Široki and Zlatibor granted 2021/22 season wild cards

Monday, 13. September 2021 at 23:20

At the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly session, which took place on 13 September 2021 through Zoom application, a series of decisions and conclusions with a goal of smooth start of the 2021/22 season, as well as further strengthening and development of the competition, were made.

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The ABA League j.t.d. Assembly has adopted the Bylaws for the 2021/22 season. At this occasion, the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly has decided that all of the competitions under its umbrella will be played in accordance with the FIBA rules and has changed the competition system in the ABA League 1st division.

In accordance with the new competition system in the ABA League 1st division, six best-placed teams of the 2021/22 season will secure Playoffs spots. Two best-placed teams of the regular season will qualify directly to the Semi-finals, while the remaining four participants of the Playoffs will compete for a spot in the Semi-finals. The clashes for the Semi-finals will be played in a 3-6, 4-5 system in a best of three series. Just as it has been the case so far, the Semi-finals will be played in a best of three series and Finals in the best of five series.

The ABA League j.t.d. Assembly has decided that wild cards for two additional spots in the ABA League 2 will be free of charge and that they would be obtained by Široki and Zlatibor, which, alongside 12 previously revealed participants, completes the list of participants of the ABA League 2 for the 2021/22 season.

Also, the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly has decided to approve the request of the basketball federations of Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, to reschedule the 9th round of the ABA League, so that the national teams would have more time to prepare themselves for their tests in the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers.

In the end, the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly has thanked Saša Pavličić Bekić, whose mandate as the ABA League Disciplinary Judge expired on 30 June 2021, for everything that he has done for the development of the ABA League and wished him good luck in the remainder of his career.