The 1998 NBL season was the 20th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of 11 teams contest the league. This season marked the NBL's final winter season. The Illawarra Hawks were renamed the Wollongong Hawks.

1998 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration30 January 1998 – 9 June 1998
12 – 21 June 1998 (Finals)
28 June 1998 – 1 July 1998 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams11
TV partner(s)ABC
Fox Sports
Regular season
Top seedSouth East Melbourne Magic
Season MVPAndrew Gaze
Finals
ChampionsAdelaide 36ers
  Runners-upSouth East Melbourne Magic
Finals MVPKevin Brooks
NBL seasons

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

The home and away season took place over 19 rounds between 30 January 1998 and 9 June 1998 with final series on 12 June 1998 until 21 June 1998 and grand final on 28 June until 1 July 1998.

LadderEdit

# Team Pld W L
1 South East Melbourne Magic 34 28 6
2 Adelaide 36ers 34 23 11
3 Perth Wildcats 34 19 15
4 Brisbane Bullets 34 18 16
5 Melbourne Tigers 32 16 16
6 Canberra Cannons 30 14 16
7 Wollongong Hawks 32 14 18
8 Sydney Kings 30 13 17
9 Townsville Suns 30 12 18
10 Newcastle Falcons 30 9 21
11 North Melbourne Giants 30 9 21

FinalsEdit

There were four finals, and then best of three grand final. All three of these finals were sudden death.

Quarter FinalsEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
12 June Wollongong Hawks 85-95 Perth Wildcats Illawarra Basketball Stadium
12 June Brisbane Bullets 93-80 Melbourne Tigers Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 June Perth Wildcats 120-97 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium
14 June Melbourne Tigers 81-114 Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Park

Semi-FinalsEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
19 June Brisbane Bullets 98-106 South East Melbourne Magic Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
19 June Perth Wildcats 97-114 Adelaide 36ers Challenge Stadium
21 June Adelaide 36ers 117-110 Perth Wildcats Clipsal Powerhouse
21 June South East Melbourne Magic 112-81 Brisbane Bullets Melbourne Park

Grand FinalEdit

Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue
28 June Adelaide 36ers 100-93 South East Melbourne Magic Clipsal Powerhouse
1 July South East Melbourne Magic 62-90 Adelaide 36ers Melbourne Park

1998 NBL statistics leadersEdit

NBL awardsEdit

All NBL TeamEdit