2007-08 NBL Season
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2007%E2%80%9308 NBL Season

2007-08 NBL season
NBL2007-08Logo.png
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration19 September 2007 - 16 February 2008
20 February 2008 - 1 March 2008 (Finals)
5 - 14 March 2008 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams13
TV partner(s) (Live)
Nine Network (Australia)
(Highlights)
Maori Television (New Zealand)
Regular season
Top seedSydney Kings
Season MVPChris Anstey
(Melbourne Tigers)
Top scorerEbi Ere
(Brisbane Bullets)
Finals
ChampionsMelbourne Tigers
(4th championship)
  Runners-upSydney Kings
Finals MVPChris Anstey
(Melbourne Tigers)
NBL seasons

The 2007-08 NBL season was the 30th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. On 21 November 2006, the Gold Coast Blaze joined the league, expanding it to 13 teams.[1]

2007-08 league participants

Pre-season transactions

Player Recruited from Signed by
Larry Abney Townsville Crocodiles Cairns Taipans
Adam Ballinger Wollongong Hawks Adelaide 36ers
David Barlow Sydney Kings Melbourne Tigers
Stephen Black Brisbane Bullets Cairns Taipans
Mark Bradtke Brisbane Bullets Retired[2]
Brad Davidson Singapore Slingers Adelaide 36ers
Casey Frank Wollongong Hawks Gold Coast Blaze
Kavossy Franklin South Dragons Wollongong Hawks
Cortez Groves Wollongong Hawks South Dragons
Brad Hill Adelaide 36ers South Dragons
Nick Horvath Adelaide 36ers South Dragons
Nathan Jawai Australian Institute of Sport Cairns Taipans[3]
Ryan Kersten University of New Mexico New Zealand Breakers
Alex Loughton Gandía BA (LEB Spain) Perth Wildcats[4]
Luke Martin Cairns Taipans South Dragons
Ben Melmeth Singapore Slingers Gold Coast Blaze
Scott McGregor West Sydney Razorbacks Gold Coast Blaze
Brad Newley Townsville Crocodiles Adelaide 36ers
Ben Pepper New Zealand Breakers Townsville Crocodiles
Anthony Petrie Canberra Gunners (ABA) West Sydney Razorbacks[5]
Tony Rampton Wollongong Hawks West Sydney Razorbacks
Tony Ronaldson Perth Wildcats New Zealand Breakers
Bradley Sheridan Sydney Kings Townsville Crocodiles
Anthony Stewart Cairns Taipans Retired[6]
  • Unless stated otherwise the source for the above information is the NBL article "Movers and Shakers"[7]

Sponsors

Team Major sponsor
Adelaide 36ers ABC Learning Centres
Brisbane Bullets Virgin Blue
Cairns Taipans Skytrans Airlines
Gold Coast Blaze none
Melbourne Tigers Aust Tiger
New Zealand Breakers Harvey Norman
Perth Wildcats Saville Australia
Singapore Slingers CLSA
South Dragons Crazy John's
Sydney Kings Firepower
Townsville Crocodiles McDonald's
West Sydney Razorbacks Westbus
Wollongong Hawks IMB

Apparel

Team Provider Home colour Away colour
Adelaide 36ers ISC Blue White
Brisbane Bullets Hoop2Hoop Royal Blue White
Cairns Taipans Kombat Orange White
Gold Coast Blaze ISC Sky Blue White
Melbourne Tigers Kombat Red Yellow
New Zealand Breakers Sport & Uniform Black White
Perth Wildcats ISC Red White
Singapore Slingers ISC Red Gold
South Dragons Kombat Black White
Sydney Kings ISC Purple White
Townsville Crocodiles Kombat Green White
West Sydney Razorbacks Soul Sports Navy Blue White
Wollongong Hawks Kombat Red White

Regular season

The home and away season took place over 22 rounds between 19 September 2007 and 16 February 2008 with finals starting 20 February 2008

Round 1

21 September
8:00 PM
22 September
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,129
23 September
4:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000
23 September
5:00 PM

Round 2

28 September
8:00 PM
29 September
7:30 PM
29 September
7:40 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 2,234

Round 3

3 October
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,952
6 October
7:30 PM
6 October
8:00 PM

Round 4

10 October
7:40 PM
10 October
7:40 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,200
14 October
4:00 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,928

Round 5

20 October
7:30 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 3,850
20 October
7:40 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 4,198
21 October
4:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 6

27 October
8:00 PM
28 October
5:00 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 2,476
28 October
6:00 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,443

Round 7

31 October
7:40 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 1,726
4 November
4:00 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 4,512
4 November
5:00 PM

Round 8

10 November
7:30 PM
Acer Arena, Sydney
Attendance: 4,675
10 November
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 4,215
10 November
7:30 PM
10 November
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 9

