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National Basketball League (China)
Country China
Founded 2004
Number of teams 17
Website [www.CBA.gov.cn Official website]

The National Basketball League (全国男子篮球联赛) is a semi-professional basketball minor league in the People's Republic of China, called Chinese Basketball League (CBL) before 2005. It is commonly known as the NBL, and this name (spelled out in letters) is often used even in Chinese.

NBL is the second-tier league to the professional Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

2004 season[]

The first regular season of the CBL began in April 2004. Eight teams advanced to the playoffs:

  • Yunnan Honghe (云南红河奔牛)
  • Yingkou Donghua (营口东华沈部)
  • Hebei Jidong (河北冀东水泥)
  • Sichuan Shidai Bingchuan (四川时代冰川)
  • Shanxi Yujin (山西宇晋)
  • Heilongjiang Daqing (黑龙江大庆)
  • Guandong New Century (广东东莞新世纪)
  • Team Tianjin (天津男子篮球队) - no nickname or sponsor

On August 4 2004, Yunnan defeated Guangdong New Century to win the CBL championship and were promoted to the CBA for the 2004–2005 season.

2009 NBL Ladder (Championship Round)[]

Rank Team Played Win Loss Last 5 Streak PF per game PA per game PD per game Winning %
1 Dongguan Boning (东莞柏宁) 14 11 3 4-1 W1 92.57 81.5 11.07 78.6%
2 Hong Kong Canton Freemen (广州自由人) 14 11 3 4-1 W2 94.71 88.43 6.28 78.6%
3 Jiangsu Tongxi (江苏同曦) 14 10 4 3-2 W3 98.71 91.86 6.85 71.4%
4 Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Fengshen (黑龙江肇州丰绅) 14 6 8 3-2 L1 94 92.14 1.86 42.9%
5 Shenyang Dongjin (沈阳东进) 14 6 8 3-2 L2 88.5 89.29 -0.79 42.9%
6 Henan Jiyuan (河南济源钢铁) 14 6 8 1-4 W1 91.29 98.43 -7.14 42.9%
7 Guangzhou Sixsui (广州六穗) 14 5 9 1-4 L1 93.07 97.14 -4.07 35.7%
8 Hanzhou Yongtong (杭州永通) 14 1 13 1-4 L2 85.64 99.71 -14.07 7.1%

2011 NBL Teams[]

  • Ningxia Hanas
  • Shenyang Dongjin
  • Guangzhou Liu Sui Whampoa
  • Jin Qiang Sichuan
  • Guangzhou Freeman
  • Changan Guangzhou
  • Hebei Springs
  • Hangzhou Yong Tong
  • Heilongjiang Zhaozhou Feng Shen
  • Jiangsu

References[]

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