Bisons Loimaa

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Bisons Loimaa
Bisons Loimaa logo
Founded 1964
History Loimaan Korikonkarit
(1964–2011)
Nilan Bisons Loimaa
(2011–2015)
Bisons Loimaa
(2015–present)
Arena
Arena Capacity
  • 1,500[1]
  • 3,500
Location Loimaa, Finland
Team colors Red, White, Navy
              
Head coach Garcia Hopkins
Championships 2 Finnish Leagues
Website bisons.fi
Uniforms


Bisons Loimaa is a Finnish professional basketball club that is based in Loimaa.

History[edit]

Logo with Nilan as the main sponsor

The club was established in 1964 as Loimaan Korikonkarit. The team was renamed Bisons after it was promoted to the Korisliiga in 2011. The team won the Finnish league championship in its first season in the league. Bisons won the championship once again in 2013, and qualified to play in Europe's 2nd-tier competition, the Eurocup, during the Eurocup 2013–14 season.

On 31 May 2016, Bisons Loimaa announced it will not participate in the top Finnish league due to financial problems and would join the second division.[2]

Arenas[edit]

The club plays its national domestic league home games at the Loimaa Sports Center in Loimaa. Its VTB United League home games are played in Loimaa and at the Energia Areena in Vantaa.

Trophies[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Bisons Loimaa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
G 0 Finland Konsta Seppala
F/C 1 United States Kyle Reid
G 2 Finland Konsta Hannula
G/F 4 Finland Jani Kivinen
G/F 8 Finland Tero Valkama
C 12 Finland Mika Lahti
F 13 Finland Matti Selinheimo
G 17 Finland Juuso Makila
PG 24 United States Vinay Parmar
F 32 Finland Markus Lamela
F 41 Slovenia Aljosa Bjekovic
F 45 Finland Konsta Ahola
Head coach

United States Finland Garcia Hopkins

Assistant coach(es)

Finland Pekka Julkunen


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 6 December 2016

Notable players[edit]

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

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Finnish Cup European competitions Other competitions
2011–12 1 Korisliiga 1st
2012–13 1 Korisliiga 1st Runner–up
2013–14 1 Korisliiga 3rd 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 Korisliiga 2nd United League
13th
2015–16 1 Korisliiga 5th United League
13th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nilan Bisons Loimaa". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2014-07-31. 
  2. ^ "Bisons hakee liigalisenssiä" (in Finnish). Loimaan Lehti. 31 May 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 

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