2012–13 Russian Professional Basketball League

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Russian Professional League 2012–13
League Russian Professional League
Sport Basketball
Duration October 3, 2012 – May 12, 2013
Top seed CSKA Moscow
Finals champions CSKA Moscow (20th title)
  Runners-up Khimki Moscow Region
PBL seasons
Ceased →

The 2012–13 Russian Professional Basketball League was the third and last season of the Russian Professional League, and the 22nd overall season of the Russian Professional Championship.

Unification with VTB United League[edit]

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4] 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.

Schedule[edit]

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.

Participants[edit]

Professional Basketball League 2012–13 – Club Locations

Regular season[edit]

Champions
Pos. Team Pts Pld W L PF PA
1 CSKA Moscow 34 18 16 2 1414 1160
2 Khimki Moscow Region 31 18 13 5 1466 1369
3 Spartak Saint Petersburg 28 18 10 8 1264 1244
4 Lokomotiv Kuban 27 18 9 9 1316 1340
5 Triumph Lyubertsy 26 18 8 10 1324 1377
6 UNICS Kazan 26 18 8 10 1273 1253
7 Krasnye Krylya Samara 26 18 8 10 1265 1277
8 Nizhny Novgorod 26 18 8 10 1301 1283
9 Spartak Primorye 24 18 7 11 1255 1401
10 Yenisey Krasnoyarsk 21 18 3 15 1230 1404

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 20 clubs will play in VTB United League championship in seasone-2012/13, vtb-league.com, May 20, 2012
  2. ^ "PBL looks to a better future". ULEB. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Triumph applied an application to participate in the new season of VTB United League, may 20, 2012, vtb-league.com
  4. ^ BEKO PBL Press service. "BEKO PBL Board suggests scheme of 2012/2013 season". pbleague.ru. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 

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