EWE Baskets Oldenburg

The EWE Baskets are a basketball team from Oldenburg, which was formed in 2001 from the basketball department of the Oldenburg Gymnastics Federation (OTB ). It is named after the EWE AG, the fifth largest energy company in Germany. In the season 2008/09 National Basketball League, the team of EWE Baskets won the German Cup for the first time.

  • 2.1 Squad 2013/2014
  • 2.2 Former Executive
  • 2.3 Squad 2012/2013
  • 2.4 Squad 2011/2012
  • 4.1 Players 4.1.1 Total relative
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When OTB Basketball is played since 1954, 1964, the men of the OTB master of the then highest league of the DBB, the Oberliga Nord (including teams from West Berlin). 1966 belonged to the OTB to the twenty founding members of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL ), 1971 it came to relegation from the BBL. After that was followed by two top-flight appearances, otherwise the club was in the second division always forefront. In 2000, rose again in the BBL and could be there until today ( 2011/12 ) hold.


Since the rise

The main round of the 2005/2006 season was concluded with the eighth place, after losing nine of the last ten season games in the playoffs left the baskets with 2:3 against ALBA Berlin, where the baskets won both home games in the EWE Arena.

The 2006/2007 season ended, the baskets to ninth and missed the playoffs. In BBL Cup was the quarter-final against Bremerhaven conclusion. On 13 May 2007, the EWE Baskets furloughed their Head Coach Don Beck, who worked for them until then five years, and had basic share in the establishment of the club in the top half of the table. On 23 May 2007, the baskets have been able to undertake a new, experienced in European basketball coach with Predrag Krunic. It has also been replaced with the exception of Daniel Strauch complete the squad. Meanwhile, the contract was extended in advance with Krunic to 2012.

The 2007/2008 season ended, the baskets 5th place in the playoffs for the first time they were able to beat rivals from Bamberg and won the quarter-final series with only one defeat. In the following semifinal series they lost future champion Alba Berlin with 1:3, with a game in Berlin could be won. This was the biggest success of the club's history to date.

The main round of the 2008/2009 season ended, the baskets in 3rd place in the playoffs they beat Frankfurt 3-1 in the quarterfinals and Bamberg in the semifinals 3-0. In the final they won 3-2 against Bonn and thus won the German championship. At their first Euro Challenge Participation they came down to the top 16 and beat there twice to eventual winners Virtus Bologna. Having won the German championship for the first time they qualified for the Euro League, the top division in Europe.

The season 2011/2012 could not make as hoped EWE Baskets. Despite a supposedly strong squad, the team could rarely meet expectations. In March 2012, followed by a defeat against the separation of Trier coach Predrag Krunic. With Ralph hero of the former assistant coach of Krunic as his successor until season's end was. But the hoped its way into the playoffs was no longer possible.

For the season 2012/2013 Sebastian Machowski was introduced as the new head coach. He previously worked for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. In his first year with the Oldenburgers the team was runner-up. Furthermore reached the EWE Baskets Oldenburg in this season for the first time Final4 the Euro Challenge. The tournament was held in Izmir, Turkey. After a close defeat against the hosts in the semi-finals, the team reached the third place in the tournament. The season 2012/2013 was thus at the international level, the most successful season of " Thunderbirds ". National one was successful only in the master year 2009.

Name and Logo

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were originally once the first men's team of Oldenburg Gymnastics Federation. In 2001, the EWE expanded its commitment to the Oldenburg first division, this became the name sponsor and the team was renamed the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Accordingly, we also changed the team logo. In the spring of 2009, the EWE changed their logo and let their big influence also act on the Thunderbirds and led a logo change in the today current logo with white background.


Squad 2013/2014

Exchange 2013/2014

Arrivals: Nemanja Aleksandrov (La Bruixa d' Or / ESP), Dominic Lockhart ( Giessen 46ers ), Andrea Crosariol (Victoria Libertas Pesaro / to 01 /2014 in the squad ), Philipp Neumann ( Brose Baskets Bamberg ), Travon Bryant ( Cholet Basket).

Departures: Ronald Burrell ( Medi Bayreuth), Anselm Hartmann (destination unknown), Mustafa Abdul- Hamid (destination unknown)

Former Executive

Squad 2012/2013

Exchange 2012/2013

Arrivals: Konrad Wysocki ( Turow Zgorzelec / POL ), Sebastian Machowski ( coach / New Yorker Phantoms ), Chris Kramer ( s.Oliver Baskets ), Dru Joyce (TBB Trier), Julius Jenkins ( Brose Baskets ), Philipp Köchling ( Assistant Coach / New Yorker Phantoms ), Paul Abrecht ( Science City Jena), Mustafa Abdul- Hamid (KK Krka Novo mesto / SVN).

