2018–19 NBB season

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Novo Basquete Brasil
Competition details
Season 2018–19
Teams 14
Dates 13 October 2018 – 26 March 2019 (Regular season)
TV
Final positions
Champions Flamengo (6th title)
Runners-up Sesi/Franca
Semifinalists Botafogo; Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor
Relegated Joinville/AABJ

The 2018–19 Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) season is the 11th season of this top-tier level Brazilian professional basketball league.[1] 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.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

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

Participating teams[edit]

New teams in the league
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.[4]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity Head coach Appearance Last regular season Last season playoffs NBB Titles (Last title)
Basquete Cearense Fortaleza Ginásio Paulo Sarasate 8,200 Brazil Dannyel Russo 7th 10th Quarterfinals 0
Sendi/Bauru Basket Bauru Ginásio Panela de Pressão 2,000 Brazil Demétrius Ferracciú 11th 6th Semifinals 1 (2016–17)
Botafogo Rio de Janeiro Ginásio Oscar Zelaya 850 Brazil Leonardo Alves 2nd 12th Play-off First Round 0
Corinthians São Paulo Ginásio Wlamir Marques 7,000 Brazil Bruno Savignani 1st 1st (Liga Ouro) DNP 0
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro Arena Carioca 1 6,000 Brazil Gustavo de Conti 11th 1st Semifinals 5 (2015–16)
Sesi/Franca Franca Ginásio Pedrocão 6,000 Brazil Helinho 11th 3rd Quarterfinals 0
Joinville/AABJ Joinville Centreventos Cau Hansen 4,000 Brazil George Rodrigues 2nd 13th DNQ 0
Minas Storm Belo Horizonte Juscelino Kubitschek Arena 4,000 Brazil Espiga 11th 9th Quarterfinals 0
Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor Mogi das Cruzes Ginásio Municipal Professor Hugo Ramos 5,000 Brazil Guerrinha 7th 4th Runner-up 0
Paulistano São Paulo Ginásio Antônio Prado Junior 1,500 Brazil Régis Marelli 11th 2nd Champions 1 (2017–18)
Pinheiros São Paulo Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 854 Brazil César Guidetti 11th 7th Play-off First Round 0
São José São José dos Campos Lineu Moura 2.260 Brazil Cristiano Ahmed 9th 2nd (Liga Ouro) DNP 0
Universo/Caixa/Brasília Brasília Ginásio Nilson Nelson 16,000 Brazil André Germano 9th 8th Play-off First Round 0
Vasco da Gama Rio de Janeiro Ginásio Vasco da Gama 1,000 Brazil Alberto Bial 3rd 11th Play-off First Round 0

Transactions[edit]

Retirement[edit]

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.

In his career, Marcelinho also won the FIBA South American Basketball League, the FIBA Americas League, and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, all while playing with Flamengo.[5]

Coaching changes[edit]

Coaching changes
Off-season
Team 2017–18 season 2018–19 season
Flamengo José Neto Gustavo de Conti
Paulistano Gustavo de Conti Régis Marelli

Regular season[edit]

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.[6]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification or relegation
1 SESI Franca 26 23 3 2258 1992 +266 Qualification to playoffs quarterfinals
2 Flamengo 26 22 4 2197 1836 +361
3 Pinheiros 26 21 5 2154 1976 +178
4 Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor 26 17 9 2195 2095 +100
5 Paulistano 26 16 10 2209 2098 +111 Qualification to playoffs first round
6 Botafogo 26 12 14 1956 1998 −42
7 Corinthians 26 12 14 2079 2075 +4
8 Sendi/Bauru Basket 26 11 15 2017 2065 −48
9 Minas 26 11 15 2043 2105 −62
10 Universo/Brasília 26 10 16 2022 2182 −160
11 São José 26 9 17 2039 2117 −78
12 Basquete Cearense 26 8 18 1915 2034 −119
13 Vasco da Gama 26 5 21 1933 2235 −302
14 Joinville/AABJ 26 5 21 1999 2208 −209 Relegation to Liga Ouro
Updated to match(es) played on March 26, 2019. Source: [1]

