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Novo Basquete Brasil

Novo Basquete Brasil
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 NBB season
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
CEO Cássio Roque
No. of teams 16
Country Brazil
Continent South America
Most recent champion(s) Flamengo (2013–14)
Most titles Brasília
(3 titles each)
TV partner(s) SporTV
Rede Globo
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Official website

Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB) is the Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete, this league is managed for the first time by the Brazilian basketball associations, all LNB founding members.


The NBB is the annual championship promoted by the national Brazilian league (LNB), and endorsed by the Brazilian Basketball Confederation. The first phase of the season consists of fifteen teams playing against each other, on a home and away basis. Then the top eight teams go to the playoffs, where the top ranked team plays against the one in the eighth place, the second from the top plays the seventh, and so on. Each playoff series is a best-of-five, apart from the championship final, which is a single game. In all of those, the best placed team has the home court advantage. Finally, the best placed teams in the league qualify to the FIBA Americas League and the Liga Sudamericana.

Founding associations

* Team currently takes part in the NBB
Team City/Area Arena Founded
Araraquara Araraquara, São Paulo Ginásio Castelo Branco (Gigantão) 1997
Assis Assis, São Paulo Jairo Ferreira dos Santos (Jairão) 2002
Bauru* Bauru, São Paulo Ginásio Comendador José da Silva Martha 2007
Brasília* Brasília, Federal District Ginásio Nilson Nelson / ASCEB minor games 2000
CETAF/Vila Velha Vila Velha, Espírito Santo Ginásio Municipal João Goulart (Tartarugão) 2002
Flamengo* Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 1895
Franca* Franca, São Paulo Ginásio Municipal Pedro Murilla Fuentes (Pedrocão) 1992
Iguaçu Nova Iguaçu, Rio de Janeiro Ginásio Alberico de Sá Bittencourt
Joinville Joinville, Santa Catarina Ginásio Municipal Ivan Rodrigues 2006
Limeira* Limeira, São Paulo Ginásio Municipal Fortunato Lucato Neto (Vô Lucato) 2001
Londrina Londrina, Paraná Ginásio Municipal Darcy Côrtez (Moringão)
Minas* Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais Arena Vivo 1935
Paulistano* São Paulo, São Paulo Ginásio Antonio Prado Junior 1900
Pinheiros* São Paulo, São Paulo Ginásio Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 1899
Saldanha da Gama Vitória, Espírito Santo Ginásio Jayme Navarro de Carvalho 1902
São José* São José dos Campos, São Paulo Lineu de Moura 1913
Bira-Lajeado Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul Complexo Esportivo da Univates 1955
Uberlândia* Uberlândia, Minas Gerais Arena Presidente Tancredo Neves 1943
Ulbra/Rio Claro Rio Claro, São Paulo Ginásio de Esportes Felipe Karam 1998

NBB Finals

Season Champion Runner-up Final result MVP Coach of the Season
2009 Flamengo Brasília
3–2 (series)
Marcelinho Machado (FLA) Paulo Sampaio (FLA)
2009–10 Brasília Flamengo
3–2 (series)
Marcelinho Machado (FLA) Lula Ferreira (BRA)
2010–11 Brasília Franca
3–1 (series)
Guilherme Giovannoni (BRA) Hélio Rubens (FRA)
2011–12 Brasília São José
Murilo Becker (SJO) Régis Marrelli (SJO)
2012–13 Flamengo Uberlândia
Marquinhos (FLA) Lula Ferreira (FRA)
2013–14 Flamengo Paulistano
David Jackson (LIM) Gustavo de Conti (PAU)

Finals appearances

Num Team W L
4 Brasília 3 1
4 Flamengo 3 1
1 Franca 0 1
1 Paulistano 0 1
1 São José 0 1
1 Uberlândia 0 1

Total NBB league championships

Team Winners Runners-up Winning seasons Runners-up seasons
Brasília 3 1 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 2008–09
Flamengo 3 1 2008–09, 2012–13, 2013–14 2009–10
Franca 0 1 2010–11
Paulistano 0 1 2013–14
São José 0 1 2011–12
Uberlândia 0 1 2012–13



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


For the second NBB edition, the LNB confirmed the participation of 14 teams. Limeira and Bira-Lajeado could not keep their squads, thus did not join the season. On the other hand, Londrina joined the League, while an Araraquara/Palmeiras deal brought 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 also featured 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 returned to the League. Besides that, first-timers Rio Claro and Iguaçu joined as well.


