Korean_Basketball_League

Korean Basketball League

The Korean Basketball League or KBL is the professional basketball league of South Korea. Its inaugural season was in 1997. The season starts in October and ends in April the following year. KBL is consisted of 10 teams. Each team plays 54 games (27 home games, 27 road games). Each team is allowed to have 2 foreign players. Foreign players in the league are almost always either a forward or center, these foreign players are not allowed to exceed 6 feet 8 inches.

Teams

The teams are:

  • Ulsan Mobis Phoebus
    • Busan Kia Enterprise (1997 ~ 2000-2001)
    • Ulsan Mobis Automons (2001-2002 ~ 2003-2004)
    • Ulsan Mobis Pheobus (2004-2005 ~ )
  • Seoul Samsung Thunders
    • Suwon Samsung Thunders (1997 ~ 2000-2001)
    • Seoul Samsung Thunders (2001-2002 ~ )
  • Anyang KT&G Kites
    • Anyang SBS Stars (1997 ~ 2004-2005)
    • Anyang KT&G Kites (2005-2006 ~ )
  • Seoul SK Knights
    • Cheongju SK Knights (1997-1998 ~ 2000-2001)
    • Seoul SK Knights (2001-2002 ~ )
  • Changwon LG Sakers
    • Gyeongnam LG Sakers (1997-1998)
    • Changwon LG Sakers (1998-1999 ~ )
  • Daegu Orions
    • Daegu Tongyang Orions (1997 ~ 2002-2003)
    • Daegu Orions (2003-2004 ~ )
  • Incheon ET Land Black Slamer
    • Incheon Daewoo Securities Zeus (1997 ~ 1997-1998)
    • Incheon Daewoo Zeus (1998-1999)
    • Incheon Shinsegi Bigs (1999-2000 ~ 2000-2001)
    • Incheon SK Bigs (2001-2002 ~ 2002-2003)
    • Incheon ET Land Black Slamer (2003-2004 ~ )
  • Jeonju KCC Egis
    • Daejeon Hyundai Dynat (1997 ~ 1998-1999)
    • Daejeon Hyundai Gullivers (1999-2000 ~ 2000-2001)
    • Jeonju KCC Egis (2001-2002 ~ )
  • Busan KTF Magic Wings
    • Gwangju Nasan Flamans (1997 ~ 1998-1999)
    • Gwangju Goldbank Clickers (1999-2000)
    • Yeosu Goldbank Clickers (2000-2001)
    • Yeosu Korea Tender Purmi (2001-2002 ~ 2002-2003)
    • Busan Korea Tender Maxten (2003-2004)
    • Busan KTF Magic Wings (2003-2004 ~ )
  • Wonju Dongbu Promy
    • Wonju Naray Blue Bird (1997 ~ 1998-1999)
    • Wonju Sambo Xers (1999-2000 ~ 2001-2002)
    • Wonju TG Xers (2002-2003 ~ 2003-2004)
    • Wonju TG Sambo Xers (2003-2004 ~ 2004-2005)
    • Wonju Dongbu Promy (2005-2006 ~ )

Champions

Rank Team Titles
T-1 Jeonju KCC Egis 3
T-1 Wonju Dongbu Promy 3
T-3 Seoul Samsung Thunders 2
T-3 Ulsan Mobis Pheobus 2
T-5 Seoul SK Knights 1
T-5 Daegu Orions 1

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References

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