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Victoria Giants

Victoria Giants
Victoria Giants logo
LeaguesNBL
Founded1998
Dissolved2004
HistoryVictoria Titans
1998-2002
Victoria Giants
2002-2004
ArenaVodafone Arena
Capacity10,500
LocationMelbourne, Victoria
Team colorsBlack, Teal and White
              
Championships0

The Victoria Giants, previously known as the Victoria Titans, were an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne.[1] The Giants competed in the National Basketball League (NBL) between 1998/99 and 2003/04, and played their home games at Vodafone Arena.

Under the Titans moniker, the team competed in back-to-back NBL Grand Finals in 1999 and 2000, losing to the Adelaide 36ers and Perth Wildcats respectively. After the Titans folded in mid-2002, a group fronted by businessman Peter Fiddes was granted a licence in their place, and that group called the new team the Giants. The club struggled financially for one season before being propped up by Jayco caravans' Gerry Ryan for the 2003/04 season. Ryan and co-owner, accountant Sandy Constantine, pulled the team out of the league in 2004, but retained the licence despite the NBL's attempts to take it back.[2]

Honour roll

NBL Championships: None
NBL finals appearances: 4 (1998/99, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2001/02)
NBL Grand Final appearances: 2 (1999, 2000)
NBL Most Valuable Player: None
NBL Grand Final MVP: None
All-NBL First Team: Jason Smith (2001), Chris Anstey (2002)
NBL Coach of the Year: Brian Goorjian (2002)
NBL Rookie of the Year: None
NBL Most Improved Player: None
NBL Best Defensive Player: None
NBL Best Sixth Man: Chris Anstey (2001), Jamahl Mosley (2002)

References

  1. ^ Uluc, Olgun (16 October 2015). "The NBL's defunct franchises: Sydney Astronauts, Launceston Casino City, Singapore Slingers, and more". FoxSports.com.au. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Howell, Stephen (19 October 2005). "Victoria back to two teams in NBL". TheAge.com.au. Retrieved 2017.

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