Astana Tigers

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Astana Tigers
Astana Tigers logo
Leagues National Basketball League
Founded 2000
Dissolved 2011
History Astana Tigers
(2000–2011)
BC Astana
(2011–present)
Location Astana, Kazakhstan
Team colors Yellow, Orange and Black
              
Uniforms
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Home jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

The Astana Tigers were a professional basketball team based in Astana, Kazakhstan. They were a member of the National Basketball League. They are most crowned Kazakhstan team with 6 championship titles. The women's basketball team with the same name, plays in the Kazakhstan women's basketball league.[1]

History[edit]

The Astana Tigers were founded in 2000 as a junior team at the Junior sport's school №1 of the Olympic reserve.[2] On May 2005, Tigers officially took a professional basketball team status and joined to newly created National Basketball League.[3] In 2010, the participated at the 2010 FIBA Asia Champions Cup.[4] Tigers finished 3rd in preliminary found and qualified to playoffs. However, they defeated in the quarterfinals by Jordanian ASU Team.[5] They placed 5th in the tournament, which is the best ever result for Kazakh team at the FIBA Asia Champions Cup.[6]

Championships[edit]

National Basketball League:

  • 1st Winners (6): 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Astana Tigers women's basketball team defeats Pavlodar". Caspionet.kz. November 11, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Anton Ponomarev: We’ll play to win until the final horn". VTB United League. April 14, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Be acquainted - Astana Tigers" (in Russian). Astana-Legion.kz. January 12, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "KAZ/PHI - Smart Gilas win hearts, Astana the game". FIBA Asia. May 24, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "JOR/KAZ - Second quarter surge takes ASU into semifinals". FIBA Asia. May 28, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "KAZ/KSA - Astana aim for their best finish". FIBA Asia. May 29, 2010. Retrieved February 9, 2014.