EWE Baskets Oldenburg

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EWE Baskets Oldenburg
EWE Baskets Oldenburg logo
Leagues BBL
Basketball Champions League
Founded 1954
History Oldenburger TB
(1954–2001)
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
(2001–Present)
Arena Kleine EWE Arena
Große EWE Arena
Arena Capacity 3,148 (Kleine EWE Arena)
6,069 (Große EWE Arena)
Location Oldenburg, Germany
Team colors Blue, Yellow, White, Navy
                   
President Hermann Schüller
Gerold Lange
Head coach Mladen Drijenčić
Championships 1 German Championship
1 German Cup
1 German Supercup
Retired numbers 6, 8, 14
Website EWE-Baskets.de
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

EWE Baskets Oldenburg is a professional basketball club that is based in the city of Oldenburg, Germany. The club plays in the Bundesliga and in the Basketball Champions League. The club's name is derived from the team's main sponsor EWE AG, which is an electric utility company. The club's home arena is the Große EWE Arena.

History[edit]

The club began in the year 1954 as the basketball department of the Oldenburger TB sports club. In the year 2001, the basketball department of Oldenburger TB formed a new separate club, called EWE Baskets Oldenburg.

In the season of 2008-09, EWE Baskets Oldenburg achieved their greatest success, by winning the German League championship title. As German Champion, Oldenburg won the right to play in the Euroleague during the next season of 2009-10.[1]

In 2015, they won the German Cup while being host to the Final Four. In the Semi-final, Oldenburg beat Bonn 71–77 and in the Final the team was too strong for Bamberg 70–72.[2]

Arenas[edit]

Oldenburg's big ticket home games take place at the 6,069 seat Große EWE Arena, which opened in 2013. For some of the team's other home games, in which attendance is usually lower, the 3,148 seat Kleine EWE Arena is used.

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg retired numbers[3]
Nat. Player Tenure
6 Germany Daniel Strauch 2003–2010
8 Czech Republic Pavel Bečka 1995–2004; 2006
14 United States Tyron McCoy 2001–2007

Current roster[edit]

EWE Baskets Oldenburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 United States Kramer, Chris 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1988-04-04)4 April 1988
SG 22 Montenegro Mihailović, Vladimir 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1990-08-10)10 August 1990
SF 33 Germany Schwethelm, Philipp 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 27 – (1989-05-01)1 May 1989
PG 10 United States Massenat, Frantz 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1992-01-17)17 January 1992
C 41 United States Qvale, Brian 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 28 – (1988-11-03)3 November 1988
PF 12 Belgium de Zeeuw, Maxime 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 29 – (1987-04-27)27 April 1987
SG 44 United States Duggins, Vaughn 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 29 – (1987-07-10)10 July 1987
PG 21 Germany Lockhart, Dominic 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 22 – (1994-07-03)3 July 1994
SF 23 United States Paulding, Rickey (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 34 – (1982-10-23)23 October 1982
SF 7 Germany Wimberg, Jan-Niklas (DP) 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (1996-02-11)11 February 1996
PF 5 Germany Kramer, Dennis 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 25 – (1992-01-18)18 January 1992
PF 13 Germany Bacak, Marko 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 21 – (1995-11-14)14 November 1995
C 20 Germany Mädrich, Dirk 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 33 – (1983-07-16)16 July 1983
Head coach
  • Germany Mladen Drijencic
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Mauricio Parra

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: August 29, 2016

Season by season[edit]

Fans of EWE Baskets Oldenburg during a Playoff game in May 2014
Season Tier League Pos. Postseason German Cup European competitions
2001–02 1 Bundesliga 12 Relegation playoffs Runner-up
2002–03 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 5 Quarterfinalist
2004–05 1 Bundesliga 7 Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 Bundesliga 8 Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 Bundesliga 9
2007–08 1 Bundesliga 3 Semifinalist
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 1 Champion
3
EuroChallenge
T16
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 5 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
1
Euroleague
RS
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 6 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2
Eurocup
RS
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 10 Quarterfinalist
3
EuroChallenge
T16
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 2 Runner-up Quarterfinalist
3
EuroChallenge
3rd
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 4 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2
Eurocup
RS
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 7 Quarterfinalist Champion
2
Eurocup
RS
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 2 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2
Eurocup
L16
2016–17 1 Bundesliga
3
Champions League

Achievements[edit]

Colors and crests[edit]

The traditional colors of the Oldenburg basketball club are yellow and blue. In 2009, the team adopted its current logo.[4]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History
  2. ^ "2015-04-12 BAM-OLD". Beko-bbl.de. Retrieved 2015-04-14. 
  3. ^ EWE Baskets - Retired Numbers
  4. ^ "EWE Baskets mit neuem logo". Oldenburger-sportblog.de. 3 February 2009. 

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