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Adelaide 36ers League Founded 1982 ; 36 years ago 1982 History Adelaide City Eagles 1982 Adelaide 36ers 1983—present Arena The Brett Maher Court Capacity 8,000 Location , , Team colors Navy, red, grey, white CEO Asa Cowell President Bruce Spangler General manager Joe Tertzakian Head coach Team captain Brendan Teys Ownership Grant Kelley Championships 4 , , , Retired numbers 4 , , , Website Uniforms The Adelaide 36ers, also known as the Sixers, are an Australian professional men's team that competes in the NBL. The 36ers are the only team in the league representing the state of and are based in the state ,. The club was originally called the Adelaide City Eagles when they joined the NBL in , but changed their name to the 36ers the following year. The 36ers nickname comes from the fact that the Colony of South Australia was officially proclaimed on. The 36ers' tally of four championships is equal with the , and third only behind the eight and five as the most by any club in the NBL's history. This team was known as the Adelaide City Eagles when they joined the NBL in. Mike Osborne was appointed as team coach, Chris Stirling was captain and the team, like West Adelaide, played out of the 3,000 seat. The Eagles performed well in their first season but missed the playoffs finishing in 7th place on the ladder with a 15—11 record. The championship was won that year by the West Adelaide Bearcats who featured future 36ers in , Peter Ali and veteran guard Ray Wood. The Adelaide City Eagles changed their name after the 1982 season to the Adelaide 36ers to reflect on the history of in 1836. Mike Osborne continued as head coach while David Winslow was named team captain. The 36ers once again missed the NBL playoffs in finishing 6th on the ladder with an 11—11 record. The saw the first time the 36ers would reach the NBL finals, finishing the regular season in 3rd place in the Western Division with a 16—7 record. The team lost their Elimination Final to the 108—101. Following the season, Mike Osborne was not retained as coach. With the West Adelaide Bearcats facing financial difficulties, the club pulled out of the NBL after 1984 with a number of their players joining the 36ers. From 1985 the Adelaide 36ers would be the sole South Australian team in the NBL, a situation that continues as of the. Former and representative Ken Cole was signed as coach of the Adelaide 36ers for the. Under Cole who had previously coached in South Australia in the 1970s , the 36ers became one of the league's premier teams. The team had a bye going into the semi-final where they easily defeated for the 151—103 at home in what the then record semi-final win in the NBL, something Ken Cole had publicly predicted would happen. Leading 105—84 going into the last period, Cole told his team that he wanted a record score for a Semi-final and the team responded, producing a 46—19 last period to blow the Falcons away and get the record. In the last single game NBL grand final ever played, Adelaide were up against the Brisbane Bullets on the Bullets' home court. Going into the final period the game the Bullets' were leading 78—74 but a 42—21 last period in favour of the home team with Loggins leading the way saw Adelaide fail to win their first grand final going down 95—120. Green, who Ken Cole chose to move to and leave Darryl Pearce at , adjusted to his new role running the team's offense and also led the team in assists for the first time averaging 5. His form saw him selected to his second after also winning selection in while with West Adelaide amazingly, despite being the 1982 league MVP he had been overlooked for a place in the All NBL First Team that year. For his efforts during the season, 19-year-old guard Mike McKay was awarded the NBL's award despite having already played 38 games with West Adelaide in 1983 and 1984 as a bench player. McKay played all 28 games, averaging 12. The 36ers were undefeated at home during the regular season going 13—0, the first time a club had gone unbeaten at home in league history. The two games the 36ers lost in the regular season were both last second shots against the and respectively. Again earning a bye into the semi-finals, Adelaide this time accounted for the 116—92 before moving onto their second grand final in a row, this time to be played over three games instead of the single game that had been in place previously. Once again facing the Brisbane Bullets, the 36ers won the first game of the series 122—119 in overtime in front of a then NBL record crowd of over 11,000 at the. Back home in Adelaide the 36ers would lose only their third game of the year and first at home, ending a 20-game home winning streak dating back to June 1985 when they lost Game 