Austrian Basketball Superliga

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Austrian Basketball Superliga
Austrian Basketball Superliga logo.png
Organising bodyBasketball Austria
Founded2019; 0 years ago (2019)
First season2019–20
CountryAustria
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toBasketball Zweite Liga
Domestic cup(s)Austrian Cup
SupercupAustrian Supercup
International cup(s)Basketball Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
TV partnersSky Sport
ORF
WebsiteLink
Current season

The Austrian Basketball Superliga (English: Basketball Super League) is the highest tier basketball league in Austria. Established in 2019, it replaced the Austrian Basketball Bundesliga (ABL) as first level competition in the country. The winners of the Superliga are crowned Austrian champions. The competition aims to start "a new era" in Austrian basketball.[1] In its inaugural season, the competition exists out of ten teams.

History[edit]

The Basketball Superliga was established in the summer of 2019 to replace the Austrian Bundsliga. Television contracts were signed with Sky Sport and ORF.[2] All games will also be streamed online. On 9 August 2019, the ten teams that would compete in the inaugural season were announced, with nine teams coming from last ÖBL season.[3]

Format[edit]

In the Superliga, teams first play each other in the regular season home and away. After this the teams ranked 1–6 and 7-10 are divided in two groups to qualify for the playoffs. In the playoffs, the best eight teams play each other for the national championship in best-of-five series. The two lowest placed teams play against the top two teams of the Basketball Zweite Liga (B2L).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Startschuss für die ADMIRAL Basketball Superliga - mit ADMIRAL Sportwetten als Hauptsponsor". OTS.at. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  2. ^ "Basketball-Superliga: Sky überträgt bis zu 48 Spiele, auch ORF an Bord - derStandard.at". DER STANDARD. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Keine Lizenz für die Fürstenfeld Panthers". Sky Sport Austria. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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