Novo Basquete Brasil

Novo Basquete Brasil
Current season or competition:
2010-11 NBB season
NBB logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
Commissioner Kouros Monadjeni
No. of teams 15
Country(ies)  Brazil
Continent Union of South American Nations South America
Most recent champion(s) UniCEUB/BRB/Brasília
Most titles UniCEUB/BRB/Brasília
(2 titles)
TV partner(s) SporTV
Official website

Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) is the Brazilian premier profissional men's basketball league. Organized by the Liga Nacional de Basquete (LNB), in a new format to the Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete, this league is managed for the first time by 19 Brazilian basketball associations, all LNB founding members.



NBB is an annual championship endorsed by the Brazilian Basketball Confederation. The first phase consists in fifteen teams playing against each other in a home/away basis. Then the top eight teams go to playoffs where the first ranked team plays against the eighth team and so on. Each playoff series is a best-of-five. The best placed teams in the league qualify to FIBA Americas League and Liga Sudamericana.

Founding associations

Team City/Area Arena Founded
Araraquara Araraquara, SP Ginásio Castelo Branco (Gigantão) 1997
Assis Assis, SP Jairo Ferreira dos Santos (Jairão) 2002
Bauru Bauru, SP Ginásio Comendador José da Silva Martha 2007
Brasília Brasília, DF Ginásio Nilson Nelson / ASCEB minor games 2000
CETAF Vila Velha, ES Ginásio Municipal João Goulart (Tartarugão) 2002
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro, RJ HSBC Arena 1895
Franca Franca, SP Ginásio Municipal Pedro Murilla Fuentes (Pedrocão) 1992
Iguaçu Nova Iguaçu, RJ Ginásio Alberico de Sá Bittencourt
Joinville Joinville, SC Ginásio Municipal Ivan Rodrigues 2006
Limeira Limeira, SP Ginásio Municipal Fortunato Lucato Neto (Vô Lucato) 2001
Londrina Londrina, PR Ginásio Municipal Darcy Côrtez (Moringão)
Minas Belo Horizonte, MG Arena Vivo 1935
Paulistano São Paulo, SP Ginásio Antonio Prado Junior 1900
Pinheiros São Paulo, SP Ginásio Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 1899
Saldanha da Gama Vitória, ES Ginásio Jayme Navarro de Carvalho 1902
São José São José dos Campos, SP Lineu de Moura 1913
Bira-Lajeado Lajeado, RS Complexo Esportivo da Univates 1955
Uberlândia Uberlândia, MG Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves 1943
Rio Claro Rio Claro, SP 1998


Season Champions Result Runners-up MVP Coach of the Year
2008–09 Flamengo 3–2 Universo/Brasília Marcelinho (FLA) Paulo Sampaio (FLA)
2009–10 Universo/Brasília 3–2 Flamengo Marcelinho (FLA) Lula Ferreira (BRA)
2010–11 UniCEUB/BRB/Brasília 3–1 Franca Guilherme Giovannoni (BRA) Hélio Rubens (FRA)



NBB inaugural season didn't have the participation of founding-members Iguaçu, Londrina, Ulbra/Rio Claro and Uberlândia.


For the second NBB edition, LNB confirmed the participation of 14 teams. Limeira and Bira-Lajeado couldn't keep their squads, thus won't join the following season. On the other hand, Londrina is joining the League just like an Araraquara/Palmeiras deal is also bringing back to the national competition one of the most traditional Brazilian clubs.


The 15 teams from the previous season confirmed their participation. The third NBB edition will also feature former national and South American champions Uberlândia, who managed to gather a strong squad sponsored by Brasília's former partner, Universo. After a one-year hiatus, Limeira is back in the League. Besides that, first-timers Rio Claro and Iguaçu are joining as well.

Notable players

External links

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