Premier A Slovenian Basketball League
|No. of teams||12|
|Continent||FIBA Europe (Europe)|
|Most recent champion(s)||Krka (7th title)|
|Most titles||Olimpija (15 titles)|
|TV partner(s)||RTV Slovenija|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Slovenian Cup|
The Premier A Slovenian Basketball League (Slovene: 1. Slovenska Košarkarska Liga), abbreviated as 1. SKL and known for sponsorship reasons as the Telemach League (Slovene: Liga Telemach), is the top-level professional men's basketball league in Slovenia. The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, consists of 12 clubs. It was also named Liga Kolinska (1998-01), HYPO Liga (2001-02), 1. A SKL (2002-06) and Liga UPC Telemach (2006-09). The most successful team is Olimpija with 15 titles.
The league was founded in 1991, shortly after Slovenia gained its independence from SFR Yugoslavia. Before the independence, the Slovenian Republic League was played as a second or third level of the Yugoslav basketball. Olimpija, Železničar, Slovan, ŽKK Maribor, Lesonit and Maribor 66 were the only slovenian teams that played in the Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League.
The league is conducted in two phases.
In the first phase, 12 teams compete in a home-and-away round-robin series (22 games total) with the country's representative in the Adriatic League, currently Olimpija and Krka, being exempt from this stage.
All teams advance from the regular season to one of two postseason stages, depending on their league position.
The top seven teams from the regular season are joined by the Adriatic League representative in the second phase. These teams start the second phase from scratch, with no results carrying over from the regular season. Each team plays a total of 14 games in this phase; as in the regular season, a home-and-away round-robin is used.
The top four teams at the end of this stage advance to the semifinals, conducted as a best-of-three playoff. The semifinal winners advance to the best-of-five championship finals, with the winners being crowned league champion.
The bottom five teams play a home-and-away round-robin series with one another; these teams' results from the regular season carry over to the playouts. At the end of the playout phase, the bottom finisher is automatically relegated to the second level of the Slovenian league system, the 2. SKL. That team is replaced in the following season's league by the 2. SKL champion. The second-from-bottom finisher enters a home-and-away round-robin mini-league with the second- and third-place teams from the second league, with the team finishing on top of the mini-league taking up a place in the next year's 1. A SKL.
|Elektra Šoštanj||Šoštanj||Šoštanj Sports Hall||1948||Rajko Rituper|
|Grosuplje||Grosuplje||Brinje Sports Hall||1997||Teo Hojč|
|Helios Suns Domžale||Domžale||Komunalni center Hall||1949||Gregor Hafnar|
|Hopsi Polzela||Polzela||Polzela Sports Hall||1972||Vladimir Rizman|
|Krka||Novo Mesto||Leon Štukelj Hall||1948||Aleksandar Džikić|
|Maribor Nova KBM||Maribor||Tabor Hall||2005||Dejan Gašparin|
|Portorož||Portorož||Lucija Sports Hall||1992||Konstantin Subotić|
|Rogaška||Rogaška Slatina||Rogaška Slatina Sports Hall||1998||Damjan Novaković|
|Šenčur Gorenjska gradbena družba||Šenčur||Šenčur Sports Hall||Igor Kešelj|
|Tajfun||Šentjur||Hruševec Sports Hall||1969||Dejan Mihevc|
|Union Olimpija||Ljubljana||Arena Stožice||1946||Aleš Pipan|
|Zlatorog Laško||Laško||Tri Lilije Hall||1969||Predrag Milović|
Titles by Club
||1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09|
||1999-00, 2002-03, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14|
Republic League Champions
(As SR Slovenia)
After Regular season.
Points per game
Since the 2000–01 season:
- 2000–01 Uroš Ivanović (Loka Kava): 21.3
- 2001–02 Matjaž Tovornik (Savinjski Hopsi): 22.1
- 2002–03 Slavko Duščak (Krka): 18.21
- 2003–04 Aliaksei Lashkevich (Helios Domžale): 19.7
- 2004–05 Robert Troha (Laško): 18.3
- 2005–06 Sandi Čebular (Šentjur): 20.3
- 2006–07 Jimmie Lee Hunt II (Šentjur): 18.4 (in 35 games)
- 2007–08 Miroslav Jurič (Kraški Zidar Jadran): 19.58 (in 24 games)
- 2008–09 Gilbert Goodrich (Zagorje): 21.9 (in 27 games)
- 2009–10 Sandi Čebular (Šentjur): 20.69 (in 32 games)
- 2010–11 Vladimir Panić (Zlatorog): 20.43 (in 28 games)
- 2011–12 Travis Nelson (Šentjur): 17.46 (in 26 games)
- 2012–13 Sašo Zagorac (Grosuplje): 17.5
- 2013–14 Ousman Krubally (Grosuplje): 17.17
- Official site of Slovenian Basketball Federation — most of site in Slovene; news feed also in English
- (Slovene) Competition system