Novo Basquete Brasil

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Novo Basquete Brasil
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 NBB season
Nbb brasil logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
CEO Cássio Roque
No. of teams 16
Country  Brazil
Continent Union of South American Nations South America
Most recent champion(s) Flamengo (2013–14)
Most titles Brasília
(3 titles each)
TV partner(s) SporTV
Rede Globo
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Official website

Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) is the Brazilian premier professional men's basketball league. Organized by the Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB), in a new format of the Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete, this league is managed for the first time by the Brazilian basketball associations, all LNB founding members.


The NBB is the annual championship promoted by the national Brazilian league (LNB), and endorsed by the Brazilian Basketball Confederation. The first phase of the season consists of fifteen teams playing against each other, on a home and away basis. Then the top eight teams go to the playoffs, where the top ranked team plays against the one in the eighth place, the second from the top plays the seventh, and so on. Each playoff series is a best-of-five, apart from the championship final, which is a single game. In all of those, the best placed team has the home court advantage. Finally, the best placed teams in the league qualify to the FIBA Americas League and the Liga Sudamericana.

Founding associations[edit]

* Team currently takes part in the NBB
Team City/Area Arena Founded
Araraquara Araraquara, São Paulo Ginásio Castelo Branco (Gigantão) 1997
Assis Assis, São Paulo Jairo Ferreira dos Santos (Jairão) 2002
Bauru* Bauru, São Paulo Ginásio Comendador José da Silva Martha 2007
Brasília* Brasília, Federal District Ginásio Nilson Nelson / ASCEB minor games 2000
CETAF/Vila Velha Vila Velha, Espírito Santo Ginásio Municipal João Goulart (Tartarugão) 2002
Flamengo* Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 1895
Franca* Franca, São Paulo Ginásio Municipal Pedro Murilla Fuentes (Pedrocão) 1992
Iguaçu Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro Ginásio Alberico de Sá Bittencourt
Joinville Joinville, Santa Catarina Ginásio Municipal Ivan Rodrigues 2006
Limeira* Limeira, São Paulo Ginásio Municipal Fortunato Lucato Neto (Vô Lucato) 2001
Londrina Londrina, Paraná Ginásio Municipal Darcy Côrtez (Moringão)
Minas* Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Arena Vivo 1935
Paulistano* São Paulo, São Paulo Ginásio Antonio Prado Junior 1900
Pinheiros* São Paulo, São Paulo Ginásio Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 1899
Saldanha da Gama Vitória, Espírito Santo Ginásio Jayme Navarro de Carvalho 1902
São José* São José dos Campos, São Paulo Lineu de Moura 1913
Bira-Lajeado Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul Complexo Esportivo da Univates 1955
Uberlândia* Uberlândia, Minas Gerais Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves 1943
Ulbra/Rio Claro Rio Claro, São Paulo Ginásio de Esportes Felipe Karam 1998

NBB Finals[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Final result MVP Coach of the Season
2009 Flamengo Brasília
3–2 (series)
Brazil Marcelinho Machado (FLA) Brazil Paulo Sampaio (FLA)
2009–10 Brasília Flamengo
3–2 (series)
Brazil Marcelinho Machado (FLA) Brazil Lula Ferreira (BRA)
2010–11 Brasília Franca
3–1 (series)
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni (BRA) Brazil Hélio Rubens (FRA)
2011–12 Brasília São José
Brazil Murilo Becker (SJO) Brazil Régis Marrelli (SJO)
2012–13 Flamengo Uberlândia
Brazil Marquinhos (FLA) Brazil Lula Ferreira (FRA)
2013–14 Flamengo Paulistano
United States David Jackson (LIM) Brazil Gustavo de Conti (PAU)

Finals appearances[edit]

Num Team W L
4 Brasília 3 1
4 Flamengo 3 1
1 Franca 0 1
1 Paulistano 0 1
1 São José 0 1
1 Uberlândia 0 1

Total NBB league championships[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runners-up seasons
Brasília 3 1 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 2008–09
Flamengo 3 1 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14 2009–10
Franca 0 1 2010–11
Paulistano 0 1 2013–14
São José 0 1 2011–12
Uberlândia 0 1 2012–13



The NBB inaugural season didn't have the participation of founding-members Iguaçu, Londrina, Ulbra/Rio Claro, and Uberlândia.


For the second NBB edition, the LNB confirmed the participation of 14 teams. Limeira and Bira-Lajeado could not keep their squads, thus did not join the season. On the other hand, Londrina joined the League, while an Araraquara/Palmeiras deal brought back to the national competition one of the most traditional Brazilian clubs.


