Niners Chemnitz

Niners Chemnitz e.V., also named Chemnitz 99, is a German basketball club based in Chemnitz, Saxony.[1] Currently, the team plays in the Basketball Bundesliga. Since its foundation, the team has played in Germany's lower divisions but moved up second division ProA in 2002. It promoted to Germany's prime league Basketball Bundesliga for the first time in 2020.[2]

Niners Chemnitz
Niners Chemnitz logo
NicknameOrange Army
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Founded1999; 24 years ago (1999)
HistoryBV Chemnitz 99
(1999–2017)
Niners Chemnitz
(2017–present)
ArenaChemnitz Arena
Capacity5,200
LocationChemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Team colorsOrange, Red, White
     
Head coachRodrigo Pastore
Websitewww.chemnitz99.de
Niners Chemnitz in January 2020

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1999 as "BV Chemnitz 99" by the fusion of the clubs BG Chemnitz and Lok Chemnitz. In 2001, BV Chemnitz 99 began a cooperation with the Chemnitz University of Technology, which is why "TU" was added to the team name. In the summer of 2002, the division of the men's team (BV TU Chemnitz 99) and the women's team (Chemcats Chemnitz) followed. For the men's team, the nickname Niners evolved through the foundation year 1999.

On 28 May 2015, Chemnitz hired Argentine Rodrigo Pastore as new head coach.[3] In 2017, the nickname Niners was officially adopted as new club name.

In the 2019–20 season, Chemnitz was highly successful until the season was declared void due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on its first place in the standings, the Niners were promoted to the Basketball Bundesliga for the first time in club history.[4]

The Niners will enter the qualifying rounds of the 2022–23 Basketball Champions League, making their debut in European competition.[5]

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. German Cup
2010–11
2
ProA
3rd
2011–12
2
ProA
5th
2012–13
2
ProA
10th
2013–14
2
ProA
11th
2014–15
2
ProA
13th
2015–16
2
ProA
7th
2016–17
2
ProA
3rd
2017–18
2
ProA
11th
2018–19
2
ProA
3rd
2019–20
2
ProA
1st
2020–21
1
Bundesliga
14th
2021–22 1 Bundesliga
6th
Semifinal
2022–23 1 Bundesliga Round of 16

Source: Eurobasket.com

ArenasEdit

The first arena of Chemnitz 99 was the Richard-Hartmann-Halle, which had a maximum capacity of 2,000 people. Starting from the 2019–20 season, the team moved to the Chemnitz Arena, with a capacity of 5,200 people.

 
The Richard-Hartmann-Halle, first arena of the club
Arena Years Capacity
Richard-Hartmann-Halle 1999–2019
2,000
Chemnitz Arena 2019–present
5,200

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Niners Chemnitz roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0   Weidemann, Nelson 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 23 – (1999-03-25)25 March 1999
SF 1   Uguak, Aher 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1998-05-24)24 May 1998
PF 7   Richter, Jonas 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 25 – (1997-07-02)2 July 1997
PF 10   Osborne, Malik 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1998-04-09)9 April 1998
SG 11   Gregori, Brendan 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 18 – (2004-11-09)9 November 2004
G/F 12   Binapfl, Kilian 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 23 – (2000-01-01)1 January 2000
G 15   Clark, Wes 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 28 – (1994-12-12)12 December 1994
PG 24   Velička, Arnas 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 23 – (1999-12-10)10 December 1999
SF 29   Sušinskas, Mindaugas 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 28 – (1995-02-22)22 February 1995
SG 33   Lockhart, Dominic 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 28 – (1994-07-03)3 July 1994
PF 35   Filipovity, Marko 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1996-07-30)30 July 1996
PF 53   Yebo, Kevin 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 27 – (1996-03-14)14 March 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: February 10, 2023

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kontakt und Ansprechpartner". Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  2. ^ Würzburg im Endspiel eine Nummer zu groß für die NINERS (in German)[permanent dead link] (April 25, 2011)
  3. ^ "NINERS CHEMNITZ – Rodrigo Pastore wird neuer Headcoach – BARMER 2. Basketball Bundesliga".
  4. ^ "Niners Chemnitz: Aufstieg in Basketball-Bundesliga ohne Feier". Sportbuzzer.de. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Field set for Season Seven: 18 national champs head the lineup". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-06-24.

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