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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; 61 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 coachWojciech Kamiński
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.
SF 0   Gbinije, Michael 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 27 – (1992-06-05)5 June 1992
PF 4   Mićović, Strahinja 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 27 – (1992-06-17)17 June 1992
PG 6   Krstanovic, Marko 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 21 – (1997-11-16)16 November 1997
F 7   Kerusch, Sergio 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 30 – (1989-01-06)6 January 1989
G 10   Zylka, Ferdinand 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 21 – (1998-04-11)11 April 1998
G/F 15   Eberhardt, Sheldon 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1995-11-02)2 November 1995
PG 20   Novak, Jovan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 24 – (1994-11-08)8 November 1994
F 22   Baslyk, Daniel 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 18 – (2001-02-24)24 February 2001
SG 24   Warren, Andrew 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 32 – (1987-08-02)2 August 1987
G 32   Kajami-Keane, Kaza 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 25 – (1994-01-27)27 January 1994
C 33   Jackson, Cameron 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 23 – (1996-02-07)7 February 1996
F/C 34   Okao, Anhtony 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 21 – (1998-04-21)21 April 1998
F/C 44   Turudic, Benedikt 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 22 – (1997-01-27)27 January 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Aleksandar Šćepanović

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 19 September 2019

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.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. W–L 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
  1. ^ Relegated due to its financial trouble.

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