BV Den Helder

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Den Helder Kings
Den Helder Kings logo
Founded 1981[a]
Dissolved 2014[a]
Arena KingsDome
Arena Capacity 1,500
Location Den Helder, Netherlands
Team colors White, Navy Blue, Azure
              
Championships 6 Dutch Championships
1 Dutch Cup
Uniforms

BV Den Helder was a professional basketball club from Den Helder, Netherlands. The team had several seasons in the Dutch Basketball League, the highest professional league in the Netherlands. The club is currently inactive, however Den Helder Suns has replaced the club as professional team from Den Helder.

The club has won the Dutch League six times and the NBB Cup once. The club had a long history of financial troubles, with the club being dissolved three times. The last time the club appeared at the highest level was in 2014, as the professional team was declared bankrupt during that season.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1981, as a separation was made between amateur sports club BV Noordkop. BV Den Helder became the separated professional team. The club played in the Eredivisie in its first season. Home games were played in Sporthal Sportlaan and Sporthal de Slenk. With coach Ton Boot the club experienced its best years: the team won the championship six times between 1989 and 1998. Den Helder won the NBB Cup in 1992. In 2005, the club was forced to leave the Dutch Basketball League because of a shortage of money. The club played a few years in an amateur competition. Den Helder returned to the professional level in 2007, but after two seasons the club was declared bankrupt.[1]

In 2012 the club changed its name to Den Helder Kings, as the first team joined the Dutch Basketball League again.[2] Before the 2014 Playoffs, the name of the club was changed to Port of Den Helder Kings after the club started a conjunction with the Port of Den Helder.[3]

In the 2014–15 season, financial problems troubled the Kings once again. The team had a €200,000 deficit in their budget and in December the professional team was declared bankrupt. All results of the team were removed and the Kings were expelled from the DBL.[4]

Names[edit]

Since its establishment the club frequently changed its name due to sponsorship deals.[5][6]

  • 1981–1984: Albert van Zoonen/Cracks
  • 1984–1986: Doppeldouche
  • 1986–1989: Direktbank
  • 1989–1992: Commodore
  • 1992–1995: Mustang Jeans Den Helder
  • 1995–1997: René Colthof
  • 1997–2000: Hans Verkerk
  • 2000–2001: Conesco
  • 2001–2003: CEB/Noordkop
  • 2003–2005: Cape Holland
  • 2005–2007: BlueStream Seals
  • 2007–2009: Den Helder Seals
  • 2012–2014: Den Helder Kings
  • 2014: Port of Den Helder Kings

Logos[edit]

Honours[edit]

Dutch League

  • Winners (6): 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1997–98

Dutch Cup

  • Winners (1): 1991–92

Season by season[edit]

Season Domestic competitions Dutch Cup European competitions
Tier League Pos. Postseason Tier League Result
1981–82 1 Eredivisie 10 N/A
1982–83 1 Eredivisie 8 N/A
1983–84 1 Eredivisie 8 N/A
1984–85 1 Eredivisie 7 N/A
1985–86 1 Eredivisie 2 Finalist N/A
1986–87 1 Eredivisie 2 Finalist N/A
1987–88 1 Eredivisie 3 Semifinalist N/A
1988–89 1 Eredivisie 2 Champion N/A
1989–90 1 Eredivisie 1 Champion
1
Champions Cup
QF
1990–91 1 Eredivisie 1 Champion
1
Champions Cup
RS
1991–92 1 Eredivisie 2 Champion Champion
1
European League
RS
1992–93 1 Eredivisie 2 Semifinalist
1
European League
QR
1993–94 1 Eredivisie 1 Semifinalist Champion N/A
1994–95 1 Eredivisie 1 Champion Finalist N/A
1995–96 1 Eredivisie 2 Finalist
1
European League
RS
1996–97 1 Eredivisie 4 Quarterfinalist N/A
1997–98 1 Eredivisie 1 Champion Finalist N/A
1998–99 1 Eredivisie 2 Finalist Finalist N/A
1999–00 1 Eredivisie 7 Semifinalist N/A
2001–02 1 Eredivisie 2 Quarterfinalist N/A
2002–03 1 Eredivisie 6 Quarterfinalist N/A
2003–04 1 Eredivisie 7 Quarterfinalist N/A
2004–05 1 Eredivisie 6 Quarterfinalist N/A
2005–07 Did not play
2007–08 1 Eredivisie 11 N/A
2008–09 1 Eredivisie 11 N/A
2009–13 Inactive
2012–13 1 DBL 6 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist N/A
2013–14 1 DBL 3 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist N/A
2014–15 1 DBL Dissolved in December 2014.

Players[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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

Head coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The original Den Helder professional team was founded in 1981. It went bankrupt and disappeared in 2009. The team returned in 2012. In 2014, Den Helder Kings was declared bankrupt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball club Den Helder bankrupt". RTV N-H (in Dutch). June 16, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Den Helder professional basketball back in Eredivisie". Den Helder Kings (in Dutch). May 31, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Basketballers verder als Port of Den Helder Kings". Den Helder Actueel (in Dutch). 24 April 2014. Archived from the original on 26 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Historie
  6. ^ BV Noordkop Geschiedenis

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