Greek basketball league system

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The Greek basketball league system or Greek basketball league pyramid, is a series of interconnected competitions for professional basketball clubs in Greece. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and relegation system between competitions at different levels. There are currently eight different competitions on the pyramid: the 1st-tier Greek Basket League, the 2nd-tier Greek A2 Basket League, the 3rd-tier Greek B Basket League, the 4th-tier Greek C Basket League, the 5th-tier ESKA A Category, the 6th-tier ESKA B Category, the 7th-tier ESKA C Category, and the 8th-tier ESKA D Category.

The tier pyramid[edit]

Level League
1 Greek Basket League
National Professional 1st Division
(The 1st Division of the First National League, or "A1 National")
(All clubs must be legally licensed, registered, and recognized as fully professional clubs.)
(14 teams)
2 Greek A2 Basket League
National Professional 2nd Division
(The 2nd Division of the First National League, or "A2 National")
(Clubs don't have to be legally licensed as professional entities. Some are and some are not.)
(16 teams)
3 Greek B Basket League
National Semi-professional 3rd Division
(The Second National League, or "B National")
(31 teams)
(2nd-tier level from 1961–1986)
4 Greek C Basket League
National Amateur Division
(The Third National League, or "C National")
(57 teams)
5 ESKA A Category
Local 1st Division
(138 teams)
6 ESKA B Category
Local 2nd Division
(132 teams)
7 ESKA C Category
Local 3rd Division
(110 teams)
8 ESKA D Category
Local 4th Division
(77 teams)

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