Auckland Stars

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Auckland Stars
Auckland Stars logo
League National Basketball League
Founded 1982
Folded February 2010
History Auckland
1982–1989
Auckland Cannons
1990–1991
Auckland Stars
1992–1996
Auckland Rebels
1997–2000
Auckland Stars
2001–2009
Arena ASB Stadium
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Team colours Blue & white
Ownership Tab Baldwin
Championships 9 (1982, 1983, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005)
Website AucklandStars.co.nz

The Auckland Stars were a New Zealand basketball team based in Auckland. The Stars competed in the National Basketball League (NBL) and played their home games at ASB Stadium. The franchise won nine NBL championships between 1982 and 2005, a record they held until the Wellington Saints collected their ninth title in 2016.

In February 2010, the team was suspended from competing in the 2010 NBL season after falling into financial strife and failing to pay some players and coaching staff.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinton, Marc (17 February 2010). "Auckland Stars bounced out of NBL". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Basketball: Auckland Stars booted from NBL". NZHerald.co.nz. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Deane, Steve (4 March 2010). "Basketball: Falling Stars hit rock bottom NBL licence void". NZHerald.co.nz. Retrieved 24 January 2017. 

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