Aris Leeuwarden

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Aris Leeuwarden
Aris Leeuwarden logo.png
Leagues Dutch Basketball League
Founded2004;17 years ago (2004)
History
List
  • Woon! Aris
    (2004–2007)
    Aris Friesland
    (2007–2009)
    De Friesland Aris
    (2009–2011)
    Lasaulec Aris
    (2011–2012)
    Aris Leeuwarden
    (2012–present)
Arena Kalverdijkje
Capacity1,700
Location Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Main sponsor Univé
PresidentG.J. Meelker
Team managerGert Schurer
Head coachVincent van Sliedregt
2019–20 position DBL, 8th of 9
Website arisleeuwarden.nl

Aris Leeuwarden is a Dutch professional basketball club based in Leeuwarden. It has competed in the Dutch Basketball League since 2004. Aris plays its home games at the Kalverdijkje.

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History

The parent club was actually founded in 1992, when the clubs Sporty and Ymir merged into BV Aris. In 2004 the professional team was founded, when the team promoted from the Promotiedivisie – the Dutch second-tier league – to the Eredivisie. The team, coached by Tom Simpson, was named Woon!Aris for sponsorship reasons and reached the Playoffs in its first season. After then, the team failed to reach the postseason for four seasons. In 2009–10, Aris, then named De Friesland Aris, reached the playoff semi-finals for the first time.

In the 2012–13 season, Aris was in financial trouble after it lost their main sponsor Lasaulec. [1] Despite these circumstances Aris' squad – which included All-Stars Holcomb-Faye and Givens – reached the DBL Finals. Rival #1 seed Den Bosch was knocked out of the tournament 3–1 in the semi-finals. In the Finals Aris played ZZ Leiden and lost 0–4 to the #2 seed of the regular season. [2]

Before the start of the 2013–14 Aris got a new main sponsor in Univé, which guaranteed the existence of the team. [3] The capacity of Kalverdijkje was also increased from 800 to 1,700 to further increase the stability for the club's future. [4]

In the 2019–20 season, Aris reached the final of the Dutch Basketball Cup for the first time in history. [5]

Season by season

ChampionsRunners-upPlayoff berth
SeasonTierLeagueFinishPlayedWinsLosses Win% Playoffs NBB Cup Head coach
Aris Leeuwarden
2004–051 DBL 7thLost quarterfinals (Den Bosch), 0–2Tom Simpson
2005–061 DBL 10th26521.192Tom Simpson
2006–071 DBL 9th401426.350Andre Roorda
2007–081 DBL 10th40832.200Tony van den Bosch
2008–091 DBL 10th401228.300 Pete Miller
2009–10 1 DBL 6th361917.528Won quarterfinals (Den Bosch), 2–0
Lost semifinals (West-Brabant Giants), 1–3
Fourth round Pete Miller
2010–11 1 DBL 5th361719.472Lost quarterfinals (Magixx), 1–2 Quarterfinalist Pete Miller
2011–12 1 DBL 6th281018.370Lost group stage quarterfinals Fourth round Erik Braal
2012–13 1 DBL 4th362016.556Won quarterfinals (Landstede), 3–0
Won semifinals (Den Bosch), 3–1
Lost finals (ZZ Leiden), 0–4
Semifinalist Erik Braal
2013–14 1 DBL 6th361323.361Lost quarterfinals (SPM Shoeters), 0–2 Semifinalist Ed Molthoff
2014–15 1 DBL 6th28820.286Lost quarterfinals (Donar), 0–2 Quarterfinalist Tom Simpson
2015–16 1 DBL 7th28919.321 Semifinals Michael Schuurs
Klaas Stoppels (a.i.)
2016–17 1 DBL 7th28820.286 Quarterfinals Klaas Stoppels
2017–18 1 DBL 6th321022.313Lost quarterfinals (ZZ Leiden), 1–2 Quarterfinals Tony van den Bosch
2018–19 1 DBL 7th34925.265Lost quarterfinals (Landstede), 0–2 Fourth round Tony van den Bosch
Anne van Dijk (a.i.)
2019–20 1 DBL 8th24717.292Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic TBA Ferried Naciri
2020–21 1 DBL 11th21417.190 1st Round Ferried Naciri

Players

The teampicture of the Aris roster of the 2011-12 season Teamfoto Lasaulec Aris, seizoen 2011-2012.jpg
The teampicture of the Aris roster of the 2011–12 season

Current roster

Aris Leeuwarden roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.Nat.NameHt.Age
PG 2 Flag of the United States.svg Frazier, Chad 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)28 – (1992-08-22)22 August 1992
SG 4 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg De Martelaere, Rikkert 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
PG 5 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Dedecker, Cedric
SF 8 Flag of Rwanda.svg Mukama, Jean-Victor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)26 – (1994-08-24)24 August 1994
F 9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tönjann, Torben
C 14 Flag of Greece.svg Dimakopoulos, Ioannis 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
C 15 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Brandsma, Reinder
Head coach
  • Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vincent van Sliedregt
Physician(s)
  • Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Bouius
  • Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Watse Jousma
Team manager
  • Flag of the Netherlands.svg Oege Hessel Faber

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

Updated: 1 May 2021

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

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.

Individual awards

Top scorers by seasons

SeasonNamePPG
2011–12 Flag of the United States.svg Lance Jeter 16.8
2012–13 Flag of the United States.svg Samme Givens 16.4
2013–14 Flag of the United States.svg Darius Theus 16.5
2014–15 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tjoe de Paula 17.0
2015–16 Flag of the United States.svg Javier Duren 17.7
 
SeasonNamePPG
2016–17 Flag of the United States.svg Jordan Gregory 18.6
2017–18 Flag of the United States.svg Emile Blackman16.4
2018–19 Flag of the United States.svg Nick Masterson16.6
2019–20 Flag of Poland.svg Andrzej Mazurczak 16.5
2020–21 Flag of the United States.svg Chad Frazier 12.7

[6]

List of head coaches

The following list shows all head coaches of Aris Leeuwarden since its inception in 2004:

NameFromToRef.
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tom Simpson 20042006
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Andre Roorda 20072008
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tony van den Bosch 20082009
Flag of the United States.svg Pete Miller 20092011
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Erik Braal 20112013
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ed Molthoff2013February 2014
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Tom SimpsonFebruary 20142015
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michael Schuurs20152016
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Klaas Stoppels20162017
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tony van den Bosch2017April 2019 [7]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Anne van Dijk (interim)April 2019May 2019
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ferried Naciri September 2019May 2021 [8]
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vincent van SliedregtJune 2021present

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