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Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Country Template:Country data AustriaTemplate:Namespace detect showall Austria
Founded 1947
Number of teams 12
Website [Official Website Official website]

The Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (OBL) (in English: Austrian Basketball League (ABL)) is the top men's professional basketball league in Austria. Until the 2004–05 season, the league was known as the A-Liga (A-League) and then until the 2008–09 season it was called the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (OBL). Since the 2008–09 season, it has been named the Admiral Basketball League, after the league's main sponsor, Admiral Sportwetten.

Teams[]

OBL teams are made up primarily of Austrian players. Every team carries some international players, mostly Americans.

The following teams are competing in the OBL for the 2007–08 season:

  • Allianz Swans Gmunden
  • Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions
  • BasketClubs Vienna
  • BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld
  • Kapfenberg Bulls
  • kelag Wörthersee Piraten
  • Oberwart Gunners
  • UBC ökoStadt Güssing Knights
  • UBC St.Pölten
  • UBSC PBS Graz
  • WBC Kraftwerk Wels
  • Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg

Schedule[]

Each team plays the other 11 teams twice, creating a 22-game regular-season schedule. After that, the top eight teams move on, and play another double round robin. The four top teams after that move on to a best-of-five semifinals series, and the two semi-finals winners meet in a best-of-five championship series.

Past Championships[]

Year Champion Result Runners-up Notes
2000–01 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 kelag Wörthersee Piraten
2001–02 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld
2002–03 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–2 Allianz Swans Gmunden
2003–04 Kapfenberg Bulls 3–1 Allianz Swans Gmunden
2004–05 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–0 Macabido Gunners Oberwart
2005–06 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–0 WBC Kraftwerk Wels
2006–07 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–0 Macabido Gunners Oberwart
2007–08 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld 3–2 Macabido Gunners Oberwart
2008–09 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–1 WBC Kraftwerk Wels
2009–10 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3–2 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld
2010–11 Oberwart Gunners 3–2 Allianz Swans Gmunden

All-Star game[]

The OBL holds an annual all-star game, pitting a team of the best Austrian players in the league against a team made up of the league's top international players. Like the NBA All-Star Game, the OBL All-Star festivities include a slam dunk contest and a three-point shooting competition.

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