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