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Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 LNB Pro B season
Sport Basketball
Founded 1932
No. of teams 18
Country  France
Continent FIBA Europe
Most recent champion(s) Boulogne-sur-Mer (1st title)
Related competitions French Cup
Semaine des As Cup
Level on pyramid 2nd Tier (France)
Promotion to LNB Pro A (1st Tier)
Relegation to Nationale 1 (3rd Tier)
Official website

The LNB Pro B, full name, Ligue Nationale de Basket Pro B (promoted to the first-tier LNB Pro A (first division).


Names of the league

  • 1932-1949: Honneur (Honor)
  • 1950-1963: Excellence
  • 1964-1987: Nationale 2 (National 2)
  • 1987-1992: Nationale 1B (National 1B)
  • 1992-1993: Nationale A2 (National A2)
  • 1993–Present: Nationale Pro B (National Pro B)


All 18 Pro B teams play each other twice during the regular season. The top eight regular season teams qualify for the Pro B playoffs. The regular season and playoff champions are promoted to the LNB Pro A (first division), while the bottom two regular season teams are relegated to the amateur Nationale 1 league. The quarterfinals and the semifinals are two-legged, and the final is a single game.

Current clubs


Honneur (Honor)




Nationale 2 (National 2)

The Nationale 2 was renamed to Nationale 1B
Season Champion Promotion
1987-88 Montpellier PSC Montpellier PSC, Saint-Quentin BB, BCM Gravelines
1988-89 Reims CB Reims CB, Chorale Roanne
1989-90 SCM Le Mans SCM Le Mans, JDA Dijon
1990-91 Lyon CRO Lyon CRO
1991-92 Levallois SC Levallois SC, ESPE Châlons-en-Champagne
The Nationale 1B was renamed to Nationale A2
1992-93 ASA Sceaux ASA Sceaux
The Nationale A2 was renamed to Nationale Pro B
1993-94 SLUC Nancy SLUC Nancy, Strasbourg IG
1994-95 Besançon BCD Besançon BCD, ALM Évreux
1995-96 Toulouse Spacer's Elan Sportif Chalonnais
1996-97 Maurienne Savoie Toulouse Spacer's
1997-98 Levallois SC (2) Levallois SC
1998-99 Strasbourg IG Strasbourg IG, ESPE Châlons-en-Champagne
1999-00 JL Bourg-en-Bresse JL Bourg-en-Bresse, STB Le Havre
2000-01 CSP Limoges CSP Limoges, Hyères Toulon VB
2001-02 JA Vichy JA Vichy, Chorale Roanne
2002-03 Reims CB (2) Reims CB, Besançon BCD
2003-04 Stade Clermontois Basket Stade Clermontois Basket, ESPE Châlons-en-Champagne
2004-05 Étendard de Brest Étendard de Brest, SPO Rouen
2005-06 Entente Orléanaise Besançon BCD, Entente Orléanaise
2006-07 JA Vichy (2) JA Vichy
2007-08 Besançon BCD (2) SPO Rouen Basket, Besançon BCD
2008-09 Poitiers Paris-Levallois, Poitiers
2009-10 Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez Élan Béarnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez, Limoges CSP
2010-11 Nanterre Nanterre, Dijon
2011-12 Limoges Limoges, Boulazac
2012–13 Olympique Antibes Olympique Antibes, Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2013–14 Boulogne-sur-Mer Boulogne-sur-Mer, Bourg-en-Bresse + Rouen, Châlons-Reims

Most Valuable Players

MVP Awards[1]
Year French Player's MVP Foreign Player's MVP
1992 Patrick Cham (Levallois) Terence Stansbury (Levallois)
1993 Moustapha Sonko (Sceaux) Winston Crite (Sceaux)
1994 Bruno Hamm (Strasbourg) James Banks (Nancy)
1995 Frédéric Hufnagel (La Rochelle) James Banks (Caen)
1996 Karim Gharbi (Hyères Toulon) David Booth (Toulouse)
1997 David Condouant (Vichy) Geoff Lear (Hyères Toulon)
1998 Jimmy Vérove (Brest) Larry Terry (Mulhouse)
1999 Ahmadou Keita (Strasbourg) Jarod Stevenson (Strasbourg)
2000 Charles-Henri Grétouce (Bondy) Elliot Hatcher (Vichy)
2001 Laurent Cazalon (Roanne) Floyd Miller (Hyères Toulon)
2002 Jean-Philippe Tailleman (Golbey-Epinal) Rahshon Turner (Vichy)
2003 Cyril Akpomedah (Châlons-en-Champagne) Mike Jones (Reims / Saint-Quentin)
2004 David Melody (Clermont-Ferrand) Ondřej Starosta (Saint-Quentin)
2005 Stephen Brun (Brest) Tyson Patterson (Brest)
2006 Raphaël Desroses (Angers) Cedrick Banks (Besançon)
2007 Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (Nanterre) Jimmal Ball (Vichy)
2008 Adrien Moerman (Nanterre) Rashaun Freeman (Nantes)
2009 Jimmal Ball (Paris-Levallois) Errick Craven (Clermont)
2010 Moussa Badiane (Aix-les-Bains) Teddy Gipson (Pau-Lacq-Orthez)
2011 Philippe da Silva (ALM Évreux) Nate Carter (JSF Nanterre)
2012 Joseph Gomis (Limoges) Chris Massie (Limoges)
2013 Mouhammadou Jaiteh (Boulogne-sur-Mer) Jeremiah Wood (Évreux)
2014 Michel Morandais (Châlons-Reims) Zachery Peacock (Boulogne-sur-Mer)

Best Coach and Most Improved Player

Year Best Coach Most Improved Player
2006 François Peronnet (Châlons-en-Champagne)
2007 Olivier Cousin (Quimper)
2008 Michel Veyronnet (Rouen)
2009 Ruddy Nelhomme (Poitiers)
2010 Didier Dobbels (Pau-Lacq-Orthez)
2011 Pascal Donnadieu (JSF Nanterre)
2012 Frédéric Sarre (Limoges) Ferdinand Prénom (Antibes)
2013 Rémy Valin (Évreux) Mouhammadou Jaiteh (Boulogne-sur-Mer)
2014 Germain Castano (Boulogne-sur-Mer) Olivier Romain (Saint-Quentin)

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Basket News, LNB, 20 years of pro basketball, Calmann-Lévy , October 2007, hardcover, 240 p. (ISBN 978-2-7021-3871-7)

External links

  • Official Site (French)
  • - France
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