Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga

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Admiral Basketball Bundesliga
(Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Austrian Basketball League Logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1947
No. of teams 11
Country  Austria
Continent Europe
Most recent
Oberwart Gunners
(2nd title)
Most titles UBSC Wien
(11 titles)
TV partner(s) Sky Sport Austria
Sponsor(s) Admiral Sportwetten
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Austrian Cup
Austrian Supercup
Official website www.oebl.at

The Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (ÖBL) (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 (ÖBL). 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.


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 Admiral Dome 1,500
redwell Gunners Oberwart Oberwart Sporthalle Oberwart 1,700
Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg Klosterneuburg Happyland Klosterneuburg 1,000
UBC magnofit Güssing Knights Güssing Aktiv Park Güssing 01200
UBSC Raiffeisen Graz Graz Unionhalle 0600

Title holders[edit]


Season Champion Result Runners-up Champions' coach Finals MVP
2000–01 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Wörthersee Piraten N/A
2001–02 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Panthers Fürstenfeld N/A
2002–03 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Swans Gmunden N/A
2003–04 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–1 Swans Gmunden N/A
2004–05 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Oberwart Gunners United States Bob Gonnen N/A
2005–06 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Kraftwerk Wels United States Bob Gonnen Austria Peter Hütter
2006–07 Swans Gmunden 3–0 Oberwart Gunners United States Bob Gonnen Austria De'Teri Mayes
2007–08 Panthers Fürstenfeld 3–2 Oberwart Gunners United States Aaron Mitchell United States Anthony Shavies
2008–09 Kraftwerk Wels 3–1 Swans Gmunden Austria Raoul Korner United States Ricky Moore
2009–10 Swans Gmunden 3–2 Panthers Fürstenfeld Austria Matthias Fischer Austria De'Teri Mayes
2010–11 Oberwart Gunners 3–2 Swans Gmunden Austria Neno Ašćerić Austria Bernd Volcic
2011–12 Dukes Klosterneuburg 3–1 Swans Gmunden Austria Werner Sallomon Austria Christoph Nagler
2012–13 Zepter Vienna 3–2 Oberwart Gunners Italy Andrea Maghelli United States Shawn Ray
2013–14 Güssing Knights
Kapfenberg Bulls Germany Matthias Zollner United States Anthony Shavies
2014–15 Güssing Knights
Zepter Vienna Germany Matthias Zollner United States Travis Taylor
2015–16 Redwell Oberwart Gunners
WBC Raiffeissen Wels Greece Chris Chougaz United States Chris McNealy


All-Star Game[edit]

Main article: ÖBL All-Star Game

The ÖBL 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 ÖBL All-Star festivities include a slam dunk contest and a three-point shooting competition.


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