Thailand Basketball League
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|No. of teams||Men: 11
|Continent||FIBA Asia (Asia)|
The Thailand Basketball League (TBL) is a men's professional basketball league in Thailand. The league is composed 11 teams on the Men's division while the Women's division consists of six teams. Th league also consists of 3 divisions: Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3. The league has a similar organization and structure to the NBA.
Thailand Basketball League was started in 2012 by the Basketball Sport Association of Thailand to develop basketball players in Thailand. 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.
- BKK Thai Krueng Sanam
- Nakorn Phantom Mad Goat
- Mono Vampire
- Thew Charoen Aksorn
- The Khon Kaen Raptors
- Taksin Warrior
- Chiang Mai
- R Airline Chiang Mai Flying Mammoth
- Saisaketb BC
- Madgoat (Sirindhorn)
- Chang Bangrak
- BKK Erawan Dunkers
- Sripathum University
Regular season and Playoffs
Regular season typically start in August. After the regular season, the league will proceed to the play-off round where the top 4 teams of the regular season will match up for two games. The winners will play in the final to determine the league champion.
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 mas much as 2 foreigner players in the roster but teams could only use one foreign player on the court. Teams can also have as much as five players from the national team but can only use three players on the court.
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