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Polish Basketball League

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Confederation
  
FIBA Europe

Level on pyramid
  
1

Supercup
  
Polish Supercup

Number of teams
  
17

Relegation to
  
I Liga

First season
  
1995–96

Domestic cup(s)
  
Polish Cup

Country
  
Poland

Founded
  
1995

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International cup(s)
  
Champions League FIBA Europe Cup

CEO
  
Tomasz Świętoński (Sep 2012–)

Instances
  
2016–17 PLK season, 2015–16 PLK season

Teams
  
KK Włocławek, Basket Zielona Góra, Turów Zgorzelec, Asseco Gdynia, Trefl Sopot

Profiles

Torey thomas 18 points 9 rebounds 8 steals 7 assists vs turow plk 07 02 2016


Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK) or in English, the Polish Basketball League is a professional men's club basketball league in Poland. It constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Polish league pyramid. The winning team of the final round are crowned the Polish Champions of that season. It began in 1947–48, with the name of I Liga, and was originally organized by the Polish Basketball Association. The league changed to its current form, beginning with the 1997–98 season, after the Polska Liga Koszykówki SA, PLK SA (the Polish Basketball League Joint-stock company) took control over the league (the PLK SA was created in 1995). In 2000–01 season the league turned professional.

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The PLK, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 17 teams (professional basketball's clubs). A PLK season is split into a league stage and a playoffs stage (since 1984–85 season). At the end of the league stage, the top eight teams qualify for the playoff stage.

The competition Polish basketball men's championships has existed since the year 1928. Śląsk Wrocław is the record holder for most titles, with 17.

Names

Due to sponsorship reasons, the league has known several names:

  • 1997 – 1999: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 1999 – 2001: Lech Basket Liga (LBL)
  • 2001 – 2003: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2003 – 2005: Era Basket Liga (EBL)
  • 2005 – 2006: Dominet Basket Liga (DBL)
  • 2006 – 2008: Dominet Bank Ekstraliga (DBE)
  • 2008 – 2010: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2010 – 2016: Tauron Basket Liga (TBL)
  • 2016 – 0000: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • Records and statistics

  • Most seasons:
  • Śląsk Wrocław (56)
  • Single game scoring record:
  • 90 Mieczysław Młynarski (10 December 1982: Górnik Wałbrzych – Pogoń Szczecin)
  • All-Time Scoring leaders:
  • Highest attendance in a game:
  • 10,152 – Trefl Sopot vs Asseco Prokom Gdynia, at Ergo Arena on 14 April 2012

    Awards

    A select group of press members annually vote for the winners of individual awards.

    References

    Polish Basketball League Wikipedia


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