2 83—104 at Apollo. The final game played at home in front of a packed Apollo Stadium saw the Adelaide 36ers win their first championship with a 113—91 victory. Mark Davis finished second in the NBL in total rebounds 15. The 36ers average winning margin in was 17. Despite the on court success there was controversy at the club during the 1986 season with coach Ken Cole suspended towards the end of the regular season by the club board over his smoking of during a road trip to Brisbane, a situation that Cole was open about and never denied. Indeed, in a television interview he stated that he was recommended it by his family doctor as a way of dealing with health problems and physical pain. After the story was broken in one of Adelaide's daily newspaper's at the time, , Cole was suspended by the club for the last two games and the team was coached by his assistant Don Shipway. Before the playoffs, the players got together and went to the club board demanding Cole's return, going so far as to tell the board that they would refuse to play unless Cole was coaching them. Under immense pressure from not only the players but the general public of Adelaide who supported Cole despite his admitted use of the drug, the club board relented and Cole returned for the 1986 playoffs, though it was known that he would be sacked over the incident at the end of the season regardless of a championship win or not. Ken Cole, the 1986 NBL Coach of the Year and the 1986 championship winning coach was replaced for the by former Nunawading Sectres import guard Gary Fox, who would continue the work started by Cole by coaching Adelaide to their second minor premiership in a row with a 21—5 record, though their coaching styles were vastly different. While Cole was a coach who was high on motivating his players, Fox ran a much more stringent operation and the free-flowing 36ers of 1985 and 1986 became far more structured, much to the dismay of Al Green and Mike McKay who preferred a more free flowing offence. However, despite the change, for the third season running the team had earned a bye to the semi-finals where this time they would face the who were in their first ever playoffs. In a major upset the defending NBL champions lost the series 2—1 to the Wildcats. They won 99—98 in Perth but then lost games two and three 99—101 and 93—103 at Apollo. Perth had emerged from the doldrums of previous years and were the emerging power team in the NBL. The Wildcats and new coach , who had left Brisbane after a public falling out with Bullets coach Brian Kerle following the 1986 season, built a team with the aim of beating the champion 36ers. Bruton recruited to counter Mark Davis, former to counter Bill Jones, they had team captain to counter Darryl Pearce and Bruton himself to oppose his best friend off the court, Al Green. The ploy worked with the Wildcats defeating the 36ers in what was considered an upset, though the Wildcats would be swept in the Grand Final by the Bullets. After winning the Grand Final MVP award in 1986, Mark Davis would continue to have a major impact on the NBL when he jointly won the league's MVP award with Brisbane's Leroy Loggins. Davis also led the league in rebounding for the third straight season, averaging 17. Adelaide finished with their third minor premiership in a row and the second under Gary Fox after finishing with a 19—5 record in but would again be beaten Semi-finalists. Bill Jones was replaced as team captain by Fox who appointed representative Darryl Pearce as the new captain. Against the Ken Cole coached Falcons in in Round 2, Darryl Pearce would set a still standing single game scoring record for the 36ers when he scored 48 points including 11 of 14 three-point attempts. Bradtke however, living in at the time, committed to the AIS for two years before joining Adelaide. Playing mostly as a backup centre to the more experienced Bill Jones and often playing as backup Power forward to Mark Davis , Bradtke played in 23 games, averaging 7. Both Darryl Pearce and Mark Bradtke won selection for Australia at the in , helping the team to finish 4th after being defeated 49—78 in the game by a team that included future players and as well as players , and. Bradtke's selection at age 18 making him the youngest player at the time to ever represent Australia in Bradtke turned 19 during the games. The team had a down year by its recent standards and Adelaide was eliminated in the Elimination Final by their playoff nemesis, the Perth Wildcats. With Jones now gone from the team, Mark Bradtke became the starting centre for the 36ers and his star continued to rise with the Olympic representative winning the award. Mark Davis replaced Darryl Pearce captain of the team in 1990, a position he would hold until the end