2016–17 Basketball Bundesliga

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easyCredit BBL1
Competition details
Season 2016–17
Teams 18
Games played 272
Dates 23 September 2016–11 June 2017
Final positions
Champions Brose Bamberg (9th title)
Runners-up EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Relegated Rasta Vechta
Phoenix Hagen
Major awards
MVP United States Raymar Morgan
Finals MVP France Fabien Causeur
Statistical leaders
Points United States Raymar Morgan
17.7
Rebounds Canada Dyshawn Pierre
7.9
Assists United States Jared Jordan
7.8
Records
Average attendance 4,574
1 Sponsored name referring to easyCredit

The 2016–17 Basketball Bundesliga was the 51st season of the Basketball Bundesliga, the top-tier level of professional club basketball in Germany. The season started on 23 September 2016 and ended on 11 June 2017.[1] The name of the league was changed to easyCredit BBL, after the league signed a sponsor deal until 2021 with easyCredit.[2]

Brose Bamberg won their third straight and ninth overall title.[3]

Teams[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Mitteldeutscher BC and Crailsheim Merlins were relegated from the BBL after the 2015–16 season, as they finished in the last two places. Science City Jena and Rasta Vechta were promoted from the 2015–16 ProA.[4][5] Science City were the champions of the second division, Vechta the runners-up.

Arenas and locations[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity[6]
Brose Bamberg Bamberg Stechert Arena
6,150
Medi bayreuth Bayreuth Oberfrankenhalle
4,000
Alba Berlin Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
14,500
Telekom Baskets Bonn Bonn Telekom Dome
6,000
Basketball Löwen Braunschweig Braunschweig Volkswagen Halle
6,600
Eisbären Bremerhaven Bremerhaven Bremerhaven Stadthalle
4,050
Skyliners Frankfurt Frankfurt Fraport Arena
5,002
Gießen 46ers Gießen Sporthalle Gießen-Ost
4,003
BG Göttingen Göttingen Sparkassen Arena
3,447
Phoenix Hagen Hagen Enervie Arena
3,402
Science City Jena Jena Sparkassen-Arena
3,000
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Ludwigsburg MHP-Arena
5,300
Bayern Munich Munich Audi Dome
6,700
EWE Baskets Oldenburg Oldenburg Große EWE Arena
6,069
Tigers Tübingen Tübingen Paul Horn-Arena
3,132
ratiopharm ulm Ulm Ratiopharm Arena
6,000
Rasta Vechta Vechta RASTA Dome
3,140
s.Oliver Würzburg Würzburg s.Oliver Arena
3,140

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 ratiopharm Ulm 32 30 2 2819 2433 +386 60 Qualification for playoffs
2 Brose Bamberg 32 29 3 2677 2209 +468 58
3 Bayern Munich 32 28 4 2767 2223 +544 56
4 Medi bayreuth 32 22 10 2676 2530 +146 44
5 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 32 18 14 2573 2479 +94 36[a]
6 Alba Berlin 32 18 14 2610 2599 +11 36[a]
7 Telekom Baskets Bonn 32 18 14 2641 2629 +12 36[a]
8 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 32 17 15 2482 2447 +35 34
9 Gießen 46ers 32 15 17 2545 2507 +38 30
10 Skyliners Frankfurt 32 14 18 2307 2377 −70 28[b]
11 BG Göttingen 32 14 18 2479 2609 −130 28[b]
12 Eisbären Bremerhaven 32 12 20 2647 2816 −169 24
13 Science City Jena 32 11 21 2415 2654 −239 22[c]
14 s.Oliver Würzburg 32 11 21 2502 2636 −134 22[c]
15 Tigers Tübingen 32 7 25 2397 2635 −238 14
16 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig 32 6 26 2398 2708 −310 12
17 Rasta Vechta (R) 32 2 30 2351 2704 −353 4 Relegation to ProA
18 Phoenix Hagen[d] (D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Source: BBL
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) Head-to-head; 3) Points difference; 4) Points scored.
(D) Disqualified; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Oldenburg 6 Pts; Berlin 4 Pts; Bonn 2 Pts
  2. ^ a b Frankfurt 2 Pts, +10 PD; Berlin 2 Pts, −10 PD
  3. ^ a b Jena 2 Pts, +2 PD; Würzburg 2 Pts, −2 PD
  4. ^ In October 2016, Phoenix Hagen were punished with a deduction of four points for failing with licensing requirements.[7] On 30 November 2016, the BBL withdrew the licence of the club and it was relegated to the ProA, while it also stopped playing and all results were expunged.[8]