For the first time, the NBB had eighteen participating teams, a record in the NBB's history. The three-time champion Brasília, came once again as the title favorite. But their greatest rival Flamengo, assembled a team to break this hegemony, and thus win the NBB after four years. Uberlândia emerged as one of the favorites for the title, as well as São José. The rookies were the teams of Suzano, Mogi das Cruzes, Palmeiras, and Basquete Cearense. Of the four, the only team to qualify for the playoffs was Basquete Cearense. The last two were Tijuca and Suzano. Suzano, due to financial difficulties, dismounted their team to the championship final, while Tijuca played a small promotion tournament with Fluminense and Macaé, respectively champion and runner-up of Supercopa Brasil de Basquete. In the playoffs, a surprise: the champions of the past three editions were eliminated in the quarterfinals by São José. In the semifinals, Flamengo eliminated São José 3–2, and Uberlândia swept Bauru by 3–0. The final, played in one game in Rio de Janeiro, was won by the super-team of Flamengo, who after four years, won their second title of the NBB.


2014–15 season teams

Team Home city Arena Capacity Last season Head coach NBB seasons
Flamengo Rio de Janeiro HSBC Arena 15,000 1st José Alves Neto 7th
Paulistano São Paulo Ginásio Antônio Prado Junior 1,500 2nd Gustavo de Conti 7th
São José São José dos Campos Ginásio Lineu de Moura 2,620 3rd Luiz Zanon 7th
Mogi das Cruzes Mogi das Cruzes Ginásio Professor Hugo Ramos 5,000 4th Paco García 3rd
Brasília Brasília Ginásio da ASCEB 3,050 5th José Carlos Vidal 7th
Limeira Limeira Ginásio Vô Lucato 1,800 6th Dedé Barbosa 6th
Bauru Bauru Ginásio Panela de Pressão 2,000 7th Guerrinha 7th
Franca Franca Ginásio Pedrocão 6,000 8th Lula Ferreira 7th
Pinheiros São Paulo Poliesportivo Henrique Villaboim 824 9th Marcel de Souza 7th
Uberlândia Uberlândia Ginásio Homero Santos 3,500 10th Arturo Álvarez 5th
Basquete Cearense Fortaleza Ginásio Paulo Sarasate 8,200 11th Alberto Bial 3rd
Palmeiras São Paulo Ginásio Palestra Itália 1,500 12th Régis Marrelli 3rd
Macaé Basquete Macaé Ginásio Maurício Soares Bittencourt 6,000 13th Léo Costa 2nd
Liga Sorocabana Sorocaba Ginásio Gualberto Moreira 3,000 14th Rinaldo Rodrigues 4th
Minas Belo Horizonte Arena Vivo 4,000 15th Demétrius Ferracciú 7th
Rio Claro Rio Claro Ginásio de Esportes Felipe Karam 3,000 1st (Liga Ouro) Chuí 1st

NBB All-Team

# Season PG SG SF PF C
1 2009 Larry Taylor
Alex Garcia
Marcelinho Machado
Murilo Becker
Rafael "Baby" Araújo
2 2009–10 Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Alex Garcia
Marcelinho Machado
Guilherme Giovannoni
Murilo Becker
3 2010–11 Larry Taylor
Alex Garcia
Guilherme Giovannoni
Murilo Becker
(São José)
4 2011–12 Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Alex Garcia
Guilherme Giovannoni
Murilo Becker
(São José)
5 2012–13 Fúlvio de Assis
(São José)
Robert Day
Rafael Mineiro
Caio Torres
6 2013–14 Nicolás Laprovíttola
David Jackson
Jefferson William
(São José)
Paulão Prestes

Notable players



NBB rivalries

NBB All Star Weekend


Individual Awards


External links

  • Official website
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