
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 Basketball League of Serbia
Agrozivkls.jpg
Official KLS logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 2006
Commissioner Darko Jovičić
Inaugural season 2006–07
No. of teams 18
Country Serbia Serbia
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Partizan
(2013–14)
Most titles Partizan
(21 titles)
TV partner(s) RTS
Arena Sport
SOS Channel
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian League B
Domestic cup(s) Radivoj Korać Cup
Official website kls.rs (Serbian)

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије, Košarkaška liga Srbije), abbreviated as KLS, is the highest men's professional club basketball competition in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia.

Rules[edit]

Competition format[edit]

The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which have 14 and Serbian Super League which have 8 teams.

For the 2013–14 season, the top four teams in First League will be promoted to Super League with four Serbian teams from the Adriatic League. The team positioned 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league - Basketball League of Serbia B. The best 4 clubs in Super League goes to Playoff stage and top four teams in regular part will qualify for the next season of the Adriatic League.

Arena standards[edit]

Currently, clubs must have home arenas with capacity of minimum 1000 seats.

History[edit]

Names of the competition[edit]

  • 2006–2007: Sinalco Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2007–2009: Swisslion Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2009–2011: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2011–2013: Agroživ Basketball League of Serbia[1]
  • 2013–present: Basketball League of Serbia

Commissioners[edit]

  • 2006–2011: Tihomir Bubalo
  • 2011–2013: Predrag Bojić
  • 2013–present: Darko Jovičić

Other competitions[edit]

Current teams[edit]

The following 18 clubs compete in the Basketball League of Serbia during the 2013–14 season:[2]

Basketball League of Serbia
Team City Arena Founded Colours Head coach
Borac Mozzart Sport Čačak Borac Sports Hall
1945
          Raško Bojić
Crnokosa Kosjerić Kosjerić Sports Hall
1982
          Blagoja Ivić
Crvena zvezda Beograd Telekom Belgrade Pionir Hall
1945
          Dejan Radonjić
Konstantin Niš Čair Sports Center
2010
          Marko Cvetković
Mega Vizura Belgrade SC Vizura
1998
          Dejan Milojević
Meridiana Novi Sad SC Futog
2010
          Filip Soček
Metalac Koteks Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall
1948
          Vladimir Mišković
Napredak Rubin Kruševac Kruševac Sports Hall
1946
          Boško Đokić
OKK Beograd Belgrade SC Šumice
1945
          Vlade Đurović
Partizan NIS Belgrade Pionir Hall
1945
          Duško Vujošević
FMP Železnik Belgrade FMP Hall
1975
          Milan Gurović
Radnički Kragujevac Kragujevac Jezero Hall
1994
               Miroslav Nikolić
Sloboda Užice Veliki Park Sports Hall
1950
               Vladimir Đokić
Sloga Kraljevo Kraljevo Sports Hall
1949
          Mihajlo Drobnjak
Smederevo 1953 Smederevo Sports Hall Smederevo
1953
          Zoran Todorović
Tamiš Pančevo Strelište Sports Hall
1992
               Bojan Jovičić
Vojvodina Srbijagas Novi Sad SPC Vojvodina
2000
               Dušan Alimpijević
Vršac Vršac Millennium Center
1946
          Oliver Popović
Teams that participate in the ABA League

[edit]

Promoted to Basketball League of Serbia
Team City
KK Meridiana Novi Sad
KK Crnokosa Kosjerić
KK Napredak Kruševac

Relegated teams[edit]

Relegated to Basketball League of Serbia B
Team City
KK Jagodina Jagodina

Champions[edit]

Basketball League of Serbia 2006–07 to present

Titles by club[edit]

Club Champions Winning years
Partizan
8
2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14

Play-off Finals[edit]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
2006-07
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Hemofarm
12–2
2007-08
Partizan
3–1
Hemofarm Partizan
12–2
2008-09
Partizan
3–2
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
6–0
2009-10
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2010-11
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2011-12
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
12–2
2012-13
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
12–2
2013-14
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
13–1

All–time table[edit]

Super League[edit]

  • 2006–07 to present
Pos. Team Town S P W L F A Pts 1st App
1 Partizan Belgrade 7 90 78 12 168 6 2006–07
2 Crvena zvezda Belgrade 7 90 57 33 147 1 1 2006–07
3 Vršac Vršac 6 76 52 24 128 1 3 2006–07
4 FMP Železnik Belgrade 5 62 39 23 101 3 2006–07
5 Vojvodina Srbijagas Novi Sad 5 62 38 24 100 2006–07

All–time champions[edit]

Team Championships Years Won
Partizan 21 1976, 1979, 1981, 1987, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Crvena zvezda 15 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1969, 1972, 1993, 1994, 1998
OKK Beograd 4 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964
Proleter 1 1956
BKK Radnički 1 1973
Yugoslav Army 1 1945

Serbian basketball clubs in international competitions[edit]

FIBA and Euroleague Basketball Company[edit]

So far, 17 Serbian teams took part in a FIBA or Euroleague Basketball Company club competition since 1958. The most successful club by participation and trophies is KK Partizan. They had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, Euroleague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989. The second most successful is KK Crvena zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe. They won the Cup Winner's Cup in 1974.

ABA[edit]

Since its formation in 2001, a total of 6 clubs from Serbia took a part in the regional ABA League. KK Partizan became a champion in six seasons (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), where first five trophies were won consecutively. FMP Železnik won 2 titles in 2004 and 2006, and Hemofarm won one title in 2005.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorships and broadcasting rights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kompanija Agroživ generalni sponzor KLS". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Timovi". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

External links[edit]