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1996 New Zealand NBL season

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Sport  Basketball
Minor premiers  Auckland Stars
Number of teams  12
Champions  Auckland Stars
League  National Basketball League
Top scorer  Ed Book (Palmerston North Jets)

The 1996 New Zealand National Basketball League season was the 15th running of the competition. Only one change occurred heading into the 1996 season, with the Waitakere Rangers dropping down to the Conference Basketball League. The Auckland Stars won the championship in 1996 to claim their fourth league title. Auckland faced the Nelson Giants in the best-of-three grand final series where, despite Nelson winning Game 1 110–95, Auckland prevailed with a 2–1 series win, defeating Nelson 109–98 in Game 2 and 94–90 in Game 3.

Season awards

  • NZ Most Valuable Player: Phill Jones (Nelson Giants)
  • Regular Season Winners: Auckland Stars
  • Keith Carr Trophy – Most Outstanding Guard: Tony Bennett (North Harbour Vikings)
  • John Macdonald Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Guard: Phill Jones (Nelson Giants)
  • Commissioners Cup – Most Outstanding Forward: Ed Book (Palmerston North Jets)
  • Stan Hill Trophy – Most Outstanding NZ Forward/Centre: Pero Cameron (Auckland Stars)
  • Alan Bland Memorial Trophy – Scoring Champion: Ed Book (Palmerston North Jets)
  • Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy – Rebounding Champion: Jeff Daniels (North Harbour Vikings)
  • Dave Taylor Trophy – Assist Champion: Scott Stewart (Canterbury Rams)
  • Nial Forsyth Trophy – Best Team Free Throws: Wellington Saints
  • Rookie of the Year: Paora Winitana (North Harbour Vikings)
  • Coach of the Year: Nenad Vučinić (Nelson Giants)
  • All-Star Five:
  • G: Tony Bennett (North Harbour Vikings)
  • G: Phill Jones (Nelson Giants)
  • F: Darryl Johnson (Hutt Valley Lakers)
  • F: Pero Cameron (Auckland Stars)
  • C: Ed Book (Palmerston North Jets)
  • References

    1996 New Zealand NBL season Wikipedia

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