of the 1996 season. Shipway was retained as coach for the despite the team's worst ever performance in 1990. They lost their semi-final series to their nemesis, defending and eventual league champion the Perth Wildcats, missing out on their third grand final appearance in 5 years. The season was also the team's last playing out of the 3,000 seat Apollo Stadium which had opened in 1969 as a new venue was due to be opened for the. Adelaide had played at the Apollo Stadium since the team's inception in 1982. However ticket demand was more than double that of what Apollo could hold often tickets for games would be sold out in less than an hour , so in conjunction with the Basketball Association of South Australia BASA , a new home for basketball in South Australia was opened in 1992 in the western suburb of. Built on the site of a former rubbish dump, he 16m, 8,000 seat quickly became a fortress for the 36ers with every game played in front of a sell-out crowd at an open day for the new arena staged a week before the opening round, the 36ers sold over 6,000 season tickets for the 1992 season. However their road form wasn't so good and they dropped to 9th on the table with an 11—13 record. Mark Bradtke and Mike McKay would go on to represent Australia at the in Barcelona. After their second losing season, the 36ers replaced Don Shipway as coach with American Don Monson for the. Adelaide improved to a 14—12 record under Monson and made the playoffs finishing in 7th place but were beaten in the quarter-finals by the defending NBL champion. Ninnis, who made his NBL debut in 1985, had been part of the 1986 championship squad. The Adelaide 36ers pulled off a major signing between the 1993 and seasons when they enticed the league's 1993 MVP away from the Magic. They also had a new head coach in former coach. Finishing in 4th place with a 19—8 record, the 36ers won their semi-final series against the defending champion to win their way into the 1994 NBL Grand Final series against the North Melbourne Giants. The win over the Tigers came at a cost though as team captain Mark Davis's court time was limited in the Grand Final after dislocating his right shoulder during the first game of the semi-finals. Adelaide went down to the Giants 0—2, losing game one at the Powerhouse 93—95 in overtime and game two at in Melbourne 117—97. Robert Rose averaged 32 points for the 36ers over the two grand final games, scoring 33 in game one and 31 in game two. He played a major role in game one as Adelaide came back from 63—77 down in the last period down to level the game at 84-84 at the end of regulation time and most felt that had Adelaide won the series he would have been the leading candidate for the Grand Final MVP award. The award was deservedly won by Giants centre and future three time 36ers championship player. Despite the departure of Phil Smyth to the , Adelaide's good form continued into with the team reaching the semi-finals where they were eliminated by their playoff nemesis Perth who had also eliminated them in the 1987 and 1991 semi-finals, and the 1989 elimination final. After the 1995 season and twice winning the club's MVP award in his two seasons in Adelaide, Robert Rose was let go by the club who claimed that his asking price was too high. Privately the talk was that at 31 years of age, the club felt his best years were behind him. However, rumours had been circulating around Adelaide that former NCAA college coach Dunlap preferred to coach younger players who still could be taught and didn't get along very well with the team's older players, which led to the departures of Mike McKay Brisbane , Phil Smyth Sydney and Robert Rose Canberra. Dunlap had also been in hot water over an incident in the 1995 Semi-finals against Perth. During a time out of Game 1 at the Powerhouse, Dunlap had instructed Chris Blakemore to basically belt the next Perth player who went through the key. Minutes later, Blackmore backhanded as he cut through the key, giving him a cut on his mouth that required 15 stitches, an incident which almost led to a brawl Cattalini later told that not retaliating was self-preservation as Blakemore, who looked more like a than a basketball player, had gained a reputation of one player not to mess with. Although Blakemore was suspended for Game 2 of the series in , the club had not been happy with Dunlap's handling of the situation. The team had recruited well going into the , obtaining forwards Martin Cattalini from the championship winning Perth Wildcats, and serial slam dunking forward Leon Trimmingham from the Sydney Kings, as well as 2nd year guard from the Brisbane Bullets, while Chris Blakemore was released to join Canberra. Despite continued good form which saw the 36ers again make the playoffs under