Novo Basquete Brasil

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Novo Basquete Brasil
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 NBB season
Nbb brasil logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 2008
President Cássio Roque
No. of teams 15
Country Brazil
Continent South America
Most recent champion(s) Flamengo (2014–15)
Most titles Flamengo (4 titles)
TV partner(s) SporTV
Rede Globo
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Official website

Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) is the Brazilian premier professional men's basketball league. Organized by the Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB), in a new format of the Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete, this league is managed for the first time by the Brazilian basketball associations, all LNB founding members.


The NBB is the annual championship promoted by the national Brazilian league (LNB), and endorsed by the Brazilian Basketball Confederation.[1] The first phase of the season consists of fifteen teams playing against each other, on a home and away basis. Then the top eight teams go to the playoffs, where the top ranked team plays against the one in the eighth place, the second from the top plays the seventh, and so on. Each playoff series is a best-of-five, apart from the championship final, which is a single game. In all of those, the best placed team has the home court advantage. Finally, the best placed teams in the league qualify to the FIBA Americas League and the Liga Sudamericana.

Founding associations[edit]

* Team currently takes part in the NBB
Team City/Area Arena Founded
Araraquara Araraquara, São Paulo Ginásio Castelo Branco (Gigantão) 1997
Assis Assis, São Paulo Jairo Ferreira dos Santos (Jairão) 2002
Bauru* Bauru, São Paulo Ginásio Comendador José da Silva Martha 2007
Brasília* Brasília, Federal District Ginásio Nilson Nelson / ASCEB minor games 2000
CETAF/Vila Velha Vila Velha, Espírito Santo Ginásio Municipal João Goulart (Tartarugão) 2002
Flamengo* Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 1895
Franca* Franca, São Paulo Ginásio Municipal Pedro Murilla Fuentes (Pedrocão) 1992
Iguaçu Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro Ginásio Alberico de Sá Bittencourt
Joinville Joinville, Santa Catarina Ginásio Municipal Ivan Rodrigues 2006
Limeira Limeira, São Paulo Ginásio Municipal Fortunato Lucato Neto (Vô Lucato) 2001
Londrina Londrina, Paraná Ginásio Municipal Darcy Côrtez (Moringão)
Minas* Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Arena Vivo 1935
Paulistano* São Paulo, São Paulo Ginásio Antonio Prado Junior 1900
Pinheiros* São Paulo, São Paulo Ginásio Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 1899
Saldanha da Gama Vitória, Espírito Santo Ginásio Jayme Navarro de Carvalho 1902
São José* São José dos Campos, São Paulo Lineu de Moura 1913
Bira-Lajeado Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul Complexo Esportivo da Univates 1955
Uberlândia Uberlândia, Minas Gerais Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves 1943
Ulbra/Rio Claro Rio Claro, São Paulo Ginásio de Esportes Felipe Karam 1998

NBB Finals[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Final result MVP Coach of the Season
2009 Flamengo Brasília
3–2 (series)
Brazil Marcelinho Machado (FLA) Brazil Paulo Sampaio (FLA)
2009–10 Brasília Flamengo
3–2 (series)
Brazil Marcelinho Machado (FLA) Brazil Lula Ferreira (BRA)
2010–11 Brasília Franca
3–1 (series)
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni (BRA) Brazil Hélio Rubens (FRA)
2011–12 Brasília São José
Brazil Murilo Becker (SJO) Brazil Régis Marrelli (SJO)
2012–13 Flamengo Uberlândia
Brazil Marquinhos (FLA) Brazil Lula Ferreira (FRA)
2013–14 Flamengo Paulistano
United States David Jackson (LIM) Brazil Gustavo de Conti (PAU)
2014–15 Flamengo Bauru
2–0 (series)
Brazil Alex Garcia (BAU) Brazil Dedé Barbosa (LIM)

Finals appearances[edit]

Num Team W L
5 Flamengo 4 1
4 Brasília 3 1
1 Bauru 0 1
1 Franca 0 1
1 Paulistano 0 1
1 São José 0 1
1 Uberlândia 0 1

Total NBB league championships[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runners-up seasons
Flamengo 4 1 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15 2009–10
Brasília 3 1 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 2008–09
Bauru 0 1 2014–15
Franca 0 1 2010–11
Paulistano 0 1 2013–14
São José 0 1 2011–12
Uberlândia 0 1 2012–13



The NBB inaugural season didn't have the participation of founding-members Iguaçu, Londrina, Ulbra/Rio Claro, and Uberlândia.


