2017–18 Slovenian Basketball League

The 2017–18 Slovenian Basketball League, also known as Liga Nova KBM due to sponsorship reasons,[1] was the 27th season of the Premier A Slovenian Basketball League. Olimpija are the defending champions.

Liga Nova KBM1
Competition details
Season2017–18
Teams10
Dates13 October 2017 - 29 May 2018
TVRTV Slovenija
Šport TV
Final positions
Top seedPetrol Olimpija
ChampionsPetrol Olimpija (17th title)
Runners-upKrka
SemifinalistsRogaška
Sixt Primorska
Awards
MVPSlovenia Smiljan Pavič
Finals MVPUnited States Devin Oliver
Statistical leaders
Points Slovenia Blaž Mahkovic 19
Rebounds Slovenia Dino Murić 8.3
Assists Slovenia Žan Mark Šiško 7

FormatEdit

The number of teams was reduced from 12 to only 10 for the 2017–18 season.

Regular seasonEdit

In the first phase, ten teams competed in a home-and-away round-robin series (18 games total). All teams advanced from the regular season to one of two postseason stages, depending on their league position.

Second phaseEdit

The top eight teams from the regular season advanced to the championship phase. These teams started the second phase from scratch, with no results carrying over from the regular season. Each team played a total of 14 games in this phase; as in the regular season, a home-and-away round-robin was used.

The top four teams at the end of this stage advanced to the semifinals, conducted as a best-of-three playoff. The semifinal winners advanced to the best-of-five championship finals, with the winners being crowned league champion.

PlayoutsEdit

The bottom two teams entered a home-and-away round-robin mini-league with the first, second, third, and fourth-placed teams from the second division, with the two teams finishing on top of the mini-league taking up a place in the next year's 1. A SKL.

TeamsEdit

Ilirija was promoted as the winner of the 2016–17 Second League. The team from Ljubljana replaced Terme Olimia Podčetrtek, LTH Castings and Portorož, which finished in the last three positions in the 2016–17 season.

Venues and locationsEdit

Location of teams in the 2017–18 Slovenian Basketball League
Club Location Venue Capacity
Helios Suns Domžale Komunalni center Hall 2,500
Hopsi Polzela ŠD Polzela 1,800
Krka Novo Mesto ŠD Leona Štuklja 2,500
Ilirija Ljubljana Tivoli Hall 4,000
Petrol Olimpija Ljubljana Arena Stožice 12,500
Rogaška Rogaška Slatina ŠD Rogaška Slatina 800
Šenčur Šenčur ŠD Šenčur 800
Sixt Primorska Koper OŠ Koper Hall 660
Šentjur Šentjur Dvorana OŠ Hruševec 700
Zlatorog Laško Laško Tri Lilije Hall 2,500
Teams that played in the 2017–18 Adriatic League
Teams that played in the 2017–18 Adriatic League Second Division
Teams that played in the 2017–18 Alpe Adria Cup

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team President Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Helios Suns   David Kubala   Jovan Beader   Jure Močnik Spalding Helios
Hopsi Polzela   Igor Pungartnik   Boštjan Kuhar   Uroš Godler Macron
Ilirija   Edvard Reven   Saša Dončić   Adnan Sarajlić Spalding -
Krka   Brane Kastelec   Simon Petrov   Dalibor Djapa Žolna Šport Krka
Petrol Olimpija   Tomaž Berločnik   Zoran Martič   Domen Lorbek Macron Petrol
Rogaška   Kristijan Novak   Damjan Novaković   Miha Fon Nike
Sixt Primorska   Bojan Čad   Jurica Golemac   Nebojša Joksimović Errea Sixt
Šenčur   Janko Sekne   Rade Mijanović   Smiljan Pavič Macron Gorenjska gradbena družba
Šentjur   Iztok Špan   Jakša Vulić   Tomaž Bolčina Luanvi -
Zlatorog Laško   Miro Firm   Aleš Pipan   Miloš Miljković Spalding Pivovarna Laško

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sixt Primorska   Aleksander Sekulić End of contract Pre-season   Jurica Golemac 26 May 2017[2]
Šenčur   Gregor Vodenik   Rade Mijanović 17 May 2017[3]
Šentjur   Jurica Golemac   Andrej Žakelj 26 May 2017[4]
Helios Suns   Dejan Cikić End of interim spell -   Jovan Beader 8 May 2017[5]
Šentjur   Andrej Žakelj Mutual consent 26 December 2017[6] 9th (3–7)   Jakša Vulić 27 December 2017[7]
Petrol Olimpija   Gašper Okorn Mutual consent 8 Januar 2018[8] 2nd (7–5)   Zoran Martič 8 Januar 2018[9]

