Windsor Express

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Windsor Express
2015–16 Windsor Express season
Windsor Express logo
Leagues NBL Canada
Founded 2012
History Windsor Express
(2012–present)
Arena WFCU Centre
Arena Capacity 6,500
Location Windsor, Ontario
Team colours Maroon, Black
         
President Dartis Willis, Sr.
Head coach Tyrell Paquette
Ownership Dartis Willis, Sr.
Championships

2 (

2013-2014, 2014-2015)
Website www.windsorexpress.ca
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Away

The Windsor Express is a Canadian professional basketball team based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Express are an expansion team of the National Basketball League of Canada that began play in the 2012-13 season. The Express play its home games at the WFCU Centre.

History[edit]

On June 28, 2012, the NBL announced that Windsor had been awarded an expansion team for the 2012-13 season. With this eighth franchise, the League went to divisional play, placing the Express in the Central Division.

On August 1, 2012 the team nickname was officially confirmed. The Express name is partially a tribute to the Underground Railroad and to the rail yards on the banks of the Detroit River.

The team compiled a 22-18 record in its inaugural year, placing second in the Central Division and being seeded 3rd in the playoffs. It lost its only post-season series, a semifinal against the Summerside Storm, 3 games to 2.

On April 17, 2014, the Express won their first championship of NBL-Canada against the Island Storm(formerly Summerside Storm), 121-106.[1]

Home arenas[edit]

WFCU Centre (2012-present)[edit]

Main article: WFCU Centre

Originally opened in 2008, the WFCU Centre is a sports-entertainment arena in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The arena has a capacity of 7,000 when setup for basketball. The Express share the arena with the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League.[2]

Current roster[edit]

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

Windsor Express roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 2 United States Thomas, DeAndre 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 300 lb (140 kg) 29 – (1986-09-28)28 September 1986
G/F 4 United States Ellis, Jamarcus 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 200 lb (91 kg) 31 – (1985-08-07)7 August 1985
G 5 Canada Collins, Josh 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 170 lb (77 kg) 26 – (1990-08-05)5 August 1990
F 10 Canada Loiselle, Kevin 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 225 lb (102 kg)
G 12 United States Bennett, Tony 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 175 lb (79 kg) 32 – (1984-08-22)22 August 1984
G 14 Canada Gibson, Gary 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 185 lb (84 kg) 29 – (1986-12-01)1 December 1986
G/F 22 Canada McQueen, Jahmal 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 210 lb (95 kg) 26 – (1989-10-24)24 October 1989
F 24 United States Commons, Chris 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 220 lb (100 kg) 31 – (1984-12-08)8 December 1984
F 32 United States Williams, Kirk 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 200 lb (91 kg) 28 – (1987-12-19)19 December 1987
F/C 40 United States Parham, Tim 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 240 lb (110 kg) 33 – (1983-03-18)18 March 1983
G 44 United States Anderson, Ryan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 194 lb (88 kg) 28 – (1987-12-19)19 December 1987
G Canada Osuntola, Rotimi 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 175 lb (79 kg) 23 – (1992-11-07)7 November 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

RosterTransactions
Updated: August 8, 2015

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2012-13 Bill Jones 22 18 .550 3rd 2 3 .400 Lost First Round
2013-14 Bill Jones 29 11 .718 1st 11 6 .647 Won Championship
2014-15 Bill Jones 21 11 .656 1st 11 7 .611 Won Championship
Totals 72 40 .643 - 24 16 .600 3 Playoff Appearances

References[edit]

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