Turkish Basketball First League

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Turkish Basketball First League
Turkish Basketball League logo.png
Founded1969; 50 years ago (1969)
First season1969–70
Country Turkey
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBasketbol Süper Ligi
Relegation toTB2L
Most championshipsTofaş (4 titles)
Websitewww.tbf.org.tr/ligler/tbl

The Turkish Basketball First League, also called TBL, is the second-tier level league of professional club basketball in Turkey. The league was previously known as Turkish Basketball Second League (TB2L).

Format and promotion and relegation[edit]

There are a total of 18 teams participating in the league for the 2015–16 TBL season. Each team plays each other in their group twice during the regular season. Two teams are promoted to the top-tier Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) for the next season, and the last two teams are relegated to the third-tier Turkish Basketball Second League.

League champions and promoted teams[edit]

TBL history[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Champion's Coach
2000–01 İ.T.Ü. Oyak Renault N/A
2001–02 İzmir BB Tekelspor N/A
2002–03 Tofaş Tuborg Pilsener N/A
2003–04 Banvit Erdemirspor N/A
2004–05 Mersin BB TTNet Beykoz Turkey Rebah Sıdalı
2005–06 Tofaş TED Ankara Kolejliler Turkey Tolga Öngören
2006–07 Antalya BB Kepez Belediyesi Turkey Ahmet Kandemir
2007–08 Erdemirspor Aliağa Petkim Turkey Gökhan Taştimur
2008–09 Tofaş Bornova Belediye Bosnia and Herzegovina Nihat İziç
2009–10 Trabzonspor Olin Edirne Turkey Alaeddin Yakan
2010–11 Bandırma Kırmızı Hacettepe Üniversitesi Turkey Ahmet Gürgen
2011–12 TED Ankara Kolejliler Royal Halı Gaziantep Turkey Murat Özyer
2012–13 Trabzonspor Uşak Sportif Turkey Hasan Özmeriç
2013–14 Darüşşafaka Doğuş İstanbul BB Turkey Orhun Ene
2014–15 Yeşilgiresun Belediye Tüyap Büyükçekmece Turkey Ahmet Kandemir
2015–16 Tofaş Best Balıkesir Turkey Orhun Ene
2016–17 Sakarya BB Eskişehir Basket Turkey Selçuk Ernak

Turkish Basketball League Federation Cup[edit]

Year Champions Result Runners-up
2012–13[1] Bandırma Kırmızı 73–64 Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi
2013–14[2] İstanbul BŞB 94–41 Akhisar Belediyespor
2014–15[3] Best Balıkesir 102–89 Sinpaş Denizli Basket

Clubs 2015–16 season[edit]

The next season consists of the following member clubs:

Club City
Acıbadem Üniversitesi Istanbul
Adanaspor Adana
Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor Afyonkarahisar
Akhisar Belediyespor Manisa
Ankara DSİ Era Ankara
Bandırma Kırmızı Bandırma
Best Balıkesir Balıkesir
Denizli Basket Denizli
Final Gençlik Bursa
Eskişehir Basket Eskişehir
Gediz Üniversitesi İzmir
Gelişim Koleji İzmir
İstanbul DSİ Istanbul
Melikşah Üniversitesi Kayseri
Pertevniyal Istanbul
Sakarya Büyükşehir Belediyesi Sakarya
Socar Petkim İzmir
Tofaş Bursa

Clubs 2014–15 season[edit]

The league currently consists of the following member clubs:

Club City
Adanaspor Basketbol Adana
Akhisar Belediyespor Manisa
Ankara DSİ Era Ankara
Afyonkarahisar Belediyespor Afyonkarahisar
Best Balıkesir Balıkesir
Denizli Basket Denizli
Final Gençlik Bursa
Gediz Üniversitesi İzmir
Gelişim Koleji İzmir
İstanbul DSİ Istanbul
İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Istanbul
Melikşah Üniversitesi Kayseri
Mersin BB Mersin
Pertevniyal Istanbul
Sakarya BB Sakarya
Socar Petkim İzmir
Tüyap Büyükçekmece Istanbul
Yeşilgiresun Belediye Giresun

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