Dunlap in 1996, the 36ers were again eliminated in the semi-finals. Following the sudden death of his father after the 1996 season, coach Dunlap return home to the United States and decided to stay there to be closer to his family. However, it was not as simple as it looked. Since joining the 36ers, Dunlap had been systematically removing the older players from the squad, but when he wanted to release captain and club legend Mark Davis, the club board stood by Davis and after his fathers passing it was mutually agreed that Dunlap would not return as coach. During the 1996 season, 36ers guard Brett Maher was selected to play for the Australian Boomers at the in. Maher, Mark Davis who had become an Australian citizen in 1992 , Brett Wheeler and Chris Blakemore had all made their debut for the Boomers in March 1995 at the Clipsal Powerhouse in the first of a 5-game series with the touring. The club hired Dunlap's assistant and former coach Dave Claxton as his replacement for the. This season also saw Brett Maher take over the team captaincy from Mark Davis, something he would hold until his retirement in 2009, a record total of 381 games. Adelaide finished with a 14—16 record in 1997, finishing in 7th place and missing the playoffs for the first time since 1992. Smyth was hired despite his only previous coaching experience being as a specialist coach at the during his playing days in Canberra. The club was banking on his years of NBL and international experience to translate into coaching. The gamble worked and the 36ers turned their fortunes around under Smyth and finished the regular season in 2nd place with a 19—11 record. They won through to the 1998 NBL Grand Final series by finally disposing their Finals nemesis the Perth Wildcats in just 2 games. In the Grand Final they would be up against the South East Melbourne Magic where they would win the club's first championship since 1986 defeating the Magic 2—0, winning Game 1 100—93 at home and Game 2 90—62 at. Kevin Brooks was named the Grand Final MVP in what was the last ever winter season for the National Basketball League. The 36ers had not been expected to defeat the coached Magic who had a 26-4 regular season record and had easily swept the Brisbane Bullets in the Semi-finals. Amazingly, Game 1 of the Grand Final was only the second time the 36ers had defeated the Magic since the Eastside Melbourne Spectres and had merged to form the Magic in 1992. The 36ers only other win against the Magic had been in 1997 at the Powerhouse. The change in time slot didn't stop the defending NBL champion 36ers though as they finished the 1998—99 regular season with their first minor premiership since 1988 with an 18—8 record. Again winning their way into the Grand Final series, they became three time NBL champions and the first team to win back to back titles since Perth in 1990 and 1991 by defeating the two games to one. Captain Brett Maher was voted the Grand Final MVP and coach Phil Smyth had his second championship in two years of coaching. At the conclusion of the 1999 NBL championship season, the 36ers were invited to take part in the , held at the 12,000 seat in Milan, Italy. The 36ers finished 5th out of 6 in the tournament with a 1—1 record. After losing their first game 90—79 to side , the team won the 5—6 place playoff 91—84 over team. The 1999 McDonald's Championship was won by champions the who defeated Vasco da Gama 103—68 in the final. To date this was the last McDonald's Championship held. The 36ers form would continue in both the 1999—2000 and seasons, despite losing star import forward Kevin Brooks to the for the 1999—00 season after the NBL ruled that the 36ers could not keep him and remain under the salary cap, though he would return in 2000—01. They were again minor premiers in 1999—2000 with a 22—6 record but missed out on becoming the first team to win three NBL championships in a row when they lost in the Semi-finals to the Titans. Following the 1999—00 season, Brett Maher and Martin Cattalini were selected to represent the Australian Boomers at the in. After falling to 6th on the ladder at the end of 2000—01 and just scraping into the playoffs, the 36ers would again only advance as far as the Semi-finals before losing to the eventual champions, the. Import Darnell Mee, in his fourth year with the club would win his third consecutive award but would be lost to the club at the end of the season due to salary cap restraints. The 2000—01 season was also the last for longtime Adelaide favourite and former club captain Mark Davis who retired from playing after 482 NBL games, all with the Adelaide 36ers. At the time of his retirement, Mark Davis was the NBL's all-time leading rebounder having grabbed 5,200 in his career, averaging 10. He was also