The standings are updated according to the LNB official website table.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away CEA BAU BOT COR FLA FRA JLE MIN MOG CAP PIN SJO UBR VAS
Basquete Cearense 82–73 65–54 77–90 54–73 82–91 88–77 70–61 60–73 65–77 79–81 76–86 76–63 66–60
Sendi/Bauru Basket 82–71 82–63 92–81 47–77 69–70 84–76 81–68 81–96 85–64 68–75 63–75 75–76 76–80
Botafogo 78–69 74–80 86–71 67–73 69–71 62–64 79–62 90–86 77–74 76–91 84–74 79–65 79–74
Corinthians 57–55 87–83 84–77 68–91 80–83 92–83 97–82 90–79 83–92 77–80 74–82 91–79 85–72
Flamengo 100–82 80–72 102–73 72–64 79–74 76–75 82–60 93–73 95–87 61–74 96–83 97–54 90–70
Sesi/Franca 82–74 88–71 74–77 83–60 84–77 84–72 83–66 82–65 89–73 93–78 95–93 83–69 101–75
Joinville/AABJ 72–69 89–56 54–59 72–98 50–89 80–95 80–89 84–90 87–97 68–87 87–84 77–84 81–92
Minas Storm 95–85 93–89 85–77 72–69 80–91 86–103 85–73 97–99 88–85 83–79 75–80 66–74 93–65
Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor 100–72 73–67 89–72 102–96 74–81 89–95 81–67 65–64 89–91 77–83 88–82 97–82 90–88
Paulistano 72–60 74–76 100–104 82–78 97–84 86–93 109–97 81–76 75–85 85–91 88–82 83–82 109–65
Pinheiros 88–86 92–81 69–67 76–85 81–73 91–79 92–70 87–75 78–71 71–82 88–86 79–61 112–80
São José 92–86 74–83 79–72 61–72 57–64 80–98 102–100 62–71 74–96 65–73 67–83 87–75 82–68
Universo/Caixa/Brasília 80–87 105–113 82–64 84–82 69–94 73–101 98–90 88–77 76–80 71–97 81–77 81–73 76–77
Vasco da Gama 77–79 82–88 79–97 78–68 67–107 78–84 66–74 81–92 75–88 60–76 65–71 81–77 78–94
Updated to match(es) played on March 26, 2019. Source: [2]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Super 8 Cup[edit]

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.

 
QuarterfinalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
(1) Sesi/Franca 81
 
 
 
(8) São José 71
 
Sesi/Franca79
 
 
 
Paulistano67
 
(4) Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor 72
 
 
 
(5) Paulistano 75
 
Sesi/Franca75
 
 
 
Flamengo79
 
(3) Flamengo 92
 
 
 
(6) Minas Storm 74
 
Flamengo99
 
 
 
Botafogo88
 
(2) Pinheiros 74
 
 
(7) Botafogo 79
 

Playoffs[edit]

 
First Round (Best of 3)Quarter-Finals (Best of 5)Semi-Finals (Best of 5)NBB Finals (Best of 5)
 
              
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(1) Franca3
 
 
 
(8) Sendi/Bauru Basket0
 
(8) Sendi/Bauru Basket2
 
 
 
(9) Minas Storm1
 
(1) Franca3
 
 
(4) Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor0
 
 
 
 
 
(4) Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor3
 
 
 
(12) Basquete Cearense0
 
(5) Paulistano0
 
 
 
(12) Basquete Cearense2
 
(2) Flamengo3
 
 
(1) Franca2
 
 
 
 
 
(2) Flamengo3
 
 
 
(7) Corinthians0
 
(7) Corinthians2
 
 
 
(10) Brasília1
 
(2) Flamengo3
 
 
(6) Botafogo1
 
 
 
 
 
(3) Pinheiros2
 
 
 
(6) Botafogo3
 
(6) Botafogo2
 
 
(11) São José0
 

Awards[edit]

Team of the Week[edit]

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

Season awards[edit]

Award Player Team
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

Statistical leaders[edit]

Individual tournament highs[edit]

Source: LNB – NBB

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pelo hexa, FlaBasquete estreia no NBB 11 - Flamengo". Flamengo.com.br. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-09-24. Retrieved 2018-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-08-14. Retrieved 2018-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-10-14. Retrieved 2018-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Aposentado com eliminação, Marcelinho é homenageado nas redes sociais". Globoesporte.globo.com. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  6. ^ "NBB Game Schedule (in portuguese)". Lnb.com.br. September 12, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2018.

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