Heffingen is the favorite to start the season

The men’s National 2 features 9 teams in the 2023/24 season.

US Heffingen starts the season as the favorite in this league. Despite relegating from the LBBL, the team has kept its core together, only Lou Demuth left to play in Steinsel. Max Schmit, Philippe Arendt, Tom Schomer and Co clearly have the most quality on JICL players in the league and want to take advantage of it to earn one of the two promotion spots. Coach Alex Pires returned to the club to attack the mission of promotion.

The second relegated team from 2022/23, AS Zolwer, faces a difficult challenge. In contrary to Heffingen, Zolwer lost its core players and now has to start over once again with Alexis Kreps as head coach.

Just like every year, a lot will depend on how quickly teams can find the right professional players. With a total of 2 promotion spots and a possible third team moving up to the LBBL, most teams certainly start the season with the hope of being in the play-off discussion at least. Avanti Mondorf has made the promotion/relegation series the past two season, but has not been able to promote to the highest league. With Bob Adam coming in as new head coach of the team, Mondorf is definitely a team to watch once again this season. Black Star Mersch has played a strong season in 2022/23 but it was just not enough to earn one of the top three spots at the end. The team is still being coached by experienced German coach Rainer Kloss. Racing Luxembourg should be a team with very high ambitions: New coach Adam Radomirovic wants to bring the club from the capital back to the LBBL. With players like Max Hilger or Louis Soragna, the team has a lot of quality players on its roster. After their first year in the National 2 last season, the Black Frogs Schieren wants to continue to build and earn more victories than last season. The team will continue to be coached by Nigel Tolentino who brought the team up from the National 3 in 2021/22. The Hedgehogs Bascharage, coached by Goran Lukic, seem to be a wild card team this season as their strength is difficult to predict. Telstar Hesper has accepted the challenge to promote and compete in the second league without the addition of professional players. Now the team of coach Luka Filipcevic can see how well they can compete on this level. BC Mess is entering the second season with coach Joao Janeiro. After a season 2022/23 where Mess not able to compete for a spot in the play-offs, the ambitions of the club should be a little higher this year.

The game mode:
The 6 strongest teams from the regular season will play the play-offs (10 games) and the best two teams will play in the LBBL in the 2024/25 season. The third best team will get a chance to fight for promotion in a best-of-3 series against the third worst team from the LBBL.
In the play-down, the bottom 3 teams will compete with the best two A-teams from the National 3, 4 out of 5 teams will play in the National in the 2024/25 season in order to have 10 teams in this league once again.

On game day 1,the following 4 games will be played:

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Team picture Avanti Mondorf (facebook page)

More team pictures will follow if available.

Par FLBB , le 18/09/2023 à 21:02