The following are the basketball events of the year 2015 throughout the world.
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.
2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.
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The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2015 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.
AfroBasket 2015 was the 28th edition of the AfroBasket, a men's basketball continental championship of Africa. It also served as the qualifying tournament for FIBA Africa at the 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament in Brazil. The tournament was held in Radès, Tunisia. The winner qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics Basketball Tournament.
Tunisia (officially the Republic of Tunisia) is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres. Its northernmost point, Cape Angela, is the northernmost point on the African continent. It is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Tunisia's population was 11.435 million in 2017. Tunisia's name is derived from its capital city, Tunis, which is located on its northeast coast.
The Nigerian national basketball team is overseen by the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF). It is generally considered to be one of the best national basketball teams in the FIBA Africa zone, along with Angola and Senegal. Nigeria will be ranked 16th in the FIBA World Rankings after the 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball Tournament in Rio, making them the top climber in FIBA rankings from last year.
The 2015 FIBA Africa Championship for Women was the 22nd AfroBasket Women, played under the rules of FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, and FIBA Africa. The tournament was hosted by Cameroon from 24 September to 3 October, with games played at the Yaoundé. The winners qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Cameroon, officially the Republic of Cameroon, is a country in Central Africa. It is bordered by Nigeria to the west and north; Chad to the northeast; the Central African Republic to the east; and Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo to the south. Cameroon's coastline lies on the Bight of Biafra, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although Cameroon is not an ECOWAS member state, it geographically and historically is in West Africa with the Southern Cameroons which now form her Northwest and Southwest Regions having a strong West African history. The country is sometimes identified as West African and other times as Central African due to its strategic position at the crossroads between West and Central Africa.
The Senegal women's national basketball team is the national basketball team representing Senegal at world and continental basketball competitions for women. It is administered by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Basket-Ball.
Brazzaville is the capital and largest city of the Republic of the Congo. Constituting the financial and administrative centre of the country, it is located on the north side of the Congo River, opposite Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The population of the capital is estimated to exceed 1.8 million residents, comprising more than a third of the national populace, 40% of whom are employed in non-agricultural professions. During World War II, Brazzaville was also the capital of Free France between 1940 and 1942.
The Angolan national basketball team is controlled by the Federação Angolana de Basquetebol. Angola has been a member of FIBA since 1979. Ranking 23rd in the FIBA World Rankings, Angola is the top team of FIBA Africa, and a regular competitor at the Summer Olympic Games and the FIBA World Cup.
The Egyptian national basketball team is organized and run by the Egyptian Basketball Federation.
The Mali women's national basketball team is the nationally controlled basketball team representing Mali at world basketball competitions for women. The Malian squad had 1 continental championship, which came in 2007 with a win over host Senegal.
The Nigeria women's national basketball team, also known as D'Tigeress, is the national women's basketball team in Nigeria.
Angola women's national basketball team is the basketball team which represents Angolan women internationally. In 2011 FIBA Africa Championship for Women They won their first Continantal African title and they qualified for the first time to 2012 Summer Olympics. They have made their only appearance so far in the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in 2014, where they finished last among 16 teams.
The 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship was hosted by Heraklion, Greece, from 27 June to 5 July 2015. It was the third time that Greece hosts the FIBA Under-19 World Championship since 1995 in Athens, when Greece won the gold medal. Greece also hosted the 2003 tournament in Thessaloniki.
*NOTE* Bill Self coaching the team is unofficial.
