Olympique Antibes

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Olympique Antibes
Leagues LNB Pro A
Founded 1933
History 1933 – present
Arena Salle Salusse-Santoni
(1,300 seats)
Location Antibes, France
Team colors Blue, gold, azure and white
Championships 3 French Championships
Website www.antibes-basket.com
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Olympique Antibes Juan-les-Pins Côte d'Azur, or OAJLP, is a basketball club from the city of Antibes, France. The club's men's senior team currently plays in LNB Pro A, the French first division.


The basketball team rose to prominence in the years 1950–60. In 1970, the team won the championship of France thanks to players of exception like Jean-Claude Bonato, Dan Rodriguez and Jacques Cachemire.

At the beginning of the Eighties, Antibes suffered several disappointing seasons, but improved throughout the decade, and eventually won the LNB Pro A title in 1991. At the beginning of the Nineties, Antibes regularly contended for titles alongside Limoges and Pau-Orthez.

In 1995, the club won a third national title before being plagued by financial problems. In 2002, in spite of finishing in a position that would have kept them safe from relegation, the club was dropped to LNB Pro B for lack of financial guarantees. Antibes then went through difficult years in Pro B. Then, in 2006–07, the club were relegated from Pro B to the nominally amateur Nationale 1. Although their 16th-place finish that season would normally have kept them safe from relegation, that season saw three teams relegated instead of the normal two because of a decision to reduce the number of teams in the top Pro A league. They would return to the professional ranks at the first opportunity, winning the Pro B crown in 2008.


1969–70, 1990–91, 1994–95
  • NM1 Champion (1):


Season Tier League Pos. Postseason French Cup
2008–09 2 LNB Pro B 11
2009–10 2 LNB Pro B 16
2010–11 2 LNB Pro B 14
2011–12 2 LNB Pro B 11
2012–13 2 LNB Pro B 5 PromotedChampion
2013–14 1 LNB Pro A

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