Brose Baskets Bamberg returns to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the eighth time as the reigning German League champion. Bamberg, led by head coach Andrea Trinchieri and playmakers Bradley Wanamaker and Nikos Zisis, comes off its sixth German League crown in seven years. It swept s.Oliver Baskets, FC Bayern Munich and ratiopharm Ulm in the playoffs, finishing a near-perfect domestic season with a 40-3 record. Founded in 1955, Bamberg qualified for the German first division in 1971. Renamed TTL Bamberg in 1988, it reached the German Cup final in 1990 and won that title in 1992. The club started playing European competitions in 1973 and played its first group stage in the 1996-97 Korac Cup. The new millennium marked a step forward for Bamberg, which moved into Jako Arena and appointed Dirk Bauermann as head coach. It soon became a perennial contender at home and reached the 2003 and 2004 German League finals. All its hard work paid off when Bamberg beat Frankfurt Skyliners to lift the 2005 German League trophy. A sponsorship change made the club Brose Baskets and it became the first German team to reach the Euroleague Top 16, in the 2005-06 season. Bamberg won its second German League title in 2007. In the 2009-10 season, Bamberg reached the Eurocup Last 16 and won the first of three consecutive German League and Cup doubles as it became the team to beat in the country and competed in the Euroleague every season. Players like Casey Jacobsen, Anton Gavel, Tibor Pleiss and Karsten Tadda helped Bamberg collect one domestic title after another. Bamberg also returned to the Top 16 in the 2012-13 season when it claimed its fourth consecutive German League crown. The 2013-14 season was a rare, title-free campaign, but Bamberg was one win away from reaching the Euroleague Top 16 and the Eurocup elimination series. Bamberg bounced back in style, winning the 2014-15 German League regular season and going all the way in the playoffs. Bamberg also reached the German Cup final and the Eurocup elimination rounds, where it lost to Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in the eighthfinals. It set the basis for a historic 2015-16 season in which Bamberg was arguably the most competitive German squad ever in European competitions. Great signings and even better fans have been the recipe for Bamberg's success and now the club faces the 2016-17 Euroleague with great ambition.
|German National League: 2004-05, 2006-07, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2015-16
|German National Cup: 1992, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017