Caen Basket Calvados

Caen Basket Calvados is a French basketball team located in the commune of Caen in Northwestern France. The club competes in LNB Pro B, France's second-division men's league.

Caen Basket Calvados
Caen Basket Calvados logo
LeaguesPro B
Founded1959; 64 years ago (1959)
HistoryCaen BC
Caen Basket Calvados
ArenaPalais des Sports of Caen
LocationCaen, France
PresidentFranck Danet
Head coachHervé Coudray
Championships2 French League 2
1 French League 3
1 French League 4
1French League 5


Caen Basket Club (CBC) was founded in 1959 after the scrapping of older basketball club Stade Malherbe Caennais. This section dissolved in September 1959 and the 80% of the chamber joined the new club, mostly to keep athletes and administrative benefits. The home games are played at the Palais des Sports of Caen (3000 seats). The beginnings of the club was promising despite performance instability. Caen BC finished third in the National Championship 1 A in 1960, before two demotions in 1964 and 1969 that were followed by two lifts in 1966 and 1970.

In the 1970s, CBC knows its heyday with a first participation in the European Cups in 1971. CBC gradually stabilizes at the highest level of French basketball. From 1976 to 1979, under the chairmanship of Guy Chambily, the club finished every season on the podium french championship, disputing including two finals (lost) against ASVEL and Moderne in 1977 and 1979. In 1978 the club even reached the Semi finals (third) of the European Cup Winner's Cup where they eliminated by the Italian powerhouse Sinudyne Bologna.

However, the late 1980s sounded the death knell for the CBC. Renamed Caen Basket Calvados in 1982, the club was relegated to the lower level at the end of the 1988-1989 season. After several failed attempts to go back in National 1A, dark CBC in 1997 with a 16th place and financial problems. The club is then downgraded to National 4.

Started from scratch, Caen Basket Calvados rebuilds and goes successively in National 3 in 1998 and National 2 in 1999. Supported since 2013 by Nicolas Batum, the club sign Hervé Coudray as coach in May 2013.

Most recently, they won the championship of the third-level Nationale Masculine 1 (NM1) in 2017, thereby gaining promotion to Pro B.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. French Cup
2011–12 4 NM2 6th
2012–13 4 NM2 4th
2013–14 4 NM2 2nd
2014–15 4 NM2 1st
2015–16 3 NM1 6th Round of 64
2016–17 3 NM1 1st Round of 64


Total titles: 3


European competitionsEdit

Record in the championship of FranceEdit

CBC has belonged for 31 seasons at the elite championship France for a record 355 wins, 18 draws and 357 defeats in 730 games. During these periods, he carried different names: Stade Malherbe Caen, Caen CBN, Caen BC and Can Horses.

Notable playersEdit

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time.


  1. ^ Basket-ball. Jeremiah Mordi complète l’effectif du Caen BC Clement Herbert (Ouest-France), 2 July 2020. Accessed 30 November 2021.(in French)