Olympique Antibes

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Olympique Antibes
Olympique Antibes logo
Leagues LNB Pro A
Founded 1933
History 1933 – present
Arena Salle Salusse-Santoni
Arena Capacity 1,300
Location Antibes, France
Team colors Navy, Gold, Azure, White
                   
Championships 3 French Championships
Website www.antibes-basket.com
Uniforms
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Away jersey
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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.

History[edit]

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.

Honours[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason French Cup
2008–09 2 LNB Pro B 11 Round of 16
2009–10 2 LNB Pro B 16 Quarterfinalist
2010–11 2 LNB Pro B 14 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 2 LNB Pro B 11 Round of 32
2012–13 2 LNB Pro B 5 Promoted (Champion) Round of 16
2013–14 1 LNB Pro A 16 Relegated Round of 64

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