1995–96 CBA season
|1995–96 CBA season|
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
|Duration||December 10, 1995 – April 7, 1996|
|Season champions||Bayi Rockets|
|Season MVP||Hu Weidong|
|Relegated to Second Division||Nanjing Army
Vanguard / Police
|Runners-up||Guangdong Southern Tigers|
The 1995–96 CBA season was the first season of the Chinese Basketball Association.
The season ran from December 10, 1995, to April 7, 1996.
Regular season standings
These are the final standings for the 1995-96 CBA regular season.
|#||1995–96 CBA season|
|2||Guangdong Southern Tigers||18||4||.818||4||10–1||8–3||GD 1-1 (170-167) LN|
|5||Shandong Flaming Bulls||12||10||.545||10||6–5||6–5|
|12||Vanguard / Police||1||21||.045||21||1–10||0–11|
|Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs|
|Bottom 4 teams advance to the Relegation Round|
The Playoffs used a Home-Away system. Total points were used to decide the winner.
The bottom 4 teams competed in a knock-out phase. The Nanjing Army and Vanguard / Police were relegated to the Second Division.
|9-12 Classification||9th Place|
|12||Vanguard / Police||64||67||0|
These are the award winners for the 1995-96 CBA regular season.
- CBA Most Valuable Player: Hu Weidong (Jiangsu Dragons)
- Best Coach: Wang Fei (Bayi Rockets) & Wang Lifa (Guangdong Southern Tigers)
The first CBA All-Star Game was played on April 9, 1996, in Beijing.