B.C. Oostende

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Filou Oostende
Filou Oostende logo
NicknameBCO
LeaguesPro Basketball League
Basketball Champions League
Founded25 May 1970; 48 years ago (1970-05-25)
History
ArenaSleuyter Arena
Capacity5,000
LocationOstend, Belgium
PresidentJohan Verborgh
Team managerPhilip Debaere
Head coachDario Gjergja
Championships19 Belgian Championships
19 Belgian Cups
11 Belgian Supercups
1 BeNeLux Cup
Retired numbers1 (10)
Websitewww.bcoostende.be
Uniforms

Basketball Club Oostende, for sponsorship reasons Filou Oostende, is a Belgian professional basketball team. The club is based in Ostend and was founded in 1970. The club competes in the top Pro Basketball League (PBL). Oostende is the most successful basketball club in Belgian history, as the club's honour list includes a record nineteen Belgian League championships, a record nineteen Belgian Cups and eleven Belgian Supercups.

History[edit]

The club was founded on May 25, 1970 and started playing as Sunair Oostende. The team colors were blue and yellow. BCO – a nickname of the club – started in the Belgian Second Division but promoted in its first season after it took the title. But in the First Division the team relegated immediately. But BCO bounced back and promoted once again and got its final spot in the First Division, as they never relegated since.

In the 1974–75 season the club made its first appearance in Europe, when it played 10 games in the Korać Cup. In 1979 the first trophy was won by Oostende: the Belgian Basketball Cup with Ron Adams as head coach. In 1981 the first national title became a fact for BC Oostende, Roger Dutremble was head coach. The club eventually won 6th straight titles in a row in Belgium. In 1988 the club won the first and only BeNeLux Cup.

Before the 1999–2000 season the club got its first name change, as the name of the club became Telindus Oostende, which referred to the new main sponsor. After the club won some more trophies to add to its honour list, the club got a new arena in the Sea'rena – that was named the Sleuyter Arena after one season[1] and had a capacity of 5,000 people – in 2005.

Seven consecutive championships (2011–2018)[edit]

The original BCO logo, used during the 2017–18 season

Before the start of the 2010–11 season the club name was changed in Telenet (BC) Oostende. In the second Telenet season Jean-Marc Jaumin was fired by the club and the Croatian coach Dario Gjergja took over his tasks.[2][3] After that the club won the national title, by beating Spirou Charleroi 3–2 in the Finals, Game 5 ended in 75–74 after overtime.[4]

The logo of the team when it was known as Telenet Oostende

The championship in 2011 was the start of a nice streak for Gjergja, as BCO won the double in 2012–13.[4][5] Star player of the team was Matt Lojeski, who was named League MVP.[6]

In 2013–14, the club won the double once again, as BCO beat Okapi Aalstar 3–2 in the Finals.[7] Oostende earlier beat Antwerp Giants in the Cup Final.[8] The Serbian point guard Dušan Đorđević shined for Oostende, as he was the Belgian Cup MVP and the league MVP.[9][10]

On 23 September 2014, the club retired Veselin Petrović's number 10.[11]

In 2017, the club won its sixth-consecutive championship.[12] After the 2016–17 season, main sponsor Telenet left the club in order to sponsor Antwerp Giants instead.[13]

In 2018, the club set a new record by winning its seventh consecutive championship. [1] In the 2018–19 season, the team was named Filou Oostende after a sponsorship agreement with beer brand Filou.[14]

Sponsorship names[edit]

For sponsorship reasons, the name of the club has been frequently changed.

