ASVEL Basket

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ASVEL Basket
ASVEL Basket logo
Leagues Pro A
EuroCup
Founded 1948; 69 years ago (1948)
History ASVEL Basket
1948–present
Arena L'Astroballe
Arena Capacity 5,556
Location Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Team colors Green, White, Black
              
President Tony Parker
Head coach J. D. Jackson
Championships 18 French Championships
8 French Cups
1 Federation Cup
1 Semaine des As Cup
Retired numbers 2 (4, 4)
Website asvel.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
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate

ASVEL Basket or ASVEL is a French professional basketball team that is located in the city of Villeurbanne, which is a suburb of Lyon, France. The club, which is the basketball section of the ASVEL multi-sports club, competes in the top-tier level French Pro A League. The club's home games are played at L'Astroballe, which seats 5,556 people.[1] The players wear green and white uniforms.

The club's current president is San Antonio Spurs star, and former France national basketball team player, Tony Parker.

History[edit]

The parent club was founded in 1948, with the merger of two multi-sport clubs in Lyon and vicinity; ASVEL is an acronym combining the names of the predecessor clubs—Association Sportive Villeurbanne and Éveil Lyonnais. ASVEL has won 18 French Pro A League championships, 8 French Cups, one French Federation Cup, and one Semaine des As Cup, which makes it the most titled basketball club in France.

In the French Pro A League 2015–16 season, ASVEL won its 18th French League title, after beating Strasbourg IG 3 games to 2 in the French Pro A League Finals. ASVEL was down 2–0 in the series, but managed to win three games in a row to take the championship.[2] In March 2017, Nicolas Batum became a shareholder in Infinity Nine Sports, the company behind the club, and took over the position as director of basketball operations. Tony Parker remained majority owner and ASVEL president.[3]

Arenas[edit]

L'Astroballe, with a seating capacity of 5,556 has been used as the long-time home arena of ASVEL. In July 2016, ASVEL announced that it would build a new multi-functional arena, with a seating capacity of 10,500 spectators.[4] The arena is projected to cost €60 million euros.[5]

Honours[edit]

European competitions[edit]

EuroLeague

FIBA Saporta Cup

Domestic competitions[edit]

French League

  • Winners (18): 1948–49, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1980–81, 2001-02, 2008–09, 2015–16

French Cup

  • Winners (8): 1952–53, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2007–08

Leaders Cup

  • Winners (1): 2009–10

French Super Cup

  • Winners (2): 2009, 2016

Federation Cup

  • Winners (1): 1983–84

Season by season[edit]

Former logo (used till 2011)

Season by season results of the club in national, cup and European competitions.

Season Tier League Pos. French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
2008–09 1 Pro A 1st Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2009–10 1 Pro A 9th Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2010–11 1 Pro A 11th Semifinalist Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2011–12 1 Pro A 12th 2 Eurocup L16
2012–13 1 Pro A 3rd Semifinalist
2013–14 1 Pro A 7th Round of 16 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 Pro A 6th 2 Eurocup RS
2015–16 1 Pro A 1st Semifinalist 3 FIBA Europe Cup L16
2016–17 1 Pro A 4th Round of 32 Runner-up 3 Champions League
QF

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
1964–65 Quarter-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 65-83 (L) in Villeurbanne and 65-84 (L) in Madrid
1966–67 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Simmenthal Milano, AŠK Olimpija and Racing Mechelen
1969–70 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Ignis Varèse and Crvena Zvezda
1975–76 Semi-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 77-113 (L) in Madrid and 101-99 (W) in Villeurbanne
1977–78 Semi-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Real Madrid, Mobilgirgi Varèse, Maccabi Elite, Jugoplastika Split and Alvik
1996–97 Final Four 4th place in Rome, lost to FC Barcelona 70–77 in the semi-final, lost to Smelt Olimpija 79-86 in the 3rd place game
1998–99 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Olympiacos, 57–70 (L) in Piraeus and 77–81 (L) in Villeurbanne
1999-00 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Efes Pilsen, 85–93 (L) in Istanbul, 77–60 (W) in Villeurbanne and 66-68 (L) in Istanbul
2000–01 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by CSKA Moscow, 63–78 (L) in Moscow and 76–82 (L) in Villeurbanne
Saporta Cup
1967–68 Quarter-finals eliminated by Ignis Varèse, 88-73 (W) in Villeurbanne and 51-70 (L) in Varese
1976–77 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Forst Cantù, Joventut Schweppes and Steaua București
1978–79 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Den Bosch, Gabetti Cantù and Śląsk Wrocław
1982–83 Final lost to Scavolini Pesaro 99–111 in the final (Palma de Mallorca)
1984–85 Semi-finals eliminated by Žalgiris, 78-84 (L) in Kaunas and 93-88 (W) in Villeurbanne
1986–87 Semi-finals eliminated by Cibona, 82-98 (L) in Villeurbanne and 93-109 (L) in Zagreb
1997–98 Quarter-finals eliminated by Stefanel Milano, 58-67 (L) in Villeurbanne and 70-62 (W) in Milan
Korać Cup
1973–74 Semi-finals eliminated by Forst Cantù, 68-99 (L) in Cantù and 94-76 (W) in Villeurbanne
1995–96 Semi-finals eliminated by Stefanel Milano, 69-73 (L) in Milan and 72-81 (L) in Villeurbanne
EuroCup
2005–06 Quarter-finals eliminated by Aris TT Bank, 60-67 (L) in Villeurbanne and 67-77 (L) in Thessaloniki

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

ASVEL Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 15 United States Virgin Islands Hodge, Walter 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 30 – (1986-09-21)21 September 1986
PF 1 Serbia Dragović, Nikola 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 – (1987-12-20)20 December 1987
G/F 9 France Lang, Nicolas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1990-05-01)1 May 1990
PF 10 France Sy, Bandja 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 – (1987-07-30)30 July 1987
G/F 5 France Lombahe-Kahudi, Charles 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 31 – (1986-07-19)19 July 1986
F 8 Jamaica Uter, Adrian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 32 – (1984-10-27)27 October 1984
C 22 United States Watkins, Darryl 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 117 kg (258 lb) 32 – (1984-11-08)8 November 1984
G 20 United States Nelson, DeMarcus 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 31 – (1985-10-02)2 October 1985
G/F United States Lighty, David 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 29 – (1988-05-27)27 May 1988
SG Poland Slaughter, A. J. 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 29 – (1987-08-03)3 August 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 4 March 2017

Retired numbers[edit]

Alain Gilles played 20 seasons for the club and coached the team for 8 seasons
ASVEL retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
4
United States Delaney Rudd PG 1993–1999
France Alain Gilles SG Playing: 1965–86, Coaching: 1980–89

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

References[edit]

External links[edit]