2016 in basketball

The following are the basketball events of the year 2016 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2016 throughout the world.

Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

National team tournaments

The 5 teams below clinched a spot for the 2016 Olympic Basketball Games.

RankingsTeam
 Spain
 Turkey
 France
4th China
5th Belarus

The 3 teams here below clinched a spot for the 2016 Olympic Basketball Games.

OQT TournamentWinners
Serbia Serbia
Philippines France
Italy Croatia

2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament

FIBA World Under-17 Championships

FIBA World Under-19 Championship qualifying

Other FIBA tournaments

World Championships

FIBA Americas

Men

FIBA Asia

Professional club seasons

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

TournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Guaros de Lara Fraport Skyliners74–69One-game playoff

Continental seasons

Men

OrganizerTournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
Euroleague Basketball2015–16 Eurocup Basketball Galatasaray S.K. Strasbourg140–133 (agg)Two-legged tie
2015–16 Euroleague CSKA Moscow Fenerbahçe101–96One-game playoff
FIBA Africa2016 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup Al Ahly C.R.D. Libolo68–66One-game playoff
FIBA Americas2016 FIBA Americas League Guaros de Lara Bauru84–79 One-game playoff
FIBA Asia2016 FIBA Asia Champions Cup China Kashgar Al-Riyadi96–88One-game playoff
FIBA Europe2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup Fraport Skyliners Openjobmetis Varese66–82One-game playoff

Transnational seasons

Men

RegionTournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
Former Yugoslavia2015–16 ABA League KK Crvena zvezda KK Mega Basket3–0Best-of-5 series
Southeast Asia2015–16 ABL season Westports Malaysia Dragons Singapore Slingers3–2Best-of-5 series
Baltic States2015–16 Baltic Basketball League BC Šiauliai TU/Rock176–157 (agg)Two-legged tie
Balkans2015–16 BIBL season Sigal Prishtina Mornar150–143 (agg)Two-legged tie
Northern America2015–16 NBA season Cleveland Cavaliers Golden State Warriors4–3Best-of-7 series
Australasia2015–16 NBL season Perth Wildcats New Zealand Breakers2–1Best-of-3 series
Eastern Europe2015–16 VTB United League CSKA Moscow UNICS3–1Best-of-5 series

