Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto
|Formation||March 3, 1982|
|18 basketball clubs|
|Francisco Roca Pérez|
|M. Esther Queraltó Tolsau|
|Affiliations||Union of European Leagues of Basketball|
The Asociación de Clubes Españoles de Baloncesto[a] (Spanish Basketball Clubs Association), more commonly known as the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB), is a national sports association responsible for administering the main professional basketball league in Spain - the Liga Endesa. The organisation was founded in 1982.
The 18 member clubs of the ACB are grouped into the Liga Endesa. In any given season a club plays each of the others in the same division twice, once at their home stadium and once at that of their opponents. This makes for a total of 34 games played each season in Liga Endesa.
Clubs gain two points for a win, one for a defeat. If points are equal, the head-to-head records determine the winner. If still equal, the point difference and then points scored become the deciding factors. At the end of each season, the 8 clubs with the most points in the Liga Endesa plays the playoffs and the winner of the playoffs is crowned champion. At the lower end, two club are relegated to the LEB Oro, while two teams from the LEB Oro join the Liga Endesa in their stead.
The General Assembly is the deliberative assembly of the ACB. It is composed of the 18 basketball clubs and public limited sports companies (Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, S.A.D.) that make up the Liga Endesa. Each club/S.A.D. is usually represented by its respective president.
The President, along with the other members of the Executive Committee, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation. The current president is Francisco Roca Pérez, who was elected to the post on May 24, 2014 for one year and re-elected in 2015 for four years.
- Spanish pronunciation: [asoθjaˈθjoŋ deˈkluβes espaˈɲoles de βaloŋˈθesto].