The five Baltic teams — Siauliai, Ventspils, Juventus, Tartu Rock, Pieno Zvaigzdes — that will play in the new FIBA Europe competition will join starting from the BBL Eight-Final round if they do not qualify for the FIBA Europe Play-Offs.
The remaining 14 teams will be divided into two groups of seven teams and will play in a round robin format, which will see each team faces their group opponents twice – home and away.
The Kazakhstan team Barsy Atyrau will play only a few games at home, with the remaining matches played away during the BBL Regular Season.
Eleven teams (teams placed 1st – 5th in each group and the best 6th placed team) will qualify for the BBL Eight-Finals. The remaining teams with the highest ranking after the BBL Regular Season will have the chance to participate in the Play-Offs, if less than five teams from FIBA Europe competition participate in the BBL Eight-Finals.
In determining Play-Off pairs, last season’s ranking will apply to the teams participating in the FIBA Europe competition. As champions, Siauliai will get the lowest-ranked opponent, Ventspils, Juventus, Rock and Pieno Zvaigzdes will be second, third, fourth and fifth on the list respectively.
In all Play-Off stages, the competition will be conducted in a two-game home and away format, with the team with the best aggregate score advancing to the next round.
The final standings will be determined in BBL Finals and BBL bronze-medal series, also in the same format.
More than 80 games of the 2015-16 BBL season will be shown live online at DELFI TV and SportaCentrs.com, with the best BBL Play-Off games also broadcasted by Viasat Sport Baltic.