Domestic league seasons

Men

NationLeagueChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
 Albania2015–16 Albanian Basketball LeagueBC VllazniaBC Teuta Durrës3–1Best-of-5 series
 Angola2015–16 BIC Basket1º de AgostoC.R.D. Libolo4–1Best-of-7 series
 Argentina2015–16 Liga Nacional de Basquet seasonSan Lorenzo La Unión4–0Best-of-7 series
 Austria2015–16 Österreichische Basketball BundesligaOberwart GunnersWBC Wels3–0Best-of-5 series
 Belgium2015–16 Belgian Basketball LeagueTelenet OostendeCrelan Okapi Aalstar3–1Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Belgian Basketball CupTelenet OostendeAntwerp Giants74–52One-game playoff
 Bosnia and Herzegovina2015–16 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and HerzegovinaKK IgokeaKK Kakanj3–1Best-of-5 series
 Bulgaria2015–16 National Basketball LeagueLukoil AcademicBC Balkan Botevgrad3–0Best-of-5 series
2016 Bulgarian Basketball CupRilski SportistLukoil Academic90–80One-game playoff
 Canada2015–16 NBL Canada seasonHalifax HurricanesLondon Lightning4–3Best-of-7 series
 China2015–16 CBA seasonSichuan Blue WhalesLiaoning Flying Leopards4–1Best-of-7 series
 Croatia2015–16 A-1 LeagueKK CedevitaKK Cibona3–0Best-of-5 series
 Cyprus2015–16 Cyprus Basketball Division AAEK Larnaca B.C.APOEL B.C.3–0Best-of-5 series
 Czech Republic2015–16 National Basketball LeagueBasketball NymburkBK Děčín3–0Best-of-5 series
 Denmark2015–16 BasketligaenHorsens ICBakken Bears4–3Best-of-7 series
 Estonia2015–16 KML seasonBC Kalev/CramoTU/Rock4–1Best-of-7 series
 Finland2015–16 Korisliiga seasonKouvotTampereen Pyrintö4–1Best-of-7 series
 France2015–16 Pro A seasonASVELStrasbourg3–2Best-of-5 series
2015–16 French Basketball CupLe Mans SartheASVEL88–75One-game playoff
2016 Leaders CupAS MonacoÉlan Chalon99–74One-game playoff
 Germany2015–16 Basketball BundesligaBrose Basketsratiopharm Ulm3–0Best-of-5 series
2016 BBL-PokalAlba BerlinBayern Munich67–65One-game playoff
 Great Britain2015–16 British Basketball League seasonSheffield SharksLeicester Riders84–77One-game playoff
 Greece2015–16 Greek Basket LeagueOlympiakosPanathinaikos3–1Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Greek Basketball CupPanathinaikosFaros Keratsiniou101–54One-game playoff
 Hungary2015–16 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/ASzolnoki Olaj KKTLI-Alba Fehérvár3–1Best-of-5 series
2016 Magyar KupaEgis KörmendSzolnoki Olaj KK68–55One-game playoff
 Iceland2015–16 Icelandic Premier LeagueK.R. Basket ReykjavíkHaukar3–1Best-of-5 series
 India2016 UBA Pro Basketball League seasonDelhi CapitalsChennai Slam2–1Best-of-3 series
 Indonesia2016 IBL IndonesiaCLS Knights SurabayaPelita Jaya Energi Mega Persada2–1Best-of-3 series
 Ireland2015–16 Irish Premier League seasonUCC DemonsKillester Basketball Club82–77One-game playoff
 Israel2015–16 Israeli Basketball Super LeagueMaccabi Rishon LeZionHapoel Jerusalem B.C.83–77One-game playoff
2016 Israeli Basketball State CupMaccabi Fox Tel AvivMaccabi Ashdod83–75One-game playoff
 Italy2015–16 Lega Basket Serie AEA7 Emporio Armani MilanoGrissin Bon Reggio Emilia4–2Best-of-7 series
2016 Italian Basketball CupEA7 Emporio Armani MilanoSidigas Avellino82–76One-game playoff
 Kazakhstan2015–16 Kazakhstan Basketball ChampionshipBC Barsy AtyrauBC Astana3–0Best-of-5 series
2016 Kazakhstan Basketball CupAlmaty LegionPBC Kapchagay89–87One-game playoff
 Kosovo2015–16 Kosovo Basketball SuperleagueSigal PrishtinaKB Peja3–2Best-of-5 series
 Latvia2015–16 Latvian Basketball LeagueValmiera/ORDOBK VEF Rīga4–3Best-of-7 series
 Lithuania2015–16 LKL seasonBC ŽalgirisBC Neptūnas4–1Best-of-7 series
2016 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurėLietuvos rytas VilniusBC Žalgiris67–57
 North Macedonia2015–16 Macedonian First LeagueMZT AerodromKumanovo 20093–1Best-of-5 series
 Montenegro2015–16 Prva A ligaBudućnost VoliKK Mornar Bar3–1Best-of-5 series
 Netherlands2015–16 Dutch Basketball LeagueDonarLandstede Basketbal4–1Best-of-7 series
2015–16 NBB CupSPM Shoeters Den BoschZorg en Zekerheid Leiden58–57One-game playoff
 New Zealand2016 New Zealand NBL seasonWellington SaintsSuper City Rangers94–82One-game playoff
 Philippines2015–16 PBA Philippine CupSan Miguel BeermenAlaska Aces4–3Best-of-7 series
2016 PBA Commissioner's CupRain or Shine Elasto PaintersAlaska Aces4–2Best-of-7 series
2016 PBA Governors' CupBarangay Ginebra San MiguelMeralco Bolts4–2Best-of-7 series
2016 PBA D-League Aspirant's CupPhoenix Accelerators-FEUCafe France Bakers-CEU3–2Best-of-5 series
 Puerto Rico2016 Baloncesto Superior NacionalCapitanes de AreciboVaqueros de Bayamón4–2Best-of-7 series
 Poland2015–16 PLK seasonStelmet Zielona GóraRosa Radom4–0Best-of-7 series
 Portugal2015–16 LPB seasonPortoBenfica3–1Best-of-5 series
 Romania2015–16 Liga NaționalăCSM OradeaBC Mureș3–2Best-of-5 series
 Serbia2015–16 Basketball League of SerbiaCrvena zvezdaPartizan3–1Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Radivoj Korać CupMega LeksPartizan85–80One-game playoff
 Slovenia2015–16 Slovenian Basketball LeagueHelios SunsZlatorog Laško3–1Best-of-5 series
 Spain2015–16 ACB seasonReal MadridFC Barceloba Lassa3–1Best-of-5 series
2016 Copa del Rey de BaloncestoReal MadridHerbalife Gran Canaria85–81One-game playoff
 Sweden2015–16 Basketligan seasonSödertälje KingsNorrköping Dolphins4–0Best-of-7 series
  Switzerland2015–16 Championnat LNA seasonFribourg OlympicUnion Neuchâtel4–2Best-of-7 series
 Turkey2015–16 Basketbol Süper LigiFenerbahçeAnadolu Efes4–2Best-of-7 series
2016 Turkish Cup BasketballFenerbahçeDarüşşafaka Doğuş67–65One-game playoff
 Ukraine2015–16 SL Favorit Sport seasonBC KhimikBC Dynamo Kyiv3–1Best-of-5 series
2015–16 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeagueBC DniproBC Budivelnyk3–0Best-of-5 series
 United States2015–16 NBA Development League seasonSioux Falls SkyforceLos Angeles D-Fenders2–1Best-of-3 series
2016 NBA Summer LeagueChicago Bulls Minnesota Timberwolves 84-82Single-game final

