Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
|Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden|
|Leagues||Dutch Basketball League
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
|Team colors||Blue, Navy (uniforms), White
|Main sponsor||Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden|
|Team manager||Rob van Hooven|
|Head coach||Eddy Casteels|
|Championships||3 Dutch Championships
1978, 2011, 2013
2 Dutch Cups
2 Dutch Supercups
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden is a basketball club based in Leiden, Netherlands that plays in the Dutch first division Dutch Basketball League. Their home games are played at Vijf Meihal, which has 2,000 seats. Leiden has won the national championship 3 times and the national NBB Cup 2 times.
On September 23, 1958 the club was founded as Bona Stars by Ton Kallenberg, a physical education professor at a school in Leiden. In 1967 the club entered the eredivisie, the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands under the name BS Leiden. When Parker became the main sponsor of the club in 1977 Leiden won its first national championship. In 1983, Leiden was forced to leave the eredivisie, because the absence of a main sponsor. The team played five years in the Promotiedivisie, the highest non-professional league.
On February 16, 2006 it was announced that Leiden would return at the highest stage in the Netherlands. The team got a new main sponsor in Zorg en Zekerheid and would play its games in the Vijf Meihal. After being quarter- and semifinalist in a few seasons, Leiden returned to the top of the Netherlands in 2010. The club won its first NBB Cup, by beating ABC Amsterdam in the championship game. A year later Leiden won its second championship, by beating GasTerra Flames out of Groningen in the Dutch finals. The deciding game 7 was won by Leiden, after three overtimes, with 96-95. The following year the team its second NBB Cup, but was defeated in the Finals of the DBL. ZZ Leiden also reached the Round of 16 in the EuroChallenge 2011-12 after their second place in the first group stage this season. In 2013 the team got its third national championship, by going undefeated in the play-offs and beating Aris Leeuwarden in the Finals. In the 2013–14 season Leiden ended on the 4th place and lost in the Semifinals. After the end of the season, Leiden decided to part ways with head coach Toon van Helfteren. Van Helfteren eventually won six trophies with Leiden.
|Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden roster|
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
- Dutch Championships (3):
- Dutch Cups (2):
- 2010, 2012
- Runner-up: 2014
- Dutch Supercups (2):
- 2011, 2012
- Runner-up: 2013, 2014
Season by season
To appear in this section a player must have either: played at least one season for the club, set a club record or won an individual award while at the club, played at least one official international match for their national team at any time or performed very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
- Toon van Helfteren (2008–14)
- Leiden competed in the 1982 FIBA Intercontinental Cup. They won 1 match and finished 6th en last.
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