Bakken Bears

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Bakken Bears
Bakken Bears logo
Leagues Danish Basketball League
EuroChallenge
Founded 1954
Arena Vejlby-Risskov Hallen
Arena Capacity 1,950
Location Aarhus, Denmark
Team colors          
Head coach Ville Tuominen
Championships 14 Danish Championships
8 Danish Cups
Website bakkenbears.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Bears' alternate logo

Bakken Bears is a Danish professional basketball club based in Aarhus. It was founded in 1953, and has won the Danish League championship fourteen times so far (1958, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

History[edit]

Bakken Bears was formed in 1953 under the name of Aarhus Basketball Forening (ABF), from 1962 Skovbakken Basketball. The club has been in the top league almost every year since then and won its first title in 1958. Since then, the club has won a number of domestic titles and is now the most winning sports team in the history of the city of Aarhus.

In the years 2005-2009 Bakken Bears was a part of Aarhus Elite A/S, an elite sports organization in Aarhus that includes ia. AGF Football (soccer). In the last months of 2009 a group of local businessmen, sponsors and fans bought the team.

When Bakken Bears hosted Naestved in Game 1 of the league semifinals in March 2009, 4,816 spectators watched the game in Aarhus Arena, which set a record for basketball in Denmark.

Current roster[edit]

Bakken Bears roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name
F 9 Estonia Saks, Kaido
C 12 Denmark Bergstedt, Jonas Zohore
F/C 10 Denmark Iversen, Nicolai
SG 8 Denmark Laerke, Thomas
F 13 Denmark Sahlertz, Morten
C 14 Denmark Christoffersen, Chris
PG 5 United States Acker, Maurice
G 15 United States Inge, Semaj
SG 6 Denmark Barakeh, Aladdin
G 4 Denmark Petersen, Sebastian
G 6 Denmark Ravn, Jakob
C 11 Denmark Ege Hansen, Soren
PF 6 Denmark Nielsen, Jacob
C 11 Denmark Elbaek, Lasse
Head coach

Finland Ville Tuominen


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 3 December 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Honours[edit]

  • Danish Championship
    • Winners (14) : 1996/97, 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2003/04, 2004/05, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 (ABF: 1957/58)
    • Runners-up (7) :1962/63, 1964/65, 1989/90, 1997/98, 2002/03. 2005/2006, 2009/10 (ABF: 1958/59)
  • Danish Cup
    • Winners (9): 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
    • Runners-up (6) : 1980, 1995, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2013[1]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]