2017 in basketball

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The following are the basketball events of the year 2017 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that took place in 2017 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

National team tournaments[edit]

FIBA continental cups[edit]

Men:

Women:

Other national team championships[edit]

In SABA and SEABA Championships, only the champion team will be able qualify to FIBA Asia Cup. Those teams winning the tournament are shown in bold text.
Men:

Women:

FIBA youth championships[edit]

Men:

Women:

Other FIBA-sanctioned youth tournaments[edit]

Team in bold wins the championship while in italic is the team who qualify for the continental Championship they belong to.

Men's Division:

Professional club seasons[edit]

FIBA Intercontinental Cup[edit]

Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
2017 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Spain Iberostar Tenerife Venezuela Guaros de Lara 76–71 One-game playoff

Continental seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Euroleague Basketball 2016–17 EuroLeague Turkey Fenerbahçe Greece Olympiacos 80–64 One-game playoff
2016–17 EuroCup Basketball Spain Unicaja Spain Valencia Basket 2–1 Best-of-3 series
FIBA Africa 2017 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup Morocco AS Salé Tunisia Étoile Sportive de Radès 77–69 One-game playoff
FIBA Americas 2017 FIBA Americas League Colombia Guaros de Lara Argentina Weber Bahía Basket 88–65 One-game playoff
FIBA Asia 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Lebanon Al-Riyadi Beirut China China Kashgar 88–59 One-game playoff
FIBA Europe 2016–17 Basketball Champions League Spain Iberostar Tenerife Turkey Banvit 63–59 One-game playoff
2016–17 FIBA Europe Cup France Nanterre 92 France Élan Chalon 140–137 Two-legged tie

Women[edit]

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Euroleague Basketball 2016–17 EuroLeague Women Russia Dynamo Kursk Turkey Fenerbahçe 77–63 One-game playoff
2016–17 EuroCup Women Turkey Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi Turkey Bellona AGÜ 136–127 Two-legged tie

Regional seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2016–17 ABA League Serbia Crvena zvezda mts Croatia Cedevita 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Southeast Asia 2016–17 ABL season Hong Kong Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions Singapore Singapore Slingers 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Alpe-Adria 2016–17 Alpe Adria Cup Slovakia Rieker Komárno Slovenia Helios Suns 160–139 Two-legged tie
Baltic states 2016–17 Baltic Basketball League Lithuania Vytautas Lithuania Pieno žvaigždės 174–162 Two-legged tie
Balkans 2016–17 BIBL Bulgaria Beroe Republic of Macedonia Kumanovo 161–128 Two-legged tie

Women[edit]

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Balkans 2016–17 WABA League Slovenia Athlete Celje Bulgaria Beroe 61–57 One-game playoff