|2015 FIBA Intercontinental Cup||181–170 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|FIBA Africa||2015 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup||89–75||One-game playoff|
|2015 FIBA Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup||69–53||One-game playoff|
|FIBA Americas||2015 FIBA Americas League||86–72||One-game playoff|
|Euroleague Basketball||2014–15 Euroleague||78–59||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 EuroCup Basketball||174–130 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|2014–15 EuroLeague Women||72–68||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 EuroCup Women||137–121 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|FIBA Europe||2014–15 EuroChallenge||64–63||One-game playoff|
|Former Yugoslavia||2014–15 ABA League||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|Baltic states||2014–15 Baltic Basketball League||156–150 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|Balkans||2014–15 BIBL season||154–143 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|North America||2014–15 NBA season||4–2||Best-of-7 series|
|Australasia||2014–15 NBL season||2–0||Best-of-3 series|
|Eastern Europe||2014–15 VTB United League||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|South America||2015 Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol||2–0||Best-of-3 series|
|Former Yugoslavia||2014–15 MŽRKL||69–52||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 WBFAL||142–135 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|2014–15 Albanian Basketball League season||Vllaznia||Tirana||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 BIC Basket||Petro Atlético||Rec do Libolo||4–3||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 Angola Basketball Cup||Rec do Libolo||1º de Agosto||79–70||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Liga Nacional de Básquet season||Quimsa||Gimnasia Indalo||4–2||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga||Güssing Knights||Zepter Vienna||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Belgian Basketball League||Telenet BC Oostende||Belfius Mons-Hainaut||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Belgian Basketball Cup||Telenet BC Oostende||Liège||95–94 (OT)||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina||KK Igokea||HKK Široki||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 NBB season||Flamengo||Bauru||2–0||Best-of-3 series|
|2014–15 National Basketball League season||Lukoil Academic||Balkan Botevgrad||3–2||Best-of-5 series|
|2015 Bulgarian Basketball Cup||Cherno More Varna||Lukoil Academic||72–69||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 NBL Canada season||Windsor Express||Halifax Rainmen||4–3||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 CBA season||Beijing Ducks||Liaoning Flying Leopards||4–2||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 A-1 League||Cedevita||Cibona||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Cyprus Basketball Division 1||AEK Larnaca||APOEL||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 National Basketball League season||Prostějov||Opava||2–1||Best-of-3 series|
|2014–15 Basketligaen||Horsens IC||Bakken Bears||4–2||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 KML season||TÜ/Rock||Kalev/Cramo||4–1||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 Korisliiga season||Kataja||Bisons Loimaa||3–2||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 LNB Pro A season||Limoges||Strasbourg||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 French Basketball Cup||Strasbourg IG||ESSM Le Portel||87–74||One-game playoff|
|2015 Leaders Cup||Strasbourg IG||Le Mans Sarthe||60–58||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Basketball Bundesliga||Brose Baskets||Bayern Munich||3–2||Best-of-5 series|
|2015 BBL-Pokal||EWE Baskets Oldenburg||Brose Baskets||72–70||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 British Basketball League season||Newcastle Eagles||London Lions||96–84||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Greek Basket League||Olympiacos||Panathinaikos||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Greek Basketball Cup||Panathinaikos||Apollon Patras||68–53||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A||Szolnoki Olaj KK||KTE-Duna Aszfalt||2–0||Best-of-3 series|
|2014–15 Israeli Basketball Super League||Hapoel Jerusalem||Hapoel Eilat||168–133 (agg.)||Two-legged tie|
|Israeli Basketball State Cup 2014–15||Maccabi Tel Aviv||Hapoel Jerusalem||94–76||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Lega Basket Serie A||Banco di Sardegna Sassari||Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia||4–3||Best-of-7 series|
|2015 Italian Basketball Cup||Dinamo Sassari||EA7 Milano||101–94||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Kazakhstan Basketball Championship||BC Astana||Almatynski Legion||81–56||One-game playoff|
|2015 Kazakhstan Basketball Cup||Almaty Legion||Tobol Kostanay||90–86||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Kosovo Basketball Superleague||Sigal Prishtina||Peja||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Latvian Basketball League||VEF Rīga||BK Ventspils||4–2||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 LKL season||Žalgiris||Lietuvos rytas||4–1||Best-of-7 series|
|2015 LKF Cup||Žalgiris||Lietuvos rytas||82–76||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Dutch Basketball League||SPM Shoeters Den Bosch||Donar||4–1||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 NBB Cup||Donar||SPM Shoeters||78–70||One-game playoff|
|2015 New Zealand NBL season||Southland Sharks||Wellington Saints||72–68||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 PBA Philippine Cup||San Miguel Beermen||Alaska Aces||4–3||Best-of-7 series|
|2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup||Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters||Rain or Shine Elasto Painters||4–3||Best-of-7 series|
|2015 PBA Governors' Cup||San Miguel Beermen||Alaska Aces||4–0||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 PLK season||Stelmet Zielona Góra||PGE Turów Zgorzelec||4–2||Best-of-7 series|
