West-Brabant Giants

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West-Brabant Giants logo.png
NicknameGiants
Founded2003
Dissolved2011
ArenaSporthal de Boulevard
Capacity900
Location Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
Team colorsMaroon, White
  
Websitewestbrabantgiants.nl

West-Brabant Giants was a Dutch professional basketball club based in Bergen op Zoom. The club was established in 2003 and dissolved in 2011. The team played its games at Sporthal de Boulevard and its main colors were red and white.

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History

The club was established in 2003 and was called Fun 4 All, for sponsorship reasons. [1] The club entered the Dutch Basketball League, and ended 10th in the regular season. The next season the club was named the Myleasecar Giants, [2] and the team reached the play-offs for the first time in its history. From 2005 till 2007 the club had the name Polynorm Giants, [3] in these seasons the Giants made the postseason once. In 2008 and 2009 the Giants were semi-finalist in the play-offs. In 2010 the club had its best season, under the name World Class Aviation Academy Giants the team reached the Dutch finals. In the best-of-seven play-off series the Giants lost 4-1 to the GasTerra Flames from Groningen. After a season in which the Giants were quarterfinalists, the club was dissolved on September 9, 2011 due to financial problems. [4]

Players

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.

Head coaches

Season by season

SeasonTierLeaguePos. Dutch Cup
2003–041 DBL 10th
2004–051 DBL 4th
2005–061 DBL 9th
2006–071 DBL 7th
2007–081 DBL 3rd
2008–091 DBL 4th
2009–10 1 DBL 2ndSemifinalist
2010–11 1 DBL 6thRunner-up

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References

  1. Wijnand Nijs. "Fun 4 All is club én sponsor". Rparticles.kobala.nl. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  2. Wijnand Nijs. "Fun 4 All verandert in Myleasecar.nl/Giants". Rparticles.kobala.nl. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  3. Wijnand Nijs. "Polynorm hoofdsponsor van Giants". Rparticles.kobala.nl. Retrieved 2014-02-03.
  4. "Reusachtige klap voor Bergen op Zoom". Villamedia.nl. Retrieved 2014-02-03.