Lega Basket

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Lega Basket A
Founded1970; 53 years ago (1970)
CountryItaly
FederationFIP
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSerie A2
Domestic cup(s)Coppa Italia
SupercupSupercoppa Italiana di Pallacanestro
International cup(s)EuroLeague
EuroCup
Champions League
Current championsOlimpia Milano (29th title)
(2021–22)
Most championshipsOlimpia Milano (29 titles)
CEOFernando Marino
TV partnersDiscovery+, Eurosport
Websitewww.legabasket.it
2022–23 LBA season

The Lega Basket A (officially: Lega Società di Pallacanestro Serie A,[1][2] English: Basket League) is the organizing body, as delegated by the Italian Basketball Federation, of the top division of Italian professional men's basketball league, the Serie A (English: Basket League A Series). It is composed of the clubs that participate in the Lega Basket Serie A. It is headquartered in Bologna, Italy.

Basket League is a founding member of ULEB.[3] Basket League organizes the LBA, the Italian Cup, the Italian Supercup, and the Italian All Star Game. Discussions have been held as to the possibility of Basket League gaining more autonomy, similarly to that of the corresponding football organization, Lega Serie A.[4] It is the sole professional sport league in Italy outside football. The current president of Basket League is Fernando Marino.[5]

History[edit]

Basket League was officially incorporated on May 27, 1970, in Milan,[6] and included the clubs that participated in both the first division Serie A and the second division Serie A2. On June 20, 2001, it changed to include just the first division Serie A clubs.

Presidents[edit]

Presidents of Basket League from 1970 to present.[7]

  • 1970–72: 0000Adalberto Tedeschi
  • 1972–77: 0000Giancarlo Tesini
  • 1977–79: 0000Gianni Corsolini
  • 1979–84: 0000Luciano Acciari
  • 1984–92: 0000Gianni De Michelis
  • 1992–94: 0000Giulio Malgara
  • 1994–96: 0000Roberto Allievi
  • 1996–98: 0000Angelo Rovati
  • 1998–00: 0000Alfredo Cazzola
  • 2000–01: 0000Sergio D'Antoni
  • 2001–02: 0000Marco Madrigali
  • 2002–07: 0000Enrico Prandi
  • 2007: 0000000Umberto Pieraccioni
  • 2007–08: 0000Francesco Corrado[8]
  • 2009–14: 0000Valentino Renzi
  • 2014: 0000000Fernando Marino
  • 2016–2020: 00Egidio Bianchi
  • 2020–present: Umberto Gandini

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