Competition Format 2016/2017

For the Regular Season, clubs are divided into two groups consisting of seven teams each.

Group A Group B
Port of Parnu Rakvere Tarvas
Barons LDz Valmiera/ORDO
Jurmala/Fenikss Jekabpils
Liepaja/Triobet Ogre Kuhmo Tyre
Nevezis Pieno Zvaigzdes
Barsy Atyrau Borisfen

The top four teams from each group will guarantee themselves Eight-Final berth, with the remaining eight spots reserved for teams who are participating in continental competitions.

Like in the last edition of the Triobet BBL, such teams would join the Play-Offs only if they do not qualify for the Elimination Rounds in their respective continental competitions. If they were to successfully advance, it would free up spots in the Triobet BBL Eight-Final round for the remaining best-placed Regular Season teams.

In determining the Play-Off bracket and the Eight-Final pairs in particular, the teams from the Triobet BBL Regular Season will be ranked lower than teams from European competitions.

The seeding order of teams that will not compete in the Regular Season will be determined by the combined results of the past three seasons in domestic leagues and Triobet BBL.

Seeding of other teams:

Seed Team
1. Siauliai
2. Tartu
3. Ventspils
4. Vytautas
5. Lietkabelis
6. Juventus
7. Kalev/Cramo
8. TLU/Kalev

Like in previous editions of the Triobet BBL, the best-of-two format will be used in all rounds of Play-Offs, with the higher-seeded team hosting the second of the two games.

However, teams who did not participate in the Regular Season will not have home-court advantage against clubs who did play in the Regular Season, therefore playing the home leg first despite technically having a higher seed.

After the Eight-Final (February 6-8 & 21-23), Quarter-Final (February 28 - March 2 & March 7-9)  and Semi-Final rounds (March 14-16 & 21-23), the final standings of the 2016-17 Triobet BBL season will be determined in the Triobet BBL Finals  and the Bronze-Medal series (March 28-30 & April 4-6), also held in the same format.

Teams placed 1st to 8th in the 2016-17 Triobet BBL season will directly qualify for the 2017-18 season.

* dates of Playoffs are temporary.