2011 New Zealand NBL season

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2011 New Zealand NBL season
League National Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Duration 13 April – 17 July
Number of games 16
Number of teams 9
Regular season
Minor premiers Wellington Saints
Season MVP Alex Pledger (Waikato Pistons)
Top scorer Jack Leasure (Taranaki Mountainairs)
Playoffs
Champions Wellington Saints
  Runners-up Hawke's Bay Hawks
Finals MVP Lindsay Tait
New Zealand NBL seasons

The 2011 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 30th running of the competition. In 2011, the Auckland Pirates were welcomed into the league but unfortunately the Christchurch Cougars did not take part in the competition due to the effects of the 2011 Canterbury earthquake. The participating teams of the season were: Auckland Pirates, Hawke's Bay Hawks, Manawatu Jets, Nelson Giants, Otago Nuggets, Southland Sharks, Taranaki Mountainairs, Waikato Pistons and Wellington Saints.

The regular season commenced on Wednesday 13 April with the Auckland Pirates hosting the Otago Nuggets at ASB Stadium in Auckland.[1] Six teams qualified for the NBL Playoffs, with the third and fourth seeds hosting quarterfinal games against the sixth and fifth seeds, respectively, on Tuesday 12 July. The winners then joined the first and second seeds at the final four weekend. Wellington's waterfront TSB Bank Arena hosted the 2011 NBL Final Four, with two semifinals on Friday 15 July and the championship game on Sunday 17 July.[2]

Team information[edit]

Standings[edit]

# Regular Season Standings
Team W L PCT PTS
1 Wellington Saints 13 3 81 26
2 Waikato Pistons 13 3 81 26
3 Hawke's Bay Hawks 12 4 75 24
4 Nelson Giants 9 7 56 18
5 Manawatu Jets 7 9 44 14
6 Southland Sharks 6 10 38 12
7 Auckland Pirates 5 11 31 10
8 Taranaki Mountainairs 5 11 31 10
9 Otago Nuggets 2 14 13 4

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Grand Final
                           
        1 Wellington Saints 103  
  4 Nelson Giants 89     4 Nelson Giants 82    
  5 Manawatu Jets 76         Gold Cup icon.svg Wellington Saints 106
        Hawke's Bay Hawks 97
        2 Waikato Pistons 86    
  3 Hawke's Bay Hawks 89     3 Hawke's Bay Hawks 95  
  6 Southland Sharks 75  

Awards[edit]

Player of the Week[edit]

Round Player Team Ref
1 Kevin Mickens Auckland Pirates [3]
2 Nick Horvath Manawatu Jets [3]
3 Kareem Johnson Wellington Saints [3]
4 Erron Maxey Wellington Saints [3]
5 Darryl Hudson Manawatu Jets [3]
6 Lance Allred Otago Nuggets [3]
7 Alex Pledger Waikato Pistons [3]
8 Galen Young Hawke's Bay Hawks [3]
9 Rod Grizzard Nelson Giants [3]
10 Lindsay Tait Wellington Saints [3]
11 Chris Hagan Manawatu Jets [3]
12 Lindsay Tait Wellington Saints [3]
13 Rod Grizzard Nelson Giants [3]

Statistics leaders[edit]

Stats as of the end of the regular season[4]

Category Player Team Stat
Points per game Jack Leasure Taranaki Mountainairs 22.9
Rebounds per game Nick Horvath Manawatu Jets 11.7
Assists per game Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons 7.2
Steals per game Jason Crowe Waikato Pistons 3.3
Blocks per game Alex Pledger Waikato Pistons 2.4

Regular season[edit]

  • Most Valuable Player: Alex Pledger (Waikato Pistons)[4]
  • NZ Most Valuable Player: Alex Pledger (Waikato Pistons)
  • Regular Season Winners: Wellington Saints (13–3)
  • Keith Carr Trophy – Most Outstanding Guard: Lindsay Tait (Wellington Saints)
  • John Macdonald Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Guard: Lindsay Tait (Wellington Saints)
  • Commissioners Cup – Most Outstanding Forward: Alex Pledger (Waikato Pistons)
  • Stan Hill Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre: Alex Pledger (Waikato Pistons)
  • Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy – Leading Individual Rebounder: Nick Horvath (11.7) (Manawatu Jets)
  • Dave Taylor Trophy – Leading Assists: Jason Crowe (7.2) (Waikato Pistons)
  • Leading Scorer: Jack Leasure (22.9) (Taranaki Mountainairs)
  • Nial Forsyth Trophy – Best Team Free Throws: Otago Nuggets (72.6%)
  • Rookie of the Year: Steven Adams (Wellington Saints)
  • Coach of the Year: Dean Vickerman (Waikato Pistons)
  • Media Award: Daniel McHardy (Radio Sport)
  • Administrator of the Year: Jill Bolger (Southland Sharks)
  • All-Star Five:

Playoffs[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]