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Novo Basquete Brasil
Current season or competition:
2009-10 NBB season
File:Novo Basquete Brasil.jpg
Novo Basquete Brasil
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
Commissioner Kouros Monadjeni
No. of teams 14
Country(ies)  Brazil
Continent Union of South American Nations South America
Most recent champion(s) Flamengo
Most championships Franca (8)
TV partner(s) SporTV
Official website LNB.com.br

Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) is the Brazilian premier profissional men's basketball league. Organized by the Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB), in a new format to the Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete, this league is managed for the first time by 19 Brazilian basketball associations, all LNB founding members.

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Format

NBB is an annual championship endorsed by the Brazilian Basketball Confederation. The first phase consists in fifteen teams playing against each other in a home/away basis. Then the top eight teams go to playoffs where the first ranked team plays against the eighth team and so on. Each playoff series is a best-of-five. The best placed teams in the league qualify to FIBA Americas League and Liga Sudamericana.

Founding associations

2009 season

NBB inaugural season didn't have the participation of founding-members Iguaçu BC, ADL Londrina, Ulbra/Rio Claro and Uberlândia.

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Finals

Season Champions Result Runners-up MVP Coach of the Year
2009 Flamengo 3-2 Universo/BRB/Brasília Marcelinho (FLA) Paulo Sampaio (FLA)

2009/2010 season

For the second NBB edition, LNB confirmed the participation of 14 teams. Limeira and Bira-Lajeado couldn't keep their squads, thus won't join the following season. On the other hand, ADL Londrina is joining the League just like an Araraquara/Palmeiras deal is also bringing back to the national competition one of the most traditional Brazilian clubs.

Notable players


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