|Location||Nelson, New Zealand|
|Team colors||Navy Blue, White, Blue|
|Main sponsor||Fico Finance|
|General manager||Sharona Gordon|
|Head coach||Tim Fanning|
|Championships||3 (1994, 1998, 2007)|
The Fico Finance Nelson Giants are a basketball team that play in the New Zealand National Basketball League. Their home games are played at Saxton Stadium in Nelson, which were relocated from the Trafalgar Centre (The Hangar) in December 2013 due to the building being classified as earthquake prone. The Giants have won the NBL championship three times in their history, in 1994, 1998 and 2007. They are the only remaining original team in the New Zealand National Basketball League, as all other teams have spent at least one year out of the league, for various reasons.
The Giants are led by head coach Tim Fanning. Former Tall Blacks coach Nenad Vučinić is the owner and a former player, captain and coach of the Giants, winning championships as all four, the only person to do so. He also holds the NZNBL record for most wins. In their title winning 2007 season, American import Josh Pace led the team in scoring and was the league MVP.
The Giants have a loyal fan base, which is cheered on by a group of local hooligans known as the Nelson Giants Wannabes.
Nelson Giants roster
Notable former players