Lega Basket Serie A

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Lega Basket Serie A
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 Lega Basket Serie A
Beko Serie A 2015 logo.png
League logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 1920
No. of teams 16
Country Italy
Confederation FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Dinamo Sassari
(1st title)
Most titles Olimpia Milano
(26 titles)
Related competitions Italian Supercup
Level on pyramid 1st tier (Italy)
Relegation to Serie A2
Domestic cup(s) Italian Cup
Official website LegaBasket.it (Italian)

The Lega Basket Serie A is a professional basketball league that has been organised in Italy since 1920. It constitutes the first and highest-tier of the Italian league pyramid, above the second division Serie A2, with which there is a promotion/relegation system.

It is run by the Lega Basket, itself regulated by the FIP, the Italian federation.

2015–16 teams[edit]


Source:[1]

History[edit]

Current alternate league logo
Former league logo

A national basketball league was first established in Italy in 1920, with the first title won by SEF Costanza Milano. Since then, twenty different teams have won the championship, with Olimpia Milano's twenty six titles the most and Mens Sana Siena's seven consecutive titles from 2007 to 2013 also a record.

After 2007–08 season, the league was reduced from eighteen to sixteen after two clubs, Basket Napoli and Orlandina Basket, were relegated for financial irregularities and not replaced.

Format[edit]

The season consists of a home-and-away schedule of 30 games, followed by an eight-team playoff round. The Quarterfinals are best-of-five, while the semifinals and finals series are best-of-seven (in the 2012-13 season, all series were best-of-seven). The last placed club is relegated, and is replaced by the winner of the playoffs of the second-level Serie A2 Basket.

Media[edit]

For the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, domestic TV rights are shared by RAI and Sky Italia.[2]

Title holders[edit]

[citation needed]

Titles by club[edit]

[citation needed]

Club Champions Winning years
Olimpia Milano
26
1935-36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1971–72, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1995–96, 2013–14
Virtus Bologna
15
1945-46, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2000–01
Varese
10
1960-61, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1998–99
Mens Sana
8
2003-04, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012-13
Assi Milano
6
1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
Ginnastica Triestina
5
1930, 1932, 1934, 1939–40, 1940-41
Treviso
5
1991-92, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06
Ginnastica Roma
4
1928, 1931, 1933, 1935
Cantù
3
1967-68, 1974–75, 1980–81
Reyer Venezia
2
1941-42, 1942–43
VL Pesaro
2
1987-88, 1989–90
Fortitudo Bologna
2
1999-00, 2004–05
Costanza Milano
1
1920
Inter Milano
1
1923
Virtus Roma
1
1982-83
Juvecaserta
1
1990-91
Dinamo Sassari
1
2014-15

Finals[edit]

[citation needed]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage Regular season leader Record
1976–77
Sinudyne Bologna
0–2
Scudetto.svg Mobilgirgi Varese Sinudyne Bologna
19–3
1977–78
Scudetto.svg Mobilgirgi Varese
2–1
Sinudyne Bologna Mobilgirgi Varese
18–4
1978–79
Scudetto.svg Sinudyne Bologna
2–0
Billy Milano Emerson Varese
18–8
1979–80
Scudetto.svg Sinudyne Bologna
2–0
Gabetti Cantù Billy Milano
22–4
1980–81
Scudetto.svg Squibb Cantù
2–1
Sinudyne Bologna Turisanda Varese
27–5
1981–82
Scavolini Pesaro
0–2
Scudetto.svg Billy Milano Scavolini Pesaro
25–7
1982–83
Scudetto.svg Banco di Roma Virtus
2–1
Billy Milano Banco di Roma Virtus
22–8
1983–84
Simac Milano
1–2
Scudetto.svg Granarolo Bologna Simac Milano
25–5
1984–85
Scudetto.svg Simac Milano
2–0
Scavolini Pesaro Banco di Roma Virtus
23–4
1985–86
Scudetto.svg Simac Milano
2–1
Mobilgirgi Caserta Simac Milano
26–4
1986–87
Scudetto.svg Tracer Milano
3–0
Mobilgirgi Caserta Divarese Varese
22–8
1987–88
Tracer Milano
1–3
Scudetto.svg Scavolini Pesaro Divarese Varese
23–7
1988–89
Enichem Livorno
2–3
Scudetto.svg Philips Milano Scavolini Pesaro
21–9
1989–90
Scudetto.svg Scavolini Pesaro
3–1
Ranger Varese Scavolini Pesaro
22–8
1990–91
Philips Milano
2–3
Scudetto.svg Phonola Caserta Philips Milano
21–9
1991–92
Scavolini Pesaro
1–3
Scudetto.svg Benetton Treviso Scavolini Pesaro
22–8
1992–93
Scudetto.svg Knorr Bologna
3–0
Benetton Treviso Knorr Bologna
24–6
1993–94
Scudetto.svg Buckler Bologna
3–2
Scavolini Pesaro Buckler Bologna
24–6
1994–95
Scudetto.svg Buckler Bologna
3–0
Benetton Treviso Buckler Bologna
25–7
1995–96
Teamsystem Bologna
1–3
Scudetto.svg Stefanel Milano Buckler Bologna
23–9
1996–97
Scudetto.svg Benetton Treviso
3–2
Teamsystem Bologna Benetton Treviso
22–4
1997–98
Scudetto.svg Kinder Bologna
3–2
Teamsystem Bologna Kinder Bologna
23–3
1998–99
Scudetto.svg Varese Roosters
3–0
Benetton Treviso Teamsystem Bologna
22–4
1999–00
Scudetto.svg Paf Bologna
3–1
Benetton Treviso Paf Bologna
27–3
2000–01
Scudetto.svg Kinder Bologna
3–0
Paf Bologna Kinder Bologna
29–5
2001–02
Skipper Bologna
0–3
Scudetto.svg Benetton Treviso Skipper Bologna
29–7
2002–03
Scudetto.svg Benetton Treviso
3–1
Skipper Bologna Benetton Treviso
30–4
2003–04
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
3–0
Skipper Bologna Montepaschi Siena
26–8
2004–05
Scudetto.svg Climamio Bologna
3–1
Armani Jeans Milano Benetton Treviso
28–6
2005–06
Climamio Bologna
1–3
Scudetto.svg Benetton Treviso Climamio Bologna
27–7
2006–07
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
3–0
VidiVici Bologna Montepaschi Siena
30–4
2007–08
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
4–1
Lottomatica Roma Montepaschi Siena
31–3
2008–09
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
4–0
Armani Jeans Milano Montepaschi Siena
29–1
2009–10
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
4–0
Armani Jeans Milano Montepaschi Siena
26–2
2010–11
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
4–1
Bennet Cantù Montepaschi Siena
26–4
2011–12
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena
4–1
EA7 Milano Montepaschi Siena
24–8
2012–13
Acea Roma
1–4
Scudetto.svg Montepaschi Siena Cimberio Varese
23–7
2013–14
Scudetto.svg EA7 Milano
4–3
Montepaschi Siena EA7 Milano
25–5
2014–15
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
3–4
Scudetto.svg Banco di Sardegna Sassari EA7 Milano
26–4

Individual awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Italian Serie A Games / Schedule (2015-2016)A". Eurobasket. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Michael Long (4 August 2015). "Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A completes domestic rights sales". SportsProMedia. Retrieved 5 December 2015. 

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