Premier A Slovenian Basketball League
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|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||2. SKL|
|Domestic cup(s)||Slovenian Cup|
|International cup(s)||Basketball Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
|Current champions||Olimpija (16th title)|
|Most championships||Olimpija (16 titles)|
|TV partners||RTV Slovenija
|2017–18 Slovenian Basketball League|
The Premier A Slovenian Basketball League (Slovene: 1. Slovenska Košarkarska Liga), abbreviated as 1. SKL and known as the Liga Nova KBM due to sponsorship reasons, is the top-level professional men's basketball league in Slovenia. The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, consists of 10 clubs. The most successful team is Olimpija with 16 titles.
The league was founded in 1991, shortly after Slovenia gained its independence from SFR Yugoslavia. Before the independence, the Slovenian Republic League was played as a second or third level of the Yugoslav basketball. Olimpija, Ljubljana, Slovan, ŽKK Maribor, Lesonit, and Branik Maribor were the only Slovenian teams that played in the Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League.
Since 1991, the league has been named after sponsors on several occasions, giving it the following names:
- Liga Kolinska (1998–2001)
- HYPO Liga (2001–2002)
- 1. A SKL (2002–2006)
- Liga UPC Telemach (2006–2009)
- Liga Telemach (2009–2016)
- Liga Nova KBM (2017–present)
For the 2017–18 season, the league is conducted in two phases.
In the first phase, 10 teams compete in a home-and-away round-robin series (22 games total).
All teams advance from the regular season to one of two postseason stages, depending on their league position.
The top eight teams from the regular season advance to the championship phase. These teams start the second phase from scratch, with no results carrying over from the regular season. Each team plays a total of 14 games in this phase; as in the regular season, a home-and-away round-robin is used.
The top four teams at the end of this stage advance to the semifinals, conducted as a best-of-three playoff. The semifinal winners advance to the best-of-five championship finals, with the winners being crowned league champion.
The bottom two teams enters a home-and-away round-robin mini-league with the first, second, third and fourth-place teams from the second league, with the two teams finishing on top of the mini-league taking up a place in the next year's 1. A SKL.
|Helios Suns||Domžale||Komunalni center Hall||1949||Jovan Beader|
|Hopsi Polzela||Polzela||Polzela Sports Hall||1972||Boštjan Kuhar|
|Ilirija||Ljubljana||Tivoli Hall||1957||Saša Dončić|
|Krka||Novo Mesto||Leon Štukelj Hall||1948||Simon Petrov|
|Petrol Olimpija||Ljubljana||Arena Stožice||1946||Gašper Okorn|
|Rogaška||Rogaška Slatina||Rogaška Slatina Sports Hall||1998||Damjan Novaković|
|Sixt Primorska||Koper||OŠ Koper Hall||2016||Jurica Golemac|
|Šenčur||Šenčur||Šenčur Sports Hall||1974||Rade Mijanović|
|Tajfun||Šentjur||OŠ Hruševec Hall||1969||Andrej Žakelj|
|Zlatorog Laško||Laško||Tri Lilije Hall||1969||Aleš Pipan|
Titles by club
||1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2017|
||2000, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
Slovenian Republic League winners (1946–1991)
|Season||Top rating||PIR||Top scorer||PPG||Top rebounder||RPG||Top Assistant||APG|
|2007–08||Dejan Grković||19.19||Miroslav Jurić||19.58||Dejan Grković||8.81||Jure Močnik||4.85|
|2008–09||Shawn King||31.26||Gilbert Goodrich||22.15||Shawn King||14.79||Jure Močnik||4.59|
|2009–10||Shawn King||27.61||Sandi Čebular||20.69||Shawn King||11.30||Tadej Koštomaj||5.44|
|2010–11||Gregg Thondique||22.84||Benjamin Raymond||17.68||Gregg Thondique||10.53||Igor Mijajlović||4.68|
|2011–12||Travis Nelson||20.88||Travis Nelson||17.46||Miloš Miljković||8.57||Luka Rupnik||5.33|
|2012–13||Kervin Bristol||20.07||Sašo Zagorac||17.50||Kervin Bristol||10.86||Daniel Vujasinović||5.81|
|2013–14||Ousman Krubally||20.03||Ousman Krubally||17.17||Ousman Krubally||9.07||Daniel Vujasinović||7.63|
|2014–15||Sašo Zagorac||20.41||Sašo Zagorac||18.86||Smiljan Pavič||8.86||Jan Močnik||6.96|
|2015–16||Jan Barbarič||23.20||Jan Barbarič||18.60||Smiljan Pavič||8.39||Matic Rebec||5.59|
|2016–17||Igor Tratnik||19.45||Duda Sanadze||17.32||Jakob Čebašek||8.63||Daniel Vujasinović||8.29|