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Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015-16 BLNO season
Sport Basketball
Founded 2000
Inaugural season 2000–01
No. of teams 8
Country Norway
Most recent champion(s) Bærum Basket
Most titles Asker Aliens
(5 titles)
Official website

BLNO is Norway's premier professional men's basketball league. It was established in 2000.


  • Format 1
  • Clubs 2
    • Former members 2.1
  • Finals 3
  • Awards 4
    • Most Valuable Player 4.1
    • Finals MVP 4.2
    • Young Player of the Year 4.3
    • Defensive Player of the Year 4.4
  • External links 5


There are 11 teams in the BLNO. Foreign players are allowed on all teams, but a maximum of two Americans are allowed on the court at a time. Also, a minimum of two Norwegian players are required on court by the rules.


The following 8 clubs competed in the BLNO during the 2011–12 season:
in 2011–12
First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
First season of
current spell in
top division
Top division
Last title
Ammerud Basket 7 2007–08 5 2007–08 n/a
Asker Aliens 2 2000–01 12 2000–01 6 2010–11
Bærum Basket 5 2006–07 6 2006–07 n/a
Centrum Tigers 4 2001–02 2 2011–12 n/a
Frøya Basket 1 2009–10 3 2009–10 1 2011–12
Gimle Basket 6 2007–08 5 2007–08 n/a
Langhus 8 2011–12 1 2011–12 n/a
Tromsø Storm 3 2000–01 12 2000–01 n/a

Former members

First season in
top division
Number of seasons
in top division
Top division
Last title
Bergen Bulldogs 2001–02 1 n/a
Bærums Verk Jets 2000–01 5 1 2003–04
Fjellhamar Stallions 2006–07 3 n/a
Frøya Ambassadors 2002–03 3 n/a
Harstad Vikings 2000–01 10 1 2005–06
Kongsberg Penguins 2000–01 7 n/a
Kristiansand Pirates 2000–01 9 n/a
Oslo Kings 2000–01 2 1 2000–01
Ulriken Eagles 2000–01 11 2 2008–09
Vålerenga Kings 2002–03 1 n/a


Season Champion Result Runner-up
2000–01 Oslo Kings 3–2 Kongsberg Penguins
2001–02 Aker Aliens 3–0 Kongsberg Penguins
2002–03 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2003–04 Bærum Basket 3–2 Harstad Vikings
2004–05 Aker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2005–06 Harstad Vikings 3–2 Asker Aliens
2006–07 Ulriken Eagles 3–1 Harstad Aliens
2007–08 Asker Aliens 3–0 Harstad Vikings
2008–09 Ulriken Eagles 3–2 Tromsø Storm
2009–10 Akser Aliens 3–1 Tromsø Storm
2010–11 Bærum Basket 3–2 Tromsø Storm
2011–12 Frøya Basket 80–78 Asker Aliens
2012–13 Bærum Basket 81–65 Tromsø Storm
2013–14 Gimle Basket 102–68 Ammerud Basket


Most Valuable Player

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Mjos, StianStian Mjos  Norway Bærum Basket
2012–13 Walace, GeraldGerald Walace  United States Tromsø Storm

Finals MVP

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Kombat, MiilahMiilah Kombat  Norway Frøya Basket

Young Player of the Year

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Midtvedt, MagnusMagnus Midtvedt  Norway Asker Aliens
2012–13 Lepovic, MarkoMarko Lepovic  Serbia Centrum Tigers

Defensive Player of the Year

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2011–12 Lee-Ingram, AnthonyAnthony Lee-Ingram F  United States Asker Aliens
2012–13 Thomas, DelanoDelano Thomas  United States Gimle BBK

External links

  • Norwegian league on Eurobasket

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