Giessen 46ers

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JobStairs GIESSEN 46ers (formerly GIESSEN 46ers) is a professional basketball club based in Gießen, Germany, that plays in the Basketball Bundesliga. Their home arena is Sporthalle Gießen-Ost, with a capacity of 4,003 people.

JobStairs GIESSEN 46ers
JobStairs GIESSEN 46ers logo
NicknameMTV Gießen
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
Founded1937; 83 years ago (1937)
HistoryMTV 1846 Gießen
1937–1993
Gießen Flippers
1993–2000
Avitos Gießen
2000–2003
Gießen 46ers
2003–2019
JobStairs GIESSEN 46ers
2019–present
ArenaSporthalle Gießen-Ost
Capacity4,003
LocationGießen, Germany
Team colorsRed, White, Black
     
PresidentHeiko Schelberg
Head coachIngo Freyer
Championships5 German Championships
3 German Cups
1 German 2nd League
WebsiteTeam site

HistoryEdit

The biggest achievements in club history are five German Championships (1965, 1967, 1968, 1975, 1978). Besides that, the 46ers have won the German Cup three times (1969, 1973, 1979). The most recent achievements were an appearance in the BBL semi-finals in 2005, when the team lost the series 1–3, to the eventual champion GHP Bamberg, and the third place in the BBL Cup in 2006.

In the 2012–13 season, the 46ers relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time.[1] In the 2014–15 season, they were crowned the ProA champions and promoted back to the highest tier.[1]

They are known in the USA, for having been the team for which professional wrestler Kevin Nash (also known as Diesel) finished his professional basketball career, due to a knee injury.[2]

HonoursEdit

Winners: 1965, 1967, 1968, 1975, 1978
Winners: 1969, 1973, 1979

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. German Cup European Competitions
2008–09 1 Bundesliga 17th[a]
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 14th
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 15th
2011–12 1 Bundesliga 17th[a]
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 18th
2013–14 2 ProA 3rd
2014–15 2 ProA 1st
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 9th
2016–17 1 Bundesliga 9th
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 11th
2018–19 1 Bundesliga 13th Round of 16
2019–20 1 Bundesliga 13th Round of 16
Notes
  1. ^ a b Gießen eventually did not relegate in the 2007–08 and 2011–12 season.

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Gießen 46ers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
PG 1   Stark, Jonathan 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1995-05-23)23 May 1995
G 2   Hamilton, Isaac 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1994-05-14)14 May 1994
G 3   O´Reilly, Liam 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 – (1996-03-19)19 March 1996
PG 4   Kraushaar, Bjarne 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 21 – (1999-06-12)12 June 1999
PG 5   Köpple, Tim Levin 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 20 – (2000-09-03)3 September 2000
SF 8   Pjanic, Alen 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 23 – (1997-03-05)5 March 1997
PF 10   Uhlemann, Tim 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 21 – (1999-04-09)9 April 1999
F/C 12   Richter, Johannes 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1993-12-06)6 December 1993
F/C 15   Bowman, Brandon 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 36 – (1984-10-15)15 October 1984
SG 20   Zylka, Ferdinand 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 22 – (1998-04-11)11 April 1998
PG 30   Rowsey, Andrew 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 – (1994-06-18)18 June 1994
F/C 31   James, Scottie 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 23 – (1996-11-07)7 November 1996
G/F 33   Thomas, Brandon (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 36 – (1984-08-17)17 August 1984
Head coach
  •   Ingo Freyer
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Steven Wriedt

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: October 19, 2020

Individual awardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • 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 or one NBA game at any time.
  • Achieved significant notability outside of basketball.
  •   Henning Harnisch (3 seasons: 1985–88)
  •   Heiko Schaffartzik (2 seasons: 2004–05, 2007–08)
  •   Anton Gavel (2 seasons: 2004–2006)
  •   Louis Campbell (2 seasons: 2004–2006)
  •   Chuck Eidson (2 seasons: 2004–2006)
  •   Kevin Nash (1 season: 1980–1981)

Top scorersEdit

Season Player PPG
2012–13
  Ryan Brooks
15.9
2013–14
  Myles Hesson
16.1
2014–15
  Cameron Wells
12.3
2015–16
  Suleiman Braimoh
12.1
2016–17
  Cameron Wells
14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ Davies, Ross. Kevin Nash, p.19

External linksEdit