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

The Saitama Broncos (?, 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 Ch-ku, Saitama City. It competes in the B.League.

History

  • 1982: founded as an amateur Mazda Auto Tokyo (, Matsuda ?to T?ky?, 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 "?fini Tokyo" (?, Anfini T?ky?)
  • 1996: The company club was dissolved.
  • 1997: Restarts as a community-based club "ME Tokorozawa Broncos" (ME?, Emu-? Tokorozawa Buronkos). From a lower-tier "Kant? Corporate League" (, Kant? Zitsugy?-dan R?gu).
  • 1998: Renamed "Tokorozawa Broncos" (?, 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" (, Saitama Buronkosu).
  • 2002-03, 2004-05: Wins the premiership in two-peat.
  • 2005: Quits the JBL. Renamed kanji "Saitama Broncos" (?, Saitama Buronkosu). Competes in the bj league as an inaugural member.

Roster

Notable players

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.

Coaches

Broncos bus

References

  • ja:? as 2007-06-06T02:55:59 by S-8500

External links


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