British Basketball League
The British Basketball League (BBL) is a men's professional basketball league in Great Britain and represents the highest level of play in the country. The league is contested by 10 teams, with representation from both England and Scotland. There are no clubs however from Wales or Northern Ireland. The BBL runs three additional knockout competitions alongside the BBL Championship; the BBL Cup and the BBL Trophy, and the end-of-season Play-offs.
The BBL sits above the National Basketball League or the Scottish Basketball Championship, which effectively form the second tier of British basketball. There is currently no automatic promotion or relegation between the English and Scottish leagues and the BBL because of the franchise system in use in the BBL, although several clubs have been successful in making the step up from the EBL in recent years.
The 10 member franchises of the BBL jointly own the league, and a chairman is elected by the teams to oversee league operations. The head offices are located in Leicester, where the country's oldest team, the Leicester Riders is also based.
In partnership with Basketball England, the BBL launched a women's league in 2014, branded as the Women's British Basketball League (WBBL).
Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Basketball_League