Lega Basket Serie A

The Lega Basket Serie A, Serie A for short, is the highest basketball league in Italy.


The league was founded in 1920. Since 1925, it is organized by the Federazione Italiana Pallacanestro, the Italian Basketball Federation.

In 1974, she was in two game seasons, the series A1 and A2 divided the series. As of the 2001 /02 season, the game scales were divided into two independent leagues. The teams from the former Serie A1 henceforth played in Lega Basket Serie A and the teams of the former series A2 in the now autonomous organized Legadue.

Since the athletic qualified for the season 2008/ 09 clubs Basket Napoli and Orlandina Basket no license were allowed to move up and no other clubs to take part since 16 instead of the previous 18 clubs in the League operation. Nuova Sebastiani Basket Rieti, which was started as Martos Napoli, was expelled in April 2010 from the game, all the games of the team were disqualified.

Title by cities

→ For the list of Italian basketball champion, see Italian Champion (Basketball)


Take part in the league 16 (until 2008: 18) teams participate. The top eight teams take part after the regular season to the playoffs. This will take place in the first two rounds in the best-of -five - mode in the final series in the best-of -seven - mode. The two worst teams get into the Legadue, the second division, from.

Clubs in the 2012/2013 season

For the 2012/13 season rose Enel Brindisi and Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia on from the Legadue. Teramo Basket and Pallacanestro Treviso were excluded from league play. In addition, Junior Libertas Casale Monferrato dismounted for sporting reasons, after the league had in the previous season includes 17 teams.

  • Sidigas Avellino
  • Angelico Biella
  • SAIE3 Bologna
  • Enel Brindisi ( N)
  • Chebolletta Cantù
  • Juve Caserta
  • Vanoli - Braga Cremona
  • EA7 - Emporio Armani Milano
  • Sutor Basket Montegranaro
  • Scavolini Pesaro Banca Marche
  • Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia (N)
  • Acea Roma
  • Banco di Sardegna Sassari
  • Montepaschi Siena (M, P)
  • Cimberio Varese
  • Umana Venezia

Notes: M = Master; P = Cup winner; N = novice


Main sponsor of the Serie A has long been the Italian mobile operator Telecom Italia Mobile ( TIM), since 2012 it is the Turkish electronics company Beko.