RheinStars Köln

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RheinStars Köln
RheinStars Köln logo
Leagues ProA
Founded 1999; 18 years ago (1999)
History Cologne 99ers
(1999–2001)
RheinEnergie Köln
(2001–2007)
Köln 99ers
(2007–2013)
RheinStars Köln
(2013–present)
Arena GEW Energy Dome
Arena Capacity 3,200
Location Cologne, Germany
Team colors Red, White, Blue
              
Team manager Stephan Baeck
Head coach Matt Dodson
Championships 1 German Championship
3 German Cups
1 BBL Champions Cup
Website rheinstars-koeln.de
sg-koeln99ers.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

RheinStars Köln is a professional basketball club based in Cologne, Germany. The team currently plays in the ProA, the second tier basketball league in Germany. The club has won one Basketball Bundesliga championship and three German Cup titles in its history.

History[edit]

The team was founded 1999, as Cologne 99ers. In the Euroleague 2006-07 season, their home arena was an arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, named Philips Halle.

RheinEnergie power company supported the team until the summer of 2007, thus the team changed to its original name, Köln 99ers. On January 21, 2008, the club announced that they were insolvent.[1]

In 2013, the club was re-launched and started in the 2.Regionliga (5th division) with the new name of RheinStars Köln.[2] Since 2015, the team plays in the ProA, Germany's second division of professional basketball.

Honours[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

RheinStars Köln roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Age
C 1 Cyprus Anthony King (basketball)
PG 3 United States Richard Williams (basketball player)
PF 4 United States Chris Eversley
PG 5 United States Jelani Hewitt
G 6 Germany Tim Van der Velde
SF 7 Germany Antonio Pilipovic
G/F 9 Germany Lennart Steffen
PG 11 Germany Leon Baeck
SG 19 Germany Leon Okpara
C 20 Germany Andreas Wenzl
PG 21 Germany Thomas Müller-Laschet
C 22 Germany Dennis Heinzmann
G 24 United States David Downs
PF 27 United States Alex Foster
SG 32 United States Hugh Robertson
PF 33 Germany Robin Christen
PF 44 Germany Benedict Van Laack
Head coach

Australia Matt Dodson

Assistant coach(es)

Germany Johannes Strasser


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Notable players[edit]

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

Rivalries[edit]

The games against local rivals Telekom Baskets Bonn and Bayer Giants Leverkusen were among the biggest derby contests in the BBL. The games against Brose Baskets and ALBA Berlin are the top derby games in German basketball.[citation needed]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason European competitions
2013–14
5
2.Regionliga
1
Promoted
2014–15
4
1.Regionliga
1
Promoted
2015–16
2
ProA
13
2016–17
2
ProA
8
Quarterfinalist

Notable coaches[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]