2014–15 Basketball Bundesliga

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Beko BBL1
Champions Brose Baskets
7th title
Runners-up Bayern Munich
Relegated TBB Trier
Artland Dragons[a]
Teams 18
Games played 612
Dates 2 October 2014 – 21 June 2015
Top seed Brose Baskets
Major awards
MVP United States Jamel McLean
Finals MVP United States Brad Wanamaker
Statistical leaders
Points United States D.J. Kennedy
18.0
Rebounds United States Jon Brockman
9.8
Assists Serbia Branislav Ratkovica
7.2
Records
Average attendance 4,431
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Beko.

The Basketball Bundesliga 2014–15 was the 49th season of the Basketball Bundesliga. The regular season started on 2 October 2014 and ended on 3 May 2015. The Playoffs started on 9 May and ended on 21 June 2015.[1]

Brose Baskets was the top seed in the regular season. The team also won the title, after it beat Bayern Munich 3–2 in the Finals. TBB Trier and Crailsheim Merlins finished in the relegation places, but due to Artland Dragons withdrawing from the Bundesliga, Crailsheim accepted an offer to remain in the Bundesliga for 2015–16.

Team information[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity[2]
Brose Baskets Bamberg Stechert Arena 06,800
Medi Bayreuth Bayreuth Oberfrankenhalle 04,000
Alba Berlin Berlin O2 World Berlin 14,500
Telekom Baskets Bonn Bonn Telekom Dome 06,000
Basketball Löwen Braunschweig Braunschweig Volkswagen Halle 06,600
Eisbären Bremerhaven Bremerhaven Bremerhaven Stadthalle 04,050
Crailsheim Merlins Crailsheim Arena Hohenlohe 03,000
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt Fraport Arena 05,002
BG Göttingen Göttingen Sparkassen Arena 03,447
Phoenix Hagen Hagen Enervie Arena 03,402
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg MHP-Arena 05,300
Bayern Munich Munich Audi Dome 06,700
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Oldenburg Große EWE Arena 06,069
Artland Dragons Quakenbrück Artland-Arena 03,000
TBB Trier Trier Arena Trier 05,900
Walter Tigers Tübingen Tübingen Paul Horn-Arena 03,132
ratiopharm ulm Ulm Ratiopharm Arena 06,000
Mitteldeutscher BC Weißenfels Stadthalle Weißenfels 03,000

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Brose Baskets 34 29 5 2872 2389 +483 58 Qualification to playoffs
2 Alba Berlin 34 28 6 2875 2496 +379 56
3 Bayern Munich 34 26 8 3043 2555 +488 52
4 Telekom Baskets Bonn 34 23 11 2856 2738 +118 46
5 ratiopharm Ulm 34 21 13 2839 2846 −7 42
6 Skyliners Frankfurt 34 20 14 2635 2565 +70 40
7 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 34 19 15 2748 2681 +67 38
8 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 34 17 17 2727 2676 +51 34
9 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig 34 17 17 2619 2653 −34 34
10 BG Göttingen 34 16 18 2745 2832 −87 32
11 Artland Dragons[b] 34 15 19 2744 2763 −19 30 Left the league
12 Mitteldeutscher BC 34 14 20 2558 2686 −128 28
13 Phoenix Hagen 34 11 23 2701 2857 −156 22
14 Tigers Tübingen 34 11 23 2729 2927 −198 22
15 Eisbären Bremerhaven 34 10 24 2622 2810 −188 20
16 Medi Bayreuth 34 10 24 2532 2734 −202 20
17 TBB Trier[c] 34 11 23 2445 2703 −258 16 Relegation to Pro A
18 Crailsheim Merlins 34 8 26 2568 2947 −379 16
Source: Beko BBL
Notes:
  1. ^ Artland Dragons resigned its position in the BBL. Due to Artland's withdrawal, Crailsheim Merlins, which finished in a relegation spot, remained in the Bundesliga.
  2. ^ Artland Dragons was supposed to be dissolved after the 2014–15 season, and thusfar left the league.[3] Eventually, the team moved to the third division ProB.
  3. ^ TBB Trier were revoked six points (three wins) because of an insolvency.[4]

Results[edit]

