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Admiral Basketball Bundesliga
Admiral Basketball League
Austrian Basketball League Logo.jpg
Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Sport Basketball
Founded 1947
No. of teams 12
Country(ies) Austria Austria
Continent European Union Europe
Official website Official Website

The Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (OBL) (in English: The Austrian Basketball League) is the top men's professional basketball league in Austria. Until the 2004-05 season, the league was known as the A-Liga (A-League) and then until the 2008-09 season it was called the Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga (OBL). Since the 2008-09 season, it has been named the Admiral Basketball League, after the league's main sponsor, Admiral Sportwetten.

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Teams


Traiskirchen
BasketClubs Vienna
Fürstenfeld
Wörthersee Piraten
Oberwart
Güssing
St. Pölten
Graz
Wels
Klosterneuburg
Teams 2007-08

OBL teams are made up primarily of Austrian players. Every team carries some international players, mostly Americans.

The following teams are competing in the OBL for the 2007-08 season:

  • Allianz Swans Gmunden
  • Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions
  • BasketClubs Vienna
  • BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld
  • Kapfenberg Bulls
  • kelag Wörthersee Piraten
  • Oberwart Gunners
  • UBC ökoStadt Güssing Knights
  • UBC St.Pölten
  • UBSC PBS Graz
  • WBC Kraftwerk Wels
  • Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg

Schedule

Each team plays the other 11 teams twice, creating a 22-game regular-season schedule. After that, the top eight teams move on, and play another double round robin. The four top teams after that move on to a best-of-five semifinals series, and the two semi-finals winners meet in a best-of-five championship series.

Past Championships

Year Champion Result Runners-up -
2000-01 Kapfenberg Bulls 3 - 2 kelag Wörthersee Piraten
2001-02 Kapfenberg Bulls 3 - 2 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld
2002-03 Kapfenberg Bulls 3 - 2 Allianz Swans Gmunden
2003-04 Kapfenberg Bulls 3 - 1 Allianz Swans Gmunden
2004-05 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3 - 0 Macabido Gunners Oberwart
2005-06 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3 - 0 WBC Kraftwerk Wels
2006-07 Allianz Swans Gmunden 3 - 0 Macabido Gunners Oberwart
2007-08 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld 3 - 2 Macabido Gunners Oberwart

All-Star game

The OBL holds an annual all-star game, pitting a team of the best Austrian players in the league against a team made up of the league's top international players. Like the NBA All-Star Game, the OBL All-Star festivities include a slam dunk contest and a three-point shooting competition.

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