North Melbourne Giants

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North Melbourne Giants
North Melbourne Giants logo
LeaguesNBL
Founded1980
Dissolved1998
HistoryCoburg Giants
1980–1986
North Melbourne Giants
1987–1998
ArenaThe Glass House
Capacity7,200
LocationMelbourne, Victoria
Team colorsTeal and White; originally Maroon, Gold, Silver and White
Championships2 (1989, 1994)
Uniforms

The North Melbourne Giants, previously known as the Coburg Giants, were an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne. The Giants competed in the National Basketball League (NBL) between 1980 and 1998, and played their home games at The Glass House.

The Coburg Giants entered the league in its second season (1980) and would change their name to the North Melbourne Giants in 1987. Under its new name, the Giants would have a lot of success, winning two championships, only to dissolve in 1998 to ultimately become a domestic association.[1][2]

Honour roll[edit]

NBL Championships: 2 (1989, 1994)
NBL finals appearances: 7 (1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994, 1995)
NBL Grand Final appearances: 4 (1988, 1989, 1994, 1995)
NBL Most Valuable Player: Ray Borner (1985), Scott Fisher (1989, 1992)
NBL Grand Final MVP: Scott Fisher (1989), Paul Rees (1994)
All-NBL First Team: Ray Borner (1985), Jim Foster (1986), Tim Dillon (1988), Scott Fisher (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992), Darryl McDonald (1994, 1995, 1996)
NBL Coach of the Year: Bruce Palmer (1988), Brett Brown (1994)
NBL Rookie of the Year: David Smith (1998)
NBL Most Improved Player: None
NBL Best Defensive Player: None
NBL Best Sixth Man: None
NBL Good Hands Award: Darryl McDonald (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uluc, Olgun (16 October 2015). "The NBL's defunct franchises: Sydney Astronauts, Launceston Casino City, Singapore Slingers, and more". FoxSports.com.au. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  2. ^ "History". CoburgBasketball.com.au. Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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