|2015 Polish Basketball Cup||Stelmet Zielona Góra||Rosa Radom||77–71||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 LPB season||Benfica||Vitória Guimarães||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Liga Națională||Asesoft Ploiești||BC Mureș||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Russian Basketball Cup||Novosibirsk||Dynamo Moscow||81–78||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Basketball League of Serbia||Crvena Zvezda Telekom||Partizan NIS||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Radivoj Korać Cup||Crvena Zvezda Telekom||Mega Leks||80–74||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Slovenian Basketball League||Tajfun||Rogaška||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 ACB season||Real Madrid||FC Barcelona||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2015 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto||Real Madrid||FC Barcelona||77–71||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Basketligan season||Södertälje Kings||Uppsala||4–1||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 LNBA season||Lions Genève||Union Neuchâtel||4–1||Best-of-7 series|
|2014–15 Tunisian Men's Basketball League||Club Africain||Étoile Sportive de Radès||2–0||Best-of-3 series|
|2014–15 Turkish Basketball League||Pınar Karşıyaka||Trabzonspor Medical Park||3–2||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Turkish Cup Basketball||Anadolu Efes||Fenerbahçe Ülker||70–60||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague||Khimik||Dnipro||3–0||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 WNBL season||Townsville Fire||Bendigo Spirit||75–65||One-game playoff|
|2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A||UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron||Ceglédi EKK||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 First Women's Basketball League of Serbia||Radivoj Korać||Vojvodina||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2014–15 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto||Spar Citylift Girona||Perfumerías Avenida||2–0||Best-of-3 series|
|2014–15 Turkish Women's Basketball League||Galatasaray OdeaBank||Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi||3–1||Best-of-5 series|
|2015 WNBA season||Minnesota Lynx||Indiana Fever||3–2||Best-of-5 series|
|Nation||League / Tournament||Champions||Runners-up||Result||Playoff format|
|2015 CIS Basketball Championship||Carleton Ravens||Ottawa Gee-Gees||93–46||One-game playoff|
|NCAA Season 91 basketball tournaments||Letran Knights||San Beda Red Lions||2–1||Best-of-3 series|
|UAAP Season 78 basketball tournaments||FEU Tamaraws||UST Growling Tigers||2–1||Best-of-3 series|
|2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament||Duke Blue Devils||Wisconsin Badgers||68–63||One-game playoff|
|2015 National Invitation Tournament||Stanford Cardinal||Miami Hurricanes||66–64 (OT)||One-game playoff|
|2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament||Florida Southern||Indiana (PA)||77–62||One-game playoff|
|2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament||Wisconsin–Stevens Point||Augustana (IL)||70–54||One-game playoff|
|2015 NAIA Men's Basketball Championships||Dalton State||Westmont||71–53||One-game playoff|
|2015 NAIA Men's Basketball Championships||Cornerstone||Dakota Wesleyan||66–45||One-game playoff|
|Nation||League / Tournament||Champions||Runners-up||Result||Playoff format|
|2015 CIS Basketball Championship||Windsor||McGill||60–47||One-game playoff|
|2015 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament||Connecticut Huskies||Notre Dame Fighting Irish||63–53||One-game playoff|
|2015 National Invitation Tournament||UCLA Bruins||West Virginia Mountaineers||62–60||One-game playoff|
|2015 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament||California (PA)||California Baptist||86–69||One-game playoff|
|2015 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament||Thomas More||George Fox||83–63||One-game playoff|
|2015 NAIA Division I Basketball Championships||Oklahoma City||Campbellsville||80–63||One-game playoff|
|2015 NAIA Division II Basketball Championships||Morningside||Concordia (NE)||59–57||One-game playoff|
Lawrence Harvey Brown is an American basketball coach and former player who was most recently the head coach for Auxilium Torino of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) and EuroCup Basketball. Brown is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA national championship and an NBA title. He has a 1,275-965 lifetime professional coaching record in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight teams to the playoffs. He also won an ABA championship as a player with the Oakland Oaks in the 1968–69 season, and an Olympic Gold Medal in 1964. He is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season. Before coaching, Brown played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and professionally in the ABA.
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Huskies of Honor is a recognition program sponsored by the University of Connecticut (UConn). Similar to a hall of fame, it honors the most significant figures in the history of the Connecticut Huskies—the university's athletic teams—especially the men's and women's basketball teams. The inaugural honorees, inducted in two separate ceremonies during the 2006–07 season, included thirteen men's basketball players, ten women's basketball players, and four head coaches, of whom two coaches—Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma—and two players—Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo—are also enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Since that time, an additional nine women's basketball players, seven men's basketball players, five national championship teams, one women's basketball assistant coach, and one athletic director have been honored.
The following are the basketball events of the year 2010 throughout the world.
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