For the second NBB edition, the LNB confirmed the participation of 14 teams. Limeira and Bira-Lajeado could not keep their squads, thus did not join the season. On the other hand, Londrina joined the League, while an Araraquara/Palmeiras deal brought back to the national competition one of the most traditional Brazilian clubs.


The 15 teams from the previous season confirmed their participation. The third NBB edition also featured former national and South American champions Uberlândia, who managed to gather a strong squad sponsored by Brasília's former partner, Universo. After a one-year hiatus, Limeira returned to the League. Besides that, first-timers Rio Claro and Iguaçu joined as well.


For the first time, the NBB had eighteen participating teams, a record in the NBB's history. The three-time champion Brasília, came once again as the title favorite. But their greatest rival Flamengo, assembled a team to break this hegemony, and thus win the NBB after four years. Uberlândia emerged as one of the favorites for the title, as well as São José. The rookies were the teams of Suzano, Mogi das Cruzes, Palmeiras, and Basquete Cearense. Of the four, the only team to qualify for the playoffs was Basquete Cearense. The last two were Tijuca and Suzano. Suzano, due to financial difficulties, dismounted their team to the championship final, while Tijuca played a small promotion tournament with Fluminense and Macaé, respectively champion and runner-up of Supercopa Brasil de Basquete. In the playoffs, a surprise: the champions of the past three editions were eliminated in the quarterfinals by São José. In the semifinals, Flamengo eliminated São José 3–2, and Uberlândia swept Bauru by 3–0. The final, played in one game in Rio de Janeiro, was won by the super-team of Flamengo, who after four years, won their second title of the NBB.

2015–16 season teams[edit]

Team Home city Arena Capacity Last season Head coach NBB seasons
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 15,000 1st Brazil José Alves Neto 8th
Bauru Bauru Ginásio Panela de Pressão 2,000 2nd Brazil Demétrius Ferracciú 8th
Mogi das Cruzes Mogi das Cruzes Ginásio Professor Hugo Ramos 5,000 4th Brazil Danilo Padovani 4th
Franca Franca Ginásio Pedrocão 6,000 5th Brazil Lula Ferreira 8th
Brasília Brasília Ginásio da ASCEB 3,050 6th Brazil José Carlos Vidal 8th
São José São José dos Campos Ginásio Lineu de Moura 2,620 7th Brazil Cristiano Ahmed 8th
Macaé Basquete Macaé Ginásio Maurício Soares Bittencourt 6,000 8th Brazil Léo Costa 3rd
Minas Belo Horizonte Arena Vivo 4,000 9th Brazil Cristiano Grama 8th
Paulistano São Paulo Ginásio Antônio Prado Junior 1,500 10th Brazil Gustavo de Conti 8th
Pinheiros São Paulo Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 824 11th Brazil César Guidetti 8th
Basquete Cearense Fortaleza Ginásio Paulo Sarasate 8,200 14th Brazil Alberto Bial 4th
Rio Claro Rio Claro Ginásio de Esportes Felipe Karam 3,000 15th Brazil Marcelo Tamião 2nd
Liga Sorocabana Sorocaba Ginásio Gualberto Moreira 3,000 16th Brazil Rinaldo Rodrigues 5th
Caxias do Sul Caxias do Sul Ginásio Vasco da Gama 850 1st (Liga Ouro) Brazil Rodrigo Barbosa 1st
Vitória Salvador Ginásio Poliesportivo de Cajazeiras 2,000 Brazil Régis Marrelli 1st

NBB All-Team[edit]

# Season PG SG SF PF C
1 2009 United States Larry Taylor
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marcelinho Machado
Brazil Murilo Becker
Brazil Rafael "Baby" Araújo
2 2009–10 Brazil Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marcelinho Machado
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Murilo Becker
3 2010–11 United States Larry Taylor
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Murilo Becker
(São José)
4 2011–12 Brazil Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Murilo Becker
(São José)
5 2012–13 Brazil Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
United States Robert Day
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Rafael Mineiro
Brazil Caio Torres
6 2013–14 Argentina Nicolás Laprovíttola
United States David Jackson
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Jefferson William
(São José)
Brazil Paulão Prestes
7 2014–15 Brazil Ricardo Fischer
Brazil Alex Garcia
Brazil Marquinhos
Brazil Guilherme Giovannoni
Brazil Rafael Hettsheimeir

Notable players[edit]



NBB rivalries[edit]

Main article: NBB rivalries

NBB All Star Weekend[edit]

Main article: NBB All Star Weekend


Individual Awards[edit]


  1. ^ "España2014 - Perfil del Candidato al Comodín de la Copa Mundial de Baloncesto FIBA 2014: Brasil" (in Spanish). FIBA Americas. Jan 13, 2014. Retrieved Jan 12, 2016. 

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