2017 in basketball

The following are the basketball events of the year 2017 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that took place in 2017 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

National team tournaments

FIBA continental cups

Men:

Women:

Other national team championships

In SABA and SEABA Championships, only the champion team will be able qualify to FIBA Asia Cup. Those teams winning the tournament are shown in bold text.
Men:

Women:

FIBA youth championships

Men:

Women:

Other FIBA-sanctioned youth tournaments

Team in bold wins the championship while in italic is the team who qualify for the continental Championship they belong to.

Men's Division:

Professional club seasons

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

TournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
2017 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Iberostar Tenerife Guaros de Lara76–71One-game playoff

Continental seasons

Men

OrganizerTournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
Euroleague Basketball2016–17 EuroLeague Fenerbahçe Olympiacos 80–64 One-game playoff
2016–17 EuroCup Basketball Unicaja Valencia Basket2–1 Best-of-3 series
FIBA Africa2017 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup AS Salé Étoile Sportive de Radès77–69One-game playoff
FIBA Americas2017 FIBA Americas League Guaros de Lara Weber Bahía Basket88–65 One-game playoff
FIBA Asia2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Al-Riyadi Beirut China Kashgar88–59One-game playoff
FIBA Europe 2016–17 Basketball Champions League Iberostar Tenerife Banvit63–59 One-game playoff
2016–17 FIBA Europe Cup Nanterre 92 Élan Chalon140–137 Two-legged tie

Women

OrganizerTournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
Euroleague Basketball2016–17 EuroLeague Women Dynamo Kursk Fenerbahçe 77–63 One-game playoff
2016–17 EuroCup Women Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi Bellona AGÜ136–127 Two-legged tie

Regional seasons

Men

RegionTournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2016–17 ABA League Crvena zvezda mts Cedevita 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Southeast Asia2016–17 ABL season Eastern Sports Club Singapore Slingers3–1Best-of-5 series
Alpe-Adria 2016–17 Alpe Adria Cup Rieker Komárno Helios Suns 160–139 Two-legged tie
Baltic states 2016–17 Baltic Basketball League Vytautas Pieno žvaigždės 174–162 Two-legged tie
Balkans 2016–17 BIBL Beroe Kumanovo 161–128 Two-legged tie

Women

RegionTournamentChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
Balkans 2016–17 WABA League Athlete Celje Beroe 61–57 One-game playoff

