2017 New Zealand NBL season
|2017 New Zealand NBL season|
|League||National Basketball League|
|Duration||16 March – 17 June|
|Number of games||18|
|Number of teams||7|
|Minor premiers||Wellington Saints|
|Season MVP||Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)|
|Top scorer||Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)|
|Finals MVP||Shea Ili|
The 2017 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 36th running of the competition. For the second year in a row, the league fielded seven teams.
The regular season commenced on Thursday 16 March in Invercargill with the Southland Sharks hosting the Nelson Giants at Stadium Southland. The season contained 13 weeks of regular season games followed by a Final Four weekend in June at Tauranga's ASB BayPark Arena. The seven teams played every team on three occasions to make up an 18-game round robin season.
With an 18–0 record, the Saints made NBL history by becoming the first team to complete a perfect regular season. They went on to post a perfect 20–0 campaign after sweeping the Final Four and collecting their 10th NBL Championship in the process.
|Canterbury Rams||Christchurch||Cowles Stadium||Mark Dickel||Jeremy Kendle||McKenzie Moore|
|Hawke's Bay Hawks||Napier||Pettigrew Green Arena||Ben Hill||Kareem Johnson||Amir Williams|
|Nelson Giants||Nelson||Trafalgar Centre||Brendon Bailey||Kyle Adnam||Morgan Grim|
|Southland Sharks||Invercargill||Stadium Southland||Judd Flavell||Nick Kay||Mitch Norton|
|Super City Rangers||Auckland||Trusts Arena||Jeff Green||Nnanna Egwu||Mitch McCarron|
|Taranaki Mountainairs||New Plymouth||TSB Stadium||Trent Adam||Daniel Gomis||Tylor Ongwae|
|Wellington Saints||Wellington||TSB Bank Arena||Kevin Braswell||Josh Duinker|
|#||Regular Season Standings|
|3||Super City Rangers||11||7||61||22|
|5||Hawke's Bay Hawks||4||14||22||8|
|3||Super City Rangers||67|
Player of the Week
Stats as of the end of the regular season
|Points per game||Corey Webster||Wellington Saints||26.0|
|Rebounds per game||Amir Williams||Hawke's Bay Hawks||10.2|
|Assists per game||Jarrod Kenny||Hawke's Bay Hawks||7.5|
|Steals per game||Dillon Boucher||Super City Rangers||2.4|
|Blocks per game||Amir Williams||Hawke's Bay Hawks||1.7|
- Most Valuable Player: Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)
- NZ Most Valuable Player: Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)
- Regular Season Winners: Wellington Saints (18–0)
- Keith Carr Trophy – Most Outstanding Guard: Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)
- John Macdonald Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Guard: Corey Webster (Wellington Saints)
- Commissioners Cup – Most Outstanding Forward: Tai Wesley (Wellington Saints)
- Stan Hill Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre: Marcel Jones (Canterbury Rams)
- Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy – Leading Individual Rebounder: Amir Williams (10.2) (Hawke's Bay Hawks)
- Dave Taylor Trophy – Leading Assists: Jarrod Kenny (7.5) (Hawke's Bay Hawks)
- Leading Scorer: Corey Webster (26.0) (Wellington Saints)
- Nial Forsyth Trophy – Best Team Free Throws: Wellington Saints
- Coach of the Year: Kevin Braswell (Wellington Saints)
- Referee of the Year: Matt Bathurst (Christchurch)
- Media Award: Nick Jeffries (Southland Sharks)
- Administrator of the Year: Fran Scholey (Wellington Saints)
- All-Star Five:
- "FINAL FOUR SERIES TO BE HOSTED BY TAURANGA". Basketball.org.nz. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
- "Tauranga surprise choice as National Basketball League final four host". Stuff.co.nz. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
- "2017 NBL FINAL FOUR PREVIEW". Basketball.org.nz. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
- Savory, Logan (25 November 2016). "Southland Sharks to host 2017 National Basketball League opener". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
- Rollo, Phillip (10 June 2017). "Wellington Saints complete perfect National Basketball League regular season". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- "SAINTS MAKE HISTORY". Basketball.org.nz. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017.
- Anderson, Niall (17 June 2017). "Basketball: Wellington Saints complete perfect NBL season". NZHerald.co.nz. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND TWO)". Basketball.org.nz. 23 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017.
- "Kendle named Player of the Week". Australiabasket.com. 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
- "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND FIVE)". Basketball.org.nz. 12 April 2017. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
- "Media Guide Week 6". Facebook.com. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "2018 Sals NBL Media Guide Round One" (PDF). nznbl.basketball. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- "Media Guide Week 8". Facebook.com. 3 May 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- "WEBSTER WINS FOURTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK". Basketball.org.nz. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
- "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND 10)". Basketball.org.nz. 17 May 2017. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
- "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND 11)". Basketball.org.nz. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
- "NBL PREVIEW: ROUND 12". Basketball.org.nz. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
- "NBL PREVIEW (ROUND 12) [sic]". Basketball.org.nz. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
- "2017 NBL Stat Leaders". Twitter. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
- "SAINTS CREATE HISTORY CLAIMING THEIR TENTH TITLE". Basketball.org.nz. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
- 2017 fixtures
- Otago side to play Southland Sharks
- Tauranga in contention to host NBL final four and join league in 2018
- Wellington Saints tipped to go back-to-back in National Basketball League
- NZ NBL ready for stellar season
- How the 2017 New Zealand Basketball League is shaping up
- Saints and Sharks head to Grand-Final
- Wellington Saints perfect till the end in historic undefeated season