Tigers Tübingen

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Tigers Tübingen
Tigers Tubingen logo 2018.png
Leagues ProA
Founded1952;71 years ago (1952)
HistorySV 03 Tübingen
Tigers Tübingen
Arena Paul Horn-Arena
Location Tübingen, Germany
Main sponsorZeltwanger
PresidentRobert Wintermantel
Team managerJascha Maus
Head coachDanny Jansson
2018–19 positionProA, 2nd of 18
Website tigers-tuebingen.de

Tigers Tübingen is a basketball team from Tübingen, a college town in central Baden-Württemberg, Germany, playing in the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL), the country's first tier league.


Founded as SV 03 Tübingen, is affiliated with the multi-sports club SV 03 Tübingen, which was founded in 1903. In 1952, its basketball section was founded. In 2003, the name Walter Tigers Tübingen was chosen for the basketball team after the local Tübingen company Walter AG, a tool manufacturer, became the team's sponsor. The company ended their sponsorship in 2018.

Tigers Tübingen play their home games at the Paul Horn-Arena, which has a capacity of 3,132 people.


In 1992/93, SV 03 Tübingen became members of the Basketball Bundesliga for the first time, but didn't manage to escape relegation; a second one-season stint followed in 2001/02. After being promoted to the Basketball Bundesliga again in 2004 the name was changed to Walter Tigers Tübingen. In 14 consecutive seasons in the top flight they never succeeded in reaching the play-offs and were finally relegated to the ProA after finishing last in the 2017/18 season. In their first ProA season 2018/2019 the name was changed to Tigers Tübingen and they missed the playoffs by one spot finishing in the 9th place. The 2019/20 season will be their second season in the ProA.


Current roster

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

Tigers Tübingen roster
SF 1 Flag of the United States.svg Seljaas, Zac 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)82 kg (181 lb)26 – (1997-07-11)11 July 1997
SG 7 Flag of Germany.svg Lanmüller, Timo 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)82 kg (181 lb)22 – (2001-03-17)17 March 2001
SG 8 Flag of the United States.svg Jones, Delante 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)88 kg (194 lb)28 – (1995-08-25)25 August 1995
PG 10 Flag of Germany.svg Otto, Gianni  (C)1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)81 kg (179 lb)28 – (1995-06-28)28 June 1995
SF 11 Flag of Austria.svg Ersek, Erol 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)93 kg (205 lb)24 – (1999-04-20)20 April 1999
PG 12 Flag of Finland.svg Kivimäki, Aatu 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)81 kg (179 lb)26 – (1997-06-08)8 June 1997
PF 15 Flag of Germany.svg Beck, Jekabs 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)106 kg (234 lb)22 – (2001-01-20)20 January 2001
PF 17 Flag of Germany.svg Šerić, Mateo 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)94 kg (207 lb)24 – (1999-03-21)21 March 1999
PG 26 Flag of Germany.svg Jönke, Till-Joscha 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)86 kg (190 lb)31 – (1992-01-04)4 January 1992
C 31 Flag of Germany.svg Keppeler, Daniel 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)103 kg (227 lb)26 – (1997-01-18)18 January 1997
PF 44 Flag of Denmark.svg Dibba, Bakary 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)78 kg (172 lb)22 – (2001-10-23)23 October 2001
Head coach
  • Flag of Finland.svg Daniel Jansson
Assistant coach(es)
  • Flag of Germany.svg Tom Walther

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

Updated: August 21, 2023

Head coaches

2004–2006 Flag of the United States.svg Pat Elzie
2006–2007 Flag of the United States.svg Aaron McCarthy
2008–2009 Flag of Turkey.svg Tolga Öngören
2009–2015 Flag of Serbia.svg Igor Perović
2016–2017 Flag of the United States.svg Tyron McCoy
2017–2018 Flag of Germany.svg Mathias Fischer
2018–2019 Flag of Germany.svg Aleksandar Nadjfeji
2019 Flag of Germany.svg Georg Kämpf
2019–2019 Flag of the United States.svg Doug Spradley
2020 Flag of the United States.svg Andy Hipsher
2020–present Flag of Finland.svg Daniel Jansson

Season by season

SeasonTierLeaguePos. Cup
2000–0122. BBL1st
2001–021 Bundesliga 15th
2002–0322. BBL2nd
2003–0422. BBL1st
2004–051 Bundesliga 14th
2005–061 Bundesliga 12th
2006–071 Bundesliga 10th
2007–081 Bundesliga 15th
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 14th
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 12th
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 12th
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 12th
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 10th
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 16th
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 14th
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 14th
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 15th
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 18th
2018–19 2 ProA 9th
2019–202 ProA 13th
2020–212 ProA 13th
2021–222 ProA 1st
2022–232 ProA 2nd
2023–24 1 Bundesliga First round


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