Montpellier Paillade Basket

Montpellier Paillade Basket was a French basketball club, based in the city of Montpellier. The club has evolved among the elite of French basketball (N1A and Pro) for 14 seasons between 1989 and 2002, but could not continue the adventure for lack of filed for bankruptcy withdraws through the back door of the Pro A for financial reasons and disappeared in 2002.[1]

Montpellier Paillade Basket
HistoryMontpellier Hérault Sport Club Basket
Montpellier Paillade Basket
ArenaPierre-de-Coubertin Sports Palace
Championships1 LNB Pro B


Created in 1982, following the merger of clubs "AS Paillade" and "Juvignac", the club was taken over by Louis Nicollin in the mid 80s and became the basketball section of Montpellier Paillade Sports Club (MPSC). In 1989, under pressure from the municipality, the section takes its autonomy under the name Montpellier Basketball and now plays in blue and white. The club will then take the appellation Montpellier Paillade Basketball to emphasize its roots in the district of Paillade where is the Palace of Pierre de Coubertin sports.

Honours & achievementsEdit

French League

  • Quarter-finalists (4): 1988–89, 1992–93, 1994–95, 1996–97

French League 2

  • Champions (1): 1987–88

French Federation Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1987

Notable playersEdit

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


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.

Head coachesEdit


  1. ^ "Pro A : Montpellier Paillade Basket va déposer son bilan ! - Basket Info".