ASVEL Basket

ASVEL Basket, commonly known as ASVEL or sometimes as ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne, and also known as LDLC ASVEL for sponsorship reasons,[1] is a French professional basketball team that is located in the city of Villeurbanne, which is a suburb of Lyon, France. The club, which is the basketball section of the ASVEL multi-sports club, competes in the top-tier level French Pro A League. The club's home games are played at L'Astroballe, which seats 5,556 people.[2]

LeaguesLNB Pro A
Founded1948; 74 years ago (1948)
LocationVilleurbanne, Lyon, France
Main sponsorTeam LDLC
PresidentTony Parker
Head coachT. J. Parker
OwnershipTony Parker
Championships21 French Championships
10 French Cups
2 French Supercups
1 French Federation Cup
1 French Leaders Cup
Retired numbers2 (4, 4)

Founded in 1948, the team is the most successful in French basketball with 21 Pro A championships and 10 French Cup titles.

In 2014, Tony Parker became the president of the club. In 2017, Nicolas Batum became the club's director of basketball operations. In June 2019, football club Olympique Lyonnais purchased a 25% stake in the ASVEL men's team, plus a 10% stake in the ASVEL women's team, in a deal worth around €3.7 million.[3] The deal also included a plan for a new EuroLeague-standard arena.[4]

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