Düsseldorf Baskets

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Düsseldorf Baskets
Founded 2008
Dissolved 2014
History See Names
Arena Turkish Airlines Arena
3,670 seats
Location Düsseldorf, Germany
Team colors Turquoise, White
Website www.giants-ev.de

Düsseldorf Baskets was a professional basketball club based in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


The team was formed in 2008, when the Bayer company decided to dramatically decrease its sponsorship for its Bayer Giants Leverkusen. As a result, the Bayer Giants went down to Germany's Regional 1 (4th division) to restructure. The license for the Basketball Bundesliga was transferred to Düsseldorf. The tourism investment of Ozaltin Group, Gloria Hotels & Resorts became the main sponsor of Germany Beko Basketball League’s entrenched team Duesseldorf Giants.[1] The name of the team was changed to " Gloria Giants " for the 2010-11 season. They ended on the 17th place in the 2009–10 season and relegated from the Bundesliga, but Gloria Hotels & Resorts invested more money in the club to get an immediate return to the first tier with a wild-card. The following season the team relegated again. In 2012 the club name was changed to Düsseldorf Baskets. After the 2012/2013 season the license of the team for playing in the second tier league in 2013/2014 was revoked by the league.[2] Due to that the team did not take part in any competition in the 2013/2014 season. In March 2014 the team filed for bankruptcy.[3]


  • 2008–2010: Düsseldorf Giants
  • 2010–2012: Gloria Giants Düsseldorf
  • 2012–present: Düsseldorf Baskets


Season Tier League Pos. Postseason
2008–09 1 BBL 12
2009–10 1 BBL 17 Relegated[4]
2010–11 1 BBL 18 Relegated
2011–12 2 Pro A 6 Semifinalist
2012–13 2 Pro A 3 Runner-up



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