Coming off one of the most successful seasons in the club history, and appearances in the semifinals of both the French League and Cup, JDA Dijon is poised for a memorable Eurocup debut. The club start as part of the sports movement Jeanne d'Arc de Dijon, which was founded in 1880 before basketball was even born. It fought through the lower levels for decades before entering the French top flight in 1990, led by head coach Dominique Roux. Ever since, the club has often been reaching the French League playoffs, although never moving past the quarterfinals, as well as fighting for silverware in other competitions. The first trophy arrived in 1993 when the team won the League Cup, and the next one came more than 10 years later. In 2004, Dijon won the Semaine des As title with three dramatic victories in four days, edging Le Mans 62-60 in a thrilling final behind 22 points from Rowan Barnett. That same season, Dijon also reached the Fiba Eurocup Challenge title game, but lost against Mitteldeutschen BC. Two years later, Dijon lifted the French Cup by beating Orleans 66-58 in the finals, and won the Supercup the following season with a 70-69 win over Le Mans. Some down years soon arrived for Dijon, including a trip to the second division in 2010. However, it was a brief stay, as Jean-Louis Borg took over the team, leading it right back to the French elite. In the past two seasons, the team was back into the playoffs, too, and finally broke into the playoff semifinals last season where eventual champion Limoges ended its run with a 3-2 series win. Now, Dijon wants to build on its recent climb as it faces one of its biggest challenges yet.