the 36ers all-time leading scorer with 8,752 points 18. Davis was an integral member of the 1986, 1998 and 1998—99 championship teams. The team would finish the regular season in 3rd place with a 17—13 record before winning their way into their sixth NBL Grand Final. Facing the , Adelaide were victorious two games to one. Adelaide's 125 points in game 3 is the highest ever score in an NBL Grand Final game while they also hit a Grand Final record 19 three-pointers in the game. Adelaide captain Brett Maher became only the second player in NBL history along with Perth's to win two Grand Final MVP awards. Joining the club that year was import shooting guard as well as local juniors and. Under Phil Smyth, Adelaide were beaten Elimination-Finalists in both and. They were beaten quarter-finalists in both the and seasons. The saw the 36ers miss the playoffs for the first time since Smyth took over as coach, finishing a club record worst-place of 11th with an 11—13 record. They would again miss the playoffs in finishing in 9th place with a 14—16 record. Following his second losing season, the team decided to replace Phil Smyth as head coach with former player and Smyth assistant. The was a disaster however and the Adelaide 36ers finished on the bottom of the NBL ladder for the first time in their history with a 10—18 record. On the occasion of his last home game against the New Zealand Breakers in front of an overflow crowd of more than 8,000 fans, the main court at The Dome was renamed the Brett Maher Court. Maher also played over 100 games for the Australian Boomers and had the honour of captaining the Boomers at the held in , becoming the first 36ers player to captain his country. Following the club's worst ever season, Scott Ninnis was sacked as coach and replaced by former coach for the. Clarke, a former guard who had won the NBL Grand Final with the North Melbourne Giants in 1989, had experience coaching at the AIS, though he had never before coached an NBL team nor had he any experience coaching a senior team in any competition. Adelaide and Clarke endured a difficult season in 2010—11. They lost guard before the season with an injury. Further injuries to import guards and Craig Winder ultimately saw them replaced in the squad. For the first time in their history, the Adelaide 36ers failed to win at least 10 games in a season, finishing with a 9—19 record. They did avoid their second straight last place finish only because the returning finished with an 8—20 record. Captain Adam Ballinger was again the club's leading player as he won his fourth straight club MVP award, finished third in the NBL's MVP voting and was selected to the NBL's All Third team. Things didn't get any better for the 36ers or Clarke in the and seasons. The club finished with the wooden spoon in both seasons and ended each with an 8—20 record, including a club record losing streak of 8 straight games during each season. The club was also plagued by a string of failed imports, though most were lost through injury, others either under-performed or were misused by the coaching staff, with one of the only shining lights being power forward who posted 12 double-doubles in 27 games. At the end of the 2012—13 NBL season coach Clarke and his assistant coach Mark Radford were let go by the club. There were bright spots though. For the , the Adelaide 36ers signed the 2007 NBL championship winning coach as their new head coach and added former 36ers championship player Kevin Brooks as his assistant. In desperate need of on-court direction, the club also signed the 2011 NBL MVP, point guard. After Round 7 of the season the 36ers, led by Ervin and Johnson, were sitting in 2nd place on the NBL ladder with a 7—2 record which included a 5—0 run. This also saw the team sweep both of their games against the Breakers in , their first wins over the triple defending champions since 2009. The 36ers run in 2013—14 which saw them finish the regular season in second place with an 18-10 record. They then defeated the Melbourne Tigers 2-1 in their Semi-final series before going down 2-1 in the to their long time nemesis Perth who won their record 6th NBL championship. Daniel Johnson won his third straight club MVP award and was also named to the All NBL First Team. Game 2 of the Grand Final series also saw the clubs record home attendance of 8,127 at the Adelaide Arena with the 36ers keeping the series alive with an 89—84 win. The 2015—16 season saw the 36ers sign import point guard to replace , who sustained an injury and left after three games, while the team also acquired young guard from the. Randle led the league in scoring and earned the inaugural NBL Australia Post Fan's MVP. Despite Randle's great individual season, the 36ers failed to make the playoffs