The East Asia Super League has released its 2023-24 season schedule. Opening night is Wednesday, October 11, with the B.League's Chiba Jets playing host to TNT Tropang Giga at Funabashi Arena in the first game.
The Jets and Filipino club TNT are among four Group A teams for the tournament's group stage, which continues until January 2024.
In the schedule released on September 15, the Ryukyu Golden Kings, the reigning B.League champions, were assigned to Group B. Coach Dai Oketani's Kings face the Seoul SK Knights in the teams' opener on October 18 at Okinawa Arena, which hosted 10 days of FIBA Basketball World Cup matches from August 25-September 3.
The current EASL campaign features the champion and runner-up squads from the 2022-23 season from three countries' leagues in the region. They are the B.League (the Jets finished second), the Korean Basketball League (the Anyang JungKwanJang Red Boosters and Knights were first and second, respectively) and Taiwan's P. League+ (the Taipei Fubon Braves and New Taipei Kings were champions and runners-up). Also in the mix are top clubs from the 2023 Philippine Basketball Association's Governors' Cup: TNT and the Meralco Bolts.
Anyang, Taipei, Chiba and TNT are the Group A squads.
Group B is comprised of Seoul, New Taipei, Ryukyu and Meralco.
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Author: Ed Odeven