Den Bosch Basketball

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New Heroes Basketball
New Heroes Basketball logo
Nickname EBBC
Titans
Leagues Dutch Basketball League
Founded 1952; 65 years ago (1952)
Arena Maaspoort Sports and Events
Arena Capacity 2,700[1]
Location 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Team colors Red, White, Blue
              
President Jos Frederiks
Head coach Sander van der Holst
Ownership Bob van Oosterhout
Championships 16 Dutch Championships
7 Dutch Cups
2 Dutch Supercup
1 Ricoh Cup
1 Haarlem Basketball Week
Website newheroesbasketball.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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New Heroes Basketball is a Dutch professional basketball club based in 's-Hertogenbosch.[2] The team plays in the Dutch Basketball League (DBL). The team has won a record 16 Dutch championships. The team has also been a regular at international competitions. Den Bosch plays their home games at the Maaspoort Sports & Events. The original name of the club is EBBC.

History[edit]

On 18 October 1952, EBBC was founded by Cees Vossen, Tom van der Leur, Hans van Oorschot and Frans van de Wiel. In 1962 it played in the Eredivisie for the first time, but not very successful. Subsequently the team degraded again.

Decades later, in June 2005, Den Bosch merged EiffelTowers Nijmegen. The club has one of the largest budgets in the Netherlands, and with that they were able to attract good players like Leon Rodgers. In their first season they had immediate success by winning the Dutch Championship title. The year after that (2006–2007) EiffelTowers The Bosch would win the title again after a clean sweep against the Matrixx Magixx from Nijmegen, after just losing four games in the regular season. The two following years, Den Bosch reaches the finals, but loses twice to ABC Amsterdam. In 2012 the club won their 15th Dutch championship, after beating ZZ Leiden in a best-of-seven-series.

After 13 years playing as the EiffelTowers, the club changed its name to SPM Shoeters in 2013. Along with the name change the club changed the team colors to black, after playing in red since 2000. In the 2014–15 season, Shoeters won its first DBL championship: Donar was beaten 4–1 in the Finals. The team also performed excellent in the EuroChallenge that season, reaching the Top 16 over the likes of German team ratiopharm ulm. Brandyn Curry had a superb season for Shoeters, and was named the DBL Playoffs MVP.

Sponsorship names[edit]

Due to sponsorship reasons, EBBC has known a lot of names over the years:

  • 1952-74 EBBC
  • 1974-77 Sperry Remington EBBC
  • 1977-78 Falcon Jeans EBBC
  • 1978-80 EBBC
  • 1980-91 Nashua EBBC
  • 1991-92 Pro-Specs EBBC
  • 1992-95 Canoe Jeans EBBC
  • 1995-96 America Today EBBC
  • 1996-97 Libertel EBBC
  • 1997-99 Libertel Dolphins EBBC
  • 1999-03 Canoe Jeans EBBC
  • 2003-05 Tulip EBBC
  • 2005-13 EiffelTowers Den Bosch
  • 2013–16 SPM Shoeters Den Bosch[3]
  • 2016 Shooters Den Bosch
  • 2016–present New Heroes Basketball[4]

Logos[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

Dutch League[5]

  • Winners (16): 1978-79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011-12, 2014–15

Dutch Cup[2]

  • Winners (7): 1992-93, 1999-00, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2012-13, 2015–16

Dutch SuperCup[5]

Ricoh Cup[5]

  • Winners (1): 2000

European[edit]

FIBA Saporta Cup[5]

Worldwide[edit]

FIBA Intercontinental Cup[5]

  • Runners-up (1): 1982

Friendly[edit]

Haarlem Basketball Week[5]

  • Winners (1): 2006

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

New Heroes Basketball roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 0 United States Mitchell, Charles 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 15 Netherlands Aarts, Marcel 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
PG United States McWhorther, Steve 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
SG 24 United States Watts, Justin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SG 1 Netherlands Lietmeijer, Valentijn 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PG 2 Netherlands Bouwknecht, Maarten 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PF 7 Netherlands Wessels, Stefan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 33 – (1984-04-13)13 April 1984
PF 10 Netherlands de Pagter, Ralf 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 27 – (1989-07-22)22 July 1989
SF 12 Netherlands Akerboom, Jr., Kees (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 33 – (1983-12-20)20 December 1983
PF 13 Netherlands Adriaans, Frerik 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (1995-02-10)10 February 1995
G/F 17 Netherlands de Vries, Pim 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (1995-06-13)13 June 1995
PG 9 Netherlands Ramovic, Irfan 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
F 14 Netherlands Nossek, Wietze 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
PG 4 Netherlands Nguyen, Vincent 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: January 16, 2017

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

Notable players[edit]

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

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Dutch Cup European competitions
1996–97 1 DBL 1 Champion 2 Saporta Cup
GS
1997–98 1 DBL 4 Semifinalist 2 Saporta Cup
GS
1998–99 1 DBL 4 Semifinalist
1999–00 1 DBL 2 Quarterfinalist Winner
2000–01 1 DBL 2 Semifinalist
2001–02 1 DBL 6 Quarterfinalist Winner
2002–03 1 DBL 5 Semifinalist
2003–04 1 DBL 4 Runner-up
2004–05 1 DBL 4 Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 DBL 1 Champion Eightfinalist 4 EuroCup Challenge
T16
2006–07 1 DBL 1 Champion Eightfinalist 2 ULEB Cup
RS
2007–08 1 DBL 2 Finalist Winner 2 ULEB Cup
RS
2008–09 1 DBL 2 Finalist Winner 3 EuroChallenge
T16
2009–10 1 DBL 3 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge
RS
2010–11 1 DBL 3 Semifinalist Semifinalist
2011–12 1 DBL 3 Champion Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 DBL 1 Semifinalist Winner
2013–14 1 DBL 2 Runner–up Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge
RS
2014–15 1 DBL
1
Champions Runners-up 3 EuroChallenge
T16
2015–16 1 DBL
4
Semifinalist Champions
2016–17 1 DBL Eightfinalist Eightfinalist

Head coaches[edit]

Coach From To Honours
United States Don Beck
2009
2010
Austria Raoul Korner
2010
2013
1 DBL, 1 NBB Cup
Netherlands Sam Jones
2013
2016
1 DBL, 1 NBB Cup, 1 Dutch Supercup
Netherlands Sander van der Holst
2016
present

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaal en ruimtes msedb.nl
  2. ^ a b "Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "EiffelTowers vanaf komend seizoen SPM Shoeters". www.omroepbrabant.nl. Retrieved 12 September 2016. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b c d e f Erelijst spmshoeters.nl

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