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The Italian basketball league system or Italian basketball league pyramid, is a series of interconnected competitions for professional basketball clubs in Italy. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and demotion system between competitions at different levels. There are currently nine different competitions on the pyramid: the 1st-tier Lega Basket Serie A (LBA), the 2nd-tier Serie A2 Basket, the 3rd-tier Serie B Basket, the 4th-tier Serie C Gold Basket, the 5th-tier Serie C Regionale, the 6th-tier Serie D Regionale, the 7th-tier Promozione, the 8th-tier Prima Divisione, and the 9th-tier Seconda Divisione.

The tier pyramid

Level League
1. Lega Basket Serie A (LBA)
National Professional 1st Division
(16 teams)
2. Serie A2 Basket
National Professional 2nd Division
(32 teams in two 16 team groups)
3. Serie B Basket
National semi-pro 3rd Division
(64 teams in four 16 team groups)
4. Serie C Gold Basket
National semi-pro 4th Division
(98 teams in 7 groups)
5. Serie C Regionale
Regional 1st Division
6. Serie D Regionale
Regional 2nd Division
7. Promozione
Regional 3rd Division
8. Prima Divisione
Regional 4th Division
9. Seconda Divisione
Regional 5th Division

Other competitions

See also