Domestic league seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Albania 2016–17 Albanian Basketball League PBC Tirana BC Vllaznia 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Angola 2016–17 BIC Basket Rec do Libolo Petro Atlético 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Argentina 2016–17 Liga Nacional de Básquet season San Lorenzo Regatas Corrientes 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Austria 2016–17 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga Kapfenberg Bulls Oberwart Gunners 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Australia[a] 2016–17 NBL season Perth Wildcats Illawarra Hawks 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Belarus 2016–17 Belarusian Premier League Tsmoki Minsk Grodno 93 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Belgium 2016–17 Belgian Basketball League Telenet Oostende Basic-Fit Brussels 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2016–17 Belgian Basketball Cup Telenet Oostende Limburg United 76–60 Single-game final
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016–17 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina KK Igokea KK Bosna Royal 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Brazil 2016–17 NBB season Bauru Basket Paulistano 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Bulgaria 2016–17 National Basketball League Lukoil Academic BC Beroe 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017 Bulgarian Basketball Cup Beroe Lukoil Academic 78–62 Single-game final
 Canada 2016–17 NBL Canada season London Lightning Halifax Hurricanes 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 China 2016–17 CBA season Xinjiang Flying Tigers Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Croatia 2016–17 A-1 League Cedevita Cibona 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Cyprus 2016–17 Cyprus Basketball Division A Keravnos AEK Larnaca 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Czech Republic 2015–16 National Basketball League CEZ Nymburk BK Decin 152–137 Two-legged tie
 Denmark 2016–17 Basketligaen Bakken Bears Horsens IC 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Estonia 2016–17 KML season Kalev/Cramo AVIS UTILITAS Rapla 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Finland 2016–17 Korisliiga season Kataja Basket Salon Vilpas 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 France [b] 2016–17 Pro A season Élan Chalon SIG Strasbourg 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2016–17 French Basketball Cup Nanterre 92 Le Mans 96–79 Single-game final
2017 Leaders Cup AS Monaco ASVEL 95–91 Single-game final
 Georgia 2016–17 Georgian Superliga Dinamo Kutaisi 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Germany 2016–17 Basketball Bundesliga Brose Bamberg EWE Baskets Oldenburg 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017 BBL-Pokal Brose Bamberg Bayern Munich 74–71 Single-game final
 Great Britain 2016–17 British Basketball League season Leicester Riders Newcastle Eagles 84–63 Single-game final
 Greece 2016–17 Greek Basket League Panathinaikos Superfoods Olympiacos 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2016–17 Greek Basketball Cup Panathinaikos Superfoods Aris 68–59 Single-game final
 Hungary 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A Alba Fehérvár Falco KC Szombathely 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2017 Magyar Kupa Alba Fehérvár Szolnoki Olaj KK 59–58 Single-game final
 Iceland 2016–17 Icelandic Premier League KR Grindavík 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Indonesia 2017 IBL Indonesia Pelita Jaya Energi Mega Persada Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Ireland 2016–17 Irish Premier League season Tralee Warriors Templeogue 74–73 Single-game final
 Israel 2016–17 Israeli Basketball Super League Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem Maccabi Hunter Haifa 83–76 Single-game final
2016–17 Israeli Basketball State Cup Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 82–68 Single-game final
 Italy 2016–17 Lega Basket Serie A Umana Reyer Venezia Dolomiti Energia Trento 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2017 Italian Basketball Cup EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Banco di Sardegna Sassari 84–74 Single-game final
 Japan 2016–17 B.League season Link Tochigi Brex Toshiba Kawasaki Brave Thunders 85–79 Single-game final
 Kosovo 2016–17 Kosovo Basketball Superleague Sigal Prishtina Bashkimi 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Latvia 2016–17 Latvian Basketball League VEF Rīga BK Ventspils 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Lithuania 2016–17 LKL season Žalgiris Lietkabelis 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2017 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurė Žalgiris Lietkabelis 84–63 Single-game final
 Macedonia 2016–17 Macedonian First League MZT Skopje Karpoš Sokoli 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Mexico 2016–17 LNBP season Fuerza Regia Soles 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Montenegro 2016–17 Prva A liga Budućnost VOLI Mornar 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Netherlands 2016–17 Dutch Basketball League Donar Groningen Landstede Zwolle 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2016–17 NBB Cup Donar Groningen Landstede Zwolle 78–58 Single-game final
 New Zealand 2017 New Zealand NBL season Wellington Saints Southland Sharks 108–75 Single-game final
 Philippines 2016–17 PBA Philippine Cup San Miguel Beermen Barangay Ginebra San Miguel 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2017 PBA Commissioner's Cup San Miguel Beermen TNT KaTropa 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2017 PBA Governors' Cup Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Meralco Bolts 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2017 PBA D-League Aspirant's Cup Cignal-San Beda Hawkeyes Racal Ceramica 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Puerto Rico 2017 BSN season Piratas de Quebradillas Capitanes de Arecibo 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 Poland 2016–17 PLK season Stelmet Zielona Góra Polski Cukier Toruń 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Portugal 2016–17 LPB season Benfica Porto 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Romania 2016–17 Liga Națională U-Banca Transilvania Steaua CSM EximBank 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Russia [c] 2016–17 VTB United League CSKA Moscow Khimki 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Serbia 2016–17 Basketball League of Serbia Crvena zvezda mts FMP 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2016–17 Radivoj Korać Cup Crvena zvezda mts Partizan NIS 74–64 Single-game final
 Slovakia 2016–17 Slovak Extraliga Inter Bratislava Rieker Com Therm Komárno 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Slovenia 2016–17 Slovenian Basketball League Union Olimpija Rogaška 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain [d] 2016–17 ACB season Valencia Real Madrid 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Real Madrid Valencia Basket 97–95 Single-game final
 Sweden 2016–17 Basketligan season Luleå Södertälje Kings 4–1 Best-of-7 series
  Switzerland 2016–17 Championnat LNA season Monthey Lions de Genève 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Turkey 2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi Fenerbahçe Beşiktaş Sompo Japan 4–0 Best-of-7 series
2017 Turkish Cup Basketball Banvit Anadolu Efes 75–66 Single-game final
 Ukraine 2016–17 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague Budivelnyk BC Khimik 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Vietnam 2017 VBA season Thang Long Warriors Cantho Catfish 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 United States [e] 2016–17 NBA season Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers 4–1 Best-of-7 series
  1. ^ Includes one team from New Zealand.
  2. ^ Includes one team from Monaco.
  3. ^ Includes one team each from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan and Latvia. The highest ranking team from Russia is also named as Russian champions.
  4. ^ Includes one team from Andorra.
  5. ^ Includes one team from Canada.

