2009-10 NBL Season
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2009%E2%80%9310 NBL Season

2009-10 NBL season
LeagueNational Basketball League
SportBasketball
Duration24 September 2009 - 14 February 2010
18 - 27 February 2010 (Semi-Finals)
5 - 11 March 2010 (Grand Finals)
Number of teams8
TV partner(s)
Regular season
Top seedPerth Wildcats
Season MVPCorey Williams
(Townsville Crocodiles)
Top scorerKirk Penney
(New Zealand Breakers)
Finals
ChampionsPerth Wildcats
(5th championship)
  Runners-upWollongong Hawks
Finals MVPKevin Lisch
(Perth Wildcats)
NBL seasons

The 2009-10 NBL season was the 32nd season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of eight teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 24 September 2009 and 14 February 2010, followed by a post-season involving the top four teams. The schedule was announced on 5 June 2009.[1]

The 48 minute game switched to a 40-minute game.

Pre-season

Pre-season training began for a majority of clubs during the last week of July.[2][3][4][5][6]

A pre-season tourney, dubbed the NBL Top End Challenge, involving all eight sides was contested during August in Darwin, Northern Territory.[7]

Wollongong Hawks exhibition games

10 August
Illawarra Basketball Stadium, Wollongong
Attendance: 1,100
14 August
Hills Sports Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 395

Burger King Breakers Pre-season Tour

Melbourne Tigers exhibition games

14 August
Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne
18 September
Kilsyth Sports Centre, Melbourne
19 September
King Club, Melbourne

Gold Coast Blaze exhibition games

17 August
Carina Basketball Stadium, Brisbane
18 August
The Southport School, Gold Coast

2009 Crocs Pre-season Assault

16 August
NPA Stadium, Townsville
28 August
NPA Stadium, Townsville
29 August
Mackay Basketball Stadium, Mackay
10 September
NPA Stadium, Townsville

2009 Coca-Cola Pre-season Championship

25 August
Craigie Leisure Centre, Perth
27 August
Waroona Recreation & Aquatic Centre, Waroona
29 August
Eaton Recreation Centre, Bunbury

Cairns Taipans exhibition games

25 August
Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre, Cairns
26 August
Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre, Cairns
31 August
Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre, Cairns
1 September
Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre, Cairns
12 September
Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre, Cairns

NBL Top End Challenge

3 September
DBA Stadium, Darwin
3 September
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
3 September
DBA Stadium, Darwin
3 September
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
4 September
DBA Stadium, Darwin
4 September
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
4 September
DBA Stadium, Darwin
4 September
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
5 September
DBA Stadium, Darwin
5 September
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin
5 September
DBA Stadium, Darwin
5 September
Marrara Indoor Stadium, Darwin

Wollongong Hawks win Top End Challenge.

Hood Sweeney Pre-season Challenge

11 September
Whyalla Basketball Stadium, Whyalla

Regular season

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

Round 8

Round 9

Round 10

Round 11

Round 12

Round 13

Round 14

Round 15

Round 16

Round 17

Round 18

Round 19

Round 20

Ladder

# Team Pld W L Last 5 Streak For Against % Win %
1 Perth Wildcats 28 17 11 3-2 W2 2,401 2,285 105.08% 60.71%
2 Townsville Crocodiles 28 16 12 3-2 L1 2,418 2,369 102.07% 57.14%
3 Gold Coast Blaze 28 16 12 3-2 W1 2,410 2,376 101.43% 57.14%
4 Wollongong Hawks 28 16 12 3-2 W3 2,299 2,270 101.28% 57.14%
5 New Zealand Breakers 28 15 13 5-0 W6 2,415 2,340 103.21% 53.57%
6 Melbourne Tigers 28 11 17 1-4 L4 2,338 2,423 96.49% 39.29%
7 Cairns Taipans 28 11 17 2-3 L2 2,092 2,239 93.43% 39.29%
8 Adelaide 36ers 28 10 18 0-5 L7 2,353 2,424 97.07% 35.71%


Finals Series

The 2009-10 National Basketball League Finals played between 18 February 2010 and 12 March 2010, consisting of two best-of-three semi-finals and final series in which the higher seed hosts the first and deciding third game.

Playoff Seedings

  1. Perth Wildcats
  2. Wollongong Hawks
  3. Townsville Crocodiles
  4. Gold Coast Blaze

The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of a tie of three or more teams, winning percentage in games played only between those teams will determine order of finish.

Under that system, Wollongong (5-3) will finish second, Townsville (4-4) third and Gold Coast (3-5) fourth.[8]

Playoff bracket

Semi Finals Grand Final
      
1 Perth Wildcats 2
4 Gold Coast Blaze 0
1 Perth Wildcats 2
2 Wollongong Hawks 1
2 Wollongong Hawks 2
3 Townsville Crocodiles 1

Semi Finals

Grand Final

Date Home team Score Away team Venue Crowd Box Score Report
5 March Perth Wildcats 75-64 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium 4,600 box score report
9 March Wollongong Hawks 75-63 Perth Wildcats WIN Entertainment Centre 5,786 box score report
12 March Perth Wildcats 96-72 Wollongong Hawks Challenge Stadium 4,700 box score report

Season awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "Season tips-off on September 24". NBL.com.au. 5 June 2009. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "You searched for newsdisplay - Official Website of the CQUniversity Cairns Taipans". Taipans.com. Archived from the original on 22 February 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "The Official Website of Melbourne United - NBL - We are Melbourne". Tigers.com.au. Retrieved 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ "Semi Finals schedule set". NBL.com.au. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 2010.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "NBL Basketball - Australia". Insidehoops.com. Retrieved 2017.

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