Apollo Amsterdam

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Apollo Amsterdam
Correct logo Apollo Amsterdam.png
Leagues BNXT League
Founded2011;10 years ago (2011)
HistoryBC Apollo
2011–2015
Apollo Amsterdam
2015–present
Arena Apollohal
Capacity1,500
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Main sponsorPaul Meijering [1]
PresidentMark van Meggelen
Head coach Wierd Goedee
2020–21 position DBL, 9th of 12
Championships1 Promotiedivisie
Website www.apollobasketball.nl

Apollo Amsterdam is a professional basketball team based in Amsterdam. The club plays its games in the BNXT League, the Dutch top league. The club was founded in 2011 and has been playing in the highest national level for 9 years. The amateur section of the club is known as BC Apollo. Apollo Amsterdam is known for their focus on developing the Dutch basketball players and giving them growth perspective in a foreign player dominated league. Apollo debuted 25 Dutch players in the last 5,5 seasons. [2]

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History

The club was founded in 2011, as a result of a merger between BV Lely and Mosquitos, both clubs from Amsterdam. Its name is derived from its home venue the Apollohal. Apollo took over the license of the old ABC Amsterdam second team. [3] In the first season of the club, Apollo played as an amateur team in the Promotiedivisie. They immediately won the Dutch amateur championship after defeating CBV Binnenland in the league final. [4]

In 2012, Apollo club decided to enter the professional Dutch Basketball League (DBL) for the 2012–13 season. [5] In its first season, led by coach Tyrone Marioneaux and All-Star Aron Royé, Apollo finished in ninth place in the DBL.

In 2013–14, Apollo managed to reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. The club lost in the quarterfinals to GasTerra Flames, 0–2.

During Apollo's most successful season since their establishment, the club had financial problems which made it close to withdrawing from the DBL. However, in August 2014 it was announced Apollo would continue playing in the DBL. [6]

In the 2015–16 season, Apollo made its second appearance in the DBL playoffs where it lost to Den Bosch 0–2 in the quarterfinals.

Apollo won its first playoff game in 2016, defeating ZZ Leiden in Game 1 of the quarterfinals. However, in a packed Apollohal, Leiden retrieved home advantage and went on to beat Apollo 1–2 and advance to the semifinals.

On 1 May 2020, Apollo announced it will not play in the 2020–21 DBL season because of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apollo also announced Laki Lakner was replacing Patrick Faijdherbe as head coach. [7]

Since the 2021–22 season, Apollo plays in the BNXT League, in which the national leagues of Belgium and the Netherlands have been merged. [8] In June 2021, Wierd Goedee was signed as new head coach. [9]

Honours

Apollo celebrating after winning the Promotiedivisie in 2012 BC Apollo kampioen 2011-2012.jpg
Apollo celebrating after winning the Promotiedivisie in 2012
Winners (1): 2011–12

Players

Current roster

For a listing of past rosters, see BC Apollo past rosters.

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

Apollo Amsterdam roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.Nat.NameAge
G 0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Rebergen, Ids 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)20 – (2000-09-11)11 September 2000
G 1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg de Moes, Onne 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)21 – (1999-12-19)19 December 1999
G 3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Faijdherbe, Lucas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)23 – (1998-07-14)14 July 1998
G 4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bottelier, Keyshawn 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)21 – (1999-09-07)7 September 1999
PF 5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Samson, Skip 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)21 – (1999-12-31)31 December 1999
PF 8 Flag of Suriname.svg De Randamie, Sergio 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)37 – (1984-07-05)5 July 1984
G 9 Flag of Israel.svg Hasson, Noam 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)23 – (1998-07-20)20 July 1998
PF 13 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Versteeg, Floris  (C)2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)26 – (1994-10-22)22 October 1994
G 17 Flag of Italy.svg Orsini, Renato 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)21 – (1999-12-31)31 December 1999
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: 10 July 2021

Individual awards

DBL All-Defense Team
DBL Rookie of the Year
DBL blocks leader
DBL All-Rookie Team

Notable players

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.

Top scorers by seasons

SeasonNamePPG
2012–13 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Aron Royé 16.3
2013–14 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Aron Royé 13.2
2014–15 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dimeo van der Horst 12.8
2015–16 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Aron Royé 15.6
2016–17 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dimeo van der Horst 16.0
 
SeasonNamePPG
2017–18 Flag of Syria.svg Micheal Madanly 16.1
2018–19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dimeo van der Horst 15.6
2019–20 Flag of the United States.svg Xavier Cannefax 21.9
2020–21 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Berend Weijs 13.5

[10]

Individual awards

Season by season

Apollo playing its first home game ever in the Dutch Basketball League in 2012 BC Apollo - GasTerra Flames in de Apollohal 2012-10-14.jpg
Apollo playing its first home game ever in the Dutch Basketball League in 2012
ChampionsRunners-upPlayoff berthPromoted
SeasonTierLeagueRegular season Playoffs NBB Cup Head coachPresident
FinishPlayedWinsLosses Win%
Apollo Amsterdam
2011–122 Promotiedivisie 1st26215.808Won Final FourTyrone MarioneauxMenno Fluks
2012–13 1 DBL 9th36432.111 Eightfinals
2013–14 1 DBL 8th36729.000Lost quarterfinals (GasTerra Flames), 0–2 Eightfinals Hakim SalemMenno Fluks / Ramon Siljade
2014–15 1 DBL 7th28523.179 Eightfinals Jaanus LiivakRamon Siljade
2015–16 1 DBL 5th281018.357Lost quarterfinals (Den Bosch), 0–2 Quarterfinalist Patrick Faijdherbe
2016–17 1 DBL 5th28919.321Lost quarterfinals (ZZ Leiden), 1–2 Semifinalist
2017–18 1 DBL 7th32923.281 Eightfinals
2018–19 1 DBL 6th341024.294Lost quarterfinals (Den Bosch), 0–2 Quarterfinals
2019–20 1 DBL 9th25 [note 1] 419.174N/A Quarterfinals
2020–21 1 DBL 9th21615.286 First Round Edwin van der Hart

List of head coaches

The following is a list of all the head coaches of Apollo since its establishment in 2011:

PeriodCoach
2011–2013 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tyrone Marioneaux
2013–2014 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Hakim Salem
2014–2015 Flag of Estonia.svg Jaanus Liivak
2015–2020 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Patrick Faijdherbe
2020–2021 Flag of Croatia.svg Laki Lakner
2021 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Edwin van der Hart
2021–present Flag of the Netherlands.svg Wierd Goedee

Notes

  1. The 2019–20 season was ended in March 2020 prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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