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The 2015–16 NBL season was the 38th season of competition since its establishment in 1979. A total of eight teams contested the league. The regular season was played between 7 October 2015 and 14 February 2016, followed by a post-season featuring the top four in late February and March 2016. During the off-season the Wollongong Hawks reverted to their original name Illawarra Hawks which was last used in 1998. Australian broadcast rights to the season are held by Fox Sports, in the first year of a five-year deal, with one game per week simulcast on the Nine Network. In New Zealand Sky Sport are the official league broadcaster.

Pre-season




2015 NBL Pre-Season Blitz


A pre-season tournament featuring all eight teams was held on 24–27 September 2015 at Townsville RSL Stadium, Townsville. The winner will receive the third annual Loggins-Bruton Cup. Melbourne United are pre-season champions.

Regular season




Round 1





Round 2





Round 3





Round 4





Round 5





Round 6





Round 7





Round 8





Round 9





Round 10





Round 11





Round 12





Round 13





Round 14





Round 15





Round 16





Round 17





Round 18





Round 19




Ladder

The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of an identical win-loss record, the results in games played between the teams will determine order of seeding. ''1Melbourne United won Head-to-Head (3-1). ''

Finals Series

The 2015–16 National Basketball League Finals were played in late February and March 2016, consisting of two best-of-three semi-final and final series, where the higher seed hosts the first and third games.


Playoff Seedings


# Melbourne United # Perth Wildcats # Illawarra Hawks # New Zealand Breakers The NBL tie-breaker system as outlined in the NBL Rules and Regulations states that in the case of an identical win-loss record, the results in games played between the teams will determine order of seeding.

Playoff bracket



Semi-finals



Grand Final



Awards



Player of the Month



Coach of the Month



Pre-season

* Most Valuable Player (Ray Borner Medal): Stephen Holt, Melbourne United & Markel Starks, Cairns Taipans

Season

* Most Valuable Player (Andrew Gaze Trophy): Kevin Lisch, Illawarra Hawks * Rookie of the Year: Nick Kay, Townsville Crocodiles * Best Defensive Player: Kevin Lisch, Illawarra Hawks * Best Sixth Man: Hakim Warrick, Melbourne United * Most Improved Player: Clint Steindl, Townsville Crocodiles * Coach of the Year (Lindsay Gaze Trophy): Shawn Dennis, Townsville Crocodiles * Referee of the Year: Vaughan Mayberry * All-NBL First Team: ** Jerome RandleAdelaide 36ersRANDLE, LISCH HEADLINE ALL-NBL TEAMS
/ref> ** Kevin LischIllawarra Hawks ** Chris GouldingMelbourne United ** Daniel KickertMelbourne United ** Andrew OgilvyIllawarra Hawks * All-NBL Second Team: ** Stephen HoltMelbourne United ** Corey WebsterNew Zealand Breakers ** Kirk PenneyIllawarra Hawks ** Matthew KnightPerth Wildcats ** Daniel JohnsonAdelaide 36ers

Finals

* Grand Final Series MVP (Larry Sengstock Medal): Damian Martin, Perth Wildcats

References

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