Sundsvall Dragons

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Sundsvall Dragons
Sundsvall Dragons logo
LeaguesLigan
Founded7 May 1939; 81 years ago (1939-05-07)
Dissolved6 May 2016; 4 years ago (2016-05-06)
ArenaSundsvalls Sporthall
Capacity2,300
LocationSundsvall, Sweden
Team colorsNavy, Red
   
Championships2 Swedish Championships

Sundsvall Dragons was a professional Swedish basketball club from Sundsvall. The Dragons made it to the Basketligan Finals four times: in 2005, 2008 and in 2009 and 2011 as winners.

History[edit]

The team was one of the oldest in Sweden, as it was founded on May 9, 1939. In 1993 the team promoted to the Basketligan and was named the Sundsvall Dragons.

In 2008, 6-time NBA champion and 7-time All-Star Scottie Pippen played for the team. Pippen, at age 42, played one game for Sundsvall in which he recorded 21 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Pippen was paid $66,000 to play in the game against Akropal.[1]

On 6 May 2016 the club was declared bankrupt.[2]

Championships[edit]

2008–09, 2010–11

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason
2010–11 1 Basketligan 1 Champion
2011–12 1 Basketligan 3 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Basketligan 1 Finalist
2013–14 1 Basketligan 4 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 Basketligan 5 Semifinalist
2015–16 1 Basketligan 6 Quarterfinalist

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pippen puts his game on display in Scandinavia". ESPN. January 14, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Anna Beijron, Eva Harström (6 May 2016). "Sundsvall Dragons försatta i konkurs" (in Swedish). SVT Sport. Retrieved 6 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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