with a 14—14 record. While most experts predicted the young and relatively inexperienced 36ers to finish last, the saw the 36ers emerge as the team to beat. After a slow start which saw the team with a 3-6 record by Round 7 where they took a 105—87 mauling at home by the Brisbane Bullets who returned to the NBL for the first time since 2008 , plus early season injuries to captain Mitch Creek ankle and Daniel Johnson hamstring , the 36ers turned their season around from Round 8 with a 101—83 away win over Brisbane, highlighted by a monster Terrance Ferguson dunk. With Creek and Johnson back on deck as well as the MVP form of Randle and Nathan Sobey looking a strong candidate for the NBL's Most Improved Player award, the team went on a charge, winning 14 of their next 15 games and by the end of Round 16 of the 19 round season had been confirmed as minor premiers for the first time since the , being an incredible 5 games ahead of the chasing pack. Despite being so far in front, Adelaide lost their final four games of the regular season and still finished two games ahead of the top. Their loss of momentum proved costly in the NBL Final Series, with the 36ers bundled out in a three-game series against the Illawarra Hawks. With the 36ers' list proving it had what it takes to contend the championship, Joey Wright locked in all eight Australians players Mitch Creek, Nathan Sobey, Daniel Johnson, Matthew Hodgson, Brendan Teys, Majok Deng, Anthony Drmic and Adam Doyle from the 2016-17 roster for the 2017-18 season. One notable absence from the roster was star US import, Jerome Randle, who was replaced by experienced guard, Shannon Shorter. Philadelphian shooting guard, Ramone Moore, and athletic forward Ronald Roberts took the other two import spots to complete the list. In mid-September 2017, the 36ers travelled to Singapore in the pre-season to compete in the Merlion Cup. The team remained undefeated throughout the tournament and defeated the Shanghai Sharks in the final to be crowned the 2017 Merlion Cup Champions. The Sixers impressed on the road early, but struggled to string consistent performances together, winning half of their first 16 games. A disappointing 19-point loss against the Cairns Taipans at home on Christmas Eve was the turning point for the Sixers, who went on to win 10 of their last 12 games, including seven-in-a-row, and booking themselves second spot on the ladder at the end of the regular season. The 36ers defeated the Perth Wildcats in a straight sweep of the Semi-Final Series, to secure their spot in the Grand Final Series against Melbourne United. The series was a hard fought battle, with both teams winning on their home court to level the series at one-all. In the deciding game in Melbourne, United were too strong for the Sixers defeating them to take the 2017-18 championship, 100-82. The Adelaide 36ers have reached the playoffs 24 times in 34 full seasons, and on top of their four championships in 1986, 1998, 1998—99 and 2001—02, they reached the Grand Final in 1985, 1994, 2013—14 and 2017-18. They have also finished as minor premier on six occasions 1986, 1987, 1988, 1998—99, 1999—2000, 2016—17 , and reached the NBL semi-finals in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999—2000, 2000—01, 2014—15, 2016—17 and 2017-18 The Adelaide 36ers were previously sponsored by and with the naming rights of Pura Milk 36ers. Before this they were the West End 36ers as in during their first title year 1986 while also taking various names from West End products including being known for a time during the 1990s as the Eagle Super 6ers. In 2009 the team was sponsored by Hood Sweeney, an Adelaide-based consulting firm and were known as the Hood Sweeney Adelaide 36ers. Other major sponsors include and Sprint Auto Parts. In 2017-18 the Adelaide 36ers' major partners were Pathion, Scouts, Ananda, Goodlife and Villi's. The first head coach of the Adelaide City Eagles in 1982 was Mike Osborne, who would coach the team renamed the Adelaide 36ers in 1983 until the end of the 1984 season. As of the , the Adelaide 36ers have had eleven head coaches, including Ken Cole who coached the team to two NBL Grand Finals in his two seasons with the club 1985 and 1986 and led the team to their first ever championship in 1986, the first time the NBL Grand Final was a best of 3 series instead of a single championship game. Cole is also the only 36ers coach to be named as the NBL's having won the award in 1986. Former import guard Gary Fox took over as coach in 1987 after Cole's sensational sacking from the club and led the team to the 1987 and 1988 minor premiership, but the team was defeated in the Semi-finals each season by the Perth Wildcats and Canberra Cannons respectively. Fox's last season with Adelaide