1998–99 CBA season
|1998–99 CBA season|
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
|Duration||December 27, 1998 – April 25, 1999|
|Season champions||Bayi Rockets|
|Season MVP||Sun Jun|
|Promoted to Second Division||Sichuan Pandas
Jilin Northeast Tigers
|Relegated to Second Division||Ji'nan Army
The 1998–99 CBA season was the fourth season of the Chinese Basketball Association.
The season ran from December 27, 1998 to April 25, 1999.
The Air Force team withdrew from the league before the season got underway, so three clubs were promoted from the Second Division. The Sichuan Pandas, originally relegated at the end of the previous campaign, earned a reprieve. They were joined by the Jilin Northeast Tigers and Beijing Olympians.
Regular Season Standings
These are the final standings for the 1998-99 CBA regular season.
|#||1998–99 CBA season|
|3||Guangdong Southern Tigers||13||9||.591||8||7–4||6–5||GD: 3-1
|4||Shandong Flaming Bulls||13||9||.591||8||9–2||4–7|
|10||Jilin Northeast Tigers||8||14||.364||13||8–3||0–11|
|Top 8 teams advance to the Playoffs|
|Bottom 4 teams advance to the Relegation Round|
The top 8 teams in the regular season advanced to the playoffs.
For the first time, the semifinals used best-of-five series to determine the advancing team.
Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding in regular season, and the numbers to the right indicate the number of games the team won in that round. Home court advantage belongs to the team with the better regular season record; teams enjoying the home advantage are shown in italics.
Best of 3
Best of 5
Best of 5
|4||Shandong Flaming Bulls||0|
|3||Guangdong Southern Tigers||0|
|3||Guangdong Southern Tigers||2|
The bottom 4 teams played the relegation phase by round-robin.
The Ji'nan Army and Sichuan Pandas were relegated to the Second Division.
- A decision was made post-season on May 19, 1999. Sichuan was relegated for cheating on timer and scoring in two regular season games respectively. Sichuan was made the last place officially.
These are the award winners for the 1998-99 CBA regular season.
- 搜狐体育. "Data Source". Retrieved 2011-11-26.