German League will conclude the 2019-20 season with 10 teams

The clubs of the German League unanimously agreed in their video conference Monday to conclude the 2019-20 season with 10 teams if so can be allowed by the health authorities.

The remaining rounds of the regular season will not be played, and the modified playoffs will begin as soon as action resumes in a tournament form, according to the league’s announcement.

The teams that will take part in this 10-team tournament will beFC Bayern Munich Basketball, MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg, HAKRO Merlins Crailsheim, ALBA Berlin, EWE Baskets Oldenburg, RASTA Vechta, Brose Bamberg, BG Göttingen, ratiopharm ulm and Fraport Skyliners.

These teams will come together for a tournament at a location yet to be determined with the decision due Monday, May 4th.

The teams will then be separated into two groups, each consisting of 5 teams, each team initially plays everyone against each other in a group phase. The quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the finals will then be played cross-wise in an adapted play-offs system within the course of about 3 weeks. Preparation and training times will be calculated in advance.

The 7 clubs that have decided not to take part in the playoff tournament will be listed in the easyCredit BBL’s final table for the 2019/2020 season behind the teams that have competed in the tournament.

Source: eurohoops

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