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The Saitama Broncos (埼玉ブロンコス, Saitama Buronkosu) is a men's professional basketball club based in Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It calls the whole prefecture home and its main home arenas are Tokorozawa Municipal Gymnasium and Saitama Super Arena in Chūō-ku, Saitama City. It competes in the B.League.

Saitama Broncos
Saitama Broncos logo
LeaguesB.League
Founded1982
History2005-present
ArenaTokorozawa Municipal Gymnasium
(capacity: 4,308)
LocationSaitama
Team colorsGreen and Orange
         
PresidentToshihiko Narita
Head coachCollier St. Clair
ChampionshipsNone
Websitehttp://www.saitamabroncos.com/
Uniforms

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HistoryEdit

  • 1982: founded as an amateur Mazda Auto Tokyo (マツダオート東京, Matsuda Ōto Tōkyō, a dealer of Mazda Motor) basketball club.
  • 1983: The nickname Broncos taken from Santa Clara University.
  • 1987: Promoted to Japan Basketball League division 1.
  • 1991: Club renamed to "Ẽfini Tokyo" (アンフィニ東京, Anfini Tōkyō)
  • 1996: The company club was dissolved.
  • 1997: Restarts as a community-based club "ME Tokorozawa Broncos" (ME所沢ブロンコス, Emu-ī Tokorozawa Buronkos). From a lower-tier "Kantō Corporate League" (関東実業団リーグ, Kantō Zitsugyō-dan Rīgu).
  • 1998: Renamed "Tokorozawa Broncos" (所沢ブロンコス, Tokorozawa Buronkos). Promoted to the JBL division 2.
  • 1999: The league reorganisation put the team to the new JBL.
  • 2000: Adds Saitama City to its hometowns. Renamed hiragana "Saitama Broncos" (さいたまブロンコス, Saitama Buronkosu).
  • 2002-03, 2004-05: Wins the premiership in two-peat.
  • 2005: Quits the JBL. Renamed kanji "Saitama Broncos" (埼玉ブロンコス, Saitama Buronkosu). Competes in the bj league as an inaugural member.

RosterEdit

Saitama Broncos roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
SG 0   Masaya Ueda
PF 1   Darnell Martin
F 2   Kento Sakka
PG 3   Shion Terikyaku
SG 4   Rikiya Yagishita
PG 7   Yuki Kitamuki
PG 10   Ryuhei Shimizu
SF 14   Yohei Ono
PF 19   Tomoya Nakamura
F 21   Yuichi Shidama
C 22   Joshua Crawford
SG 31   Yoshinori Tanaka
SG 32   Jo Yoshikawa
C 44   Antone Warren
SG 53   Ousu Mori
PF 54   Samuel Jr. Sawaji
Head coach

Collier St. Clair

Assistant coach(es)

Rikio Miki [ja]
Yuki Kitamuki


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2018

Notable playersEdit

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
  • Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.

CoachesEdit

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