Saitama Broncos

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Saitama Broncos
Leagues B.League
Founded 1982
History 2005-present
Arena Tokorozawa Municipal Gymnasium
(capacity: 4,308)
Location Saitama
Team colors Green and Orange
         
President Toshihiko Narita
Championships None
Website http://www.saitamabroncos.com/
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

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.

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.
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Nyika Williams

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