The 15 teams from the previous season confirmed their participation. The third NBB edition also featured former national and South American champions Uberlândia, who managed to gather a strong squad sponsored by Brasília's former partner, Universo. After a one-year hiatus, Limeira returned to the League. Besides that, first-timers Rio Claro and Iguaçu joined as well.


For the first time, the NBB had eighteen participating teams, a record in the NBB's history. The three-time champion Brasília, came once again as the title favorite. But their greatest rival Flamengo, assembled a team to break this hegemony, and thus win the NBB after four years. Uberlândia emerged as one of the favorites for the title, as well as São José. The rookies were the teams of Suzano, Mogi das Cruzes, Palmeiras, and Basquete Cearense. Of the four, the only team to qualify for the playoffs was Basquete Cearense. The last two were Tijuca and Suzano. Suzano, due to financial difficulties, dismounted their team to the championship final, while Tijuca played a small promotion tournament with Fluminense and Macaé, respectively champion and runner-up of Supercopa Brasil de Basquete. In the playoffs, a surprise: the champions of the past three editions were eliminated in the quarterfinals by São José. In the semifinals, Flamengo eliminated São José 3–2, and Uberlândia swept Bauru by 3–0. The final, played in one game in Rio de Janeiro, was won by the super-team of Flamengo, who after four years, won their second title of the NBB.

2013–14 season teams[edit]

Team Home city Arena Capacity Last season Head coach NBB seasons
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 18,000 1st Brazil José Alves Neto 6th
Uberlândia Uberlândia Ginásio Homero Santos 3,500 2nd Brazil Cláudio Clemente 4th
Bauru Bauru Ginásio Panela de Pressão 3,000 3rd Brazil Jorge Guerra 6th
São José São José dos Campos Ginásio Lineu de Moura 2,620 4th Brazil Luiz Zanon 6th
Brasília Brasília Ginásio da ASCEB 3,050 5th Argentina Sergio Hernández 6th
Franca Franca Ginásio Pedrocão 6,000 6th Brazil Lula Ferreira 6th
Pinheiros São Paulo Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 824 7th Brazil Cláudio Mortari 6th
Paulistano São Paulo Ginásio Antônio Prado Junior 1,500 8th Brazil Gustavo de Conti 6th
Basquete Cearense Fortaleza Ginásio Paulo Sarasate 9,000 9th Brazil Alberto Bial 2nd
Minas Belo Horizonte Arena Vivo 4,000 10th Argentina Carlos Romano 6th
Limeira Limeira Ginásio "Vô" Lucato 1,800 11th Brazil Demétrius Ferracciú 5th
Liga Sorocabana Sorocaba Ginásio Gualberto Moreira 3,000 12th Brazil Rinaldo Rodrigues 3rd
Palmeiras São Paulo Ginásio Palestra Itália 1,500 13th Brazil Hebert Coimbra 2nd
Mogi das Cruzes Mogi das Cruzes Ginásio Professor Hugo Ramos 5,000 14th Spain Paco García 2nd
Espírito Santo Vila Velha Ginásio Tartarugão 3,500 16th Brazil Ênio Vecchi 6th
Macaé Basquete Macaé Ginásio Juquinha 2,000 Brazil Léo Costa 1st
Universo/Goiânia Goiânia Ginásio Rio Vermelho 4,500 Brazil Márcio de Andrade 1st

Joinville (15th in 2012–13) and Tijuca (17th) did not entered for not having the prerequisites needed to compete in the competition, as well as Fluminense and Vitória Basquete.[1]

NBB All-Team[edit]

# Season PG SG SF PF C
1 2009 United States Larry Taylor
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marcelinho Machado
Brazil Murilo Becker
Brazil Rafael "Baby" Araújo
2 2009–10 Brazil Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marcelinho Machado
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Murilo Becker
3 2010–11 United States Larry Taylor
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Murilo Becker
(São José)
4 2011–12 Brazil Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Murilo Becker
(São José)
5 2012–13 Brazil Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
United States Robert Day
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Rafael Mineiro
Brazil Caio Torres
6 2013–14 Argentina Nicolás Laprovíttola
United States David Jackson
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Jefferson William
(São José)
Brazil Paulão Prestes

Notable players[edit]



NBB rivalries[edit]

Main article: NBB rivalries

NBB All Star Weekend[edit]

Main article: NBB All Star Weekend


Individual Awards[edit]


  1. ^ Vem ai!, LNB, 13 August 2013

External links[edit]