ASEAN Basketball League

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ASEAN Basketball League
Current season or competition:
2010–11 ABL Regular Season
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
Commissioner Kuhan Foo
No. of teams 6
Country(ies)

 Indonesia
 Malaysia
 Philippines
 Singapore


 Thailand
 Brunei
Most recent champion(s) Chang Thailand Slammers
Most championships Philippine Patriots (1)
Chang Thailand Slammers (1)
Official website http://www.aseanbasketballleague.com/

The ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) is a men's basketball competition. Six teams compete, all from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Teams that participated in the first season were the Philippine Patriots, Thailand Tigers, SM BritAma, Kuala Lumpur Dragons, Brunei Barracudas and former National Basketball League (Australasia) team the Singapore Slingers. Similar to the Euroleague in Europe, the ABL has its own set of rules in terms of its roster and salary Teams are allowed two players of non-ASEAN citizenship and two ASEAN imports. Teams are allowed to have a team of all local players if they want. The KL Dragons were renamed the Westports KL Dragons and the Thailand Tigers were renamed Chang Thailand Slammers at the start of the 2nd (2010) season. ABL CEO Kuhan Foo said that 3 teams may be a part of the ABL for the next season.

Current clubs[change | edit source]

Team City / Region Arena (Capacity) Founded Joined ABL Head coach
Philippines AirAsia Philippine Patriots Metro Manila Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig (3,000) 2009 2009 Philippines Glenn Capacio
Thailand Bangkok Cobras Bangkok Chulalongkorn University Gymnasium, Bangkok 2011 2012
Thailand Chang Thailand Slammers Bangkok Thai-Japanese Association Gymnasium, Bangkok (6,000) 2009 2009 Philippines Raha Mortel
Indonesia Indonesia Warriors Jakarta The BritAma Arena, North Jakarta (4,000) 1994 2009 United States Todd Purves
Philippines San Miguel Beermen Metro Manila Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig (3,000) 2011 2012 United States Bobby Parks
Vietnam SSA Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City Lanh Binh Thang Gymnasium 2011 2012 England Robert Newson
Singapore Singapore Slingers Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore (8,126) 2006 2009 Singapore Beng Siang Neo
Malaysia Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium, Kuala Lumpur (2,000) 2009 2009 Philippines Ariel Vanguardia

Former teams[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASEAN_Basketball_League