Medi Bayreuth

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medi bayreuth
medi bayreuth logo
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Founded1975; 44 years ago (1975)
History
ArenaOberfrankenhalle
Capacity3,500
LocationBayreuth, Bavaria
Team colorsBlack, Lime, White
              
Head coachRaoul Korner
Championships1 German Championship
2 German Cups
Websitewww.bbc-bayreuth.de
Uniforms

Medi Bayreuth, official stylized as medi bayreuth, is a German professional basketball club that is based in Bayreuth, Germany.[1] It was re-founded as BBC Bayreuth in 1999. The team plays in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), the highest division of basketball in Germany. Since 2013, the company medi is the head and naming sponsor of the team.[2]

History[edit]

The club was founded as the basketball section of Post SV Bayreuth in 1975 and was one of the clubs that established the second division of professional basketball in Germany. In its debut season, the team immediately promoted to the first tier Basketball Bundesliga. In 1979, the basketball team separated from Post SV and the club was re-founded as USC Bayreuth. After the 1983–84 season the team relegated form the Bundesliga. Following this event, the club merged with TTBG Steiner-Optik Bayreuth, a former table tennis club, to form BG Steiner Bayreuth.

As Steiner Bayreuth, the team had some great successes. The club immediately returned to the highest level and years later started to win several trophies in Germany. In 1988 and 1989 the team won the BBL-Pokal and in the 1988–89 season the team was crowned German national champions after winning the Bundesliga.

In 1997, longtime sponsor Steiner left the club and the club started to get in financial trouble. Along with the financial crisis, the team also had a sportive crisis. In 1999, the team relegated form the Bundesliga to the second division because of financial troubles. In the following seasons, Bayreuth spent its time in the second division ProA.

Bayreuth eventually returned to the highest level. The club won the 2009–10 season's German 2nd Division championship, and thus earned promotion to the Bundesliga for the 2010–11 season.[3] Before the 2013–14 season, the club's name was changed to medi bayreuth for sponsorship reasons. The new team colors became black, lime green and pink.

Bayreuth had an outstanding 2016–17 season, as the team of Raoul Korner finished fourth in the BBL regular season with a 22–10 record. In the play-offs the team was eliminated by fifth-seeded Oldenburg. However, the placement of the club qualified Bayreuth for the 2017–18 Basketball Champions League which would be the first European campaign for the club. With an 8–6 record in the regular season, Bayreuth advanced to the play-offs were the team eliminated Turkish side Beşiktaş in the eight-finals. However, in the quarter-finals the club was eliminated by fellow German side Riesen Ludwigsburg.

Arena[edit]

The club's regular home arena is the Oberfrankenhalle, which has a seating capacity of 4,000 people.[4][5]

Club identity[edit]

Logos[edit]

Uniforms[edit]

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Steiner Bayreuth (1988–89) jersey
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Team colours
Steiner Bayreuth
(1988–89)
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BBC Bayreuth (2012–13) jersey
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Team colours
BBC Bayreuth
(2012–13)
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medi bayreuth (2013– ) jersey
Team colours
Team colours
medi bayreuth
(2013– )

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

medi Bayreuth roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 1 United States Cooke, Charles 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 25 – (1994-07-01)1 July 1994
PG 2 Germany Wenzl, Nico 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 18 – (2001-04-11)11 April 2001
G 3 United States Robinson, James 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1994-03-04)4 March 1994
SG 8 United States Woodard, James 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 25 – (1994-01-24)24 January 1994
PG 10 Germany Doreth, Bastian (C) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 30 – (1989-06-08)8 June 1989
C 11 Germany Seiferth, Andreas 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 30 – (1989-06-23)23 June 1989
F 16 Germany Krug, Johannes 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 20 – (1999-07-08)8 July 1999
C 17 Germany Krug, Johannes 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 20 – (1999-07-08)8 July 1999
G 20 United States Alford, Bryce 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 24 – (1995-01-18)18 January 1995
PG 21 Germany Perschnick, Javon 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 18 – (2000-09-05)5 September 2000
PF 22 United States Travis, Reid 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 23 – (1995-11-25)25 November 1995
C 23 Germany Raffington, Justin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 28 – (1991-02-26)26 February 1991
F 33 United States Bruinsma, Evan 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 26 – (1992-09-09)9 September 1992
G 50 Germany Bacoul, Joanic Grüttner 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 24 – (1995-08-14)14 August 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 20 August 2019
The Oberfrankenhalle, home arena of Bayreuth

Trophies[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2000–01 2 2. BBL 8th
2001–02 2 2. BBL 2nd
2002–03 2 2. BBL 5th
2003–04 2 2. BBL 10th
2004–05 2 2. BBL 3rd
2005–06 2 2. BBL 6th
2006–07 2 2. BBL 3rd
2007–08 2 Pro A 8th
2008–09 2 Pro A 3rd
2009–10 2 Pro A 1st
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 16th
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 13th
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 15th
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 14th
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 16th
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 12th
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 4th
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 6th Fourth place 3 Champions League
QF
2018–19 1 Bundesliga 12th Round of 16 3 Champions League RS

References[edit]

  1. ^ "easyCredit BBL – medi bayreuth Basketball".
  2. ^ "Basketball Bundesliga Club BBC Bayreuth Gets New Title Sponsor, Name". sportsbusinessdaily.com. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  3. ^ "easyCredit BBL – medi bayreuth Basketball".
  4. ^ OBERFRANKENHALLE BAYREUTH (in German).
  5. ^ USC BAYREUTH THE ARENA OBERFRANKENHALLE Capacity 4000.

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