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Korean Basketball League
Korean Basketball League
Country South Korea
Confederation FIBA Asia
Founded 1997
Divisions 1
Number of teams 10
Feeder to FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) KBL Cup
Current champions Anyang KGC (4th title) (2022–23)
Website [KBL official website Official website]

The Korean Basketball League (KBL; Template:Lang-ko) is a professional men's basketball league in South Korea which was established in 1997. The league consists of ten teams and each team plays a total of 54 games (27 home and 27 away) in the regular season.

Current clubs[]

There are currently 10 clubs in the KBL:

  • Ulsan Mobis Phoebus
    • Busan Kia Enterprise (1997 ~ 2000–2001)
    • Ulsan Mobis Automons (2001–2002 ~ 2003–2004)
    • Ulsan Mobis Phoebus (2004–2005 ~ )
  • Seoul Samsung Thunders
    • Suwon Samsung Thunders (1997 ~ 2000–2001)
    • Seoul Samsung Thunders (2001–2002 ~ )
  • Anyang Korea Ginseng Corporation
    • Anyang SBS Stars (1997 ~ 2004–2005)
    • Anyang KT&G Kites (2005–2006 ~ 2009–2010)
    • Anyang KGC (2010–2011 ~ )
  • Seoul SK Knights
    • Cheongju Jinro McCass (1997. 1 ~ 1997. 9)
    • Cheongju SK Knights (1997–1998 ~ 2000–2001)
    • Seoul SK Knights (2001–2002 ~ )
  • Changwon LG Sakers
    • Gyeongnam LG Sakers (1997–1998)
    • Changwon LG Sakers (1998–1999 ~ )
  • Goyang Orions
    • Daegu Tongyang Orions (1997 ~ 2002–2003)
    • Daegu Orions (2003–2004 ~ 2010–2011)
    • Goyang Orions (2011–2012 ~ )
  • Incheon ET Land Elephants
    • Incheon Daewoo Securities Zeus (1997 ~ 1997–1998)
    • Incheon Daewoo Zeus (1998–1999)
    • Incheon Shinsegi Bigs (1999–2000 ~ 2000–2001)
    • Incheon SK Bigs (2001–2002 ~ 2002–2003)
    • Incheon ET Land Black Slamer (2003–2004 ~ 2008–2009)
    • Incheon ET Land Elephants (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Jeonju KCC Egis
    • Daejeon Hyundai Dynat (1997 ~ 1998–1999)
    • Daejeon Hyundai Gullivers (1999–2000 ~ 2000–2001)
    • Jeonju KCC Egis (2001–2002 ~ )
  • Busan KT Sonicboom
    • Gwangju Nasan Flamans (1997 ~ 1998–1999)
    • Gwangju Goldbank Clickers (1999–2000)
    • Yeosu Goldbank Clickers (2000–2001)
    • Yeosu Korea Tender Prumi (2001–2002 ~ 2002–2003)
    • Busan Korea Tender Maxten (2003–2004)
    • Busan KTF Magic Wings (2003–2004 ~ 2008–2009)
    • Busan KT Sonicboom (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Wonju Dongbu Promy
    • Wonju Naray Blue Bird (1997 ~ 1998–1999)
    • Wonju Naray Hackers (1999. 8 ~ 1999. 10)
    • Wonju Sambo Xers (1999–2000 ~ 2001–2002)
    • Wonju TG Xers (2002–2003 ~ 2003–2004)
    • Wonju TG Sambo Xers (2003–2004 ~ 2004–2005)
    • Wonju Dongbu Promy (2005–2006 ~ )

Reserve league[]

  • Seoul SK Knights (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Incheon ET Land Elephants (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Busan KT Sonicboom (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Daegu Orions (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps Basketball Team (2009–2010 ~ )
  • Jeonju KCC Egis (2010–2011 ~ )

KBL champions[]

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Prize money[]

  • Champions (Finals winners)
    • 100,000,000 Won + Trophy (1997 ~ )
  • Runners-up (Finals losers)
    • 50,000,000 Won (1997 ~ )
  • Regular Season Champions
    • 50,000,000 Won + Trophy (1997 ~ 2004–2005)
    • 100,000,000 Won + Trophy (2005–2006 ~ )
  • Regular Season Runners-up
    • 30,000,000 Won (1997 ~ 2004–2005)
    • 50,000,000 Won (2005–2006 ~ )
  • Regular Season 3rd place
    • 20,000,000 Won (1997 ~ 2004–2005)
    • 30,000,000 Won (2005–2006 ~ )

See also[]

  • Women's Korean Basketball League
  • List of Korea-related topics

External links[]

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