Thailand Basketball League

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Thailand Basketball League
No. of teams10
ContinentFIBA Asia
TV partner(s)MONO29
Mono Plus

The Thailand Basketball League (TBL) (Thai: ไทยแลนด์บาสเกตบอลลีก) is a men's professional basketball league in Thailand. The lower competitions are Division 2 and Division 3. The league has a similar organization and structure as the NBA.


Thailand Basketball League was started in 2012 by the Basketball Sport Association of Thailand to develop basketball players in Thailand.[1] Teams are composed of both Thai and foreign players. In 2012 and 2013 teams were allowed use 2 foreigners player on the court in the same time, but, in 2014, teams can have only 1 foreign player on the court at a time. The champions are awarded ฿3,000,000.


  • Bangkok Tigers
  • Chiangmai Eagles
  • Chaophraya Thunder
  • Ban Bueng Devil Rays
  • MFT Khon Kaen Kings
  • Pathum Thani Pythons
  • Phuket Waves
  • Suphanburi Sniper
  • SWU
  • T-Rex Nakhon Ratchasima

Former teams[edit]

Former clubs

  • ThailandDunkin' Raptors
  • ThailandNakhon Pathom Mad Goats
  • PhilippinesMakabayan Warriors
  • ThailandMekong United BC
  • ThailandMono Vampire
  • ThailandMono Thewphaingarm
  • ThailandSWU
  • ThailandT-Rex Nakhon Ratchasima
  • ThailandTGE
  • VietnamHanoi Buffaloes
  • PhilippinesZNO Eagles


Champions Runners-up Champions Runners-up Champions Runners-up
2012 Thew Charoen Aksorn - - - - -
2013 Hi-Tech Bangkok City - - - - -
2014 Nakhon Pathom Mad Goat - - - - -
2015 Mono Vampire Mono Thewphaingram - - - -
2016 Mono Vampire Hi-Tech Bangkok City - - - -
2017 Mono Vampire Hi-Tech Bangkok City Mono Vampire Mono Thewphaingram - -
2018 Hi-Tech Bangkok City Mono Vampire Mono Vampire Hi-Tech Bangkok City - -
2019 Thai General Equipment[2] Hi-Tech Bangkok City Hi-Tech Bangkok City Kabayan Pilipinas Hi-Tech Bangkok City Mono Warriors
2020 Hi-Tech Bangkok City Mekong United BC[3] - - - -

Regular season and Playoffs[edit]

Regular season typically start in August. After the regular season, the league proceeds to the play-off round where the top 4 teams of the regular season match up for two games. The winners play in the final to determine the league champion.

All-Star Teams[edit]

Every team is required to send 1 player to the All-Star Team for the All-Star Game held in the middle of the season.


The league uses FIBA rules. Teams can have up to 2 foreign players in the roster but teams can only use one foreign player on the court. Teams can also have as many as five players from the national team but can only use three players on the court.


Thailand Basketball League is broadcast nationwide regular season by Mono Plus and playoffs and finals by MONO29.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Thailand Basketball Federation Profile".
  2. ^ "TBL". asia-basket.
  3. ^ "Hitech claim third Thailand Basketball League title in dominating fashion". FIBA. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.

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