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BLNO
Country Norway
Founded 2000
Number of teams 8
Website [Basket.no Official website]

BLNO is Norway's premier professional men's basketball league. It was established in 2000.

Format[]

Competition[]

There are 8 teams in the BLNO. Foreign players are allowed on all teams, but a maximum of two Americans are allowed on the court at a time. Also, a minimum of two Norwegian players are required on court by the rules.

Members for 2010–11[]

The following 8 clubs will compete in the BLNO during the 2010–11 season:

Club
Position
in 2009–10
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
titles
Last title
Ammerud Basket 6 2007–08 4 2007–08 n/a
Asker Aliens 1 2000–01 11 2000–01 5 2009–10
Bærum Basket 5 2006–07 5 2006–07 n/a
Frøya Basket 7 2009–10 2 2009–10 n/a
Gimle Basket 2 2007–08 4 2007–08 n/a
Kristiansand Pirates 2000–01 9 2010–11 n/a
Tromsø Storm 3 2000–01 11 2000–01 n/a
Ulriken Eagles 8 2000–01 11 2000–01 2 2008–09

Former members[]

Club
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Top division
titles
Last title
Bergen Bulldogs 2001–02 1 n/a
Bærums Verk Jets 2000–01 5 1 2003–04
Centrum Tigers 2001–02 1 n/a
Fjellhamar Stallions 2006–07 3 n/a
Frøya Ambassadors 2002–03 3 n/a
Harstad Vikings 2000–01 10 1 2005–06
Kongsberg Penguins 2000–01 7 n/a
Oslo Kings 2000–01 2 1 2000–01
Vålerenga Kings 2002–03 1 n/a

BLNO Finals[]

The Playoff Finals are played as a best of 5 games series.

  • 2001 Oslo Kings
    3-2 win against Kongsberg Penguins
  • 2002 Asker Aliens
    3-0 win against Kongsberg Penguins
  • 2003 Asker Aliens
    3-0 win against Harstad Vikings
  • 2004 Bærums Verk Jets
    3-2 win against Harstad Vikings
  • 2005 Asker Aliens
    3-0 win against Harstad Vikings
  • 2006 Harstad Vikings
    3-2 win against Asker Aliens
  • 2007 Ulriken Eagles
    3-1 win against Harstad Vikings
  • 2008 Asker Aliens
    3-0 win against Harstad Vikings
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