Women[edit]

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Australia 2016–17 WNBL season Sydney Uni Flames Dandenong Rangers 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 Hungary 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A UNIQA Sopron Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Iceland 2016–17 Úrvalsdeild kvenna Keflavík Snæfell 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Romania 2016–17 Liga Națională Sepsi SIC Universitatea Cluj 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Serbia 2016–17 First Women's Basketball League of Serbia Crvena zvezda Radivoj Korać 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain 2016–17 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Perfumerías Avenida Spar CityLift Girona 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Turkey 2016–17 Turkish Women's Basketball League Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi Fenerbahçe 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 United Kingdom 2016–17 Women's British Basketball League season
 United States 2017 WNBA season Minnesota Lynx Los Angeles Sparks 3–2 Best-of-5 series

College seasons[edit]

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Canada 2017 U Sports Men's Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Ryerson Rams 78–69 Single-game final
 Philippines NCAA Season 93 San Beda Red Lions Lyceum Pirates 2–0 Best-of-three series
UAAP Season 80 Ateneo Blue Eagles De La Salle Green Archers 2–1 Best-of-three series
 United States NCAA Division I North Carolina Tar Heels Gonzaga Bulldogs 71–65 Single-game final
2017 National Invitation Tournament TCU Horned Frogs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 88–56 Single-game final
NCAA Division II NW Missouri State Bearcats Fairmont State Falcons 71–61 Single-game final
NCAA Division III Babson Beavers Augustana (IL) Vikings 79–78 Single-game final

Headlines[edit]

  • December 19 – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces significant changes to its enshrinement process.[1]
    • Effective immediately, players, coaches, and referees will now be eligible for induction after three full seasons of retirement.
    • Effective with the induction class of 2020, active coaches must have served in that role for 25 years and be at least age 60.

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Modifications to its Enshrinement Process Beginning with the Class of 2018" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. December 19, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Former Southern Miss basketball star Glen Whisby dies at 45". hattiesburgamerican.com. September 22, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  3. ^ Perry, Alex (December 30, 2017). "'He was a superstar': Community mourns pro baller, mentor to kids". Suffolk News-Herald. Retrieved June 28, 2018.