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2010–11 NBL season

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Sport  Basketball
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
Location  Australia
Season MVP  Gary Ervin
2010–11 NBL season httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenbbaIin

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.


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.

Round 24

Cairns vs. Perth was moved from 4 February 2011 to 26 March 2011 due to Cyclone Yasi.

Ladder Progression

  • Numbers highlighted in green indicate that the team finished the round inside the top four.
  • Numbers highlighted in blue indicates the team finished first on the ladder in that round.
  • Numbers highlighted in red indicates the team finished last place on the ladder in that round.
  • Finals Series

    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.

    Playoff Seedings

    1. New Zealand Breakers
    2. Townsville Crocodiles
    3. Cairns Taipans
    4. 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).

    Statistics leaders

    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.

  • Most Valuable Player (Andrew Gaze Trophy): Gary Ervin, Wollongong Hawks
  • Rookie of the Year: Ben Madgen, Sydney Kings
  • Best Defensive Player: Damian Martin, Perth Wildcats
  • Best Sixth Man: Kevin Braswell, New Zealand Breakers
  • Most Improved Player: Oscar Forman, Wollongong Hawks
  • Coach of the Year (Lindsay Gaze Trophy): Trevor Gleeson, Townsville Crocodiles
  • Referee of the Year: Michael Aylen
  • All-NBL First Team:
  • Gary Ervin – Wollongong Hawks
  • Damian Martin – Perth Wildcats
  • Kirk Penney – New Zealand Breakers
  • Gary Wilkinson – New Zealand Breakers
  • Julian Khazzouh – Sydney Kings
  • All-NBL Second Team:
  • Corey Williams – Melbourne Tigers
  • Adam Gibson – Gold Coast Blaze
  • Glen Saville – Wollongong Hawks
  • Ira Clark – Gold Coast Blaze
  • Luke Schenscher – Townsville Crocodiles
  • All-NBL Third Team:
  • Ayinde Ubaka – Cairns Taipans
  • Peter Crawford – Townsville Crocodiles
  • Shawn Redhage – Perth Wildcats
  • Alex Loughton – Cairns Taipans
  • Adam Ballinger – Adelaide 36ers
  • Finals

  • Grand Final Series MVP (Larry Sengstock Medal): Thomas Abercrombie, New Zealand Breakers
  • References

    2010–11 NBL season Wikipedia