Holland Dream

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Holland Dream
Founded 2005
League IBL (2005-11)
IBA (2012-present)
Team history Holland Blast (2005-11)
Holland Dream (2012-present)
Based in Holland, Michigan
Arena Holland Civic Center
Owner(s) Fast Forward Sports, LLC
Head coach Teddy Smith
Championships 0
Division titles 0

The Holland Dream is a semi-professional basketball team in the Independent Basketball Association based in Holland, Michigan. The team began as the Holland Blast, and changed its name when the team entered the IBA. The team is owned by Tom Moore. The Dream play at the Holland Civic Center, former home of Hope College, who moved into the new DeVos Fieldhouse. They were members of the International Basketball League from 2005 to 2011.


The Holland Blast produced two IBL Hall of Fame players:

Both have enjoyed successful careers playing basketball overseas.

Former assistant coach Terry Smith took over as head coach for the 2007 season after Mike Ahrens submitted his resignation.[2]

Coach Smith was Grand Valley State University’s Men's Basketball Coach from 1997-2004 where he won 110 games. Smith has received many professional honors including the 1996 NABC Coach of the Year.

Season by season[edit]

Regular Season
Year Wins Losses Division Playoffs
2006 14 8 4th Lost in semifinals
2007 10 12 4th
2009 15 4 1st
2010 7 9 5th
2012-13 Fall 4 12 7th DNQ

IBL All-Stars[edit]


  • Jared Bledsoe
  • James Jackson
  • Dennis Springs


  • Jared Bledsoe
  • Dennis Springs


  1. ^ "Jared Bledsoe". GoCobbers. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Holland Blast Announce Head Coach Change". Holland Blast website. 6 August 2006. 

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