|South East Melbourne Phoenix|
|History||South East Melbourne Phoenix|
State Basketball Centre
|Team colours||Dark grey, Green, Ash Grey|
|General manager||Tommy Greer|
|Head coach||Simon Mitchell|
|Team captain||Mitch Creek|
The South East Melbourne Phoenix are an Australian professional basketball team based in Melbourne, Victoria. The Phoenix entered the National Basketball League (NBL) in the 2019–20 season. The team play the majority their home games at Melbourne Arena, which they share with fellow NBL team Melbourne United, with some games being played at the State Basketball Centre.
With plans to expand the National Basketball League (NBL) beginning with the 2019–20 season, the league sold a franchise licence to Swansea City co-owner Romie Chaudhari in July 2018. In August 2018, former Melbourne Tigers player Tommy Greer was appointed general manager of the new franchise, with this appointment at the time indicating the franchise would likely be Melbourne-based. On 2 September 2018, the NBL announced that the league's ninth franchise for the 2019–20 season will be based in South-East Melbourne. On 18 October 2018, Simon Mitchell was appointed as the inaugural head coach of the team. On 17 November 2018, the team's name was announced as South East Melbourne Phoenix. The team logo and colours were also revealed. On 4 December 2018, former Adelaide 36ers forward Mitch Creek was announced as the team's first marquee signing.
First Season (2019–20)
The Phoenix debuted in the 2019–20 season opener on 3 October 2019, when they were hosted by cross-town rivals Melbourne United at Melbourne Arena. In front of a sold out crowd of 10,300, the Phoenix won 91–88. The Phoenix played their first home game at Melbourne Arena on 13 October 2019 against the Brisbane Bullets, winning 113–93. The crowd of 6,019 was the highest recorded for an expansion franchise's first home game in league history.
The Phoenix are headquartered and train at the State Basketball Centre, located in Wantirna South, part of the South-Eastern City of Knox region that forms part of the club's strategic engagement area. The Phoenix will play games at Melbourne Arena from the start of the 2019–20 season and there are plans to play two regular season games at the State Basketball Centre each season once the planned expansion has been completed.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|South East Melbourne Phoenix roster|
Updated: 16 October 2019
Season by season
|Season||Division||League||Regular Season||Post-Season||Head Coach||Captain||MVP|
|South East Melbourne Phoenix|
|2019–20||1||NBL||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||Simon Mitchell||Mitch Creek||TBD|
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