Club: Élan Sportif Chalonnais (short name Élan Chalon)
City: Chalon-sur-Saône (130 km from Lyon)
City`s population: 45.000
Arena: Le Colisée – capacity 5.000
National league: LNB Pro A (professional league)
Founded: 1955 (professional status in 1994)
Budget for 2016/2017: 5.156.000 EUR (salary budget: 1.485.000 EUR)
Achievements: In the 2011–12 season, won the LNB Pro A title and the next season the team played its first Euroleague season in history and finished competition in the group stage with 3 wins and 7 loses. In the 2015–16 season, Elan Chalon had European success and reached the Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup.
Notable players in team history: Udonis Haslem (Miami Heat), Thabo Sefolosha (Oklahoma City Thunder), Clint Capela (Houseton Rockets), Malcolm Delaney (Atlanta Hawks), Tracy Murray (LA Lakers – assistant coach), Devin Booker (Bayern Munchen), Blake Schilb (Galatasaray), A. J. Slaughter (Strasbourg/Panathinaikos),
Last season: finished in the 4th place of the regular season and lost in the quarterfinals.
LNB Pro A 2016/2017: 2nd place behind Monaco (9 wins – 3 losses)
Fiba Europe Cup 2016/2017: finished in 1st place in group A with a 4/2 record (Alba Szekesfehervar, SL Benfica and Brussels Basketball)
PG – John Roberson (USA) – 15.5 pts. 7 ast. (Sodertalje, Atomeromu)
SG – Jeremy N’ZEULIE (CMR) – 9.7 pts, 4.3. reb. (Nanterre, int. Cameroon)
SF – Lance Harris (USA) – 15.2 pts. (played at Tofas, Pau-Orthez)
PF – Cameron Clark (USA) – 18.8 pts. 7.2 reb. (Cremona ITA)
C – Moustapha Fall (FRA) – 11.5 pts. 7.2 reb. (Monaco, Antibes)
SG – Axel Bouteille (FRA) – 6.8 pts. 2.3 reb.
PF – Mareks Mejeris (LAT) – 4 pts. 2,7 reb. (Latvia international)
PG – Gedeon Pitard (CMR) – 2,3 pts. 1.8 ast. (Le Havre, Le Mans)
C – Thomas Gipson (USA) – 3.5 pts. 5.8 reb.
Coach: Jean-Denys Choulet (2013 – 2017)