Departures: Bobby Brown ( Montepaschi Siena / ITA), Kenny Hasbrouck ( Virtus Bologna / ITA ), Frederik Jörg (Eastern Washington Eagles, NCAA), Sead Sehovic ( Fabi Shoes Montegranaro / ITA ), Christopher Razis (destination unknown ), Milan Majstorovic ( destination unknown), Srdjan Klaritch ( Assistant Coach / destination unknown)

Squad 2011/2012

Exchange 2011/2012

Arrivals: Christopher Razis ( ENAD / CYP), Dominik Bahiense de Mello ( Skyliners Frankfurt), Adam Chubb (CAI Zaragoza / ESP ), Ronald Burrell ( Asseco Prokom Gdynia / POL), Kenny Hasbrouck ( Meridiano Alicante / ESP), Bobby Brown ( Aris Thessaloniki / GRE ), Milan Majstorovic ( Assignia Manresa / ESP ), Jannik Freese ( Giessen 46ers ), Sead Sehovic ( FK Budućnost Podgorica / MNE ), Jay -R Strowbridge (Rio Grande Valley Vipers ( D-League/USA ) )

Departures: Christopher McNaughton ( polar bears Bremerhaven ), Luka Bogdanovic ( Cajasol Sevilla / ESP ), Daniel Hain ( Telekom Baskets Bonn), Aron Baynes ( Ikaros Kallithea ), Oliver Stevic (destination unknown), Louis Campbell ( Walter Tigers Tuebingen ), Eddie Gill ( Townsville Crocodiles / OFF), Mindaugas Lukauskis (Basket Barcellona / ITA ), Acha Njei (unknown), Djordje Micic (PGE Basket Poznan / POL), Predrag Krunic ( coach on leave in March 2012)

Squad 2010/2011

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Double licenses with the OTB: Joshah Kolnisko, Alexander Witte

Arrivals: Christopher McNaughton (BG 74 Göttingen), Louis Campbell ( polar bears Bremerhaven ), Robin Smeulders ( University of Portland / USA), Aron Baynes ( Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius / LIT), Steven Smith ( Ironi Nahariya / ISR - no longer in the squad ), Oliver Stevic (KK Crvena Zvezda / SRB), Nemanja Protic (FMP Železnik Belgrade / SRB - no longer in the squad ), Mindaugas Lukauskis ( Asvel Villeurbanne / FRA ), Djordje Micic (KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac / SRB), Eddie Gill (BASE Oostende / BEL), Luka Bogdanovic ( Chorale Roanne / FRA )

Departures: Marco Buljevic (ETB housing Baskets Essen), Je'Kel Foster ( Vanoli Cremona / Italy), jasmine Perković ( Vanoli Cremona / Italy), Jason Gardner ( End of career ), Ruben Boumtje - Boumtje ( Artland Dragons ), Daniel Strauch ( End of career ), Marko Scekic (KK Budućnost Podgorica / Montenegro ), Milan Majstorovic ( Assignia Manresa / Spain), Joshua Carter ( Maccabi Ashdod / ISR), Nemanja Protic ( in the squad to 12/2010 - Khimik Yuzny / UKR), Steven Smith ( in squad to 12/2010 - Panellinios Athens )


Coaching staff:


Double licenses with the OTB: Leif Troelenberg, Alexander Witte, Joshah Kolnisko

Arrivals: Joshua Carter (Texas A & M / USA), Acha Njei (Bremen Roosters ), Bryan Bailey ( nachverpflichtet )

Departures: Miladin Peković (TBB Trier), Jonathan Wallace (Rio Grande Valley Vipers / USA), Bryan Bailey ( until December 2009 in the squad / destination unknown)


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Youth development and cooperation

Youth development takes place under the name of Junior Baskets Oldenburg at the EWE Baskets. There you will find measures such as conveyor camps, national teams and school - AGs, which are contested together with the partners Oldenburg Gymnastics Federation (OTB ) and TSG Westerstede.

In the junior level are the Junior Baskets since 2006 a team in the Junior Basketball League ( NBBL ).

With the 2010/2011 season hit the baskets on a new chapter of youth development with the creation of Baskets Academy Weser-Ems. In planning is already a power center modeled after the Handball Bundesliga TV Großwallstadt. To the long term so that talent is supported in Oldenburg, which can support the Bundesliga team later. The Baskets Academy Weser-Ems includes the teams of NBBL and JBBL as well as the first team of the cooperation partner OTB ( since 2012 Pro B ). All of these teams will compete from the 2010/2011 season with the addition of " Baskets Academy Weser-Ems " ( Bawe ).

The previous Regional team of Bawe succeeded in the 2011/2012 season with a record of 20 wins from 22 games of the sovereign promotion to the Pro B.



Only nationally.



Elapsed playing time

Here, the absolute best stats are shown. The relatively best may vary.


Retired numbers

These are jersey numbers of players earned that are no longer awarded in honor of these players.


Since the rise of season there is the official fan club called Flying Moins eV

At the beginning of Krunic era, the initiative serves Thunderstorm Oldenburg, the more responsive the younger generation of fans founded. The TSO organize the away games of the Baskets, as well as choreography at the home games.


Pictures of EWE Baskets Oldenburg