2012–13 Russian Professional Basketball League
|Russian Professional League 2012–13|
|League||Russian Professional League|
|Duration||October 3, 2012 – May 12, 2013|
|Top seed||CSKA Moscow|
|Finals champions||CSKA Moscow (20th title)|
|Runners-up||Khimki Moscow Region|
Unification with VTB United League
In May 2012, all the PBL clubs gathered to decide which format would be used for the next season, and some of the club's directors raised the possibility of uniting with the VTB United League, in order to produce greater competition between the Russian basketball clubs. They suggested that the new league would be named the Eastern European Professional Basketball League.
In July 2012, the Council of VTB United League gave a definitive decision. It was decided that the PBL league would continue for one more year, with some of the games of the VTB United League that took place between two Russian clubs being counted as PBL games. The first tier Russian clubs then replaced the PBL with the VTB United League as their new national domestic league championship, starting with the 2013–14 season.
There was no league playoffs during this season. The team that finished first in the regular season standings, CSKA Moscow, was declared the league's champions.
All teams met each other at home and away venues. In the regular season, each team played 18 games.
- CSKA Moscow
- Khimki Moscow Region
- UNICS Kazan
- Krasnye Krylya Samara
- Spartak Primorye
- Spartak Saint Petersburg
- Lokomotiv Kuban
- Nizhny Novgorod
- Triumph Lyubertsy
- Yenisey Krasnoyarsk
|2||Khimki Moscow Region||31||18||13||5||1466||1369|
|3||Spartak Saint Petersburg||28||18||10||8||1264||1244|
|7||Krasnye Krylya Samara||26||18||8||10||1265||1277|
- 20 clubs will play in VTB United League championship in seasone-2012/13, vtb-league.com, May 20, 2012
- "PBL looks to a better future". ULEB. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
- Triumph applied an application to participate in the new season of VTB United League, may 20, 2012, vtb-league.com
- BEKO PBL Press service. "BEKO PBL Board suggests scheme of 2012/2013 season". pbleague.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2012.