Windsor Express

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Windsor Express
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Founded 2012
League National Basketball League of Canada
Division Central Division
Team history Windsor Express
2012-present
Based in Windsor, Ontario
Arena WFCU Centre
Colours Red, black, white
              
Head coach Bill Jones
Championships 1
(2014)
Division titles 1
(2014)
Dancers Express Dance Team
Mascot Conductor Coal Train
Website WindsorExpress.ca

The Windsor Express is a Canadian professional basketball team based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Express are an expansion team of the National Basketball League of Canada that began play in the 2012-13 season. The Express play its home games at the WFCU Centre.

History[edit]

On June 28, 2012, the NBL announced that Windsor had been awarded an expansion team for the 2012-13 season. With this eighth franchise, the League went to divisional play, placing the Express in the Central Division.

On August 1, 2012 the team nickname was officially confirmed. The Express name is partially a tribute to the Underground Railroad and to the rail yards on the banks of the Detroit River.

The team compiled a 22-18 record in its inaugural year, placing second in the Central Division and being seeded 3rd in the playoffs. It lost its only post-season series, a semifinal against the Summerside Storm, 3 games to 2.

On April 17, 2014, the Express won their first championship of NBL-Canada against the Island Storm(formerly Summerside Storm), 121-106.[1]

Home arenas[edit]

WFCU Centre (2012-present)[edit]

Main article: WFCU Centre

Originally opened in 2008, the WFCU Centre is a sports-entertainment arena in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The arena has a capacity of 7,000 when setup for basketball. The Express share the arena with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.[2]

Current roster[edit]

Windsor Express roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 2 United States Thomas, DeAndre 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002300000000000000300 lb (140 kg)
G 5 Canada Collins, Josh 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 7002170000000000000170 lb (77 kg)
F 8 United States Parker, Erik 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002235000000000000235 lb (107 kg)
F 10 Canada Loiselle, Kevin 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 7002225000000000000225 lb (102 kg)
G 11 United States Finley, Karl 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002180000000000000180 lb (82 kg)
G 12 United States Bennett, Tony 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 7002175000000000000175 lb (79 kg)
G 14 Canada Gibson, Gary 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002185000000000000185 lb (84 kg)
F 15 United States Brown, Quinnel 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 7002210000000000000210 lb (95 kg)
F 22 Canada McQueen, Jahmal 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 7002210000000000000210 lb (95 kg)
G 23 United States Buckley, Dominique 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 7002200000000000000200 lb (91 kg)
F 24 United States Commons, Chris 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002225000000000000225 lb (102 kg)
F 40 United States Love, Casey 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002265000000000000265 lb (120 kg)
G 44 United States Anderson, Ryan 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 7002205000000000000205 lb (93 kg)
Head coach
  • United States Bill Jones
Assistant coach(es)

Owner/CEO - Dartis Willis Sr.


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 15, 2014

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2012-13 Bill Jones 22 18 .550 3rd 2 3 .400 Lost First Round
2013-14 Bill Jones 29 11 .718 1st 11 6 .647 Won Championship
Totals 51 29 .638 - 13 9 .542 2 Playoff Appearances

References[edit]

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