Mitteldeutscher BC

Mitteldeutscher Basketball Club (English: Central German Basketball Club), for sponsorship reasons named SYNTAINICS MBC, and commonly known as MBC, is a professional basketball club based in Weißenfels, Germany. The club currently plays in the Basketball Bundesliga, the first tier league in Germany.

SYNTAINICS MBC
SYNTAINICS MBC logo
NicknameMBC
LeaguesBasketball Bundesliga
Founded1958; 64 years ago (1958)
HistorySSV Einheit Weißenfels
1958–1999
Mitteldeutscher BC
1999–present
ArenaStadthalle Weißenfels
Capacity3,000
LocationWeißenfels, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Team colorsOrange and Blue
   
PresidentJörg Hexel
Team managerMartin Geissler
Head coachIgor Jovović
2018–19 positionBasketball Bundesliga, 15th of 18
Championships1 FIBA EuroCup Challenge
3 ProA
Websitesyntainics-mbc.de

HistoryEdit

 
MBC logo used until 2019

The club has played in the Basketball Bundesliga since the 1999–2000 season. In 2004, the club won the FIBA EuroCup Challenge, defeating JDA Dijon Basket in the Final. Later that season, however, the team filed for bankruptcy and the league relegated the team to the Regionalliga (third division).[1]

MBC won promotion to the second division after the 2004–05 season and earned promotion back to the Basketball Bundesliga after the 2008–09 season. In 2010 and 2016 the team relegated again, but promoted back the next season both times.

HonoursEdit

Champions: 2008–09, 2011–12, 2016–17
Champions: 2003–04

TeamEdit

Current rosterEdit

Mitteldeutscher BC roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
PG 4   Ihring, Mario 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 24 – (1998-06-13)13 June 1998
F 7     Kerusch, Sergio 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 33 – (1989-01-06)6 January 1989
F 8   Richter, Johannes 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1993-12-06)6 December 1993
C 10   Antunovic, Sandro 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 24 – (1998-05-07)7 May 1998
SG 11   Mushidi, Kostja 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1998-06-18)18 June 1998
SG 13   Caisin, Radii 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 – (2001-02-27)27 February 2001
F 15   Jelks, Stephon 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 25 – (1996-07-04)4 July 1996
G 20   Morris, Jamel 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 29 – (1992-11-14)14 November 1992
SF 30   Upshaw, Reggie 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 27 – (1995-04-07)7 April 1995
C 54   Bryant, John 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 127 kg (280 lb) 35 – (1987-06-13)13 June 1987
G 88   Yakhchali, Behnam 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 26 – (1995-12-31)31 December 1995
PG   Kovačević, Aleksa 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 20 – (2002-03-05)5 March 2002
C   Langevine, Cyril 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1997-08-16)16 August 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Đorđe Pantelić

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: June 26, 2022

Individual awardsEdit

ProA MVP

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.


Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. W–L German Cup European competitions
1997–98 2 2. BBL 6th
1998–99 2 2. BBL 2nd
1999–00 1 Bundesliga 6th
2000–01 1 Bundesliga 7th 3 Korać Cup
ER2
1–1
2001–02 1 Bundesliga 13th
2002–03 1 Bundesliga 11th
2003–04 1 Bundesliga 12th[a] 4 FIBA Europe Cup
C
10–0
2004–05 3 Oberliga 1st
2005–06 2 2. BBL 2nd
2006–07 2 2. BBL 2nd
2007–08 2 ProA 5th
2008–09 2 ProA 1st
2009–10 1 Bundesliga 10th
18–16
2010–11 1 Bundesliga 17th
8–26
2011–12 2 ProA 1st
2012–13 1 Bundesliga 16th
13–21
2013–14 1 Bundesliga 9th
16–18
2014–15 1 Bundesliga 12th
14–20
2015–16 1 Bundesliga 17th
9–25
2016–17 2 ProA 1st
35–3
2017–18 1 Bundesliga 15th
10–24
2018–19 1 Bundesliga 15th
10–24
2019–20 1 Bundesliga 16th
3–17
Quarterfinals
2020–21 1 Bundesliga 15th
9–25
Group stage
2021–22 1 Bundesliga 16th
11–23
Round of 16
  1. ^ Relegated due to its financial trouble.

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