Results[edit]

After all games.[9]
Home ╲ Away BAM BAY BER BON BRA BRE FRA GIE GÖT JEN LUD MUN OLD TÜB ULM VEC WÜR
Brose Bamberg 83–65 88–91 84–64 95–75 85–84 84–55 82–68 93–82 79–54 84–75 90–59 83–77 85–45 79–84 104–75 88–78
Medi bayreuth 88–92 98–96 83–78 96–48 95–83 99–98 89–79 84–76 92–84 87–70 74–72 80–71 82–81 87–95 96–71 83–71
Alba Berlin 80–89 77–76 96–89 84–76 97–71 70–78 85–84 91–87 73–74 86–76 56–80 81–63 89–72 94–98 83–74 99–75
Telekom Bonn 70–85 101–94 95–72 91–93 98–93 74–60 90–68 66–78 72–61 90–86 95–83 72–86 81–67 69–87 88–83 101–84
Löwen Braunschweig 48–96 82–63 82–92 92–84 77–61 74–75 74–84 75–77 86–97 84–91 58–80 76–83 70–98 76–100 87–73 66–67
Eisbären Bremerhaven 87–93 69–80 100–92 113–103 89–80 86–79 70–93 68–77 83–82 87–95 73–197 97–92 92–84 66–106 93–74 93–88
Fraport Skyliners 57–65 56–72 83–71 73–74 92–56 84–79 65–61 81–67 69–61 65–63 57–77 77–80 84–64 73–79 61–68 79–76
Gießen 46ers 77–79 82–100 71–80 85–102 80–62 88–84 69–52 79–72 86–76 62–68 68–72 78–61 76–83 75–79 82–74 77–74
Göttingen 70–71 66–101 81–76 83–92 114–107 76–66 82–76 74–84 76–82 84–75 63–94 63–83 92–76 63–94 85–65 79–67
Science City Jena 61–74 76–79 73–77 72–74 89–82 71–91 71–78 71–77 102–92 80–95 54–98 51–92 82–79 74–84 91–90 84–75
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 48–60 76–79 73–79 82–68 80–78 81–78 70–68 83–77 71–74 69–71 65–75 79–75 81–65 79–61 90–77 92–65
FC Bayern Munich 67–59 100–86 97–58 84–72 89–74 103–78 95–70 110–60 86–71 98–68 94–65 90–83 82–70 79–87 85–72 90–77
EWE Oldenburg 62–83 83–64 93–81 91–77 79–59 85–70 71–64 82–84 76–64 90–81 75–63 69–83 86–82 88–96 79–76 85–75
Tigers Tübingen 75–87 77–87 77–82 67–79 80–75 76–85 81–83 78–66 73–82 68–76 76–88 63–85 58–89 79–89 86–77 76–83
ratiopharm Ulm 78–63 90–70 82–76 93–70 77–65 96–83 91–84 72–63 89–65 114–83 97–80 68–83 105–95 87–72 75–70 98–75
Rasta Vechta 68–96 65–74 69–80 70–77 59–72 84–90 63–65 83–87 77–78 72–80 74–92 57–101 89–76 76–82 85–95 76–88
s.Oliver Würzburg 62–88 82–73 77–86 81–85 93–89 92–85 73–64 81–86 87–86 90–83 72–81 63–68 98–73 77–87 70–73 86–63

Playoffs[edit]

The playoffs started on 5 May and ended on 11 June 2017.[10] In all rounds a best-of-five playoff format was used.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 ratiopharm Ulm 3
8 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 2
1 ratiopharm Ulm 2
5 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3
4 Medi Bayreuth 1
5 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3
5 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 0
2 Brose Bamberg 3
3 Bayern Munich 3
6 ALBA Berlin 1
3 Bayern Munich 0
2 Brose Bamberg 3
2 Brose Bamberg 3
7 Telekom Baskets Bonn 1

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[11]

Best Offensive Player[11]

Best Defender[11]

