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Hall of Fame - Players
Rik Smits
Geert Hammink
Kees Akerboom
Danny Cramer
Harrie Kip
Mitchell Plaat

Hall of Fame - Coaches
Toon Van Helfteren
Tony Boot
Jan Janbroers




Rik Smits Basketball Career

Rik Smits basketball
Rik Smits
Born: Aug.23, 1966 in Eindhoven, Holland
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Outlook:
Very soft touch and good middle range shooter. A little bit too slow on his foot, but uses his size advantage close to the basket. Too often goes in the foul troubles. But you have to defend him as soon as he crosses the 3-point line. Very solid player.
Personal: Nicknamed "The Dunking Dutchman" ... Played for the Dutch National Team following his sophomore and junior seasons at Marist ... At. 7-foot-4, he is the tallest player in Indiana Pacer history.
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Career:
1984-1985: Marist Coll. (NCAA)
1985-1986: Marist Coll. (NCAA)
1986-1987: Marist Coll. (NCAA)
1987-1988: Marist Coll. (NCAA)
1988: drafted by Indiana Pacers (NBA,1rd(2))
1988-1989: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 11,7ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.8bpg
1989-1990: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 15,5ppg, 6.2rpg, 2.1bpg
1990-1991: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 10,9ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.5bpg
1991-1992: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 13,8ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4bpg
1992-1993: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 14,3ppg, 5.3rpg
1993-1994: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 15.7ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1bpg
1994-1995: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 17.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1bpg
1995-1996: Indiana Pacers (NBA): April96 -sore foot injury: 18.5ppg, 6.9rpg
1996-1997: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 17.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.1bpg
1997-1998: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 16.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.2bpg
1998-1999: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 14.9ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.1bpg
1999-2000: Indiana Pacers (NBA): 12.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3bpg
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Awards/Achievements:
NBA Rookie 1st Team -89
Dutch National Team -85-87,00
EURO All Stars -87
European Championships -87
NBA All-Stars -98
NBA Finalist -00




Geert Hammink Basketball Career

Geert Hammink basketball
Geert Hammink
Born: July 12, 1969
Player: 212-C-69-118 kg
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Outlook:
Very strong and intelligent inside player. Can also step outside. Has a nice touch and is a good shooter from half distance. Good passer. Had bad luck that "Shaq" was in front of him during many years in his career.
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Career:
1988-1989: LSU (NCAA)
1989-1990: LSU (NCAA)
1990-1991: LSU (NCAA)
1991-1992: LSU (NCAA)
1992-1993: LSU (NCAA): RebSEuropean Championships -1(10.2), 15.3ppg
1993: drafted by Orlando Magic (NBA,1rd(26))
1993-1994: Orlando Magic (NBA): 1 game: 2pts - Cantu (Italy-A1)
1994-1995: Orlando Magic (NBA): injury, 1 game: 4pts, 2rbs, 1ast
1995-1996: Omaha Racers (CBA): 11.8ppg, 7rpg, April 96 -signed by Golden State Warriors (NBA): 3 games: 1.3ppg
1996-1997: Panionios Athens (Greece): 7.4ppg, 5.5rpg
1997-1998: was tried out before the season by Tau Vitoria (Spain) but then went to ALBA Berlin (Germany): 8.2ppg, 5rpg, 1.1apg
1998-1999: ALBA Berlin (Germany): 8.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.3apg
1999-2000: ALBA Belrin (Germany): 9ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.3apg
2000-2001: AEK Athens (Greece): $0.2mln: 4.4ppg, 3.4rpg; Euroleague: 2.6ppg, 2rpg
2001-2002: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece): 26 games: 10.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.2apg
2002-2003: Rhein Energy Koln (Germany-1Bundesliga): 25 games, 9,9 ppg, 5,3 rpg; ULEB Cup: 10 games: 11,5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2.1bpg
2003-2004: RheinEnergie Cologne (Germany-1.Bundesliga): ULEB Cup: 12 games: 15,3ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg; German 1.Bundesliga: 28 games: 11.5ppg, 9.1rpg, 2.2apg, 2.6bpg
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Awards/Achievements:
Dutch National Team -96-99
German Bundesliga Champion -98,99,00
German Bundesliga Cup Winner -99,04
Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosman 1st Team -00
ULEB Euroleague Semifinals -01
Greek Cup Winner -01
Greek League FinalFour -01
German Bundesliga Cup Finalist -03
German 1.Bundesliga All-Star Game -04
Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team -04
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In 2004 joined Court Side as their German based agent


Kees Akerboom Basketball Career

Kees Akerboom basketball
Kees Akerboom
Born in 1952
International games: 177
Akerboom ended his playing career in November of 1988. Currently his son, Kees Jr. is playing for MPC Capitals and a member of the Dutch national team. Kees Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps at Den Bosch, and during the 2003-04 season helped lead Tulip Den Bosch to the Dutch eredivisie finals.
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Awards/Achievements:
*Dutch Champions from 1971, 1972 and 1973 with Levi’s Flamingo’s
*Dutch Champions from 1979, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1985 with Nashua Den Bosch
*Dutch Cup Champions from with Levi’s Flamingo’s-1970, 1971
*Dutch Runner-Up with Nashua Den Bosch-1982
*Europa Cup II finalist with Nashua Den Bosch-1979
*Jones Cup finalist-1982
*Dutch Eredivisie All-Star team: 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985
*Dutch Eredivisie MVP: 1980, 1981, 1984
*Was leading scorer of the European Championships challenge round and named MVP-1977
*European Player of the Year 1978