was 1989 where the team finished as beaten Elimination finalists. Fox was replaced by the clubs long-time assistant coach Don Shipway who coached the team from 1990—1992. Unfortunately, Shipway will more be remembered for slapping a fan during a time-out of an away game against the Hobart Devils in 1992. The NBL suspended Shipway for 4 games later reduced to 2 on appeal. Shipway was replaced for the 1993 season by veteran American coach. American who led the team to the 1994 NBL Grand Final series against the , and the 1995 NBL Semi-finals, went on to become head coach of the of the for one season in , becoming the first person to be a head coach in both the NBL and the NBA. The 36ers longest serving coach was Adelaide born Australian basketball legend. In 1998 Smyth became the first rookie coach since Brian Kerle in the league's inaugural season to win an NBL championship, thought unlike Kerle, Smyth had limited previous senior coaching experience. He had coached the senior women's team in the early 1980s and later was a part-time specialist coach at the based AIS during his playing days with the from 1983—1992. As of 2016—17, the Adelaide 36ers are coached by the Brisbane Bullets winning coach , with former dual 36ers championship player as the assistant coach. The money for the sale went to the government to wipe out the debt owed by BASA. BASA is now defunct and replaced by Basketball SA — focused solely on all Basketball in SA and no one competition. In June 2009, Hemmerling sold the team to a group of eight individuals led by new club chairman Mark Lewis and new club CEO Ben Fitzsimons called the Save Our Sixers Consortium. In June 2015, a new group acquired the Adelaide 36ers' licence from the NBL which included management of , the former Adelaide Arena. In December 2016, Adelaide businessman, Grant Kelley, joined the Adelaide 36ers as majority shareholder, before becoming outright owner of the club in March 2017. From 1985 onward, home games were usually in front of sell-out crowds, but going into the 1990s demand for 36ers tickets was greater than what Apollo Stadium could hold. Additionally, the NBL as a whole was also experiencing a boom with the Brisbane Bullets, Perth Wildcats, and Sydney Kings all enjoying record attendances in their respective cities' new entertainment centre's, the smallest of those being which held almost three times what Apollo could. During their time at Apollo, the Adelaide 36ers reached the 1985 Grand Final played in and hosted two games of the successful 1986 Grand Final series win over Brisbane. The 36ers final game at their original home was a 102—99 semi-final loss to the Perth Wildcats in 1991. By the end of the , Adelaide was one of only 5 teams in the league there were 14 who did not have a home venue that could hold at least 5,000 fans, and it was the only state capital based team other than the unrepresented not to have a home venue that could hold at least 5,200 fans. The 36ers and the BASA built a new home arena in the western suburb of , which opened in 1992. Initially it was thought that the 36ers would move into the 10,500 seat, owned , which opened in 1991. The Entertainment Centre had been built as the replacement for Apollo Stadium as Adelaide's major indoor concert venue as Apollo was continually being overlooked by international music acts due to its smaller size. However, rather than just be a tenant where they would pay a fee to use the facility and be subject to possible date changes due to pre-booked events, both the Adelaide 36ers and BASA wished for their own venue of operations and play that would serve as the home of basketball in South Australia. The then-named Clipsal Powerhouse, which has an official capacity of 8,000, was and still is the largest purpose-built basketball stadium in all of Australia. The Dome had been without a naming rights sponsor since mid-2009. However, on 7 February of that same year, before a crowd of 7,800 fans, the main court was named the Brett Maher Court. This was due in honour of retiring long time club captain who had made his 36ers and NBL debut on the night the Powerhouse opened in 1992. He had played all 526 career NBL games for the club on that same court. That day, the 36ers, led by Maher, who scored 17 points in his last ever home game, defeated the by a final score of 102—91. The venue is now as of 2015 officially known as the Titanium Security Arena due to sponsorship from Adelaide-based company Titanium Security Australia. During 2012 and 2013, the Adelaide Arena was in the hands of the after former owner defaulted on his loan. After much speculation that the venue would be sold and turned into a venue for other purposes, including rumours of the building being turned it into a church effectively