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Malaysia National Basketball League

Malaysia National Basketball League (MNBL)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1981
CEO Tan Kee Hian (陳其賢) (2002–11)
Ranndy Yap (2012-present)
Inaugural season 1981
No. of teams 5
Country  Malaysia
Continent FIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent champion(s) Kelantan Warriors (1st title)
Most titles Melaka Chinwoo (3 titles)
Level on pyramid 1
Official website NBL

The Malaysia National Basketball League (Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA). The competition started as Malaysian Basketball League (MBL) in 1981. In 2002, MABA appointed Mr. Tan Kee Hian (Chinese: 陳其賢) to handle the competition and changed the league's name to Malaysia National Basketball League (MNBL).

MNBL commissioner Tan Kee Hian announced on 24 July 2011, after the grand final of 2011 MNBL, that they would take a break from the privately owned national league “after 10 years of struggling to keep the league afloat due to the lack of sponsors and teams”. However, the Malaysia Basketball Association (MABA) have promised to step in next year to keep the tournament alive.[1]


  • Current clubs 1
  • Recent defunct clubs 2
    • Other defunct clubs 2.1
  • MNBL League Championships 3
    • Malaysia Basketball League (MBL) 3.1
    • Malaysia National Basketball League (MNBL) 3.2
  • MNBL Overall Champions Cup 4
    • MBL Champions Cup (MBL) 4.1
    • MNBL Champions Cup (MNBL) 4.2
  • Awards 5
    • Most Valuable Players (MVP) 5.1
  • Recent Foreign Players/Coaches in the Malaysia National Basketball League 6
    • Foreign Players 6.1
    • Foreign Coaches 6.2
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Current clubs

These teams will be playing in the 2013 Malaysia National Basketball League season:

State Club Founded City (Based) Home Venue
Perak Farmcochem 2003 Ipoh, Perak Indera Mulia Stadium
Kuala Lumpur Dragons 2009 Kuala Lumpur MABA Stadium
Bintulu Eagles 2013 Bintulu, Sarawak Bintulu Indoor Basketball Court
Sarawak Fire Horse 2011 Miri, Sarawak Miri Indoor Stadium
Kelantan Warriors 2013 Kota Bharu, Kelantan Chung Hwa Indoor Stadium, Kelantan

Recent defunct clubs

State Club Active Years City (Based)
Kuala Lumpur Tanamas 2002 Kuala Lumpur
State Pets 2002 Petaling, Selangor
Petronas Junior 2003 Malaysia
Eng Tat Hornets 2004 Singapore
Port Dickson Basketball 2002–2004 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Cheras Hokkien Association 2002–2005 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Langat Basketball Association 2005 Kuala Langat, Selangor
Kuala Lumpur Basketball Association 2005 Kuala Lumpur
Selangor SM Land 2003–2004,2006–2008 Shah Alam, Selangor
Melaka Chinwoo 2006–2009 Malacca City, Malacca
Segamat Basketball Association 2004–2009 Segamat, Johor
Sabah Kinsabina Group B.C. 2010 Penampang, Sabah
Sarawak Rainbow 2007–2010 Bintulu, Sarawak
Singapore Siglap 2011 Singapore
Penang Stallions 2012 Penang
Crouching Tiger (Malaysia Nat'l Junior Team) 2012 Kuala Lumpur

Other defunct clubs


MNBL League Championships

Malaysia Basketball League (MBL)

Year Champions Runners-up 3rd Place
1981 Selangor Basketball Association
1984 PKNS B.C.
1988 Pandan Jaya Sports Club
1990 Good Will Sports Club
1992 Johor Tigers B.C.
1995 Petronas Basketball Team
1996 Petronas Basketball Team
1997 Petronas Basketball Team
1998 Petronas Basketball Team
1999 Petronas Basketball Team
2000 Petronas Basketball Team
2001 Petronas Basketball Team

Malaysia National Basketball League (MNBL)