Domestic league seasons

Men

NationLeagueChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
 Albania2016–17 Albanian Basketball LeaguePBC Tirana BC Vllaznia 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Angola2016–17 BIC BasketRec do Libolo Petro Atlético 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Argentina2016–17 Liga Nacional de Básquet seasonSan Lorenzo Regatas Corrientes 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Austria2016–17 Österreichische Basketball BundesligaKapfenberg Bulls Oberwart Gunners 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Australia[lower-alpha 1]2016–17 NBL seasonPerth WildcatsIllawarra Hawks3–0Best-of-5 series
 Belarus 2016–17 Belarusian Premier League Tsmoki Minsk Grodno 93 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Belgium2016–17 Belgian Basketball LeagueTelenet OostendeBasic-Fit Brussels3–1Best-of-5 series
2016–17 Belgian Basketball CupTelenet OostendeLimburg United76–60Single-game final
 Bosnia and Herzegovina2016–17 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and HerzegovinaKK Igokea KK Bosna Royal 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Brazil 2016–17 NBB seasonBauru Basket Paulistano 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Bulgaria2016–17 National Basketball LeagueLukoil Academic BC Beroe 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017 Bulgarian Basketball CupBeroeLukoil Academic78–62Single-game final
 Canada2016–17 NBL Canada seasonLondon Lightning Halifax Hurricanes 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 China2016–17 CBA seasonXinjiang Flying Tigers Guangdong Southern Tigers 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Croatia2016–17 A-1 LeagueCedevita Cibona 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Cyprus2016–17 Cyprus Basketball Division AKeravnos AEK Larnaca 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Czech Republic2015–16 National Basketball LeagueCEZ Nymburk BK Decin 152–137 Two-legged tie
 Denmark2016–17 BasketligaenBakken Bears Horsens IC 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Estonia2016–17 KML seasonKalev/Cramo AVIS UTILITAS Rapla 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Finland2016–17 Korisliiga seasonKataja Basket Salon Vilpas 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 France [lower-alpha 2]2016–17 Pro A season Élan Chalon SIG Strasbourg 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2016–17 French Basketball CupNanterre 92 Le Mans 96–79 Single-game final
2017 Leaders CupAS MonacoASVEL95–91Single-game final
 Georgia 2016–17 Georgian Superliga Dinamo Kutaisi 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Germany2016–17 Basketball BundesligaBrose BambergEWE Baskets Oldenburg3–0Best-of-5 series
2017 BBL-PokalBrose Bamberg Bayern Munich74–71Single-game final
 Great Britain2016–17 British Basketball League seasonLeicester RidersNewcastle Eagles84–63Single-game final
 Greece2016–17 Greek Basket LeaguePanathinaikos SuperfoodsOlympiacos3–2Best-of-5 series
2016–17 Greek Basketball CupPanathinaikos SuperfoodsAris68–59Single-game final
 Hungary2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/AAlba Fehérvár Falco KC Szombathely 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2017 Magyar KupaAlba FehérvárSzolnoki Olaj KK 59–58Single-game final
 Iceland2016–17 Icelandic Premier LeagueKR Grindavík 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Indonesia2017 IBL IndonesiaPelita Jaya Energi Mega Persada Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Ireland2016–17 Irish Premier League seasonTralee WarriorsTempleogue74–73Single-game final
 Israel2016–17 Israeli Basketball Super League Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem Maccabi Hunter Haifa 83–76 Single-game final
2016–17 Israeli Basketball State CupMaccabi FOX Tel Aviv Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 82–68Single-game final
 Italy2016–17 Lega Basket Serie A Umana Reyer Venezia Dolomiti Energia Trento 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2017 Italian Basketball CupEA7 Emporio Armani Milano Banco di Sardegna Sassari 84–74Single-game final
 Japan 2016–17 B.League season Link Tochigi Brex Toshiba Kawasaki Brave Thunders 85–79 Single-game final
 Kosovo2016–17 Kosovo Basketball SuperleagueSigal Prishtina Bashkimi 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Latvia2016–17 Latvian Basketball LeagueVEF Rīga BK Ventspils 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Lithuania2016–17 LKL seasonŽalgiris Lietkabelis 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2017 Karaliaus Mindaugo taurėŽalgirisLietkabelis 84–63 Single-game final
 North Macedonia2016–17 Macedonian First LeagueMZT Skopje Karpoš Sokoli 3–2Best-of-5 series
 Mexico 2016–17 LNBP season Fuerza Regia Soles 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Montenegro2016–17 Prva A ligaBudućnost VOLI Mornar 3–2Best-of-5 series
 Netherlands2016–17 Dutch Basketball League Donar Groningen Landstede Zwolle 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2016–17 NBB CupDonar Groningen Landstede Zwolle 78–58 Single-game final
 New Zealand2017 New Zealand NBL seasonWellington Saints Southland Sharks 108–75 Single-game final
 Philippines2016–17 PBA Philippine CupSan Miguel BeermenBarangay Ginebra San Miguel4–1Best-of-7 series
2017 PBA Commissioner's CupSan Miguel BeermenTNT KaTropa4–2Best-of-7 series
2017 PBA Governors' CupBarangay Ginebra San MiguelMeralco Bolts4–3Best-of-7 series
2017 PBA D-League Aspirant's CupCignal-San Beda Hawkeyes Racal Ceramica 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Puerto Rico2017 BSN seasonPiratas de QuebradillasCapitanes de Arecibo4–3Best-of-7 series
 Poland2016–17 PLK season Stelmet Zielona Góra Polski Cukier Toruń 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Portugal2016–17 LPB seasonBenfica Porto 3–0Best-of-5 series
 Romania2016–17 Liga NaționalăU-Banca Transilvania Steaua CSM EximBank 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Russia [lower-alpha 3]2016–17 VTB United LeagueCSKA Moscow Khimki 3–0Best-of-5 series
 Serbia2016–17 Basketball League of SerbiaCrvena zvezda mts FMP 3–0Best-of-5 series
2016–17 Radivoj Korać CupCrvena zvezda mts Partizan NIS 74–64Single-game final
 Slovakia 2016–17 Slovak Extraliga Inter Bratislava Rieker Com Therm Komárno 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Slovenia2016–17 Slovenian Basketball LeagueUnion Olimpija Rogaška 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain [lower-alpha 4]2016–17 ACB season Valencia Real Madrid 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017 Copa del Rey de BaloncestoReal MadridValencia Basket97–95Single-game final
 Sweden2016–17 Basketligan seasonLuleå Södertälje Kings 4–1Best-of-7 series
  Switzerland2016–17 Championnat LNA seasonMonthey Lions de Genève 4–2Best-of-7 series
 Turkey2016–17 Basketbol Süper Ligi Fenerbahçe Beşiktaş Sompo Japan 4–0 Best-of-7 series
2017 Turkish Cup BasketballBanvit Anadolu Efes 75–66Single-game final
 Ukraine2016–17 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeagueBudivelnykBC Khimik 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Vietnam 2017 VBA season Thang Long Warriors Cantho Catfish 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 United States [lower-alpha 5]2016–17 NBA seasonGolden State WarriorsCleveland Cavaliers4–1Best-of-7 series}
2017 NBA Summer LeagueLos Angeles Lakers Portland Trail Blazers 110-98Single-game final
2016–17 NBA Development League seasonRaptors 905 Rio Grande Valley Vipers 2-1Best-of-3 series
  1. Includes one team from New Zealand.
  2. Includes one team from Monaco.
  3. Includes one team each from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan and Latvia. The highest ranking team from Russia is also named as Russian champions.
  4. Includes one team from Andorra.
  5. Includes one team from Canada.

