2007–08 Pro A season

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2007–08 LNB Pro A season
LeagueLNB Pro A
SportBasketball
Number of games240 (regular season)
Number of teams16
TV partner(s)Sport+
Regular Season
Top seedLe Mans
Season MVPUnited States Marc Salyers (Roanne)
France Nando de Colo (Cholet)
Top scorerUnited States Sean Colson (Hyères-Toulon)
2007-08 Finals
ChampionsNancy
LNB Pro A seasons

The 2007–08 LNB Pro A season was the 86th season of the French Basketball Championship and the 21st season since inception of the Ligue Nationale de Basketball (LNB). The regular season started on September 29, 2007 and ended on May 14, 2008. The play-offs were held from May 20, 2008 till June 15, 2008.

Nancy, after finishing at the second top seed of the regular season,[1] won the French Pro A League by defeating Roanne in playoffs final (84-53).[2]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Due to the change of the Pro A league format from 18 clubs to 16 between the 2006–07 and 2007-08 seasons, only 1 club is promoted from 2006-07 Pro B league (French 2nd division) and 3 clubs are sent to 2007-08 Pro B league.

At the beginning of the 2007-08 season

Teams promoted from 2006–07 Pro B

Teams relegated to 2007–08 Pro B

At the end of the 2007-08 season

Teams promoted from 2007–08 Pro B

Teams relegated to 2008–09 Pro B

Team arenas[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
ÉS Chalon-sur-Saône Chalon-sur-Saône Le Colisée 4,070
Cholet Basket Cholet La Meilleraie 5,191
JDA Dijon Dijon Palais des Sports Jean-Michel Geoffroy 4,600
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Gravelines Sportica 3,500
Hyères Toulon Var Basket HyèresToulon Palais des Sports de Toulon
Espace 3000
4,700
2,200
STB Le Havre Le Havre Salle des Docks Océane 3,598
Le Mans Sarthe Basket Le Mans Antarès 6,003
ASVEL Basket LyonVilleurbanne Astroballe 5,643
SLUC Nancy Basket Nancy Palais des Sports Jean Weille 6,027
Orléans Loiret Basket Orléans Zénith d'Orléans 5,338
Paris-Levallois Basket Paris-Levallois Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin
Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan
4,200
3,051
Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez Pau-Orthez Palais des Sports de Pau 7,813
Chorale Roanne Basket Roanne Halle André Vacheresse 3,300
SPO Rouen Basket Rouen Salle des Cotonniers 1,300
Strasbourg IG Strasbourg Rhénus Sport 6,200
JA Vichy Vichy Palais des Sports Pierre Coulon 3,300

Team standings[edit]

Clinched playoff berth
Relegated
# Team [3] Pld W L PF PA
1 Le Mans 30 23 7 2358 2176
2 Nancy 30 21 9 2466 2209
3 Lyon-Villeurbanne 30 21 9 2574 2348
4 Roanne 30 19 11 2480 2363
5 Le Havre 30 18 12 2537 2456
6 Hyères Toulon 30 17 13 2437 2376
7 Vichy 30 17 13 2048 2027
8 Cholet 30 15 15 2247 2265
9 Chalon-sur-Saône 30 13 17 2247 2268
10 Dijon 30 13 17 2366 2419
11 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 30 13 17 2298 2379
12 Strasbourg 30 12 18 2240 2295
13 Orléans 30 12 18 2155 2235
14 Gravelines-Dunkerque 30 11 19 2323 2442
15 Paris-Levallois 30 10 20 2172 2299
16 Clermont-Ferrand 30 4 26 2050 2441

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter Finals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Le Mans 2
8 Cholet 0
1 Le Mans 1
4 Roanne 2
4 Roanne 2
5 Le Havre 1
4 Roanne 53
2 Nancy 84
2 Nancy 2
7 Vichy 0
2 Nancy 2
3 Lyon-Villeurbanne 1
3 Lyon-Villeurbanne 2
6 Hyères-Toulon 0

Awards[edit]

Regular Season MVPs[edit]

Best Coach[edit]

Most Improved Player[edit]

Best Defensive Player[edit]

Rising Star Award[edit]

Player of the month[edit]

Month Player Team
October [5] United States Marc Salyers Roanne
November [6] United States Jimmal Ball Vichy
December [7] France Cyril Julian Nancy
January [8] Dominican Republic Ricardo Greer Nancy
February [9] United States Antonio Graves Pau-Lacq-Orthez
March [10] France Nicolas Batum Le Mans
April [11] United States Marc Salyers Roanne

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Classement général, Saison 2007/2008" (in French). LNB. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "French League Final: June 15, 2008". Euroleague. June 15, 2008. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "Classement général, Saison 2008/2009" (in French). LNB. Archived from the original on April 4, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "les MVP de la saison Pro A" (PDF) (in French). LNB. p. 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 8, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "Marc Salyers élu Joueur du Mois d'octobre" (in French). LNB. November 5, 2007. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ball en novembre" (in French). FFBB. December 3, 2007. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  7. ^ "Julian joueur de décembre". Le Figaro (in French). December 24, 2007. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  8. ^ "Ricardo Greer élu en Janvier" (in French). FFBB. February 4, 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  9. ^ "Graves joueur du mois de février" (in French). rmcsport.fr. March 3, 2008. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  10. ^ "Nicolas Batum, l'élu de Mars" (in French). FFBB. April 7, 2008. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  11. ^ "Marc Salyers remporte le Trophée LNB / Sport+ / L'Equipe de Joueur du Mois" (in French). LNB. May 6, 2008. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2011.

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