Best German Young Player[11]

Coach of the Year[11]

Most Effective Players

All-BBL Teams
Pos. All-BBL First Team All-BBL Second Team
Player Club Player Club
PG United States Chris Kramer EWE Baskets Oldenburg United States Josh Mayo Telekom Baskets Bonn
SG United States Chris Babb ratiopharm Ulm United States Trey Lewis Medi bayreuth
SF United States Darius Miller Brose Bamberg United States Rickey Paulding EWE Baskets Oldenburg
PF Italy Nicolò Melli Brose Bamberg Germany Maxi Kleber Bayern Munich
C United States Raymar Morgan ratiopharm Ulm United States Brian Qvale EWE Baskets Oldenburg

All-Star Game[edit]

The 2017 All-Star Game was played in Bonn on January 14, 2017.[12] Team International beat Team National 102–99 in the Telekom Dome, Philipp Schwethelm was named MVP.[13]

Average attendances[edit]

Attendances include playoffs games and matches played against Phoenix Hagen.

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Alba Berlin 189,366 13,022 6,376 9,967 +4.1%
2 Brose Bamberg 138,640 6,580 6,150 6,302 −3.2%
3 ratiopharm Ulm 142,600 6,200 6,200 6,200 0.0%
4 Bayern Munich 115,854 6,700 4,322 6,098 +2.3%
5 EWE Baskets Oldenburg 116,445 6,000 4,459 5,545 +5.9%
6 Telekom Baskets Bonn 100,500 6,000 4,530 5,289 −1.7%
7 Skyliners Frankfurt 72,406 5,002 3,860 4,525 −0.9%
8 MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 69,806 4,500 2,692 3,878 −3.8%
9 Eisbären Bremerhaven 63,010 8,670 2,230 3,706 +4.1%
10 Gießen 46ers 54,654 3,752 3,076 3,416 −2.7%
11 BG Göttingen 52,919 3,700 3,002 3,307 −3.1%
12 Medi bayreuth 56,850 3,300 2,630 3,158 +3.7%
13 Rasta Vechta 53,380 3,140 3,140 3,140 n/a1
14 s.Oliver Würzburg 49,626 3,140 3,029 3,102 −1.2%
15 Tigers Tübingen 48,724 3,132 2,850 3,045 +0.1%
16 Phoenix Hagen 16,131 3,062 2,412 2,689 −12.3%2
17 Science City Jena 41,842 3,000 2,240 2,615 n/a1
18 Basketball Löwen Braunschweig 39,816 3,615 2,005 2,489 −19.7%
League total 1,422,569 13,022 2,005 4,574 +1.3%

Source: [2]
Notes:
1: Team played the previous season in Pro A.
2: Retired during the regular season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vorläufiger Spielplan für die Saison 2016/2017 veröffentlicht - Bamberg startet gegen Frankfurt
  2. ^ Fünf Jahre Vertrauen: easyCredit neuer Namensgeber und strategischer Partner der Basketball Bundesliga
  3. ^ "Threepeat und Sweep! Bamberg gewinnt drittes Spiel gegen Oldenburg und feiert den Titel / Causeur Finals-MVP". easycredit-bbl.de. 11 June 2017.
  4. ^ Rasta Vechta macht Bundesliga-Aufstieg perfekt
  5. ^ Aufstieg perfekt gemacht: Science City Jena ist Meister der 2. Basketball-Bundesliga
  6. ^ Teams
  7. ^ "Offiziell: 4 Wertungspunkte Abzug für Phoenix Hagen". telekombasketball.de. 20 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Phoenix Hagen had its German League license withdrawn". Eurohoops.net. 30 November 2016.
  9. ^ Schedule and results
  10. ^ "Playoffs, Baby!: Alle Termine fürs Viertelfinale / Übersicht der Livespiele auf SPORT1". easycredit-bbl.de. 3 May 2017.
  11. ^ a b c d e [1]
  12. ^ ALLSTAR Game 2017 in Bonn: Julius Jenkins und Danilo Barthel die Routiniers unter den „Nominees“
  13. ^ "102:99-Crunchtime-Sieg: Team International schlägt Team National / Philipp Schwethelm dank sieben Dreier MVP" (in German). Easycredit-bbl.de. 17 January 2017.

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