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Premier A Slovenian Basketball League

Premier A Slovenian Basketball League
1. Slovenska Košarkarska Liga (1. SKL)
Current season, competition or edition:
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Slovenian League
Sport Basketball
Founded 1991; 25 years ago (1991)
No. of teams 12
Country 23x15px Slovenia
Continent 23x15px FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Tajfun (1st title)
Most titles Olimpija (15 titles)
TV partner(s) RTV Slovenija
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Slovenian Cup
Official website liga-telemach

The Premier A Slovenian Basketball League (Slovene: 1. Slovenska Košarkarska Liga), abbreviated as 1. SKL and known for sponsorship reasons as the Telemach League (Slovene: Liga Telemach), is the top-level professional men's basketball league in Slovenia. The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Slovenia, consists of 12 clubs. It was also named Liga Kolinska (1998-01), HYPO Liga (2001-02), 1. A SKL (2002–06) and Liga UPC Telemach (2006–09). The most successful team is Olimpija with 15 titles.

The league was founded in 1991, shortly after Slovenia gained its independence from SFR Yugoslavia. Before the independence, the Slovenian Republic League was played as a second or third level of the Yugoslav basketball. Olimpija, Ljubljana, Slovan, ŽKK Maribor, Lesonit and Maribor 66 were the only Slovenian teams that played in the Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League.

Competition format

The league is conducted in two phases.

Regular season

In the first phase, 12 teams compete in a home-and-away round-robin series (22 games total) with the country's representative in the Adriatic League, currently Olimpija and Krka, being exempt from this stage.

All teams advance from the regular season to one of two postseason stages, depending on their league position.

Second phase

The top seven teams from the regular season are joined by the Adriatic League representative in the second phase. These teams start the second phase from scratch, with no results carrying over from the regular season. Each team plays a total of 14 games in this phase; as in the regular season, a home-and-away round-robin is used.

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

Playouts

The bottom five teams play a home-and-away round-robin series with one another; these teams' results from the regular season carry over to the playouts. At the end of the playout phase, the bottom finisher is automatically relegated to the second level of the Slovenian league system, the 2. SKL. That team is replaced in the following season's league by the 2. SKL champion. The second-from-bottom finisher enters a home-and-away round-robin mini-league with the second- and third-place teams from the second league, with the team finishing on top of the mini-league taking up a place in the next year's 1. A SKL.

Clubs

Title holders

Titles by Club

Club Winners Winning Years
Olimpija
15
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009
Krka <center>7 2000, 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Helios Domžale <center>1 2007
Šentjur <center>1 2015

Finals

Season Champion Runner-up Result Finals MVP Champion's Coach
1991–92 Smelt Olimpija Optimizem Postojna <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1992–93 Smelt Olimpija Slovenica Koper <Center>3–1 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1993–94 Smelt Olimpija TAM Bus Miklavž <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1994–95 Smelt Olimpija Kovinotehna Savinjska <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1995–96 Smelt Olimpija Interier Krško <center>3–1 N/A 23x15px Žarko Djurišič
1996–97 Smelt Olimpija Kovinotehna Savinjska Polzela <center>3–1 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1997–98 Union Olimpija Kovinotehna Savinjska Polzela <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1998–99 Union Olimpija Pivovarna Laško <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
1999–00 Krka Telekom Pivovarna Laško <center>3–1 N/A 23x15px Ivan Sunara
2000–01 Union Olimpija Krka Telekom <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
2001–02 Union Olimpija Krka <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
2002–03 Krka Union Olimpija <center>3–2 N/A 23x15px Neven Spahija
2003–04 Union Olimpija Pivovarna Laško <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Sašo Filipovski
2004–05 Union Olimpija Geoplin Slovan <center>3–2 N/A 23x15px Sašo Filipovski
2005–06 Union Olimpija Geoplin Slovan <center>3–2 N/A 23x15px Zmago Sagadin
2006–07 Helios Domžale Union Olimpija <center>3–2 N/A 23x15px Memi Bečirovič
2007–08 Union Olimpija Helios Domžale <center>3–1 N/A 23x15px Aleksandar Džikić
2008–09 Union Olimpija Helios Domžale <center>3–0 N/A 23x15px Jure Zdovc
2009–10 Krka Union Olimpija <center>3–2 N/A 23x15px Aleksandar Džikić
2010–11 Krka Union Olimpija <center> 3–2 23x15px Zoran Dragić 23x15px Aleksandar Džikić
2011–12 Krka Union Olimpija <center>3–1 Template:Country data ISR Afik Nissim 23x15px Aleksander Sekulić
2012–13 Krka Union Olimpija <center>3–1 23x15px Matjaž Smodiš 23x15px Gašper Potočnik
2013–14 Krka Union Olimpija <center>3–2 23x15px Jaka Klobučar 23x15px Aleksandar Džikić
2014–15 Tajfun Šentjur Rogaška <center>3–1 23x15px Dragiša Drobnjak 23x15px Dejan Mihevc

Finals appearances

Num Team W L
22 Olimpija 15 7
9 Krka 7 2
3 Helios Domžale 1 2
1 Šentjur 1 0
3 Hopsi Polzela 0 3
3 Zlatorog Laško 0 3
2 Slovan 0 2
1 Koper 0 1
1 Krško 0 1
1 Maribor 0 1
1 Postojna 0 1
1 Rogaška 0 1

(SR Slovenia) Republic League

Statistical leaders

Season Top rating PIR Top scorer PPG Top rebounder RPG Top Assistant APG
2007–08 23x15px Dejan Grković 19.19 23x15px Miroslav Jurić 19.58 23x15px Dejan Grković 8.81 23x15px Jure Močnik 4.85
2008–09 23x15px Shawn King 31.26 23x15px Gilbert Goodrich 22.15 23x15px Shawn King 14.79 23x15px Jure Močnik 4.59
2009–10 23x15px Shawn King 27.61 23x15px Sandi Čebular 20.69 23x15px Shawn King 11.30 23x15px Tadej Koštomaj 5.44
2010–11 23x15px Gregg Thondique 22.84 23x15px Benjamin Raymond 17.68 23x15px Gregg Thondique 10.53 23x15px Igor Mijajlović 4.68
2011–12 23x15px Travis Nelson 20.88 23x15px Travis Nelson 17.46 23x15px Miloš Miljković 8.57 23x15px Luka Rupnik 5.33
2012–13 23x15px Kervin Bristol 20.07 23x15px Sašo Zagorac 17.50 23x15px Kervin Bristol 10.86 23x15px Daniel Vujasinović 5.81
2013–14 23x15px Ousman Krubally 20.03 23x15px Ousman Krubally 17.17 23x15px Ousman Krubally 9.07 23x15px Daniel Vujasinović 7.63
2014–15c 23x15px Sašo Zagorac 20.80 23x15px Sašo Zagorac 19.20 23x15px Kyle Casey 8.56 23x15px Jan Močnik 6.00
Note
^c – Stage Two.
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