2. Basketball Bundesliga
|Teams||16 teams ( ProA )
24 teams ( ProB )
|1st League||Basketball Bundesliga|
The 2nd basketball league is the second highest division in Germany after the basketball league (BBL). The ProA finalists acquire the right to promotion to the BBL. From 1975/1976 to 2006/2007 there were two regional seasons North and South , and since the 2007/2008 season the hierarchical seasons ProA and ProB .
History of the former 2nd BBL
On May 3, 1974, the DBB Bundestag in Cologne decided, with only three votes against, the introduction of the single-track basketball Bundesliga and the two-part 2. Bundesliga from the 1975/1976 season . Since then the league has been the second highest division in German basketball (under the BBL, which has existed since 1966). It was divided into two squadrons (north and south) with 16 teams each. In the 2007/08 season, the 2nd BBL was restructured into a Germany-wide league and divided into two independent leagues ( ProA and ProB ). It was restructured in order to professionalize the clubs, increase the level of play and facilitate promotion to the basketball league.
Champion of the 2nd BBL
Up until the 2006/2007 season there was a North and a South champion.