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Borås Basket is a professional basketball club based in the Swedish town of Borås. The club was founded in 1952 and currently plays in the Basketligan, the country's premier league.

Borås Basket
Borås Basket logo
LeaguesBasketligan
FoundedSeptember 1952; 67 years ago (1952-09)
ArenaBoråshallen
Capacity3,000[1]
Team colorsBlack, Orange
         
Head coachHenrik Svensson
Websitewww.borasbasket.se

Borås has played in European competitions multiple times in its history; in 1995, 1996 and 2000 it played in the FIBA Korac Cup. In 2014 Borås returned to Europe when it entered the EuroChallenge.

HistoryEdit

In the 1999–2000 season, Borås was personally sponsored by legendary National Basketball Association (NBA) player Magic Johnson and was named "Magic M7 Borås".[2] Johnson himself played 5 games for the club between October and January that season. Johnson joined the roster and was undefeated in five games with the team.[3][4] Johnson also became a co-owner of the club;[5] however, the project failed after one season and the club was forced into reconstruction.[5]

Since 2007, Borås is again active in the Basketligan, the highest tier of Swedish basketball.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. European competitions
2010–11 1 Basketligan 7th
2011–12 1 Basketligan 4th
2012–13 1 Basketligan 5th
2013–14 1 Basketligan 3rd
2014–15 1 Basketligan 3rd 3 EuroChallenge
RS
3–3
2015–16 1 Basketligan 4th 3 FIBA Europe Cup
R32
5–8
2016–17 1 Basketligan 5th
2017–18 1 Basketligan 4th 4 FIBA Europe Cup
QR1
0–2

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Borås Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
PG 1   Johansson, Ludvig
PG 2   Thuresson, Daniel
PG 4   Hilliard IV, Nimrod
PG 5   Person, Andreas
G/F 6   Brändmark, John
G/F 8   Andersson, Fredrik
G 10   Sigurdarson, Jakob
F 11   Gunnarsson, Simon
C 15   Palm, Michael
C 21   Smith, Jyles
PF 31   Bisping, Brett
F 42   Mornar, Marin
F   Davis, DeAndre
Head coach

  Henrik Svensson

Assistant coach(es)

  Henrik Carlsson
  Johan Peroti


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 4 August 2017

Notable playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Borås Basket". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "Historias nórdicas: Magic Johnson, el vikingo". Solobasket.com.
  3. ^ "Basketball: Johnson plays in Sweden" The Independent, November 12, 1999. www.independent.co.uk. Retrieved September 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Associated Press. "Magic Johnson Returns to Scandinavia." www.apnewsarchive, November 5, 2000. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Sanchis, J.R. "Historias nórdicas: Magic Johnson, el vikingo" www.solobasket.com, November 10, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2014.

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