Home / Away team1 BAM BAY BER BON BRA BRE CRA FRA GÖT HAG LUD MUN OLD QUA TRI TÜB ULM WEI
Bamberg 99–64 98–69 89–68 77–57 83–82 90–61 81–62 94–75 97–75 65–59 80–63 89–82 89–77 84–44 100–59 101–74 80–62
Bayreuth 50–69 58–68 101–96 61–71 64–56 80–71 67–58 69–71 73–76 89–69 64–83 74–87 79–85 96–82 85–70 94–82 88–85
Berlin 72–78 91–60 90–78 80–63 87–74 92–71 85–79 110–74 78–74 93–76 83–80 83–91 97–58 86–83 (OT) 84–78 88–68 82–56
Bonn 85–80 77–59 74–83 92–71 97–81 79–76 76–70 66–65 80–92 87–80 88–84 70–59 99–77 88–71 89–80 87–93 96–66
Braunschweig 77–66 (OT) 88–80 64–71 72–75 92–61 89–76 86–76 79–81 87–66 82–78 70–88 80–71 89–79 80–74 86–72 78–86 83–97 (OT)
Bremerhaven 63–75 91–66 75–95 71–78 74–76 76–68 71–62 93–74 92–85 70–64 68–101 64–70 69–88 86–66 69–99 86–88 61–59
Crailsheim 83–103 88–84 65–93 87–90 80–82 76–91 59–66 80–84 84–91 89–81 66–103 62–85 85–103 100–84 72–85 80–88 73–71
Frankfurt 69–85 90–89 87–80 (OT) 84–71 84–72 88–79 88–71 74–70 104–105 (OT) 79–68 76–73 93–74 87–90 (2OT) 65–57 79–63 70–77 93–76
Göttingen 86–93 88–85 81–86 71–87 77–67 93–84 89–93 (OT) 74–62 73–83 81–85 63–59 79–91 70–83 73–87 115–112 92–80 66–89
Hagen 57–70 78–79 90–98 99–101 (OT) 82–91 84–85 40–0 70–79 88–93 79–95 74–97 83–122 79–91 70–77 90–81 96–98 65–70
Ludwigsburg 83–73 93–67 67–55 88–81 92–81 94–79 91–80 88–75 98–72 85–87 78–93 93–99 69–82 74–69 70–72 79–87 70–53
Munich 96–90 102–75 70–68 112–107 (OT) 76–80 90–84 110–76 80–73 81–95 124–79 102–76 80–65 91–75 92–51 107–81 100–93 86–63
Oldenburg 78–73 73–67 86–93 89–76 84–70 98–84 112–81 81–83 69–88 74–56 76–98 57–70 77–74 60–80 98–89 74–66 79–72
Quakenbrück 56–76 87–74 73–78 71–79 75–78 103–94 (OT) 99–100 83–74 73–84 81–85 71–72 63–77 92–85 82–69 97–64 77–82 71–86
Trier 61–74 78–75 54–91 74–80 79–65 85–84 67–82 58–75 68–94 75–62 60–75 79–74 71–65 69–77 79–76 78–83 89–81
Tübingen 81–92 75–71 68–90 77–83 93–76 84–80 91–78 77–82 72–82 69–92 83–76 80–117 94–82 86–90 85–76 83–92 75–54
Ulm 88–95 84–80 66–80 82–77 81–70 89–79 86–71 67–76 101–85 74–90 99–85 (OT) 76–87 78–83 88–86 93–77 103–96 63–84
Weißenfels 71–84 73–65 81–96 96–99 (OT) 72–67 89–66 84–87 62–73 91–86 80–79 66–78 59–95 78–76 83–76 77–74 90–79 82–86

1Home teams are listed on the left and the away teams along the top.

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                 
1 Brose Baskets 3
8 MHP Ludwigsburg 0
1 Brose Baskets 3
5 ratiopharm Ulm 0
4 Telekom Baskets Bonn 2
5 ratiopharm Ulm 3
1 Brose Baskets 3
3 Bayern Munich 2
3 Bayern Munich 3
6 Skyliners Frankfurt 1
3 Bayern Munich 3
2 Alba Berlin 2
2 Alba Berlin 3
7 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 0

Statistical leaders[edit]

Points[edit]

Pos Player Club PPG
1 United States D.J. Kennedy MHP RIESEN
17.8
2 United States David Bell Phoenix Hagen
17.7
3 United States Raymar Morgan BG Göttingen
16.2

Rebounds[edit]

Pos Player Club RPG
1 United States Jon Brockman MHP RIESEN
9.8
2 United States Devin Searcy Eisbären Bremerhaven
8.2
3 United States John Bryant Bayern Munich
7.5

Assists[edit]

Pos Player Club APG
1 Serbia Branislav Ratkovica Walter Tigers Tübingen
7.2
2 United States Dru Joyce Löwen Braunschweig
6.0
3 United States Lorenzo Williams Eisbären Bremerhaven
5.9

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[5]

Finals MVP[6]

Coach of the Year[5]

Most Improved Player[5]

Best German Young Player[5]

Best Offensive Player[5]

Best Defensive Player[5]

All-Star Game[edit]

10 January 2015
20:30
Team National 101, Team International 110
Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 20–36, 29–23, 30–30
Pts: Tim Ohlbrecht 17
Rebs: Daniel Theis 12
Asts: Heiko Schaffartzik 8
Pts: Javon McCrea 19
Rebs: John Bryant 17
Asts: Kerron Johnson 6
Arena Ulm/Neu-Ulm, Ulm
Attendance: 6,000

Broadcasting[edit]

On 17 June 2014 it was announced that, starting from this season, all BBL-games will be broadcast, as the league has signed a contract until 2018 with Telekom.[8]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meister und Pokalsieger starten mit Heimspielen in die Saison 2014/2015" (in German). beko-bbl.de. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20121120204355/http://www.beko-bbl.de/teams/teams.html. Archived from the original on November 20, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Basketball-Klub Artland Dragons verlässt die BBL". Faz.net. 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  4. ^ "Entscheidung des Lizenzligaausschusses: Punktabzüge für TBB Trier". beko-bbl.de. 20 March 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f BEKO BBL
  6. ^ Sport1.de (2015-06-21). "Brad Wanamaker von Brose Baskets Bamberg als Finals-MVP ausgezeichnet". Sport1.de. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Beko BBL - ALLSTAR-Teams stehen fest". Beko-bbl.de. 2014-12-17. Retrieved 2015-06-21. 
  8. ^ Manuel Nunez Sanchez (17 June 2014). "Telekom sichert sich Beko BBL bis 2018". Quotenmeter.de. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 

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