14 November
7:40 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 1,902
16 November
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,310
17 November
8:00 PM
17 November
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 3,000

Round 10

24 November
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,100
25 November
6:00 PM
25 November
6:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,592

Round 11

28 November
7:30 PM
1 December
7:30 PM

Round 12

8 December
8:00 PM
Distinctive Homes Dome
Attendance: 4,183

All-Star Game

12 December
7:00 PM
Aussie All Stars 146, World All Stars 141

Round 13

15 December
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 7,402
15 December
8:00 PM
15 December
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000
16 December
5:00 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 1,916
16 December
5:00 PM

Round 14

21 December
7:30 PM
22 December
7:30 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 1,931
22 December
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,000

Round 15

26 December
7:40 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 4,415
28 December
8:00 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 1,557
29 December
7:30 PM
29 December
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,100

Round 16

5 January
7:30 PM
5 January
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 3,900

Round 17

12 January
8:00 PM
12 January
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,304

Round 18

16 January
7:00 PM
18 January
6:00 PM
19 January
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,100

Round 19

23 January
7:00 PM
23 January
7:30 PM
26 January
7:30 PM

Round 20

1 February
7:30 PM
2 February
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 3,159
2 February
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,100

Round 21

6 February
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Attendance: 2,715
9 February
7:30 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 2,217
9 February
7:30 PM
9 February
8:00 PM

Round 22

13 February
7:30 PM
16 February
7:30 PM
Vodafone Arena
Attendance: 4,312
16 February
7:30 PM
State Sports Centre, Sydney
Attendance: 2,562
16 February
7:00 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,300

Ladder

Team Pld Won Lost Last 5 Streak Home Away % Pts % Won
1 Sydney Kings 38 31 7 5-0 W8 17-3 14-4 110.56 81.58
2 Melbourne Tigers 37 27 10 3-2 W1 14-4 13-6 105.94 72.97
3 Brisbane Bullets 33 21 12 2-3 L2 14-3 7-9 107.45 63.64
4 Perth Wildcats 34 20 14 3-2 L1 14-3 6-11 105.44 58.82
5 Townsville Crocodiles 32 18 14 3-2 L1 13-3 5-11 100.77 56.25
6 New Zealand Breakers 32 17 15 2-3 L1 11-4 6-9 99.14 53.13
7 Cairns Taipans 31 16 15 2-3 L1 10-6 6-9 101.90 51.61
8 Gold Coast Blaze 31 15 16 1-4 L4 10-5 5-10 98.83 48.39
9 Adelaide 36ers 30 14 16 4-1 W2 9-6 5-10 100.19 46.67
10 West Sydney Razorbacks 30 10 20 0-5 L6 6-9 4-11 95.35 33.33
11 Wollongong Hawks 30 9 21 1-4 L2 7-8 2-13 93.61 30.00
12 Singapore Slingers 30 6 24 1-4 L2 5-10 1-14 88.21 20.00
13 South Dragons 30 5 25 1-4 L2 4-11 1-14 90.81 16.67

Finals Series

Quarter Finals

Semi Finals

(best-of-three series)

27 February
6:30 PM
Challenge Stadium, Perth
Attendance: 4,400

Grand Final

(best-of-five series)

2007-08 NBL statistics leaders

NBL awards

TV coverage

External links

References

  1. ^ Gold Coast Blaze - andthefoul.net
  2. ^ "NBL loses legend as Bradtke retires". NBL. 2007. Archived from the original on 13 September 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ "Taipans sign Jawai". Cairns Taipans. 2007. Archived from the original on 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  4. ^ "Wildcats claim coup by signing Loughton". The West Australian. 2007. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  5. ^ "2007 Transaction Tracker". NBL. 2007. Archived from the original on 15 May 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ "Stewart accepts Snakes front office job". Cairns Taipans. 2007. Archived from the original on 13 September 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  7. ^ Howard, Marc (2007). "Movers and Shakers". NBL. Archived from the original on 26 April 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  8. ^ Mcleod, Pat (2007). "Fans ablaze for heroes in blue". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 2007.
  9. ^ Smart, Nick (2007). "Jason gets Blaze crowing again". Gold Coast Bulletin. Retrieved 2007.
  10. ^ "Blaze finally win". Sky News. 2008. Archived from the original on 19 January 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  11. ^ "Ere smashes 50-point barrier". Fox Sports. 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  12. ^ Dampney, James (2008). "Kings crush hapless Hawks". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008.
  13. ^ Morris, Grey (2008). "Wildcats win NBL thriller". Northern Territory News. Retrieved 2008.
  14. ^ "Kings hold Blaze at bay". The Daily Telegraph. 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  15. ^ All NBL Teams Announced

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