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2009 in basketball
The following are the
events of the year basketball throughout the world.
Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.
Pan American Games at
Southeast Asian Games at
Southeast Asia Basketball Association Championship for Women 2009 at
Liga Nacional de Básquet, 2008–09 season:
National Basketball League, 2008–09 season:
Basketball League Belgium: Spirou Charleroi defeat Dexia Mons-Hainaut 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
Chinese Basketball Association, 2008–09 season: Guangdong Southern Tigers defeat the Xinjiang Flying Tigers 4–1 in the best-of-seven final.
Croatian League: Cibona defeat Zadar 3–1 in the best-of-five final.
Czech League: ČEZ Nymburk defeat Geofin Nový Jičín 4–0 in the best-of-seven final.
Dutch Eredivisie: MyGuide Amsterdam defeat EiffelTowers Den Bosch 4–3 in the best-of-seven final.
French Pro A League: ASVEL Basket defeat Orléans 55–41 in the one-off final.
German Bundesliga: EWE Baskets Oldenburg defeat Telekom Baskets Bonn 3–2 in the best-of-five final.
Greek League, 2008–09 season: Panathinaikos defeat Olympiacos 3–1 in the best-of-five final.
Iranian Super League, 2008–09 season: Mahram defeat Zob Ahan 2–0 in the best-of-three final.
Israeli Super League, 2008–09 season: Maccabi Tel Aviv defeat Maccabi Haifa 85–72 in the one-off final.
Italian Serie A, 2008–09 season: Montepaschi Siena defeat Armani Jeans Milano 4–0 in the best-of-seven final. Montepaschi complete a treble of trophies, having also won the Italian Supercup and Italian Cup; they lost only one out of 44 matches across all domestic competitions this season.
Lithuanian LKL: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius defeat Žalgiris Kaunas 4–1 in the best-of-seven final.
Montenegro League: Budućnost Podgorica defeat Primorje 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
Philippine Basketball Association, 2008–09 season:
Polish League: Asseco Prokom Sopot defeat Turów Zgorzelec 4–1 in the best-of-seven final.
Russian Super League: CSKA Moscow defeat Khimki Moscow Region 3–1 in the best-of-five final.
Serbia Super League: Partizan Belgrade defeat Red Star Belgrade 3–2 in the best-of-five final.
Slovenian League: Union Olimpija defeat Helios Domžale 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
Turkish Basketball League: Efes Pilsen defeat Fenerbahçe Ülker 4–2 in the best-of-seven final.
Ukrainian Super League: Azovmash Mariupol defeat BC Donetsk 3–0 in the best-of-five final.
British Basketball League, 2008–09:
Adriatic League: Partizan Belgrade defeat Cibona Zagreb 63–49 in the one-off final. Baltic League: Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius defeat Žalgiris Kaunas 97–74 in the one-off final.
Awards and honors
FIBA Hall of Fame
WNBA Most Valuable Player Award: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award: Tamika Catchings, Indiana Fever
WNBA Rookie of the Year Award: Angel McCoughtry, Atlanta Dream
WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award: DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Most Improved Player Award: Crystal Langhorne, Washington Mystics
Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award: Kara Lawson, Sacramento Monarchs
WNBA Coach of the Year Award: Marynell Meadors, Atlanta Dream
WNBA All-Star Game MVP: Swin Cash, Seattle Storm
WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award: Diana Taurasi, Phoenix Mercury FIBA Europe Player of the Year Award: Sandrine Gruda, France, UMMC Ekaterinburg, and Connecticut Sun
John R. Wooden Award: Maya Moore, Connecticut
Naismith College Player of the Year: Maya Moore, Connecticut
Naismith College Coach of the Year: Geno Auriemma, Connecticut
Wade Trophy: Maya Moore, Connecticut
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award: Renee Montgomery, Connecticut
Associated Press Women's College Basketball Player of the Year: Maya Moore, Connecticut
NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player: Tina Charles, UConn
Basketball Academic All-America Team: Amber Guffey, Murray State
Carol Eckman Award: Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame
Maggie Dixon Award: Kelly Packard, Ball State
USBWA National Freshman of the Year: Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee
Associated Press College Basketball Coach of the Year: Geno Auriemma, Connecticut
List of Senior CLASS Award women's basketball winners: Courtney Paris, Oklahoma
Nancy Lieberman Award: Renee Montgomery, Connecticut Naismith Outstanding Contribution to Basketball: Anne Donovan
January 29 —
Kay Yow, Hall of Fame coach of the NC State Lady Wolfpack (born 1942) February 5 —
Mel Thompson, American college coach ( The Citadel) (born 1932) February 20 —
Larry H. Miller, American businessman, owner of the Utah Jazz (born 1944) February 26 —
Johnny Kerr, Former NBA player, coach and Chicago Bulls announcer (born 1932) February 26 —
Norm Van Lier, Former NBA player and announcer (born 1947) March 13 —
William Davidson, American businessman, owner of the Detroit Pistons and Hall of Famer (born 1923) April 4 —
Marvin Webster, The "Human Eraser" was a 10-year NBA vet and Division II National Champion at Morgan State University (born 1952) April 16 —
Reggie Royals, ABA player ( San Diego Conquistadors) (born 1950) April 27 —
Glen Gondrezick, Former NBA and UNLV guard (born 1955) April 30 —
Hal Perry, Starting guard on San Francisco's back to back national championship teams (1955 & 1956) (born 1933) May 9 —
Chuck Daly, Two-time NBA Champion coach of the Detroit Pistons and coach of the 1992 US Olympic team (born 1930) May 15 —
Wayman Tisdale, American player, member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame and 12-year NBA veteran; also a renowned jazz bass guitarist (born 1964) May 21 —
DeWitt Menyard, American ABA player ( Houston Mavericks) (born 1944) June 4 —
Randy Smith, Former All-Star guard for the Buffalo Braves (born 1948) July 27 —
Dick Holub, Former Fairleigh Dickinson coach and All-American player at LIU (born 1921) August 11 —
Kirby Minter, American basketball player, MVP of the 1954 FIBA World Championship (born 1929) August 13 —
Lavelle Felton, American basketball player (born 1980) August 17 —
Paul Hogue, All-American and 1962 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player at Cincinnati (born 1940) August 19 —
Harry Kermode, Canadian Olympic player ( 1948) (born 1922) October 19 —
Joe Hutton, American NBA player ( Minneapolis Lakers) (born 1928) October 19 —
Angelo Musi, NBA (Philadelphia Warriors) and ABL player (born 1918) October 23 —
Ron Sobieszczyk, former member of the New York Knicks and Minneapolis Lakers (born 1934) October 30 —
Howie Schultz, member of two NBA championship teams with the Minneapolis Lakers (born 1922) November 1 —
Jonathan Bourhis, French player ( JDA Dijon Basket) (born 1990) November 1 —
Alan Ogg, former UAB and Miami Heat center (born 1967) November 9 —
Al Cervi, Hall of Fame player and coach of the 1955 NBA Champion Syracuse Nationals (born 1917) November 18 —
Red Robbins, Tennessee standout and ABA player (born 1944) November 22 —
Bob Armstrong, American NBL player ( Youngstown Bears) (born 1920) November 24 —
Abe Pollin, Owner of the Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics (born 1923) December 8 —
Fred Sheffield, BAA player ( Philadelphia Warriors) (born 1923) December 28 — Zoltán Horváth, Hungarian player (born 1979)
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