Quebec Kebs

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The Quebec Kebs (French: Kebs de Quebec) were a professional basketball team located in Laval, Quebec, formerly based in Quebec City, Quebec. The Kebs were part of the National Basketball League of Canada.[1] They also played in the Atlantic Division of the Premier Basketball League. Prior to May 2008, they played in the American Basketball Association. Kebs is short for Kebekwa, a phonetic spelling of the word Québécois, or "Quebecers." Prior to folding, the team was briefly renamed the Laval Kebs.

Quebec Kebs
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Founded2006
LeagueABA (2006–08)
PBL (2008–11)
NBL Canada[1] (2011–12)
DivisionCentral Division
Team historyQuebec Kebs (ABA)
2006–08
Quebec Kebs (PBL)
2008–11
Quebec Kebs (NBL CA)
2011–12
Laval Kebs (NBL CA)
2012
Based inLaval, Québec
ArenaColisee de Laval
Coloursred, blue, white
OwnersGroup of owners
Head coachRob Spon
Championships0
Division titles0
MascotDunky

HistoryEdit

2006–07 seasonEdit

The team held a survey to name the team and 66% of the people preferred the name Kebekwa (a phonetic spelling of the word Québécois, "Quebecers").

The team earned a trip to the playoffs in their inaugural season and were defeated by the Strong Island Sound 108-97 in the first round.

2007–08 seasonEdit

Going with a fresh new image, the team changed its logo and color scheme. The team won its season opener 108-106 against the Manchester Millrats on October 12, 2007 at the Pavillon de la jeunesse. While the team finished with a 15-19 record, the Pavillon was the location of the 2008 ABA Championship Series, so the team gained an automatic Final VIII berth. Home-court advantage could not save them from first-round defeat, as the Kebs lost in the quarterfinals to the Texas Tycoons by a score of 122-120.

After the ABA playoffs, the team chose to join the PBL, announcing they would simply be the Quebec Kebs.[2]

2009–10 seasonEdit

The Kebs changed their home arena from the Pavillon de la Jeunesse in Quebec City to PEPS at L'Université Laval in Sainte-Foy, Quebec.[3]

2010–11 seasonEdit

Due to controversial officiating in the PBL playoffs, the Kebs, together with the Saint John Mill Rats and the Halifax Rainmen, left the PBL in April 2011.[4](in French)

2011–12 seasonEdit

On 12 May 2011, the Kebs were one of three teams announced as founding members of the National Basketball League of Canada.[1]

The Kebs were one of seven teams competing in NBL Canada's inaugural season, joining past PBL rivals the Halifax Rainmen and Saint John Mill Rats along with new teams the London Lightning, Moncton Miracles, Oshawa Power, and Summerside Storm.

2012Edit

Initially the team announced it would change arenas to Colisée de Laval and was rebranded as the Laval Kebs, however, the team folded before the start of the 2012–13 NBL Canada season when the ownership of the team was transferred to the league. The team was replaced in the NBL Canada by the Montreal Jazz.[5]

Final rosterEdit

# Pos. Player Height
  6 G Royce Parran 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  7 G Shaun Fountain 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
  10 C Soumaila Samake 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
  11 G Cedric Moodie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
  12 G Carl Krauser 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
  16 F Taylor King 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
  23 F Yannick Anzuluni 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
  24 G Ralphy Holmes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
  34 F James "Boo" Jackson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
  42 F Ricky Volcy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
  50 C Aaron Spears 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)

Injured reserveEdit

# Pos. Player Height
  5 G Tommy Mitchell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
  21 G Jermaine Blackburn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2010–11 Unknown 14 6 .700 2nd 1 2 .333 Lost in semi final
2011–12 Rob Spon 22 14 .611 3rd 1 2 .333 Lost in semi final
NBLC Totals 22 14 .611 - 1 2 .333 -

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c First Ever Canadian National Professional Basketball League Launched, Our Sports Central, 2011-05-12, retrieved 2011-05-12
  2. ^ Quebec Kebs Join Premier Basketball League, Our Sports Central, 2008-05-21, retrieved 2008-05-21
  3. ^ Quebec City Kebs 2010 Schedule, Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph, 2009-12-16, retrieved 2009-12-29
  4. ^ Martel, Thais (2011-04-19), Les Kebs quittent la PBL, Québec Hebdo, archived from the original on 2012-09-08, retrieved 2011-04-19
  5. ^ "NBL Canada Announces New Team in Montreal". NBL Canada. October 26, 2012. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. Retrieved November 1, 2012.

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