BC Oostende

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Telenet Oostende
Telenet Oostende logo
Nickname BCO
Leagues Belgian League
Eurocup
Founded 25 May 1970; 44 years ago (1970-05-25)
History Sunair Oostende
1970–1999
Telindus Oostende
1999–2008
Base Oostende
2008–2010
Telenet Oostende
2010–present
Arena Sleuyter Arena
Arena Capacity 5,000
Location Ostend, Belgium
Team colors Gold, Black
         
President Arthur Goethals
Head coach Dario Gjergja
Championships 15 Belgian Championships
15 Belgian Cups
4 Belgian Supercups
1 BeNeLux Cup
Website bcoostende.be
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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BC Oostende – for sponsorship reasons known as Telenet Oostende– is a Belgian professional basketball team. The club is based in Ostend and was founded in 1970. The club competes in the top Belgian League. The club's honour list includes 15 Ethias Leagues, 15 Belgian Cups and 1 BeNeLux Cup.

History[edit]

The club was founded on May 25, 1970 and started playing as Sunair Oostende. The team colors were blue and yellow. BCO – a nickname of the club – started in the Belgian Second Division but promoted in its first season after it took the title. But in the First Division the team relegated immediately. But BCO bounced back and promoted once again and got its final spot in the First Division, as they never relegated since.

In the 1974–75 season the club made its first appearance in Europe, when it played 10 games in the Korać Cup. In 1979 the first trophie was won by Oostende: the Belgian Basketball Cup with Ron Adams as head coach. In 1981 the first national title became a fact for BC Oostende, Roger Dutremble was head coach. The club eventually won 6th straight titles in a row in Belgium. In 1988 the club won the first and only BeNeLux Cup.

Before the 1999–2000 season the club got its first name change, as the name of the club became Telindus Oostende, which referred to the new main sponsor. After the club won some more trophies to add to its honour list, the club got a new arena in the Sea'rena – that was named the Sleuyter Arena after one season[1] and had a capacity of 5,000 people – in 2005.

Before the start of the 2010–11 season the club name was changed in Telenet (BC) Oostende. In the second Telenet season Jean-Marc Jaumin was fired by the club[2] and the Croatian coach Dario Gjergja took over his tasks.[3] After that the club won the national title, by beating Spirou Charleroi 3–2 in the Finals, Game 5 ended in 75–74 after overtime.[4] It was the start of a nice streak for Gjergja, as BCO won the double in 2012–13.[4][5] Star player of the team was Matt Lojeski, who was named League MVP.[6] In 2013–14 the club won the double once again, as BCO beat Okapi Aalstar 3–2 in the Finals[7] and earlier beat Antwerp Giants in the Cup Final.[8] The Serbian point guard Dušan Đorđević shined for Oostende, as he was named MVP in the cup[9] and domestic competition.[10]

Names[edit]

For sponsorship reasons, the name of the club has been frequently changed.

  • Sunair Oostende: (1970–1999)
  • Telindus Oostende: (1999–2008)
  • Base Oostende: (2008–2010)
  • Telenet Oostende: (2010–present)

Honours[edit]

1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014
1998, 1999, 2000, 2006
1988

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

BC Oostende roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 5 Belgium Serron, Quentin 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G/F 10 Serbia Petrović, Veselin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PF 11 United States Wilkinson, Wesley 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
SF 14 Poland Ponitka, Mateusz 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
G/F 13 Belgium Salumu, Jean 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
C 15 Morocco Boukichou, Khalid 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
G 20 Serbia Djordjević, Dušan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
F/C 21 United States Wright, Brent 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
G/F 7 United States Thompson, Ryan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
PG 9 Belgium Marnegraeve, Niels 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
C 6 Venezuela Echenique, Gregory 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
PF 12 Belgium Gillet, Pierre-Antoine 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
F/C 4 United States Berggren, Jared 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-10-11

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Belgian Cup European competitions
2000–01 1 Ethias League 1 Champion Winner 1 SuproLeague
EF
2001–02 1 Ethias League 1 Champion 1 Euroleague
RS
2002–03 1 Ethias League 3 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup
RS
2003–04 1 Ethias League 4 Semifinalist Runner–up 3 Europe League
EF
2004–05 1 Ethias League 4 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup
RS
2005–06 1 Ethias League 1 Champion
2006–07 1 Ethias League 2 Champion 2 ULEB Cup RS
2007–08 1 Ethias League 3 Quarterfinalist Winner 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 Ethias League 7 3 EuroChallenge RS
2009–10 1 Ethias League 3 Semifinalist Winner
2010–11 1 Ethias League 4 Semifinalist Runner-up 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2011–12 1 Ethias League 1 Champion 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 Ethias League 1 Champion Winner 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 Ethias League 1 Champion Winner 2 Eurocup L32

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sea'rena wordt omgedoopt tot Sleuyter Arena". Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  2. ^ 13u04 (2011-11-30). "Basketclub Oostende ontslaat coach Jean-Marc Jaumin". Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  3. ^ "Gjergja vervangt Jaumin als coach (Oostende) - Het Nieuwsblad". Nieuwsblad.be. 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b Justin Hamilton. "Oostende is basketkampioen na bloedstollende finale". Sporza.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  5. ^ "BC Telenet Oostende wint Belgische beker basketbal | Snap!" (in Dutch). Snap.telenet.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  6. ^ "Amerikaan Lojeski (BC Oostende) MVP". HLN.be. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  7. ^ Template:FormattedTime. "Oppermachtig Oostende verlengt zijn basketbaltitel". Sporza.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  8. ^ "BC Oostende bekerkampioen basket | Focus & WTV" (in Dutch). Focus-wtv.be. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 
  9. ^ "Telenet BC Oostende wins the Base Cup 2014 at the Heysel Palais 12". Eurobasket.com. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  10. ^ "Dusan Djordjevic verkozen tot MVP van de reguliere competitie". Bcoostende.be. 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-06-10. 

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