Year Champions Runners-up 3rd Place
2002 Kuala Lumpur Tanamas Port Dickson Basketball
2003 Port Dickson Basketball Selangor SM Land
2004 Segamat Basketball Association Cheras Hokkien Association
2005 Cheras Hokkien Association Kuala Langat Basketball Association
2006 Segamat Basketball Association Melaka Chinwoo
2007 Melaka Chinwoo Selangor SM Land
2008 Melaka Chinwoo Perak Farmcochem
2009 Melaka Chinwoo Bintulu Rainbow
2010 Kuala Lumpur Dragons Sarawak Rainbow
2011 Miri Fire Horse Perak Farmcochem
2012 Perak Farmcochem Kuala Lumpur Dragons
2013 Kelantan Warriors Perak Farmcochem Sarawak Fire Horse

MNBL Overall Champions Cup

MBL Champions Cup (MBL)

Year Champions Final score Runners-up
2001 Petronas Basketball Team
2002 Petronas Basketball Team
2003 Petronas Basketball Team
2004 Petronas Basketball Team

MNBL Champions Cup (MNBL)

Year Champions Final score Runners-up
2006 Segamat Basketball Association 81-75 Melaka Chinwoo
2007 Selangor SM Land 95-82 Melaka Chinwoo
2008 Melaka Chinwoo 94-67 Perak Farmcochem
2009 Bintulu Rainbow 80-72 Melaka Chinwoo
2010 Kuala Lumpur Dragons 76-59 Perak Farmcochem
2011 Miri Fire Horse 74-73 Perak Farmcochem
2012 Perak Farmcochem 82-78 Kuala Lumpur Dragons
2013 Kelantan Warriors 78-58 Perak Farmcochem


Most Valuable Players (MVP)

Season Players Clubs
2006 Tan Kian Hoong Segamat Basketball Association
2007 Chris Kuete Selangor SM Land
2008 B. Guganeswarran Melaka Chinwoo
2009 Chris Kuete Bintulu Rainbow
2010 N/A N/A
2011 N/A N/A
2012 N/A N/A
2013 Chris Kuete Perak Farmcochem

Recent Foreign Players/Coaches in the Malaysia National Basketball League

Foreign Players

  • Perak Farmcochem
    • Gareth John Murray (2009)
    • Jason Killeen (2010)
    • Raymond Canady Jr. (2009)
    • Chris Kuete (2011–13)
    • Bryson McKenzie (2011)
    • Gaston Essengue (2011)
    • Chris Garnett (2012)
    • Lashawn Monteze Malloy (2013)
  • Sarawak Rainbow
    • Chris Kuete (2009)
    • Matthew R. Smith (2010)
    • Kenny Harris (2009)
    • Samuel Emany Meka (2007–08)
    • Abdul Rahman Taher (2007–08)
  • Singapore Siglap
  • Sarawak Fire Horse
    • Gene Anthony Johnson (2011–13)
    • Nathaniel Michael Pilgrim (2011)
    • Mark Musgrave (2011)
    • Devon Sullivan (2012)
    • Robert Jones (2013)
    • Benson Andrew Lee (2013)
    • Goran Veg (2013)
  • Penang Stallions
    • Philip Turner (2012)
    • Uche Echefu (2012)
  • Kelantan Warriors
    • Michael Schwarnegger (2013)
    • Jonathan Bruce Kreft (2013)
    • Devon Sullivan (2013)
    • Kelvin McNeil Jr. (2013)
  • Bintulu Eagles
    • Raymond Canady Jr. (2013)
    • Caleb Patterson (2013)
    • Philip Turner (2013)

Foreign Coaches

  • Sarawak Fire Horse
    • Nomar Isla (2011–13)
    • Adam James Steere (2013)
  • Singapore Siglap
    • Neo Nam Kheng (2011)
  • Bintulu Eagles
    • Adriano Papa Jr. (2013)


  1. ^ MABA pledge to keep the NBL going from next year

External links

  • Malaysia Basketball Association official website
  • Malaysian basketball on website
  • Malaysia Basketball official website
  • National Basketball League official website
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