Saitama Broncos

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Saitama Broncos
Saitama Broncos logo
LeaguesB.League
Founded1982
History2005-present
ArenaTokorozawa Municipal Gymnasium
(capacity: 4,308)
LocationSaitama
Team colorsGreen and Orange
         
PresidentToshihiko Narita
Head coachThomas Roijakkers
ChampionshipsNone
Websitehttp://www.saitamabroncos.com/
Uniforms

The Saitama Broncos (埼玉ブロンコス, Saitama Buronkosu) is a men's professional basketball club based in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It calls the whole prefecture home and its main home arenas are Tokorozawa Municipal Gymnasium and Saitama Super Arena in Chūō-ku, Saitama City. It competes in the B.League.

History[edit]

  • 1982: founded as an amateur Mazda Auto Tokyo (マツダオート東京, Matsuda Ōto Tōkyō, a dealer of Mazda Motor) basketball club.
  • 1983: The nickname Broncos taken from Santa Clara University.
  • 1987: Promoted to Japan Basketball League division 1.
  • 1991: Club renamed to "Ẽfini Tokyo" (アンフィニ東京, Anfini Tōkyō)
  • 1996: The company club was dissolved.
  • 1997: Restarts as a community-based club "ME Tokorozawa Broncos" (ME所沢ブロンコス, Emu-ī Tokorozawa Buronkos). From a lower-tier "Kantō Corporate League" (関東実業団リーグ, Kantō Zitsugyō-dan Rīgu).
  • 1998: Renamed "Tokorozawa Broncos" (所沢ブロンコス, Tokorozawa Buronkos). Promoted to the JBL division 2.
  • 1999: The league reorganisation put the team to the new JBL.
  • 2000: Adds Saitama City to its hometowns. Renamed hiragana "Saitama Broncos" (さいたまブロンコス, Saitama Buronkosu).
  • 2002-03, 2004-05: Wins the premiership in two-peat.
  • 2005: Quits the JBL. Renamed kanji "Saitama Broncos" (埼玉ブロンコス, Saitama Buronkosu). Competes in the bj league as an inaugural member.

Roster[edit]

Saitama Broncos roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
SG 0 Japan Masaya Ueda
PF 1 United States Darnell Martin
F 2 Japan Kento Sakka
PG 3 Japan Shion Terikyaku
SG 4 Japan Rikiya Yagishita
PG 7 Japan Yuki Kitamuki
PG 10 Japan Ryuhei Shimizu
SF 14 Japan Yohei Ono
PF 19 Japan Tomoya Nakamura
F 21 Japan Yuichi Shidama
C 22 United States Joshua Crawford
SG 31 Japan Yoshinori Tanaka
SG 32 Japan Jo Yoshikawa
C 44 United States Antone Warren
SG 53 Japan Ousu Mori
Head coach

Thomas Roijakkers

Assistant coach(es)

Rikio Miki [ja]
Yuki Kitamuki


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2018

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
  • Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.

Coaches[edit]

Broncos bus

References[edit]

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