Turkish Basketball First League

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Turkish Basketball First League
Turkish Basketball League logo.png
Founded1969; 50 years ago (1969)
First season1969–70
Country Turkey
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBasketbol Süper Ligi
Relegation toTB2L
International cup(s)TBL Federation Cup
Current championsBursaspor (1st title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsTofaş (4 titles)
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The Turkish Basketball First League, also called TBL, is the second-tier level league of professional club basketball in Turkey. The league was previously known as Turkish Basketball Second League (TB2L).

Format and promotion and relegation[edit]

There are a total of 18 teams participating in the league for the 2019–20 TBL season. Each team plays each other in their group twice during the regular season. Team finishes at first place promoted to the top-tier Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) for the next season, teams ranked 2nd place to 9th place, compete in playoff format and winner of the playoff also promotes. The last two teams are relegated to the third-tier Turkish Basketball Second League.

League champions and promoted teams[edit]

TBL history[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Champion's Coach
2000–01 İ.T.Ü. Oyak Renault N/A
2001–02 İzmir BB Tekelspor N/A
2002–03 Tofaş Tuborg Pilsener N/A
2003–04 Banvit Erdemirspor N/A
2004–05 Mersin BB TTNet Beykoz Turkey Rebah Sıdalı
2005–06 Tofaş TED Ankara Kolejliler Turkey Tolga Öngören
2006–07 Antalya BB Kepez Belediyesi Turkey Ahmet Kandemir
2007–08 Erdemirspor Aliağa Petkim Turkey Gökhan Taştimur
2008–09 Tofaş Bornova Belediye Bosnia and Herzegovina Nihat İziç
2009–10 Trabzonspor Olin Edirne Turkey Alaeddin Yakan
2010–11 Bandırma Kırmızı Hacettepe Üniversitesi Turkey Ahmet Gürgen
2011–12 TED Ankara Kolejliler Royal Halı Gaziantep Turkey Murat Özyer
2012–13 Trabzonspor Uşak Sportif Turkey Hasan Özmeriç
2013–14 Darüşşafaka Doğuş İstanbul BB Turkey Orhun Ene
2014–15 Yeşilgiresun Belediye Tüyap Büyükçekmece Turkey Ahmet Kandemir
2015–16 Tofaş Best Balıkesir Turkey Orhun Ene
2016–17 Sakarya BB Eskişehir Basket Turkey Selçuk Ernak
2017–18 Afyon Belediye Bahçesehir Turkey Can Sevim
2018–19 Bursaspor Durmazlar OGM Ormanspor Turkey Arda Vekiloğlu

Turkish Basketball League Federation Cup[edit]

Year Champions Result Runners-up
2012–13[1] Bandırma Kırmızı 73–64 Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi
2013–14[2] İstanbul BŞB 94–41 Akhisar Belediyespor
2014–15[3] Best Balıkesir 102–89 Sinpaş Denizli Basket

Current clubs[edit]

Team City Arena
1881 Düzce Belediye Düzce Kalıcı Konutlar Merkez Spor Salonu
Akhisar Belediye Akhisar Akhisar Belediye Spor Salonu
Anadolu Basket Ankara Ankara Spor Salonu
Balıkesir Büyükşehir Belediyespor Balıkesir Kurtdereli Spor Salonu
Bandırma Kırmızı Bandırma Kara Ali Acar Sport Hall
Bornova Belediyespor İzmir Altındağ Atatürk Spor Kompleksi
Final Gençlik Bursa Bursa Atatürk Sport Hall
Gemlik Basketbol Bursa Gemlik Spor Salonu
Konyaspor Konya Selçuklu Belediyesi Spor Salonu
Lokman Hekim Fethiye Belediyespor Muğla Fethiye Beşkaza Sport Hall
Mamak Belediye Yeni Mamak Spor Ankara Mamak Belediyesi Spor Salonu
Manisa Büyükşehir Belediye Manisa Manisa Atatürk Spor Salonu
Merkezefendi Belediyesi Denizli Basket Denizli Pamukkale Üniversitesi Sport Hall
Petkimspor Aliağa Enka Sport Hall
Samsunspor Samsun Mustafa Dağıstanlı Spor Salonu
Yalova Spor Yalova 90. Yıl Spor Salonu

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