The East Asian Super League (EASL) has announced the schedule for the 2023-24 season.
The East Asian Super League 2023-24 season will begin next month and run through March 10, 2024, with a total of 28 matches. Group stage matches will be played on Wednesday evenings from October through February. The eight participating teams will be split into two groups, playing home and away against teams in the same group, with the “Final Four” scheduled for March 8-10, 2024, to determine the 안전카지노사이트 EASL 2023-24 champion.
South Korea will feature the Anyang Jungkwanjang Red Boosters (Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation), who won the KBL overall title in the 2022-2023 season, and the Seoul SK Knights, who finished third in the regular season and reached the championship game. Last season, the Red Boosters went 37-17 and SK went 36-18 in the regular season.
Group A includes the KBL champion Anyang Jungkwanjang Red Boosters, Japan B League runner-up Chiba Jets, Philippines PBA Governors’ Cup winner TNT Tropang Giga, and Taiwan P.League+ champion Fubon Brace. In Group B, KBL runner-up Seoul SK Knights, B-League champion Ryukyu Golden Kings, P.League+ runner-up New Taipei Kings, and the PBA’s Meralco Bolts will replace former Barangay Hinebra San Miguel.
Meanwhile, New Taipei Kings, competing in Group B, announced the signing of NBA player Jeremy Lin. Jeremy Lin will play alongside his younger brother Joseph Lin in the New Taipei Kings’ EASL campaign. With SK in a group with the New Taipei Kings, the matchup between Kim Sun-hyung and Jeremy Lin will be interesting to watch. SK and the New Taipei Kings will meet for the first time on November 8 at Xinjiang Gymnasium in Taiwan, and again on January 31 at Jamsil Student Gymnasium.
In announcing the schedule, EASL CEO Matt Beyer said, “Asian basketball fans will be treated to a series of intense matches between the best basketball clubs in East Asia. The EASL 2023-24 schedule will fulfill our goal of determining the strongest basketball clubs in East Asia.”
Hagop Kazarian, FIBA Asia Secretary General, said: “FIBA Asia is looking forward to the EASL 23-24 season. We are one step closer to our long-standing goal of creating an international basketball club competition in the East Asian region. FIBA wishes the best of luck to all the clubs participating in this journey.”
“We are confident that Korean basketball fans will be mesmerized by the journey of the Anyang Chungkwanjang Red Boosters and Seoul SK Knights in this EASL Season 2. We look forward to seeing them take on some of the best teams in East Asia and, of course, we expect them to bring home the trophy once again following their success in EASL Season 1.”
Shinji Shimada, President of the B-League, added: “The Ryukyu Golden Kings and Chiba Jets will represent the B-League in the upcoming East Asia Super League. We look forward to their success on the Asian stage. We also hope that all the participating teams will showcase the appeal of Asian basketball to the rest of the world.”
P.LEAGUE+ President Charles Chen said, “Taiwanese basketball fans have been waiting for years for the opportunity to watch and cheer on top teams from other leagues in East Asia on the international stage. The Braves and Kings are ready to rise to the challenge.”