2002–03 Eredivisie (basketball)

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2002–03 Eredivisie
League Eredivisie
Sport Basketball
Regular season
Top seed EiffelTowers Nijmegen
Season MVP Flag of the United States.svg Joe Spinks
(Demon Astronauts)
Top scorer Flag of the United States.svg Travis Young (21.5)
(BC Omniworld Almere)
Finals
Champions EiffelTowers Den Bosch
  Runners-up BC Omniworld Almere
Dutch Basketball League seasons

The 2002–03 Eredivisie season was the 43rd season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. EiffelTowers Nijmegen won their first national title.

Dutch Basketball League sports league

The Dutch Basketball League (DBL), formerly the Eredivisie, is the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. The league has a closed system. To participate a team has to have enough money and potential. The league began in 1960 as the Eredivisie and was organized by the NBB and later the FEB. In 1977 the league introduced the play-offs. At the moment the Dutch Basketball League consist of nine teams and is played under the FIBA rules.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Netherlands Constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Europe

The Netherlands is a country located mainly in Northwestern Europe. The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve separate provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom. Including three island territories in the Caribbean Sea—Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba— it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch, but a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian.

Regular season

Pos. TeamGPWL Points
Elite A
1 EiffelTowers Nijmegen 24 19 5 38
2 Ricoh Astronauts 24 16 8 32
3 BC Omniworld Almere 24 13 11 26
4 BS Weert 24 12 12 24
5 EBBC Den Bosch 24 12 12 24
Elite B
6 CEB Noordkop 24 16 8 32
7 MPC Donar 24 12 12 24
8 Landstede Basketbal 24 12 12 24
9 Rotterdam Basketbal 24 4 20 8

Playoffs

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 EiffelTowers Nijmegen 2
8 Landstede Basketbal 1
1 EiffelTowers Nijmegen 2
5 EBBC Den Bosch 1
4 BS Weert 1
5 EBBC Den Bosch 2
1 EiffelTowers Nijmegen 4
3 BC Omniworld Almere 1
2 Ricoh Astronauts 2
7 MPC Donar 0
2 Ricoh Astronauts 0
3 BC Omniworld Almere 2
3 BC Omniworld Almere 2
6 CEB Noordkop 0

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