Runners-up Cairns Taipans
Dates 15 Oct 2010 – 29 Apr 2011
Number of teams 9
Top seed New Zealand Breakers
|Champions New Zealand Breakers|
Champion New Zealand Breakers
Season MVP Gary Ervin
|League National Basketball League|
Duration 15 October 2010 – 2 April 2011 7 – 17 April 2011 (Semi-Finals) 20 – 29 April 2011 (Grand Finals)
TV partner(s) Network Ten (Australia) One HD (Australia) Sky Sport (New Zealand)
Similar 2011–12 NBL season, 2013–14 NBL season, 2015–16 NBL season
The 2010–11 NBL season was the 33rd season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of nine teams contested the league. The regular season was played between October 2010 and April 2011, followed by a post-season involving the top four. On 23 February 2010, it was announced that the Sydney Kings would return in 2010–11. The schedule was announced on 27 May 2010.
- Pre season
- NBL Top End Challenge
- Round 24
- Ladder Progression
- Finals Series
- Playoff Seedings
- Statistics leaders
Broadcast rights during the off-season reverted from subscription channel Fox Sports to free-to-air network Channel Ten and its digital sports sister station One HD in a five-year deal, through to the 2014–15 season. In New Zealand, Sky Sport once again provided coverage, replacing Maori TV.
On 13 September 2010, iiNet was announced as the league naming rights sponsor and Centrebet as the official sports betting partner. Spalding provide equipment including the official game ball, with AND1 supplying team apparel.
NBL Top End Challenge, a round robin competition with a final series, involving all nine sides, will begin on 28 September in Alice Springs and continue in Darwin, Northern Territory from 30 September. Wollongong Hawks are defending pre-season champions.
New Zealand Breakers win Lu'An Invitational.
NBL Top End Challenge
Perth Wildcats win Top End Challenge.
Cairns vs. Perth was moved from 4 February 2011 to 26 March 2011 due to Cyclone Yasi.
The 2010–11 National Basketball League Finals will be played between 7 April 2011 and 29 April 2011, consisting of two best-of-three semi-final and final series, where the higher seed hosts the first and, if necessary, third game.
- New Zealand Breakers
- Townsville Crocodiles
- Cairns Taipans
- Perth Wildcats
The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of an identical win-loss record, the results in games played between the two teams will determine order of seeding.
Under that system, Cairns will finish third (3–1), and Perth fourth (1–3).
Note: regular season only
The end-of-season awards ceremony was held in the Palladium Room at Crown Casino in Melbourne on Monday, 4 April 2011.