Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional

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Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019–20 LNBP season
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SportBasketball
FoundedMarch 11, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-03-11)
DirectorSergio Velázquez
MottoCree en tu juego
(Believe in your game)
No. of teams17
CountryMexico
HeadquartersMexico City, Mexico
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent
champion(s)
Fuerza Regia de Monterrey
(2nd title)
Most titlesHalcones de Xalapa (4 Titles)
TV partner(s)AYM Sports
Canal 26
Canal 66
Efekto TV
FIBA Américas TV
iTV Deportes
Latin American Sports
Multimedios[1]
Televisa[2]
TV Cuatro
TVC Deportes[3]
Official websitewww.lnbp.mx

The Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) is the top professional basketball league in Mexico. The league was founded in 2000 with 11 teams. Despite its short history, the LNBP has established itself as the one of the most important basketball leagues in Latin America.

Famous basketball players who have played in the league include Jamario Moon,[4] Dennis Rodman,[5] Sun Mingming,[6] Horacio Llamas[7] and many others.

History[edit]

Foundation[edit]

On March 11, 2000 the league was founded in the city of Durango with 11 teams participating. The LNBP set out to support and develop professional basketball in Mexico.

Teams[edit]

Division Team City Arena Capacity Founded Joined Head Coach
East Correcaminos UAT Victoria Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Gimnasio Multidisciplinario UAT Victoria 3,500 2000 Mexico Luis García
Dorados de Chihuahua Chihuahua City, Chihuahua Auditorio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre 10,000 2000 2019 Mexico Gustavo Pacheco
Fuerza Regia de Monterrey Monterrey, Nuevo León Gimnasio Nuevo León Independiente 5,000 2001 Spain Paco Olmos
Huracanes de Tampico Tampico, Tamaulipas Gimnasio Olímpico del Campus Centro Sur de la Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas 4,200 2009 2018 Mexico Omar Quintero
Laguneros de La Comarca Torreón, Coahuila
Gómez Palacio, Durango
Auditorio Municipal de Torreón
Gimnasio Auditorio Centenario
4,363
5,000
2018 Mexico Andrés Contreras
Leñadores de Durango Durango City, Durango Auditorio del Pueblo 3,500 2002 2018 Argentina Juan José Pidal
Mineros de Zacatecas Zacatecas City, Zacatecas Gimnasio Profesor Marcelino González 3,500 2017 Puerto Rico Allans Colón
Plateros de Fresnillo Fresnillo, Zacatecas Gimnasio Solidaridad Municipal 4,000 2019 Puerto Rico Xavier Aponte
West Abejas de León León, Guanajuato Domo de la Feria 4,463 2009 Puerto Rico José Martínez
Aguacateros de Michoacán Morelia, Michoacán Auditorio de Usos Múltiples de la UMSNH 3,500 2017 Argentina Nicolás Casalánguida
Ángeles de Puebla Puebla City, Puebla Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo 4,000 2007 2018 Mexico Israel Zermeño
Astros de Jalisco Guadalajara, Jalisco Arena Astros 4,000 2019 Puerto Rico Rafael Cruz
Capitanes de Ciudad de México Benito Juárez, Mexico City Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera 5,242 2016[8] 2017 Spain Ramón Díaz
Libertadores de Querétaro Querétaro City, Querétaro Auditorio General Arteaga 4,138 2009 2017 Mexico Carlos González
Panteras de Aguascalientes Aguascalientes City, Aguascalientes Gimnasio Hermanos Carreón 3,000 2003 Puerto Rico Manolo Cintrón
Santos de San Luis San Luis Potosí City, San Luis Potosí Auditorio Miguel Barragán 3,400 2003 2015 Mexico Gustavo Quintero
Soles de Mexicali Mexicali, Baja California Auditorio PSF 4,426 2005 Spain Iván Déniz

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System[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The regular season is played in round-robin format in which the 8 best-placed teams qualify to the postseason. For every game won 2 points are added and for every game lost one point is added. For example: If team one played 10 games and won 7, losing the remaining 3, it would have 17 points; 14 points for the 7 games won and 3 points for the games lost.

