2008 New Zealand NBL season

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2008 New Zealand NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 28 February – 20 June
Number of games 18
Number of teams 10
Regular season
Minor premiers Wellington Saints
Season MVP Jason Crowe (Waikato Pistons)
Top scorer Brian Wethers (Waikato Pistons)
Playoffs
Champions Waikato Pistons
  Runners-up Wellington Saints
Finals MVP Puke Lenden
New Zealand NBL seasons

The 2008 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 27th running of the competition. The Waikato Pistons won the championship in 2008 to claim their third league title.[1]

Standings[edit]

# Regular Season Standings
Team W L PCT PTS
1 Wellington Saints 14 4 78 28
2 Waikato Pistons 13 5 72 26
3 Harbour Heat 11 7 61 22
4 Hawke's Bay Hawks 11 7 61 22
5 Nelson Giants 10 8 56 20
6 Auckland Stars 9 9 50 18
7 Taranaki Mountainairs 9 9 50 18
8 Canterbury Rams 6 12 33 12
9 Manawatu Jets 5 13 28 10
10 Otago Nuggets 2 16 11 4

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Finals
                               
        1 Wellington Saints 86  
  4 Hawke's Bay Hawks 75     5 Nelson Giants 75    
  5 Nelson Giants 78         Wellington Saints 78 79 X
      Gold Cup icon.svg Waikato Pistons 95 84 X
        2 Waikato Pistons 86    
  3 Harbour Heat 84     6 Auckland Stars 80  
  6 Auckland Stars 94  

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Round Player Team Ref
1 Jamil Terrell Nelson Giants [2]
2 Casey Frank Auckland Stars [2]
3 Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons [2]
4 Casey Frank Auckland Stars [2]
5 Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons [2]
6 Ernest Scott Wellington Saints [2]
7 Jeremy Kench Canterbury Rams [2]
8 Link Abrams Taranaki Mountainairs [2]
9 Kantrail Horton Manawatu Jets [2]
10 Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons [2]
Jeremy Kench Canterbury Rams [2]
11 Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons [2]
12 Link Abrams Taranaki Mountainairs [2]
13 Michael Harrison Nelson Giants [2]
14 John Whorton Canterbury Rams [2]
15 Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons [2]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Stats as of the end of the regular season[2]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Brian Wethers Waikato Pistons 27.6
Rebounds per game Antoine Tisby Otago Nuggets 10.8
Assists per game Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons 8.3
Steals per game Jeremy Kench Canterbury Rams 3.3
Blocks per game Michael Harrison Nelson Giants 2.4

Regular season[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player: Jason Crowe (Waikato Pistons)[3]
  • NZ Most Valuable Player: Casey Frank (Auckland Stars)
  • Regular Season Winners: Wellington Saints (14–4)
  • Keith Carr Trophy – Most Outstanding Guard: Jason Crowe (Waikato Pistons)
  • John Macdonald Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Guard: Phill Jones (Nelson Giants)
  • Commissioners Cup – Most Outstanding Forward: Casey Frank (Auckland Stars)
  • Stan Hill Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre: Casey Frank (Auckland Stars)
  • Alan Bland Memorial Trophy – Scoring Champion: Brian Wethers (26.7) (Waikato Pistons)
  • Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy – Rebounding Champion: Antoine Tisby (10.8) (Otago Nuggets)
  • Dave Taylor Trophy – Assist Champion: Jason Crowe (8.3) (Waikato Pistons)
  • Nial Forsyth Trophy – Best Team Free Throws: Harbour Heat
  • Rookie of the Year: Tyrone Davey (Auckland Stars)
  • Coach of the Year: Doug Marty (Wellington Saints)
  • Media Award: Adrian Seconi (Otago Daily Times)
  • Administrator of the Year: Sarah Moulder (Nelson Giants)
  • All-Star Five:

Playoffs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pistons Pride!". Basketball.org.nz. 20 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 July 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "One More PoW For Crowe". Basketball.org.nz. 9 June 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "Crowe Flies Away With MVP". Basketball.org.nz. 18 June 2008. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Ultimate Role Guy Takes MVP". Basketball.org.nz. 21 June 2008. Archived from the original on 2 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Waikato crowned NBL champions". Stuff.co.nz. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 

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