leaving the 36ers without a home venue and the unwanted possibility of playing at the Entertainment Centre or even the 3,000 seat , it was announced on 3 April 2013 that SA Church Basketball and Scouts SA had become joint owners of the Adelaide Arena, ensuring it remains the home of basketball in South Australia and for both of Adelaide's national basketball teams, the 36ers and the. The renamed Titanium Security Arena is currently the sixth-largest venue used in the National Basketball League behind the 18,200 seat in , the 14,856 seat , the 14,500 capacity , the 10,500 seat in , and the 9,300 seat in. The 36ers highest ever home attendance was set on 11 April 2014 during Game 2 of the series against the Perth Wildcats at the Adelaide Arena. Although Perth would go on to win the 3 game series 2—1, a 36ers and South Australian basketball record 8,127 fans saw the 36ers win Game 2 89—84. It was the first road win by the Suns. It was the first game and the first win for the Slingers. Debuting for the Tigers was American import player , who was drafted No. Flynn became the highest draft pick to play in the NBL. On 16 November 2012, just one week after the loss to Melbourne, the 36ers appeared to have finally broken their curse when they defeated long time rivals the 69—65 in front of a record 11,562 fans for the Wildcats opening game at the new 548. However, in their very next game the 36ers Curse returned when Adelaide went down 73—75 to the Townsville Crocodiles at the , giving the previously 0—10 Crocs their first win of the. The loss to Townsville saw the 36ers embark on a club record equalling 8-game losing streak leaving them out of finals contention. The first half of the saw the 36ers finally overcome some of their own curse. On 31 October 2013, the 36ers earned their first win over three time defending NBL champions the New Zealand Breakers since 2009 when they defeated them 96—93 at the North Shore Events Centre. Two weeks later the 36ers returned to and handed the Breakers their first ever loss at the with a 95—94 win. Just one week later the 36ers handed the Perth Wildcats their first loss of the season with a 91—86 win at the Adelaide Arena. And finally, on 31 December 2013, the Adelaide 36ers scored their first win in since 2003, defeating the Townsville Crocodiles 90—89. The win over the Crocodiles on also coincided with coach 's 300th game as an NBL head coach, as well as being centre 's 31st birthday. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed. Adelaide 36ers roster Players Coaches Pos. The clubs MVP award is named the Mark Davis Trophy in his honour as Davis won the first awarded 9 MVP awards from 1985-1993. Darryl Pearce, who holds the record for most points in a single game as a 36er when he scored 48 against the Newcastle Falcons in 1988, and the No. Their numbers were officially retired by the Adelaide 36ers during the. Peter Ali, , , , , , , , , and all having played for the club along with former players , , , , , and. Mark Bradtke and Luke Schenscher have played both for the Boomers and in the NBA. As of 2013, Brett Maher remains the only player to captain the Boomers while still a player with the 36ers. Maher was given the honour of captaining his country at the held in Brisbane. Multi award-winning Adelaide basketball journalist Boti Nagy is also a long time fan of the club. The results were as follows: Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserves 35. The 36ers have won 5 of those 8 games with their only home losses being Game 2 of the 1986 series against Brisbane, Game 1 of 1994 against North Melbourne, and Game 2 of 1998—99 against Victoria. The 36ers defeated the in a one-sided Semi-final before gaining revenge for the 1985 Grand Final loss to the by defeating them in the NBL's first ever three game Grand Final series 2—1. In 2012 the NBL announced that the 1986 Adelaide 36ers were voted as the greatest single season team in league history. Game 1 - 36ers 122 def. Bullets 119 OT Game 2 - Bullets 104 def. Starter Bench Bench Reserves c 1998 NBL championship team Adelaide def. Game 1 - 36ers 100 def. Magic 93 Game 2 - 36ers 90 def. Starter Bench Bench Reserves c 1998—99 NBL championship team Adelaide def. Game 1 - 36ers 104 def. Titans 94 Game 2 - Titans 88 def. Starter Bench Bench Reserves c 2001—02 NBL championship team In Game 3 of the 2001—02 NBL Grand Final series at the , the 36ers broke their own NBL record for the most points scored in an NBL Grand Final game of 122 set in Game 1 of 1986 when they scored 125 points to defeat the by 18 points. This record still stands as of the. Game 1 - 36ers 106 def. Razorbacks 97 Game 2 - Razorbacks 103 def. Retrieved 15 September 2013. Archived from on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014.