ABA League Second Division
ABA2 League Vertical logo
|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||2|
|Promotion to||ABA League First Division|
|International cup(s)||Champions League|
|Current champions||Primorska (1st title)|
|Most championships|| Krka|
Primorska (1 title)
|TV partners||Arena Sport|
The ABA League Second Division is the 2nd-tier men's basketball division of the Adriatic league system, officially known as ABA League 2. It is run by the ABA League JTD. It is a regional competition between men's teams from six countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.
The ABA League Assembly, held on July 24, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia, decided to organize the ABA League Second Division with 12 participants. Based on the results in the national championships and by taking into account which clubs have sent applications for participation in the ABA League Second Division, these teams will play in the inaugural season of the ABA League Second Division.
Teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia previously played similar second tier competition called First B Federal League when they were part of SFR Yugoslavia. The First B Federal League was played for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991.
|Season||Champion||Runner-up||Regular season 1st place||Champion's Coach||MVP|
|2017–18||Krka||Sixt Primorska||Borac Čačak||Simon Petrov||Marko Jošilo|
|2018–19||Sixt Primorska||MZT Skopje||Sixt Primorska||Goran Jagodnik||Marko Jagodić-Kuridža|
First Division promotion and relegation
The champions of the Second Division are promoted to a following Adriatic League First Division season, while the last placed team in the First Division are relegated to a following season of the Second Division. Also, as of the 2018–19 season, the 11th placed team of the ABA League First Division and the 2nd placed team of the Second Division, will play in the Qualifiers for a spot in the First Division for the following season.
|2017–18||Krka (1st)||MZT Skopje Aerodrom (12th)|
|2018–19||Primorska (1st)||Petrol Olimpija[Note 1] (12th)|
|Dynamic VIP PAY||Belgrade||Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall||5,000|
|Helios Suns||Domžale||Komunalni center Hall||2,500|
|Lovćen 1947||Cetinje||Lovćen SC||1,500|
|MZT Skopje Aerodrom||Skopje||Jane Sandanski||7,500|
|Novi Pazar||Novi Pazar||Pendik Sports Hall||1,600|
|Rogaška||Rogaška Slatina||Rogaška Slatina SH||1,100|
|Spars||Sarajevo||Grbavica Sports Hall||1,500|
The following is a list of clubs that have played in the Second Division, at any time, since its formation in 2017, to the current season.
|1D||Played in the First Division|
|LR||Lose the right to participate|
|Bold||Teams playing in the 2019–20 season|
|R||Regular season champions|
List of participants
Note: Statistics are correct through the start of the 2019–20 season.
- "The ABA League Second Division will start from the 2017/18 season". aba-liga.com. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- "Important decisions confirmed at the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly Session". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
- "Rimac trener Cedevite Olimpije, prva okrepitev Edo Murić". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
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