Victoria Titans

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Victoria Titans
Victoria Titans
Established 1998
Final Season 2002
Former Home Venue Vodafone Arena, Melbourne
Team Colours Black, Teal and White
Championships None
Team History St. Kilda Saints/Nunawading Spectres
(1979–1986)

Westside (South) Melbourne Saints/Eastside Spectres
(1987–1991)
South East Melbourne Magic
(1991–1998)
Victoria Titans
(1998/99-2002)
Victoria Giants
(2002–2004)

The Victoria Titans were an Australian basketball team, that played in Melbourne, in the National Basketball League. The team was the result of a merger of two Melbourne clubs (the South East Melbourne Magic and the North Melbourne Giants) for the inaugural NBL summer season of 1998/99. The "Titans" moniker also symbolised this merger as a Titan, in mythology, is a "magical giant".

The Titans appeared in two Grand Finals series, but failed to win any championships. The Titans lost two games to one against the Adelaide 36ers in their first season, and were defeated two games to nil against the Perth Wildcats in 2000.

After the 2001–02 season, the financially struggling Titans went into financial administration. The club was eventually sold and rebranded as the Victoria Giants.

Honour Roll[edit]

NBL Championships: None
NBL Finals Appearances: 2000–2002
NBL Grand Final Appearances: 2 (1999, 2000)
NBL Most Valuable Players: None
NBL Grand Final MVPs: None
All-NBL First Team: Jason Smith (2001), Chris Anstey (2002)
NBL Coach of the Year: Brian Goorjian (2002)
NBL Rookie of the Year: None
NBL Most Improved Player: None
NBL Best Defensive Player: None
NBL Best Sixth Man: Chris Anstey (2001), Jamahl Mosley (2002)

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