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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.
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 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.
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.
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The Eredivisie is the highest echelon of professional football in the Netherlands. The league was founded in 1956, two years after the start of professional football in the Netherlands. At the 2018–2019 season it was ranked the 11th best league in Europe by UEFA.
Fox Sports Eredivisie is a Dutch premium television service owned by Eredivisie Media & Marketing CV in which Fox Networks Group Benelux has 51% share. The football clubs together with Endemol own 49%. There are 3 channels available and are all part of the Fox Sports (Netherlands) premium network. Fox Sports Eredivisie holds the exclusive rights for the live matches of the Eredivisie, the highest national football division.
Anton "Toon" van Helfteren is a Dutch former basketball player and current coach of the Dutch national team. Van Helfteren played in the Dutch Basketball League from 1971 till 1990. He was the coach of Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden from 2008 till 2014.
The Dutch Basketball League All-Star Gala was a yearly basketball event in the Netherlands, organised by the Federatie Eredivisie Basketball (FEB). During the event the yearly All-Star Game was played, which included the best players of a given DBL season. Additionally, a dunk Contest and three-point contest were also held at the event. Since the 2017–18 season, the event is no longer organised by the FEB.
Almere Pioneers is a Dutch amateur basketball team based in Almere. The team plays in the Eerste Divisie, the Dutch third-tier league.
Flamingo's Haarlem was a professional basketball team based in Haarlem, Netherlands. Flamingo's played in the Eredivisie from 1960 till 1983, excluding the 1961–62 season. The team won the Dutch championship and NBB Cup four times. The Flamingo's also played at the highest European stage many times: in the 1966–67, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72 and 1973–74 season the team did at least play in the qualifying round.
BC Virtus, also known as Virtus Werkendam, is an amateur basketball club based in Werkendam, Netherlands. Virtus played in the Eredivisie as a professional club from 1996 till 2001. In those years, the club won one trophy: the NBB Cup in the 2000–01 season. The team also reached the Eredivisie Finals in the 1999–2000 season. In the 1985–86 season Virtus made an appearance in Europe, losing in the first round of the Korać Cup to Saski Baskonia.
The 2007–08 Eredivisie season was the 48th season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. MyGuide Amsterdam won their 6th national title.
The 2008–09 Eredivisie season was the 48th season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. MyGuide Amsterdam won their 7th national title.
The 2006–07 Eredivisie season was the 48th season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. EiffelTowers Den Bosch won their 14th national title.
The 2005–06 Eredivisie season was the 46th season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. EiffelTowers Den Bosch won their 13th national title.
The 2004–05 Eredivisie season was the 45th season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. Demon Astronauts from Amsterdam won their 5th national title.
The 2003–04 Eredivisie season was the 44th season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. MPC Capitals won their 2nd national title.
The 2001–02 Eredivisie season was the 42nd season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. Ricoh Astronauts won their 4th national title.
The 2000–01 Eredivisie season was the 41st season of the Eredivisie in basketball, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. Ricoh Astronauts won their 3rd national title.
The 2014–15 Dutch Basketball League season will be the 55th season of the Dutch Basketball League, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. The defending champion was Donar from Groningen.
Sport Vereninging Eendracht Utrecht, also known as SVE Utrecht or Eendracht Utrecht, was a Dutch basketball club from Utrecht.
Bona Stars Leiden, known for sponsorship reason as Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden or ZZ Leiden, is a basketball club based in Leiden, Netherlands that plays in the Dutch first division Dutch Basketball League (DBL). Their home games are played at Vijf Meihal, which has 2,000 seats.
Amsterdam Basketball was a Dutch professional basketball club from the city of Amsterdam, established in 1995 and dissolved in 2011. The club won the Dutch championship seven times and the Dutch Cup five times.