Name
British Basketball League

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Established
1987 (31 years old)

First Recorded Event
2015-02-22

Sport
Basketball

Location
UK

Gender
Male

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Latest Results
Surrey Scorchers - Newcastle Eagles (Sunday 29th April)
Leeds Force - Leicester Riders (Sunday 29th April)
Plymouth Raiders - Sheffield Sharks (Sunday 29th April)
Glasgow Rocks - Worcester Wolves (Sunday 29th April)
Manchester Giants - Bristol Flyers (Sunday 29th April)
Cheshire Phoenix - London Lions (Sunday 29th April)
Leicester Riders - Surrey Scorchers (Saturday 28th April)
London Lions - Manchester Giants (Saturday 28th April)
Bristol Flyers - Leeds Force (Friday 27th April)
Newcastle Eagles - Plymouth Raiders (Friday 27th April)

Description

The British Basketball League, often abbreviated to the BBL, is the premier men's professional basketball league in the United Kingdom. The BBL runs two knockout competitions alongside the league Championship; the BBL Cup and the BBL Trophy, as well as the post-season Play-offs.

The BBL is not to be confused with the English Basketball League (EBL) or the Scottish Men's National League, which effectively form the second tier of British basketball. There is currently no promotion or relegation between the English and Scottish leagues and the BBL because of the franchise system in use in the BBL, although several clubs have been elected from the EBL in recent years.

Currently the League consists of 13 teams with representation from both England and Scotland. Member franchises of the BBL jointly own the league, and a chairman is elected by the teams to oversee league operations. The current chairman is Ed Percival and the head offices are located in Leicester, where the country's oldest team, the Leicester Riders is also based.

In 2012 the BBL, along with several other basketball governing bodies including England Basketball and basketballscotland, united to form the British Basketball Union, an organisation created to promote the commercial development of basketball within Great Britain. In partnership with England Basketball, the BBL launched a women's league in 2014, branded as the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL).

Schedule
1415 Season 1718 Season

Teams

Bristol Fly

Cheshire Ph
-4

Glasgow Roc
-11

Leeds Force
-11

Leicester R
-11

London Lion
-11

Manchester
-11

Newcastle E
-11

Plymouth Ra
-11

Sheffield S
-11

Surrey Scor
-11

Worcester W
-11

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