SIG Strasbourg

Strasbourg Illkirch-Graffenstaden Basket, most commonly known as SIG Basket or SIG Strasbourg, is a French professional basketball club that is based in Strasbourg. The club, founded in 1929, competes domestically in the French Pro A League, and internationally in the Basketball Champions League. The club's home games are played at Rhénus Sport. The players wear white and red uniforms.

SIG Strasbourg
SIG Strasbourg logo
LeaguesPro A
Founded1929; 91 years ago (1929)
ArenaRhénus Sport
Capacity6,200
LocationStrasbourg, France
Team colorsRed, Silver and White
     
PresidentMartial Bellon
Head coachLassi Tuovi
Championships1 French Championship
2 French Cup
2 Leaders Cup
1 Match des Champions
1 French Second Division
Websitesigstrasbourg.fr

HistoryEdit

 
SIG Strasbourg team in 1928

The club was founded in 1929, and reached the top-tier of French basketball for the first time in 1938.

Starting from the 2004–05 season, new head coach Éric Girard took over the team. In the regular season, SIG finished 3rd and Giard was named Coach of the Year. Strasbourg won the top-tier French League for the first time in the 2004–05 season. SIG beat its rival SLUC Nancy 72–68.

In the 2005–06 season, Strasbourg played in the EuroLeague. The team had some outstanding results, as they beat top-tier team Saski Baskonia. In the Pro A, the team was defeated by Nancy 1–2 in the Semi-finals.

In the 2006–07 season, the team wouldn't reach further than the Quarter-finals. After some down years, the team started to revived when Vincent Collet took over as head coach in 2012. The team reached the Pro A Finals for three straight years in 2013, 2014, 2015. Along with that, the team won the 2015 Leaders Cup and 2014–15 French Basketball Cup. Important players for the team were Antoine Diot and Louis Campbell, who won MVP Awards in the won competitions.

In 2020, Vincent Collet left the team after he had served as head coach for almost a decade. For the 2020–21 Pro A season, the team started a recommencement as new head coach Lassi Tuovi recruited almost entirely new players. Strasbourg aims to regain success in both the national league as well as in the 2020–21 Basketball Champions League.[1]

ArenasEdit

The 6,200 seat Rhénus Sport has been used as the home arena of SIG for many years. In January 2017, the club announced their building plans for a new arena that is to be finished in 2020, that will accommodate 10,000 people.[2]

RivalriesEdit

The Eastern RivalryEdit

The Eastern Derby is the name of the matches that are played between Strasbourg IG and SLUC Nancy. The rivalry has a strong emotional history.

BudgetsEdit

According to Ligue Nationale de Basket (LNB) guidelines, SIG has to publish its budget for each season.

Season Budget
2012–13 €5,700,000
2013–14 €6,500,000  
2014–15 €5,900,000  
2015–16 €6,200,000  
2016–17 €6,700,000  
2017–18 €7,700,000  
2018–19 €7,700,000  
2019–20 €7,600,000  
2020–21 €6,300,000  

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

SIG Strasbourg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 3   Jefferson, Brandon 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 28 – (1991-11-25)25 November 1991
PF 4   Cavalière, Léopold 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1996-04-27)27 April 1996
SG 8   Lansdowne, DeAndre (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1989-06-06)6 June 1989
C 13   Miyem, Essome 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 19 – (2001-07-15)15 July 2001
C 15   Izundu, Ebuka 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 24 – (1996-06-28)28 June 1996
G/F 17   Bohačík, Jaromír 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 28 – (1992-05-26)26 May 1992
PG 23   Maille, Jean-Baptiste 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 – (1993-11-23)23 November 1993
F 24   Wainright, Ishmail 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 26 – (1994-09-12)12 September 1994
C 25   Morin, Yannis 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 27 – (1993-08-31)31 August 1993
G/F 33   Toupane, Axel   2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 28 – (1992-07-23)23 July 1992
F 50   Colson, Bonzie 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1996-01-12)12 January 1996
C ––   Hawmmond, Sydney 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 20 – (2000-02-10)10 February 2000
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Frank Kuhn
  •   Romain Leroy

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 1, 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Inactive
C Yannis Morin Ebuka Izundu Essome Miyem
PF Ishmail Wainright Léopold Cavalière
SF Bonzie Colson Axel Toupane
SG DeAndre Lansdowne Jaromír Bohačík
PG Jean-Baptiste Maille Brandon Jefferson Jayson Tchicamboud

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
2006–07 1 Pro A 5th Round of 16 Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 Pro A 12th Round of 16
2008–09 1 Pro A 8th Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2009–10 1 Pro A 14th Round of 16 3 EuroChallenge
RS
2010–11 1 Pro A 11th Round of 32
2011–12 1 Pro A 10th Round of 16
2012–13 1 Pro A 2nd Quarterfinalist Runner-up
2013–14 1 Pro A 2nd Round of 32 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup L32
2014–15 1 Pro A 2nd Champion Champion 2 Eurocup L32
2015–16 1 Pro A 2nd Round of 32 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup RU
2016–17 1 Pro A 2nd Round of 32 Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League POQ
2017–18 1 Pro A 3rd Champion Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League QF
2018–19 1 Pro A 6th Round of 16 Champion 3 Champions League RS
2019–20[a] 1 Pro A 10th 3 Champions League RS
  1. ^ The 2019–20 season was canceleld prematurely because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HonoursEdit

Winners (1): 2004–05
Winners (2): 2014–15, 2017–18
Runners-up (1): 1998–99
Winners (2): 2015, 2019
Runners-up (1): 2013
Winners (1): 2015
Winners (1): 1998–99
  • Brussels, Belgium Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2015
  • Luxeuil-les-Bains, France Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2015
  • Besançon, France Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2015

Notable playersEdit

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

Head coachesEdit

Coach From To
  Vincent Collet
2011
2016
  Henrik Dettmann
2016
  Vincent Collet
2016
2020
  Lassi Tuovi
2020
present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luc Dreosto (25 September 2020). "Basket : Strasbourg lance son opération reconquête". France Bleu (in French). Retrieved 14 October 2020.
  2. ^ "La future Arena SIG Strasbourg dévoilée". Sigstrasbourg.fr. 30 January 2017.

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