College seasons

Men's Division

Nation League Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format (Finals) Ref.
Canada 2016 CIS Men's Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Calgary Dinos 101−79 One-game playoff
Philippines NCAA Season 92 San Beda Red Lions Arellano Chiefs 2−0 Best-of-3 series
UAAP Season 79 De La Salle Green Archers Ateneo Blue Eagles 2−0 Best-of-3 series
United States NCAA Division I Villanova Wildcats North Carolina Tar Heels 77−74 One-game playoff
National Invitation Tournament George Washington Valparaiso Crusaders 76−60 One-game playoff
NCAA Division II Augustana University Vikings Lincoln Memorial 90−81 One-game playoff
NCAA Division III St. Thomas (MN) Benedictine University 82−76 One-game playoff [1]
NAIA Division I Mid-America Christian University Georgetown Tigers 100−99 One-game playoff
NAIA Division II Indiana Wesleyan Wildcats Saint Francis (IND) 69−66 One-game playoff

Other sources:

NAIA Division I:[2]

NAIA Division II:[3]

Women

Notable events

  • February 3- The San Miguel Beermen won their 22nd championship in the 2015-16 PBA Philippine Cup Finals. They were the first professional basketball team in the world to win a title coming down from a 0-3 deficit in a best-of-7 finals series.
  • April 13– Kobe Bryant ended his NBA career in his final game against the Utah Jazz as he finished his career with a 60-point performance.
  • April 13– The Golden State Warriors set the NBA single-season victory mark by notching their 73rd win in the season's final game. The Warriors finished the regular-season with a 73–9 record.
  • April–All three NCAA division women's basketball champions finished with undefeated seasons - Connecticut (38–0), Lubbock Christian (35–0), Thomas More (33–0)
  • June 19- The Cleveland Cavaliers won their 1st championship in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Cavs were the first in the NBA history to make a historic comeback in pursuit of title coming down from a 1-3 series deficit.
  • June 28- Legendary Tenneesee basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at the age of 64 her 38 year coaching career her 1,098 wins were the most of any mens or womens basketball coach.
  • September 23- In the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Playoffs, The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel made its first-ever Final 4 appearance after an 8-conference quarterfinal drought.
  • October 9- Jimmy Alapag became the All-Time Leader in three-point shots made in the PBA history in the second game of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Finals.
  • October 14- June Mar Fajardo settled a history after getting his third straight MVP award in the PBA Leo Awards, tying also with Bogs Adornado.
  • October 19- The Barangay Ginebra San Miguel clinched their first ever championship in 8 years after defeating the Meralco Bolts with a 3-point buzzer beater made by Justin Brownlee, via a 91-88 victory in Game 6 of the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Finals. This also count that its head coach, Tim Cone, won its 19th championship in his coaching career.

2016 in basketball results

  • National Basketball Association:
  • NBA Playoffs:
    • Western Conference Finals: The Golden State Warriors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 3. This marked that the Warriors are the only 10th team in the league history to win a conference finals coming from a 1-3 series deficit.
    • Eastern Conference Finals: The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Toronto Raptors, 4 games to 2. This series also marked that the Raptors are the first ever non-USA based basketball team to reach a conference finals.
  • NBA Finals: The Eastern Conference Champions Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Western Conference Champions, Golden State Warriors, 4 games to 3, to clinch their 1st ever championship in their franchise history.
  • Philippine Basketball Association:
    • February 3- The San Miguel Beermen defeated the Alaska Aces, 96-89, in Game 7 to win the 22nd PBA Crown and their back-to-back PBA Philippine Cup titles. This also marked a historic comeback from a 0-3 deficit in a best-of-7 finals series.
    • May 18- The Rain or Shine Elasto Painters defeated the Alaska Aces in the 2016 PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals, 4 games to 2. This also marked where in the Painters clinched the title for only the 2nd time in their franchise. Also, this championship series marked that there was no team owned by the MVP Group of Companies and the San Miguel Corporation to ever reach the finals.

Deaths

See also

References

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