Women

NationLeagueChampionRunner-upResultPlayoff format
 Australia 2016–17 WNBL season Sydney Uni Flames Dandenong Rangers 2–0Best-of-3 series
 Hungary 2016–17 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A UNIQA Sopron Atomerőmű KSC Szekszárd 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Iceland 2016–17 Úrvalsdeild kvenna Keflavík Snæfell 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Romania 2016–17 Liga Națională Sepsi SIC Universitatea Cluj 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Serbia 2016–17 First Women's Basketball League of Serbia Crvena zvezda Radivoj Korać 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Spain 2016–17 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Perfumerías Avenida Spar CityLift Girona 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Turkey 2016–17 Turkish Women's Basketball League Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi Fenerbahçe 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 United Kingdom 2016–17 Women's British Basketball League season
 United States 2017 WNBA season Minnesota Lynx Los Angeles Sparks 3–2 Best-of-5 series

College seasons

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Canada 2017 U Sports Men's Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Ryerson Rams 78–69 Single-game final
 Philippines NCAA Season 93 San Beda Red Lions Lyceum Pirates 2–0 Best-of-three series
UAAP Season 80 Ateneo Blue Eagles De La Salle Green Archers 2–1 Best-of-three series
 United States NCAA Division I North Carolina Tar Heels Gonzaga Bulldogs 71–65 Single-game final
2017 National Invitation Tournament TCU Horned Frogs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 88–56 Single-game final
NCAA Division II NW Missouri State Bearcats Fairmont State Falcons 71–61 Single-game final
NCAA Division III Babson Beavers Augustana (IL) Vikings 79–78 Single-game final

Headlines

  • December 19 – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces significant changes to its enshrinement process.[1]
    • Effective immediately, players, coaches, and referees will now be eligible for induction after three full seasons of retirement.
    • Effective with the induction class of 2020, active coaches must have served in that role for 25 years and be at least age 60.

Deaths

See also

References

  1. "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Modifications to its Enshrinement Process Beginning with the Class of 2018" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. December 19, 2017. Retrieved February 17, 2018.
  2. Jenks, Jayson (6 July 2017). "Les Habegger turned SPU into winner, helped Sonics win title". Seattle Times. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. "Former Southern Miss basketball star Glen Whisby dies at 45". hattiesburgamerican.com. September 22, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  4. Perry, Alex (December 30, 2017). "'He was a superstar': Community mourns pro baller, mentor to kids". Suffolk News-Herald. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
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