Denain Voltaire Basket

Denain Voltaire Basket is a French professional basketball club that was founded in 1947, and is based in Denain, France. The club plays in the LNB Pro B, which is the second-tier level pro competition in France.

Denain Voltaire Basket
Denain Voltaire Basket logo
NicknameLes Dragons
LeaguesPro B
Founded1947; 75 years ago (1947)
ArenaSalle Jean Degros
Capacity2,500
LocationDenain, France
Championships1 French League
2 French Cups
1 French Second League
1 Pro B Leaders Cup
Websitewww.denainvoltairehainaut-basket.fr/wp2016/

HistoryEdit

The small club of the Voltaire school, moved up the French basketball hierarchy, until it reached the French basketball elite level in 1960, when it won the French Cup title. Five years later, the club won the top-level French League championship, with several players that had previously been Voltaire schoolchildren. In the late 1970s, the club gradually disappeared from the major French basketball landscape, before it began to once again climb up the French basketball ladder, and made it up to the French 2nd Division, for the 2011–12 season.

HonoursEdit

French League

  • Winners (1): 1964–65

French Cup

  • Winners (2): 1959–60, 1983–84 (amateur)

French Second League

  • Winners (1): 1959–60, 1963–64

Pro B Leaders Cup

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. French Cup Other competitions
2011–12 2 Pro B 6th
2012–13 2 Pro B 14th
2013–14 2 Pro B
11th
2014–15 2 Pro B
3rd
2015–16 2 Pro B
13th
2016–17 2 Pro B 12th

Notable 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.

External linksEdit