2000–01 CBA season
|2000–01 CBA season|
|League||Chinese Basketball Association|
|Duration||November 18, 2000 – March 18, 2001|
|Season champions||Bayi Rockets|
|Season MVP||Yao Ming|
|Promoted to Second Division||Ji'nan Army
|Relegated to Second Division||Ji'nan Army
|Finals MVP||Liu Yudong|
The 2000–01 CBA season is the sixth CBA season.
The season ran from November 18, 2000 to March 18, 2001. Ji'nan Army and Shenyang Army were promoted from the Second Division.
Regular Season Standings
|#||2000–01 CBA season|
|1||Bayi Rockets||18||4||.818||-||11–0||7–4||BY 1-1(213-192) SH|
|3||Beijing Ducks||14||8||.636||4||9–2||5–6||BJ 1-1(212-197) JL|
|4||Jilin Northeast Tigers||14||8||.636||4||10–1||4–7|
|5||Liaoning Hunters||12||10||.545||6||9–2||3–8||LN 2-0 GD|
|6||Guangdong Southern Tigers||12||10||.545||6||8–3||4–7|
|7||Vanguard Beijing Olympians||11||11||.500||7||9–2||2–9|
|8||Jiangsu Dragons||10||12||.455||8||8–3||2–9||JS 1-1(197-190) SD|
|9||Shandong Flaming Bulls||10||12||.455||8||9–2||1–10|
|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.
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||Jilin Northeast Tigers||0|
|4||Jilin Northeast Tigers||2|
|7||Vanguard Beijing Olympians||1|
|6||Guangdong Southern Tigers||0|
The bottom 4 teams played the relegation round by round-robin.
Ji'nan Army and Shenyang Army were relegated to the Second Division.