The Fico Finance Nelson Giants are a basketball team that play in the New Zealand National Basketball League. Their home games are played at the Trafalgar Centre (aka The Hangar) in Nelson. The Giants have won the championship three times in their history, in 1994, 1998, and 2007.
The Giants are led by head coach Liam Flynn, and his assistant Tim Fanning. Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vučinić is the owner and a former coach of the Giants and holds the NZNBL record for most wins. In their title winning 2007 season, American import Josh Pace led the team in scoring and was the league MVP.
The Giants have a loyal fan base, which is cheered on by a group of local hooligans known as the Nelson Giants Wannabes.