2018–19 NBB season
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|Dates||13 October 2018 – 26 March 2019 (Regular season)|
|Champions||Flamengo (6th title)|
|Semifinalists||Botafogo; Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor|
The 2018–19 Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) season is the 11th season of this top-tier level Brazilian professional basketball league. This tournament is organized by the Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB). The NBB will also qualify teams for international tournaments such as the FIBA South American League (LSB) and FIBA Americas League.
In this season, fourteen teams will play during the regular season. At the end of the season's home and away games, the top four league teams qualify for the quarterfinal playoffs, while the teams finishing in the 5th through 12th places will participate in playoffs to determine the other four teams in the quarterfinals. The quarterfinals are played in a best out of five series since the NBB 2015–16 season.
For this season, the last regular season placed team is relegated to the 2020 Liga Ouro, the NBB's second tier division. Also, only the 2019 Liga Ouro winner receives the right to play in the NBB 2019–20 season.
For the first time since its inception in 2009, the NBB will have 4 TV broadcasting partners, along with live game transmissions at the official competition pages on Facebook and Twitter.
The league's weekly broadcasting calendar runs as follows:
Monday: 1 live game on Facebook
Tuesday: 1 or 2 live games on ESPN Brasil
Wednesday: 1 live game on Twitter
Thursday: 1 live game on Band Sports
Friday: 1 live game on Fox Sports
Saturday: 1 or 2 live games on Band plus extra night games on other channels
- New teams in the league
- Corinthians (2018 Liga Ouro champions, promoted) 
- São José (2018 Liga Ouro runners-up, invited)
- Teams that were relegated last season
- Teams that left the league
- Team relocation
Universo/Vitória moved from Salvador, to the capital Brasília, after the end of the previous season. Universo/Vitória, despite being located in the same city, playing in the same arena, and having the same investors, is not the same Brasília team that won the NBB championship three times in the past. That franchise ended after the 2016–17 NBB season.
On May 12, 2018, following Flamengo's elimination in the 2017–18 NBB season semifinals, Marcelinho Machado retired from basketball after playing 22 seasons, 12 for Flamengo. Along with teammates Marquinhos and Olivinha, Marcelinho is the player with the most team success in the NBB, having reached the league's final on six occasions. He clinched the title in the 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, and 2015–16 seasons, as well as winning the 2004–05 and 2007–08 CBB titles, the precursor of the NBB. He was also runner-up in the 2009–10 NBB season.
|Team||2017–18 season||2018–19 season|
|Flamengo||José Neto||Gustavo de Conti|
|Paulistano||Gustavo de Conti||Régis Marelli|
The regular season began on Saturday, October 13, 2018 13:35 UTC−03:00 at Ginásio Antônio Prado Junior, home of Club Athletico Paulistano, who was defeated 75–85 by Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor. The regular season is scheduled to end on Tuesday, March 26, 2019.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||L||PF||PA||PD||Qualification or relegation|
|1||SESI Franca||26||23||3||2258||1992||+266||Qualification to playoffs quarterfinals|
|4||Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor||26||17||9||2195||2095||+100|
|5||Paulistano||26||16||10||2209||2098||+111||Qualification to playoffs first round|
|13||Vasco da Gama||26||5||21||1933||2235||−302|
|14||Joinville/AABJ||26||5||21||1999||2208||−209||Relegation to Liga Ouro|
The standings are updated according to the LNB official website table.
Super 8 Cup
A new competition on the NBB calendar, the Super 8 Cup consists of a series of single elimination games, played between the top 8 clubs of the regular season during the holiday break. The winner will qualify to the 2019 Americas League, to be played in October 2019.
|(8) São José||71|
|(4) Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor||72|
|(6) Minas Storm||74|
|First Round (Best of 3)||Quarter-Finals (Best of 5)||Semi-Finals (Best of 5)||NBB Finals (Best of 5)|
|(8) Sendi/Bauru Basket||0|
|(8) Sendi/Bauru Basket||2|
|(9) Minas Storm||1|
|(4) Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor||0|
|(4) Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor||3|
|(12) Basquete Cearense||0|
|(12) Basquete Cearense||2|
|(11) São José||0|
Team of the Week
|Week||Point Guard||Shooting Guard||Small Forward||Power Forward||Center||Sixth Man|
|Week 1||Bennet||Felipe Vezaro||Isaac||Marquinhos||J. P. Batista||Douglas Santos|
|Week 2||Fischer||Fuller||David Jackson||Wesley||J. P. Batista||Didi|
|Week 3||Jamaal||David Jackson||Jefferson||Arthur Bernardi||Kurtz||Sam Daniel|
bold player indicate best player of the week
|Best Defensive Player||Jimmy de Oliveira||Sesi/Franca|
|Sixth Man||Alexey Borges||Sesi/Franca|
|Best Foreigner||Franco Balbi||Flamengo|
|Most Improved Player||Didi Louzada||Sesi/Franca|
|Ary Vidal Coach of the Season||Léo Figueiró||Botafogo|
|Revelation Player||Didi Louzada||Sesi/Franca|
|Amaury Pasos/Budweiser Finals MVP||Carlos Olivinha||Flamengo|
|Internet Finals MVP (#MVPdaGalera)||Marquinhos Vieira||Flamengo|
|Most Valuable Player||J. P. Batista||Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor|
Individual tournament highs
Source: LNB – NBB
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