Past Champions

1984 NBL Champions: Wellington Saints

Two new teams were promoted to the 1984 NBL season - Ponsonby and CBL champions from the previous year, Hamilton. Porirua and Waitemata, the bottom two sides from the 1983 NBL season, were relegated. In a repeat of the 1983 Grand Final, the Wellington Saints avenged their defeat to Auckland to claim their first NBL championship.

Teams:

8 teams contested the 1984 season (final standings): Wellington Saints, Auckland, Hamilton, Canterbury Rams, Ponsonby, Nelson Giants, Napier Sunhawks and Centrals.

Grand Final:

Wellington Saints (96) defeated Auckland (83) (Referees: Keith Milligan & Robin Milligan)

Season Award Winners:

  • NZ Most Valuable Player: John Rademakers (Canterbury Rams)
  • Most Outstanding Guard (Keith Carr Trophy): Kenny McFadden (Wellington Saints)
  • Most Outstanding Forward (Commissioners Cup): Ben Anthony (Auckland)
  • Scoring Champion (Alan Bland Memorial Trophy): Kenny McFadden (Wellington Saints)
  • Rebounding Champion (Garry Pettis Memorial Trophy): Mark Davis (Hamiton)
  • Assist Champion (Dave Taylor Trophy): Clyde Huntley (Canterbury Rams)
  • Regular Season Winners: Wellington Saints
  • Best Team Free Throws¬†(Nial Forsyth Trophy): Centrals

All-Star Five:

  • Ben Anthony (Auckland)
  • Clyde Huntley (Canterbury Rams)
  • Zack Jones (Hamilton)
  • Kenny McFadden (Wellington Saints)
  • Jacques Tuz (Nelson Giants)
   
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