Birmingham Bullets

The Birmingham Bullets were a British professional basketball team from Birmingham, England who competed in the British Basketball League (BBL). The club was founded in 1974 as Coventry Granwood before moving to Birmingham in 1980 as part of the team's sponsorship agreement with Fiat. The Bullets achieved some success in the BBL, mostly in the late 1990s and early 2000s, including winning the Playoffs in 1996 and 1998. They also achieved a 2nd place League finish in 1998 and were runners up in the 2000 Playoffs and 2002 Trophy. In latter years, the club struggled both on and off the court. The club officially resigned from the BBL in the summer of 2006 and soon after went into liquidation. Since then both the Birmingham Panthers and Birmingham Knights have endured short-lived and unsuccessful spells in the BBL.

Birmingham Bullets
Birmingham Bullets logo
LeagueBritish Basketball League
Established1974
Folded2006
HistoryCoventry
1974-1980
Team Fiat
1980-1982
Birmingham Bullets
1982-2006
LocationBirmingham, West Midlands

Notable former playersEdit

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.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Division Tier Regular Season Post-Season Cup Trophy Head Coach
Finish Played Wins Losses Points Win %
Coventry Granwood
1974–75 NBL I 5th 18 8 10 16 0.444 - -
1975–76 NBL I 4th 18 10 8 20 0.556 - -
Coventry Team Fiat
1976–77 NBL I 5th 18 10 8 20 0.556 - -
1978–79 NBL I 4th 20 13 7 26 0.650 Runners Up, losing to Crystal Palace -
1979–80 NBL I 3rd 18 14 4 28 0.778 Runners Up, losing to Crystal Palace -
Birmingham Team Fiat
1980–81 NBL I 1st 18 17 1 34 0.944 Semi Finals Semi Finals -
1981–82 NBL I 5th 22 15 7 30 0.682 Did Not Qualify Semi Finals -
Birmingham Barrett Bullets
1982–83 NBL I 4th 24 17 7 34 0.708 Semi Finals Runners Up, losing to Solent -
Davenports Birmingham
1983–84 NBL I 9th 36 16 20 32 0.444 Did Not Qualify 2nd Round -
1984–85 NBL I 12th 26 1 25 2 0.038 Did Not Qualify 1st Round -
Birmingham Bullets
1985–86 NBL I 6th 28 15 13 30 0.536 Runners Up, losing to Kingston 1st Round -
1986–87 NBL I 9th 24 8 16 16 0.333 Did Not Qualify 1st Round -
1987–88 BBL I 7th 28 14 14 28 0.500 Quarter Finals 1st Round Pool Stage
1988–89 NBL 1 II 3rd 20 16 4 32 0.800 Quarter Finals -
1989–90 NBL 1 II 8th 22 8 14 16 0.364 2nd Round -
1990–91 NBL 1 II 8th 22 10 12 20 0.455 2nd Round -
1991–92 BBL I 8th 30 11 19 22 0.367 Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Pool Stage
1992–93 BBL I 5th 33 17 16 34 0.515 Quarter Finals 3rd Round Pool Stage Peter Mintoft
1993–94 BBL I 6th 36 21 15 42 0.583 Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Pool Stage Peter Mintoft
1994–95 BBL I 8th 36 18 18 36 0.500 Quarter Finals Semi Finals Pool Stage Steve Tucker
1995–96 BBL I 3rd 36 26 10 52 0.722 Winners, beating Towers Semi Finals Semi Finals Nick Nurse
1996–97 BBL I 4th 36 26 10 52 0.722 Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Nick Nurse
1997–98 BBL I 2nd 36 29 7 58 0.806 Winners, beating Thames Valley Semi Finals Quarter Finals Mike Finger
1998–99 BBL I 7th 36 21 15 42 0.583 Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Mike Finger
1999–00 BBL S I 3rd 34 17 17 34 0.500 Runners Up, losing to Manchester 1st Round Pool Stage Mike Finger
2000–01 BBL S I 4th 34 18 16 36 0.529 Quarter Finals Quarter Finals Pool Stage Lance Randall
2001–02 BBL S I 5th 32 15 17 30 0.469 Did Not Qualify Runners Up, losing to Chester Pool Stage Lance Randall
2002–03 BBL I 9th 40 11 29 22 0.275 Did Not Qualify Quarter Finals Semi Finals Tony Garbelotto
2003–04 BBL I 10th 36 2 34 4 0.056 Did Not Qualify Quarter Finals Pool Stage Steve Tucker
2004–05 BBL I 11th 40 5 35 10 0.125 Did Not Qualify 1st Round Pool Stage Charlie Adams
2005–06 BBL I 11th 40 9 31 17 0.225 Did Not Qualify 1st Round Pool Stage Skouson Harker

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit