National Professional Basketball League (2007–08)

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National Professional Basketball League (NPBL)
NPBL.png
Logo NPBL
SportBasketball
Founded2007
Inaugural season2007
Ceased2008
No. of teams8
CountryUnited States
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Last
champion(s)
Elmira Bulldogs (1st title)
Most titlesElmira Bulldogs
Hudson Valley Hawks (1 title each)

The National Professional Basketball League, often abbreviated to the NPBL, was an American men's professional basketball minor league featuring teams from the East Coast of the United States which played for two seasons.

A few of the teams in the NPBL left to join the Eastern Basketball Alliance (EBA). The planned 2009 season was never actually played. Initially the league's plan was to move the season to the fall and winter during the more traditional basketball season. The league never made any official announcement as to the cessation of its operations, but never resumed play.

Some NPBL rules[edit]

  • Twenty second shot clock
  • Only one time out per quarter and no carry overs
  • Twelve player maximum roster
  • Only two players were "All-Star" players per team
  • Only two players could be designated as captains
  • Mandatory three officials per game
  • Seven second half court violation
  • Two mandatory media time outs (one per half)

League champions by season[edit]

NPBL Clubs[edit]

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