Playoffs[edit]

The eight top-seeded teams play each other. The 1st-placed team plays the 8th-place team while the 2nd plays the 7th and the 3rd plays the 6th and so on. The semi-finals are played like the quarterfinals while the Serie Final is played by the two teams remaining with the best-placed team having home field advantage.

League champions[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up
2000 Correcaminos UAT Tampico Correcaminos UAT Victoria
2001 Gallos de Pelea de Ciudad Juárez Lobos UAdeC
2002 Correcaminos UAT Victoria Correcaminos UAT Matamoros
2003 Panteras de Aguascalientes La Ola Roja del Distrito Federal
2004 Santos de San Luis Halcones de Xalapa
2005 Halcones de Xalapa Lobos UAdeC
2006 Soles de Mexicali Halcones de Xalapa
2007-08 Halcones de Xalapa Soles de Mexicali
2008-09 Halcones de Xalapa Soles de Mexicali
2009-10 Halcones de Xalapa Halcones Rojos Veracruz
2010-11 Toros de Nuevo Laredo Pioneros de Quintana Roo
2011-12 Halcones Rojos Veracruz Toros de Nuevo Laredo
2012-13 Toros de Nuevo Laredo Halcones de Xalapa
2013-14 Halcones Rojos Veracruz Pioneros de Quintana Roo
2014-15 Soles de Mexicali Pioneros de Quintana Roo
2015-16 Pioneros de Quintana Roo Soles de Mexicali
2016-17 Fuerza Regia de Monterrey Soles de Mexicali
2017-18 Soles de Mexicali Capitanes de Ciudad de México
2018–19 Fuerza Regia de Monterrey Capitanes de Ciudad de México

Championship appearances[edit]

Team Championship Runner-up Championship year
Halcones de Xalapa 4 3 2005, 2007–08, 2008-09, 2009-10
Soles de Mexicali 3 4 2006, 2014-15, 2017-18
Toros de Nuevo Laredo 2 1 2010-11, 2012-13
Halcones Rojos Veracruz 2 1 2011-12, 2013-14
Fuerza Regia de Monterrey 2 0 2016–17, 2018-19
Pioneros de Quintana Roo 1 3 2015-16
Correcaminos UAT Victoria 1 1 2002
Correcaminos UAT Tampico 1 0 2000
Gallos de Pelea de Ciudad Juárez 1 0 2001
Panteras de Aguascalientes 1 0 2003
Santos de San Luis 1 0 2004
Capitanes de Ciudad de México 0 2
Lobos UAdeC 0 2
Correcaminos UAT Matamoros 0 1
Ola Roja del Distrito Federal 0 1

Copa Independencia winners[edit]

The Copa Independencia (Independence Cup) was a pre-season tournament created by the LNBP.

Season Champion Runner-up
2004 Lobos UAdeC Lechugueros de León
2005 Lobos UAdeC Correcaminos UAT Victoria
2006 Lobos Grises UAD Halcones de Xalapa
2007-08 Lobos Grises UAD Halcones Rojos Veracruz

Former teams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ includes Multimedios Televisión
  2. ^ includes TDN and Univisión TDN
  3. ^ includes TVC Deportes 2
  4. ^ Se impone Fuerza Regia a Selección Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine. June 24, 2006. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  5. ^ Rodman comes back, first in Mexico. October 12, 2004. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  6. ^ Fuerza Regia le quitó lo invicto a Halcones UV. October 28, 2007. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  7. ^ Mexicali o Saltillo van contra Fuerza Regia en la LNBP. November 1, 2005. Retrieved on July 18, 2008.
  8. ^ "Los Capitanes, nuevo equipo de básquetbol de la CDMX". espn.com.mx. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Tendrá LNBP 3 equipos más". heraldo.mx. El Heraldo. 1999-03-13. Retrieved 2017-09-07.

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