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RheinStars Köln

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RheinStars Köln is a professional basketball club based in Cologne, Germany. The team currently plays in the Regionalliga, the fourth tier basketball league in Germany. The club has won one Basketball Bundesliga championship and three German Cup titles in its history.

RheinStars Köln
LeaguesProA
Founded1999; 20 years ago (1999)
HistoryCologne 99ers
(1999–2001)
RheinEnergie Köln
(2001–2007)
Köln 99ers
(2007–2013)
RheinStars Köln
(2013–present)
ArenaGEW Energy Dome
Capacity3,200
LocationCologne, Germany
Team colorsRed, White, Blue
              
Team managerStephan Baeck
Head coachMatt Dodson
Championships1 German Championship
3 German Cups
1 BBL Champions Cup
Websiterheinstars-koeln.de
sg-koeln99ers.de

HistoryEdit

The team was founded 1999, as Cologne 99ers. In the Euroleague 2006-07 season, their home arena was an arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, named Philips Halle.

RheinEnergie power company supported the team until the summer of 2007, thus the team changed to its original name, Köln 99ers. On January 21, 2008, the club announced that they were insolvent.[1]

In 2013, the club was re-launched and started in the 2.Regionliga (5th division) with the new name of RheinStars Köln.[2] Since 2015, the team plays in the ProA, Germany's second division of professional basketball. In 2018-19 season, the team was relegated to the Regionalliga from ProB (Germany's 3rd division of professional basketball) after finishing the season 5-17.

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

RheinStars Köln roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PF 4   Chris Eversley
PG 5   Jelani Hewitt
G 6   Tim Van der Velde
SF 7   Antonio Pilipovic
G/F 9   Lennart Steffen
PG 11   Leon Baeck
SG 19   Leon Okpara
C 20   Andreas Wenzl
PG 21   Thomas Müller-Laschet
G 24   David Downs
PF 27   Alex Foster
PF 33   Robin Christen
PF 44   Benedict Van Laack
G 00   Destan Sedolli
Head coach

  Matt Dodson

Assistant coach(es)

  Johannes Strasser


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 11 Apr 2017

Notable playersEdit

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

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason European competitions
2013–14
5
2.Regionliga
1
Promoted
2014–15
4
1.Regionliga
1
Promoted
2015–16
2
ProA
13
2016–17
2
ProA
8
Quarterfinalist
2017-18
2
ProA
4
Relegated
2018-19
3
ProB
22
Relegated

Notable coachesEdit

NotesEdit

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