  • Sunair Oostende: (1970–1999)
  • Telindus Oostende: (1999–2008)
  • Base Oostende: (2008–2010)
  • Telenet Oostende: (2010–2017)
  • Filou Oostende:[14] (2018–present)

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (19): 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1987–88, 1994–95, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Winners (19): 1961–62, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1996–97, 1997–98, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Winners (11): 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018

Regional competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1987–88

European competitions[edit]

Third place (1): 2010–11

Roster[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

BC Oostende retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
10 Serbia Veselin Petrović SF 2005–2014

Current roster[edit]

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

Filou Oostende roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 3 United States Williams, T. J. 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1994-08-26)26 August 1994
PF 4 Belgium Lambrecht, Tim 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 21 – (1998-01-15)15 January 1998
G/F 5 Croatia Kotrulja, Luka 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 20 – (1998-06-06)6 June 1998
G/F 6 Belgium Lasisi, Elias 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1992-01-09)9 January 1992
SG 7 Belgium Schwartz, Loïc 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1992-12-04)4 December 1992
SF 8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Buza, Nedim 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1995-05-10)10 May 1995
F 9 Belgium Mwema, Jean-Marc 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 29 – (1989-12-05)5 December 1989
C 13 Belgium Desiron, Yannick 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 26 – (1992-04-06)6 April 1992
F 14 Belgium Buyschaert, Servaas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (1999-03-19)19 March 1999
PG 20 Serbia Đorđević, Dušan (C) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 35 – (1983-03-29)29 March 1983
SF 22 Belgium Kesteloot, Vincent 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1995-03-23)23 March 1995
PF 24 United States Fieler, Chase 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1992-06-10)10 June 1992
C 34 Croatia Marić, Marin 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 24 – (1994-04-21)21 April 1994
PF 42 Montenegro Đurišić, Nemanja 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 27 – (1992-02-23)23 February 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2018-04-25

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup European competitions
2000–01 1 BLB 1st Champion 1 SuproLeague EF
2001–02 1 BLB 1st 1 Euroleague RS
2002–03 1 BLB 3rd 2 ULEB Cup RS
2003–04 1 BLB 4th Runner–up 3 Europe League EF
2004–05 1 BLB 4th 2 ULEB Cup RS
2005–06 1 BLB 1st
2006–07 1 BLB 1st 2 ULEB Cup RS
2007–08 1 BLB 5th Champion 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 BLB 7th 3 EuroChallenge RS
2009–10 1 BLB 3rd Champion
2010–11 1 BLB 4th Runner-up 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2011–12 1 BLB 1st 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 BLB 1st Champion 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 BLB 1st Champion 2 Eurocup L32
2014–15 1 BLB 1st Champion 2 Eurocup L32
2015–16 1 BLB 1st Champion 3 FIBA Europe Cup R16
2016–17 1 BLB 1st Champion 3 Champions League RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup SF
2017–18 1 BLB 1st Champion 3 Champions League RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup R16

Notable players[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sea'rena wordt omgedoopt tot Sleuyter Arena". Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  2. ^ 13u04 (2011-11-30). "Basketclub Oostende ontslaat coach Jean-Marc Jaumin". Nieuwsblad.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  3. ^ "Gjergja vervangt Jaumin als coach (Oostende) - Het Nieuwsblad". Nieuwsblad.be. 2011-12-01. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  4. ^ a b Justin Hamilton. "Oostende is basketkampioen na bloedstollende finale". Sporza.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  5. ^ "BC Telenet Oostende wint Belgische beker basketbal | Snap!" (in Dutch). Snap.telenet.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  6. ^ "Amerikaan Lojeski (BC Oostende) MVP". HLN.be. 2013-02-16. Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  7. ^ "Oppermachtig Oostende verlengt zijn basketbaltitel". Sporza.be. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  8. ^ "BC Oostende bekerkampioen basket | Focus & WTV" (in Dutch). Focus-wtv.be. 2014-04-21. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  9. ^ "Dusan Djordjevic verkozen tot MVP van de reguliere competitie". Bcoostende.be. 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  10. ^ "Telenet BC Oostende wins the Base Cup 2014 at the Heysel Palais 12". Eurobasket.com. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  11. ^ ROSSEL, PETER. "'BCO voelt aan als familie'".
  12. ^ Telenet Oostende is voor zesde keer op rij kampioen in het basketbal
  13. ^ TELENET SPONSORT VOORTAAN ANTWERP GIANTS IN PLAATS VAN OOSTENDE
  14. ^ a b "Basketbalclub Oostende stelt nieuwe hoofdsponsor voor". BC Oostende (in Dutch). 31 August 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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