|Current season, competition or edition:|
2020 VBA season
|No. of teams||7|
|Continent||FIBA Asia (Asia)|
|Saigon Heat (2nd title)|
|Most titles||Saigon Heat (2 titles)|
The Vietnam Basketball Association (Vietnamese: Giải Bóng Rổ Chuyên Nghiệp Việt Nam), often abbreviated as VBA, is a Vietnamese national professional basketball league founded in 2016.
The formation of the VBA was announced by charter team Saigon Heat following their completion of the 2015–16 ASEAN Basketball League season. Leading up to the inaugural season, the VBA expected 6 teams would compete in the new league. However, only 5 teams were officially unveiled. To oversee league operations, the VBA looked to the Philippines to find someone with an extensive basketball background. Tonichi Pujante was named the inaugural league commissioner. In January 2020, the VBA announced that the upcoming season would feature one additional team located in the province of Khanh Hoa on the Southern Coast of Vietnam. The team reportedly was going to play in the 2019 season tournament, but plans fell through. The new team is unofficially called the "Nha Trang Dolphins."
The VBA started its inaugural season with 5 teams. The league added the Thang Long Warriors as its 6th franchise in the 2017 season.
Going into the 2020 season, the VBA added the Nha Trang Dolphins in Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa as its 7th franchise.
|Team||City, Region||Arena||Founded||Joined||Head Coach|
|Cantho Catfish||Ninh Kiều District, Cần Thơ||Can Tho Multi-purpose Sports Arena||2016||Jordan Collins|
|Danang Dragons||Hải Châu District, Đà Nẵng||Quan Khu 5 Sports Arena||2016||Phan Thanh Cảnh|
|Hanoi Buffaloes||Hai Bà Trưng District, Hà Nội||Bach Khoa Sports Arena||2016||Eric Weissling|
|Hochiminh City Wings||District 3, Ho Chi Minh City||Ho Xuan Huong Sports Arena||2016||Gediminas Meiliunas|
|Nha Trang Dolphins||Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa||Nha Trang University Sports Arena||2020||Ryan Marchand|
|Saigon Heat||District 7, Ho Chi Minh City||CIS Sports Arena||2011||2016||Kevin Yurkus|
|Thang Long Warriors||Tây Hồ District, Hà Nội||Tây Hồ Arena||2017||Predrag Lukic|
Following the summer break, the preseason begins typically in May. During this time, the teams build their 13–16-man rosters with each team allowed one foreign, two Overseas Vietnamese, and 10–13 local players. The VBA regular season currently begins at the beginning of August and runs to the end of the October. Each team plays 15 games, divided between 7–8 home and 7–8 away matches.
At the end of the regular season, the league's overall leader is awarded the Fans' Shield.
At the conclusion of the regular, the VBA Playoffs begins. In the inaugural season, all 5 teams are eligible for the tournament style playoffs. However, the teams that finish in the #4 and #5 seeds must meet each other in a wildcard game to move on to the playoffs. The winner of the game meets the #1 seeded team. In the 2017 season onward, there are 6 teams, and the wildcard game is eliminated. #1 will play #4 and the #2 seeded team meets the #3 seeded team in a best-of-three series. The winners move on to meet in the VBA Finals.
|Team||Champions||Runners-up||Total||Champion year||Runner-up year|
|Saigon Heat||2||0||2||2019, 2020||-|
|Thang Long Warriors||1||1||2||2017||2020|
|Cantho Catfish||1||2||3||2018||2017, 2019|
|Hochiminh City Wings||0||1||1||-||2016|
Current teams that have no VBA Finals appearances: Nha Trang Dolphins