Basketball Löwen Braunschweig

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Basketball Löwen Braunschweig
Basketball Löwen Braunschweig logo
Leagues Bundesliga
Founded 2000
History Names
Arena Volkswagen Halle (2000–present)
Arena Capacity 6,600
Location Braunschweig, Germany
Team colors Blue, Yellow, White
              
Head coach Frank Menz
Website www.basketball-braunschweig.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

Basketball Löwen Braunschweig (English: Basketball Lions Braunschweig) is a basketball club based in Braunschweig, Germany that plays in the Basketball Bundesliga. Their home arena is Volkswagen Halle.[1]

History[edit]

Former logo

The team was formed as a new company in 2000, taking over the Bundesliga license of SG Braunschweig. After multiple name changes during the team's early years, the Braunschweig-based fashion label New Yorker became the club's naming sponsor in 2006. In 2014 New Yorker announced to end its sponsorship after the 2013–14 Basketball Bundesliga season.[2] On 1 July 2014, the team was renamed into Basketball Löwen Braunschweig.[3]

Names[edit]

  • 2000–2001: Metabox Braunschweig
  • 2001–2002: StadtSport Braunschweig
  • 2002–2003: TXU Energie Braunschweig
  • 2003–2006: BS Energy Braunschweig
  • 2006–2014: New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig
  • 2014–present: Basketball Löwen Braunschweig

Arena[edit]

Volkswagen Halle

The Löwen's home games take place at the 6,600 seat Volkswagen Halle, which opened in 2000. The team's predecessor SG Braunschweig had previously hosted its games at the 1,500 seat Sporthalle Alte Waage.

Farm team[edit]

From 2000 to 2015, SG Braunschweig, playing in the 2. Basketball Bundesliga respectively ProB, served as the club's farm team. In 2015, SG Braunschweig entered into a cooperation with MTV Herzöge Wolfenbüttel. Starting with the 2015–16 ProB season, both clubs will field a joined team which will play in Wolfenbüttel and serve as farm team to Basketball Löwen Braunschweig.[4]

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Basketball Löwen Braunschweig roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht.
SG 5 Germany Gertz, Lucas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 6 Germany Johnson, Dominique 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
C 7 United States Visser, Kyle 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)
PG 8 Germany Bogdanov, Martin 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
PG 12 United States Joyce, Dru 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
F 15 United States Allen, Derrick 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 17 Germany Pluskota, Maurice 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
F 21 United States Abromaitis, Tim 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
G/F 22 Germany Adler, Cornelius 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
G 23 United States McElroy, Immanuel 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
G 24 United States Lockett, Trent 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SG 31 Germany Simon, Nicolai 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: May 18, 2016

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup European competitions
2000–01 1 Bundesliga 6th
2001–02 1 Bundesliga 10th 3 Played Korać Cup
2002–03 1 Bundesliga 3rd
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 11th 2 Played ULEB Cup
2004–05 1 Bundesliga 12th 3 Played EuroChallenge
2005–06 1 Bundesliga 16th1
2006–07 1 Bundesliga 14th
2007–08 1 Bundesliga 9th
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 13th
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 4th
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 5th Runner-up
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 7th Fourth place
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 13th
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 15th
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 9th
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 10th
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 16th

^1 Braunschweig was spared relegation due to the expansion of the Basketball Bundesliga from 16 to 18 teams for the 2006–07 season.

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