Name
New Zealand NBL

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Established
1981 (40 years old)

First Recorded Event
2021-04-24

Current Season
2021

API Football ID
66

Sport
Basketball

Location
New Zealand

Gender
Male

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TV Rights
US - ESPN [2020-2021]

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Latest Results
23 Jul 21 Wellington Sain 77 - 75  Hawke-'s Bay Ha
22 Jul 21 Wellington Sain 99 - 73  Auckland Huskie
22 Jul 21 Hawke-'s Bay Ha 98 - 91  Southland Shark
17 Jul 21 Auckland Huskie 61 - 85  Wellington Sain
17 Jul 21 Otago Nuggets 84 - 101  Canterbury Rams
16 Jul 21 Franklin Bulls 65 - 125  Wellington Sain
15 Jul 21 Hawke-'s Bay Ha 96 - 68  Manawatu Jets
15 Jul 21 Southland Shark 100 - 87  Canterbury Rams
12 Jul 21 Wellington Sain 102 - 85  Otago Nuggets
11 Jul 21 Auckland Huskie 93 - 87  Taranaki Mounta

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The National Basketball League (NBL) is a men's semi-professional basketball league in New Zealand.

In 1981, a group of club and provincial teams came together to create a men's national basketball league. The following year, the league was brought under the management of the New Zealand Basketball Federation. The league quickly grew in size and popularity due to the influx of sponsors and American import players. The early 1990s held dwindling fortunes for New Zealand basketball, with reduced TV coverage, sponsorships, and crowd numbers. The sport's popularity increased in the 2000s with the success of the Tall Blacks and the introduction of the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian NBL.

In the early days, Auckland, Canterbury and Wellington were the benchmark teams of the league. During the 1990s, Auckland and Nelson were the teams to beat, before Waikato joined Auckland as the dominant sides during the 2000s. During the 2010s, Wellington and Southland became the league's premier teams.

Seasons

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

Teams

Auckland Huskie
-5

Canterbury Rams
-5

Franklin Bulls
-5

Hawke-'s Bay Ha
-5

Manawatu Jets
-5

Nelson Giants
-5

Otago Nuggets
-5

Southland Shark
-5

Taranaki Mounta
-5

Wellington Sain
-5

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(- 4) Missing 4 Players: Data and Artwork
() Team Complete

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