STB Le Havre

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STB Le Havre
STB Le Havre logo
Nickname STB
Leagues Pro A
Founded 1924
History 1924–present
Arena Dock Océane
Arena Capacity 3,598
Location Le Havre, France
Team colors Red, Blue
         
President Jacques Lemonnier
Head coach Jean Manuel Sousa
Website STBLeHavre.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
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Saint Thomas Basket Le Havre or simply STB Le Havre is a basketball club based in Le Havre, France that plays in the Pro A division of the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB). Their home arena is Dock Océane.[1]

Club history[edit]

The Saint Thomas d'Aquin sports club was founded in 1903 and its basketball division opened in 1924 by brothers Louis and Roger Pineau. STB Le Havre was the first team to register with the French Basketball Federation when it was established 1932.

In 1952, under coach Edouard Barq, Le Havre qualified for the top league and finished its debut season with a winning record (9-8). In 1955, Claude Josephau carried Le Havre all the way to the French Cup semifinals where the club lost to Paris University Club, 55-50, in front of a crowd of 1,200.

In the late 1980s, Le Havre battled its way back up the ladder and in 1993 secured a spot in the LNB Pro B division of the Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB). In 1995, the club made the semifinals of the French Cup. The team joined the French Pro A League in 2000. Despite hiring former France national team coach Michel Gomez for the first season in Pro A, the team struggled mightily and fired Gomez to avoid relegation. The team hired Eric Girard and brought in future stars Jermaine Guice and Ricardo Greer, who helped lead the club to the Semaine des As finals in 2003.[1]

STB took 6th place in Group A of the 2003-2004 FIBA Europe League with a record of 4 wins and 8 losses. STB then made the semifinals of the 2004 French Cup. At the 2004-2005 Eurocup, the team took 3rd place in Group B with a record of 6 wins and 4 losses. At the 2008-2009 Europcup, STB lost all 6 of their games to finish 4th place in Group C.[2]

Notable players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Head Coach: Eric Bartecheky
Assistant Coach: Guillaume BAC
President Thierry Picard
Number Name Born in Height (m) Nationality Position
4 John Cox 1981 1.94 Venezuela Guard
5 Greg Jenkins 1982 2.10 United States Center
7 Gedeon Pitard 1989 1.88 France Guard
8 Nicholas Pope 1984 1.96 France Forward
10 Christophe Leonard 1990 1.99 France Forward
11 Brian Boddicker 1981 2.05 United States Forward
12 Ousmane Camara 1989 2.02 France Forward/Center
13 Kevin Houston 1985 1.77 United States Guard
13 Nic Wise 1987 1.78 United States Guard
14 Fabien Paschal 1991 2.08 France Center
16 Karim Souchu 1979 1.98 France Guard/Forward
17 Alan Wiggins 1985 2.06 United States Forward

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b STB Le Havre. Eurocup. Retrieved October 9, 2010.
  2. ^ STB Le Havre History. EUROBASKET. Retrieved October 9, 2010.

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