BLNO

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BLNO
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017–18 BLNO season
BLNO Logo.jpg
SportBasketball
Founded2000
Inaugural season2000–01
No. of teams8
CountryNorway Norway
Most recent
champion(s)
Centrum Tigers
(2nd title)
Most titlesAsker Aliens
(5 titles)
Official websiteBasket.no

BLNO is Norway's premier professional men's basketball league. It was established in 2000.

Format[edit]

There are 11 teams in the BLNO. Foreign players are allowed on all teams, but a maximum of two Americans are allowed on the court at a time. Also, a minimum of two Norwegian players are required on court by the rules.

Clubs[edit]

The following 8 clubs competed in the BLNO during the 2011–12 season:

Club
Position
in 2011–12
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
titles
Last title
Ammerud Basket 7 2007–08 5 2007–08 n/a
Asker Aliens 2 2000–01 12 2000–01 7 2014–15
Bærum Basket 5 2006–07 6 2006–07 1 2012-13
Centrum Tigers 4 2001–02 2 2011–12 1 2015-16
Frøya Basket 1 2009–10 3 2009–10 1 2011–12
Gimle Basket 6 2007–08 5 2007–08 1 2013-14
Langhus 8 2011–12 1 2011–12 n/a
Tromsø Storm 3 2000–01 12 2000–01 n/a

Former members[edit]

Club
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Top division
titles
Last title
Bergen Bulldogs 2001–02 1 n/a
Bærums Verk Jets 2000–01 5 1 2003–04
Fjellhamar Stallions 2006–07 3 n/a
Frøya Ambassadors 2002–03 3 n/a
Harstad Vikings 2000–01 10 1 2005–06
Kongsberg Penguins 2000–01 7 n/a
Kristiansand Pirates 2000–01 9 n/a
Oslo Kings 2000–01 2 1 2000–01
Ulriken Eagles 2000–01 11 2 2008–09
Vålerenga Kings 2002–03 1 n/a

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Result Runner-up
2000–01 Oslo Kings 3–2 Kongsberg Penguins
2001–02 Asker Aliens 3–0 Kongsberg Penguins
2002–03 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2003–04 Bærum Basket 3–2 Harstad Vikings
2004–05 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2005–06 Harstad Vikings 3–2 Asker Aliens
2006–07 Ulriken Eagles 3–1 Harstad Aliens
2007–08 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2008–09 Ulriken Eagles 3–2 Tromsø Storm
2009–10 Asker Aliens 3–1 Tromsø Storm
2010–11 Bærum Basket 3–2 Tromsø Storm
2011–12 Frøya Basket 80–78 Asker Aliens
2012–13 Bærum Basket 81–65 Tromsø Storm
2013–14 Gimle Basket 102–68 Ammerud Basket
2014–15 Asker Aliens 81–75 Bærum Basket
2015–16 Centrum Tigers 85–71 Tromsø Storm
2016–17 Centrum Tigers 87–74 Gimle Basket
2017–18 Kongsberg Miners 2–1 Asker Aliens

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Stian Mjos PG  Norway Bærum Basket
2012–13 Gerald Walace F  United States Tromsø Storm
2015–16 Mike Bruesewitz F  United States Bærum Basket
2016–17 Juan Ferrales PG  United States Kongsberg Miners
2017–18 Aksel Bolin F  Norway Asker Aliens

Finals MVP[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Miilah Kombat F  Norway Frøya Basket
2013–14 Audun Eskeland PG  Norway Gimle Basket
2014–15 Anders Stien SG  Norway Asker Aliens
2015–16 Roy Nwachukwu F  Norway Centrum Tigers
2016–17 Aksel Bolin F  Norway Centrum Tigers
2017–18 Brian Voelkel F Ireland Kongsberg Miners

Young Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Magnus Midtvedt G  Norway Asker Aliens
2012–13 Marko Lepovic SG  Serbia Centrum Tigers
2014–15 Johannes Dolven F  Norway Bærum Basket
2015–16 Harald Eika Frey PG  Norway Centrum Tigers
2016–17 Lars Fredrik Espe PG  Norway Gimle
2017–18 Mikal Gjerde SG  Norway Kongsberg Miners

Defensive Player of the Year[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Anthony Lee-Ingram F  United States Asker Aliens
2012–13 Delano Thomas PF  United States Gimle
2015–16 Eric Gilchrese G  United States Ammerud Basket
2016–17 Eric Gilchrese G  United States Bærum Basket
2017–18 Fred Thomas G  United States Kongsberg Miners


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