Skyliners Frankfurt

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Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt logo
League Basketball Bundesliga
Founded 1999
History Skyliners
(1999–2000)
Opel Skyliners
(2000–2005)
Deutsche Bank Skyliners
(2005–2011)
Fraport Skyliners
(2011–current)
Arena Fraport Arena Frankfurt
Location Frankfurt, Germany
Team colors Blue, White, and Orange
              
Head coach Gordon Herbert
Championships German Champion:
2004
German Cup Champion:
2000
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
Former logo as Deutsche Bank Skyliners from 2005 until 2011

Skyliners Frankfurt, currently known as Fraport Skyliners for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Frankfurt, Germany. Their home arena is Ballsporthalle.

The club has played in the Basketball Bundesliga since 1999. Its greatest accomplishments were the German Cup competition title in 2000, and the German national championship in 2004.

History[edit]

The team began in 1999, when the owner of TV Tatami Rhöndorf moved it from Rhöndorf to Frankfurt and named the new team Skyliners. In its first season as a German elite team it managed to win the German Cup competition. In 2004, they won their first and only Bundesliga title, beating Baskets Bamberg in the finals by 3-2 victories. The following year, the Skyliners had a repeated appearance in the finals, but this time the Baskets Bamberg took the title by 3-2 victories. As in the year before, both teams were almost equally strong.

In 2004 and 2010, the Skyliners finished as runner-up in the German Cup competition, falling against the same opponent with identical victory splits again.

Throughout the years, the Skyliners have been known for their numerous appearances at European competitions such as the EuroLeague, Saporta Cup and the Eurocup Basketball.

Currently, they compete at the 2014–15 EuroChallenge.

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 4 Finland Koivisto, Mikko 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1987-04-18)April 18, 1987
PG 7 Germany Klein, Konstantin 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 23 – (1991-05-21)May 21, 1991
PG 10 Germany Merz, Max 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 20 – (1994-02-01)February 1, 1994
G/F 13 Germany Bright, Kevin Injured 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 22 – (1992-09-07)September 7, 1992
F 15 Germany Novak, Jan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 22 – (1992-04-11)April 11, 1992
C 17 Germany Voigtmann, Johannes 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 22 – (1992-09-30)September 30, 1992
G 20 United States Armand, Sean 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 23 – (1991-08-26)August 26, 1991
F 21 Germany Barthel, Danilo 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 – (1991-10-24)October 24, 1991
G 23 United States Robertson, Quantez 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1984-12-16)December 16, 1984
C 24 United States Morrison, Mike 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 24 – (1989-10-31)October 31, 1989
25 United States Burtschi, Jacob Injured
G 33 United States Williams, Richard 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 27 – (1987-08-22)August 22, 1987
C 42 Canada Doornekamp, Aaron 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 28 – (1985-12-05)December 5, 1985
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-09-30

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason German Cup European competitions
1999–00 1 Bundesliga 3 Semifinalist Champion Played Saporta Cup
2000–01 1 Bundesliga 8 Quarterfinalist Fourth position Played Euroleague
2001–02 1 Bundesliga 3 Semifinalist Third position Played Euroleague
2002–03 1 Bundesliga 7 Quarterfinalist Played ULEB Cup
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 1 Champion Runner-up Played ULEB Cup
2004–05 1 Bundesliga 2 Runner-up Fourth position Played Euroleague
2005–06 1 Bundesliga 14 Played ULEB Cup
2006–07 1 Bundesliga 13
2007–08 1 Bundesliga 4 Semifinalist Played ULEB Cup
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 7 Quarterfinalist Third position Played EuroChallenge
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 2 Runner-up Runner-up
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 3 Semifinalist Fourth position Played EuroChallenge
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 9 Played Eurocup
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 15
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 11
2014–15 1 Bundesliga

References[edit]

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