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Sixt Primorska 18 13 5 1411 1332 +79 31 Qualification to championship group
2 Rogaška 18 11 7 1322 1345 −23 29
3 Petrol Olimpija 18 10 8 1459 1373 +86 28
4 Šenčur 18 10 8 1370 1376 −6 28
5 Helios Suns 18 10 8 1405 1358 +47 28
6 Ilirija 18 9 9 1395 1432 −37 27
7 Krka 18 9 9 1457 1452 +5 27
8 Šentjur 18 7 11 1360 1479 −119 25
9 Hopsi Polzela 18 6 12 1402 1384 +18 24 Qualification to relegation group
10 Zlatorog Laško 18 5 13 1337 1387 −50 23
Source: KZS.si

Second stageEdit

Championship groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Petrol Olimpija 14 12 2 1153 992 +161 26 Qualification to playoffs
2 Sixt Primorska 14 10 4 1083 1037 +46 24
3 Krka 14 9 5 1177 1062 +115 23
4 Rogaška 14 7 7 1036 1012 +24 21
5 Helios Suns 14 7 7 1100 1090 +10 21
6 Šenčur GGD 14 5 9 1048 1166 −118 19
7 Ilirija 14 4 10 1056 1138 −82 18
8 Šentjur 14 2 12 956 1112 −156 16
Source: KZS

Relegation groupEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Relegation
1 Hopsi Polzela (O) 10 8 2 909 771 +138 18
2 Zlatorog Laško (O) 10 8 2 823 695 +128 18
3 Terme Olimia Podčetrtek 10 6 4 784 790 −6 16 Relegation
4 Mesarija Prunk Sežana 10 4 6 794 808 −14 14
5 LHT Castings 10 3 7 796 879 −83 13
6 Celje 10 1 9 708 871 −163 11
Source: KZS
(O) Play-off winner.

PlayoffsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
Petrol Olimpija9273
 
 
 
Rogaška7967
 
Petrol Olimpija 9078678995
 
 
 
Krka 6980837990
 
Sixt Primorska886172
 
 
Krka717574
 

AwardsEdit

Regular Season MVPEdit

Season MVPEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Weekly MVPEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Performance Index RatingEdit

Pos Player Club PIR
1   Smiljan Pavič Šenčur 19.63
2   Marjan Čakarun Sixt Primorska 19.18
3   Blaž Mahkovic Helios Suns 19.06

PointsEdit

Pos Player Club PPG
1   Blaž Mahkovic Helios Suns 18.97
2   Miloš Pešić Šentjur 17.55
3   Dino Murić Šenčur 16.53

ReboundsEdit

Pos Player Club RPG
1   Dino Murić Šenčur 8.27
2   Shawn King Sixt Primorska 8.21
3   Smiljan Pavič Šenčur 8.20

AssistsEdit

Pos Player Club APG
1   Žan Mark Šiško Ilirija 7.03
2   Nejc Barič Zlatorog Laško 5.89
3   Jure Močnik Helios Suns 5.79

Clubs in European competitionsEdit

Team Competition Progress Ref
Petrol Olimpija Champions League Regular season [12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prvoligaška druščina od slej zbrana v ligi Nova KBM" (in Slovenian). kzs.si. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ Golemac novi trener KK Sixt Primorska
  3. ^ "Šenčur zopet zamenjal trenerja". Archived from the original on 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2017-05-26.
  4. ^ Predstavili novega trenerja članske ekipe
  5. ^ Nov trener Helios Suns Jovan Beader
  6. ^ Prekinitev sodelovanja z glavnim trenerjem
  7. ^ "Šentjur z novim (tujim) trenerjem". Archived from the original on 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  8. ^ Okorn ponosno zapušča Olimpijo, ta je naslednika našla v Martiću
  9. ^ Okorn zapušča Petrol Olimpijo, novi trener je Martić
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ [2]
  12. ^ "Champions line up in battle for European Glory". BasketballCL.com. 28 June 2017. Archived from the original on 1 July 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.

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