Santa Barbara Breakers
|Santa Barbara Breakers|
|Team history||Santa Barbara Breakers
|Based in||Santa Barbara, California|
|Arena||Santa Barbara City College
|Colors||Red & Blue|
|Head coach||Curt Pickering|
The Santa Barbara Breakers are a semi-professional basketball team that plays in the International Basketball League (IBL). The team plays their home games on the campus of Santa Barbara City College.
They team's maiden season began on April 13, 2007 in the International Basketball League. The team featured several former NBA players, such as Toby Bailey, Fred Vinson, Samaki Walker and Lamond Murray. Their regular season record was 17-6 and they lost in the IBL West Division Championship to the eventual 2007 IBL Champion, Portland.
In 2008, the Breakers switched affiliation to the newly formed West Coast Pro Basketball League (WCBL). Santa Barbara was the inaugural season WCBL champion finishing undefeated at 18-0. Former UCSB shooting guard Josh Merrill was named the league's regular season and playoff MVP.
All WCBL teams joined the IBL in March of 2014.
- "Team to Hold Draft on Thursday". Montecito Journal. 22 March 2007.
- "Santa Barbara Breakers Join New West Coast League". Noozhawk. 12 January 2008.
- "WCBL joins IBL in vision for minor leagues". Our Sports Central. 28 March 2014.