Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile
|Motto||"Qué buena está la Liga!"|
|No. of teams||12|
|Most recent champion(s)||Colo-Colo (2013-14)|
|Most titles||Español de Talca (2)|
|TV partner(s)||DirecTV Sports & CDO|
|Level on pyramid||1|
The Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile, is the top national basketball leagues in Chile, it is a professional league, organized by the Federación de Básquetbol de Chile. The league was created in 2010 and the old national league, the Dimayor was discontinued in 2013, being the only basketball professional league in the country. The league is now called Liga DirecTV by Spalding by sponsorship reasons.
The Liga Nacional de Básquetbol is a competition of basketball professional character organized by the Federación de Básquetbol de Chile. It was founded in 2008 with the objective of forming strong competition from basketball at national level.
While at first the creation of three (League A, League B & League C) division in the years was projected 2008 and 2009 , only the latter two were played. Finally, in 2010 the League B was renamed the Liga Nacional de Básquetbol, ranking as the main category of the competition, while the League C was renamed Liga Nacional Promocional.
However, that year was constituted the Liga Nacional Superior, vocational and bringing together the country's top clubs.
The inaugural season of the National League had an optimistic hosting, with 12 teams participate in this country. After eliminating the play-offs to Sagrados Corazones and Universidad Católica, Español de Talca came to the first end of the story where he faced Boston College (left on the road to Deportivo Alemán and Liceo Mixto de Los Andes), winning by a marker 3-1, becoming the first champion of the LNB. In the 2011-12 edition there was a great turnout, with 18 teams signed up, but the defending champion Español de Talca opted to return to the Dimayor. The winner this time was Deportes Castro, who defeated in the final to Boston College.
In the 2012-13 season, Español de Talca again crowned champion again against the Boston College, who won his third consecutive sub-championship, making a nearly perfect season with only 2 losses in the tournament, winning by the same score in the first final in overtime of game.
The 2013-14 season with the participation of 16 teams, resulting champion debutant team Tinguiririca San Fernando after winning the final 3-1 to Osorno Basketball at the Monumental María Gallardo, becoming the first team in the Northern Zone get the championship.
Finally, in 2014-15 season was crowned champion Colo-Colo, winning the series 3-2 against Deportes Castro in Chiloé, which will allow Colo-Colo represent the country in the South American League.
All 12 Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile teams play each other twice during the regular season. At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.
Teams participating in 2014–15
- AB Ancud
- Leones de Quilpué
- Municipal Puente Alto
- Osorno Básquetbol
- Universidad de Concepción
- Universidad Católica
- Español de Talca
- Club Deportivo Valdivia
- CD Las Ánimas
- Deportes Castro
- CEB Puerto Montt
|1º||Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile
|2º||Liga Deportiva Nacional
|3º||Liga Nacional Promocional
List of Champions
|2010||Español de Talca||3–1||Boston College|
|2011–12||Deportes Castro||3–1||Boston College|
|2012–13||Español de Talca||3–1||Boston College|
|2013–14||Tinguiririca SF||3–1||Osorno Básquetbol|
Champions by titles
|Español de Talca||2||–|
- Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile Official website
- Official FebaChile
- Chilean league on Latinbasket.com