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Marksman speaks ahead of BVB. The women's team played many years in the first and second divisions and was crowned German Champion in In , the men's team made the jump into the second division.
In , DJK spun off its men's basketball team into a private corporate entity, now known as the Würzburg Baskets, to capitalize on their growth as a professional basketball team.
In , American businessman Jochen Bähr acquired a license in the Regional league for a new team in Würzburg with the aim to reach the Pro A in few seasons.
In , the Würzburg Baskets, now by the name of s. Oliver Baskets after their new sponsor s. In its first season back in the first division, in , the team reached the German League semifinals, after beating Alba Berlin by 3—1 in the quarterfinal series of the playoffs.
In —13 the actual club played in Europe for the first time, in the second tier Eurocup. They immediately promoted back to the first tier in the —15 season.
The season was finished on rank 8, thus qualifying for the playoffs for the second time after In quarterfinals the team was eliminated by future league champion Brose Baskets , losing every game with at least a point margin.
On July 15, the team changed their name from "s. Oliver Baskets" to "s. Oliver Würzburg" to strengthen the identification of team and city.
Additionally the sponsoring contract with s. Oliver was extended through Stephen Arigbabu Liam Flynn. Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events.
Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed. Würzburg's second team plays in the ProB , the German third division.
For many years, the fan-base of Würzburg has been connected, in a friendly way, with the supporters of the Baskets Bonn.
Within the Basketball Bundesliga , the city closest to Würzburg is Bamberg. Hence, between the Baskets Würzburg and the Baskets Bamberg , there has been an intense rivalry.
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