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ASEAN Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 2009
Commissioner Kuhan Foo
No. of teams 10
Country(ies)
Most recent champion(s) Indonesia CLS Knights Indonesia (1st title)
Most championships Thailand Hi-Tech Bangkok City (2 titles)
Official website ASEANBasketballLeague.com

The ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) is a men's basketball competition in Southeast Asia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Six teams compete, all from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Teams that participated in the first season were the Philippine Patriots, Thailand Tigers, SM BritAma, Kuala Lumpur Dragons, Brunei Barracudas and former National Basketball League (Australasia) team the Singapore Slingers. Similar to the Euroleague in Europe, the ABL has its own set of rules in terms of its roster and salary Teams are allowed two players of non-ASEAN citizenship and two ASEAN imports. Teams are allowed to have a team of all local players if they want. The KL Dragons were renamed the Westports KL Dragons and the Thailand Tigers were renamed Chang Thailand Slammers at the start of the 2nd (2010) season. ABL CEO Kuhan Foo said that 3 teams may be a part of the ABL for the next season.

Current clubs

Team City / Region Arena Capacity Founded Joined ABL Head coach
Indonesia CLS Knights Indonesia Surabaya GOR Kertajaya Surabaya 3,000 1946 2017 Indonesia Koko Heru Setyo Nugroho
Hong Kong Hong Kong Eastern Wan Chai, Hong Kong Southorn Stadium 2,000 1932 2016 Spain Eduard Torres
Chinese Taipei Formosa Dreamers Changhua Changhua Stadium 5743 2017 United States Dean Murray
Macau Macau Black Bears Macau University of Macau Sports Complex
Nanhai Gymnasium, Nanhai
TBC 2017 Canada Charles Dubé-Brais
Thailand Mono Vampire Bangkok Stadium 29 5,000 2014 2015 United States Douglas Clark Marty
Vietnam Saigon Heat Ho Chi Minh City CIS Arena 2,500 2011 2012 Canada Kyle Julius
Philippines San Miguel Alab Pilipinas Metro Manila Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay 25,000 2016 Philippines Jimmy Alapag
Filoil Flying V Centre, San Juan 5,500
Baliuag, Bulacan Baliwag Star Arena N/A
Santa Rosa City of Santa Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex 5,700
Antipolo Ynares Center 7,500
Singapore Singapore Slingers Kallang, Singapore OCBC Arena 3,000 2006 2009 Singapore Neo Beng Siang
Malaysia Westports Malaysia Dragons Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium 2,500 2009 Australia Jamie Pearlman
People's Republic of China Zhuhai Wolf Warriors Zhuhai Jinan University 2,500 2018 TBD

Former teams

Country Team Years
From To
 Brunei Brunei Barracudas 2009 2011
 Indonesia Indonesia Warriors 2012 2014
Laskar Dreya South Sumatra 2014
Satria Muda BritAma 2009 2011
 Philippines AirAsia Philippine Patriots 2009 2012
Pilipinas MX3 Kings 2015 2016
San Miguel Beermen 2012 2013
 Thailand Bangkok Cobras 2012
Hi-Tech Bangkok City 2009 2016
 Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung Truth 2016 2017
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