BBL (Balkan Basketball League )
Posted 10 May 2009 - 09:29 PM
What was also confirmed was that the formula for entry into the league will not be changed. This means that the BIBL founding Federations (FYROM, Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania) will each give two participants, while this year Montenegro will also have 2 participants. With one team from Bosnia and Herzegovina and most likely one team from Israel, the total number of teams will be 12. Additional two places may be handed out as wild-cards to previous finalists of this competition. This would mean that BC Rabotnicki Fersped and BC Rilski Sportist as a winner would gain access. Still the final confirmation will be verified at the next Board meeting of the League.
Posted 11 May 2009 - 07:41 AM
Posted 16 April 2010 - 10:57 PM
For another year the Eurohold Balkan league trophy will stay in Bulgaria. After Rilski Sportist won the first edition of the tournament in 2009 today another Bulgarian team went to the top. The host of Final Four Levski defeated Lovcen 65-77 and won the trophy in front of its home fans. This is the second tournament won by the team this season after the Cup of Bulgaria one month ago.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:01 PM
Balkan League is expected to have one more participant next season. Reportedly, BIBL is expected to include Bosnia and Herzegovina next season as the deal has been reached with BC Zrinjski.Now for the next season, it seems that BC Zrinjski will be the first club from Bosnia and Herzegovina who will take participation in the Balkan league. They are the second club to join BIBL as previously similar deal has been reached with Svijetlost from Croatia. According to Zrinjski Sports Director Boris Dzidic, this is a great opportunity for Zrinjski to get European exposure. .
Last season, BIBL had 11 teams participating and they were split in two groups. Now with more clubs joining in, it is expected that the format of the competition will change somewhat. Still it remains to be seen how it will look for the upcoming 2010/2011 season.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:07 PM
Balkan League = BBL
British League = BBL
German League = BBL
Turkish League = BBL