Vevey Riviera Basket

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Riviera Lakers
Riviera Lakers logo
NicknameVRB
LeaguesSwiss Basketball League
Founded1952; 67 years ago (1952)
HistoryVevey Basket
1952–1988
Vevey Riviera Basket
1988–present
ArenaGaleries du Rivage
Capacity2800
PresidentRené Gubler
Championships2 Swiss Championships
3 Swiss Cups
Websitewww.vevey-basket.ch

Vevey Riviera Basket, also known as Riviera Lakers, is a Swiss men's professional basketball club that is based in Vevey, Switzerland. The club currently plays in the Swiss Basketball League, the national first tier.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1952 as Vevey Basket. Vevey won the Swiss League championship 2 times, in the years 1984 and 1991. Their first Swiss League championship came under coach Jim Boylan. They also won the Swiss Cup three times, in the years 1983, 1984, and 1985.

Vevey qualified to the Korać Cup for the 1974–75 and 1987–88 seasons. Vevey qualified for the Saporta Cup in the 1983–84 and 1985–86 seasons. Vevey also qualified to the EuroLeague for the 1984–85 season. They also played in the knockout rounds of both the 1991–92 Euroleague and the 1991–92 Saporta Cup. In 1998 Vevey merged with Blonay Basket and change its name to Vevey Riviera Basket.

Thabo Sefolosha began his senior men's club career with Vevey.

Notable players[edit]

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

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vevey jouera en LNA (in French)

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