Danny Cramer Basketball Career

Danny Cramer basketball
player Danny Cramer
Danny Cramer
Born in: 1953
College: Denver
Nationality: Dutch-American
International games: 98
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Awards/Achievements:
*Dutch Champions: 1976 and 1977 with Kinzo Amstelveen, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984 with Nashua Den Bosch
*Dutch Runner-Up: 1982 with Nashua Den Bosch
*EuroCup II finalist with Nashua Den Bosch-1979
*Jones Cup finalist 1982 with Nashau Den Bosch
*Dutch Eredivisie All-Star team 1975
*Dutch Eredivisie All-Defensive team 1979 and 1981
*Regular season career scoring average of 18.2 ppg. in 10 season career in the Dutch eredivisie.


Harrie Kip Basketball Career

Harrie Kip basketball
Harrie Kip
Born: 1948.
Co-founded the basketball agency Court Side in 1997, which has become one of the most prominent basketball agencies in the world.
Coordinator and process manager for a special school in Enschede, the Netherlands for future top athletes, in which several became professional soccer players for Dutch soccer eredivisie team FC Twente.
Passed away: 9/22/2003
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Awards/Achievements:
Played for the Dutch National Team for 12 years, beginning in 1967, at the age of 17 (the youngest ever).
Was captain of the Dutch National Team for 8 years, with 164 caps.
Won Dutch Championships in 1972 with Levi’s Flamingo and in 1978 with Parker/Elmex Leiden.


Mitchell Plaat Basketball Career

Mitchell Plaat basketball
Mitchell Plaat
Born in: 1954
Nationality: Dutch-American
International games: 71
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Awards/Achievements:
*Dutch Champions: 1978 with Parker Leiden, 1983, 1984 with Nashua Den Bosch
*Dutch Runner-up: 1979, 1980, 1981 with Parker Leiden
*Dutch Eredivisie All-Star team: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984
*Regular season career scoring average of 17.4 ppg. in 7 season career in the Dutch eredivisie.


Toon Van Helfteren Basketball Career

Born: Feb.20, 1951
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Head Coach:
1999-2000: Werkendam junior team
2000-2001: Werkendam
2001-2002: Canoe Jeans Den Bosch
2002-2003: Canoe Jeans Den Bosch
2003-2004: Tulip Den Bosch
2004-2005: Tulip Den Bosch (Eredivisie)
2005-2006: Demon Astronauts Amsterdam (Eredivisie), left in May'06
2007-2008: Rotterdam Basketbal (Eredivisie)
2008-2009: Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie), hired in Dec.'08
2009-2010: Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie)
2010-2011: Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (DBL)
2011-2012: Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Eredivisie)
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Awards/Achievements:
Dutch National Team -97
Dutch Cup Winner -02, 06, 10, 12
Dutch Eredivisie Quarterfinals –02
Dutch Eredivisie Semifinals -03, 10
Eurobasket All-Dutch Eredivisie Coach of the Year -03
Dutch Cup Finalist -04
Dutch Eredivisie Finalist -04, 12
Dutch Cup Semfinals -08
Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Coach of the Year -11
Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Champion -11, 12
Dutch Eredivisie Champion -11
Dutch Promotie Divisie Semifinals -11
Head Coach: Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -12


Tony Boot Basketball Career

Tony Boot basketball
Tony Boot (Photo: P.Van der Velde)
Player: Dutch National Team -63
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Head Coach:
1985-1986: Den Bosch
1986-1987: Den Bosch
1987-1988: Den Bosch
1988-1989: Den Helder
1989-1990: Den Helder
1990-1991: Den Helder
1991-1992: Den Helder
1992-1993: Den Helder
1993-1994: Den Helder
1994-1995: Sunair Oostende (Belgium)
1998-1999: Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
1999-2000: Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
2000-2001: Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
2001-2002: Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
2003-2004: MPC Capitals Groningen
2004-2005: MPC/Capitals Groningen (Eredivisie)
2005-2006: MPC/Capitals Groningen (Eredivisie)
2006-2007: Hanzevast Capitals Groningen (Eredivisie), left in Feb.'07
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Awards/Achievements:
Dutch Eredivisie Champion -89, 90, 92, 99, 00, 01, 04
Dutch Cup Winner -99
Korac Cup Semifinals -01
Dutch League Coach of the Year -01
Dutch Cup Semifinals -04
Dutch League All-Star Game -05
Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Champion -05
Dutch Eredivisie Finalist -06
Dutch Cup Finalist -07


Jan Janbroers Basketball Career

Jan Janbroers basketball
Jan Janbroers
Born: Jan.28, 1928
Jan Janbroers was the founder of modern basketball in Holland. Ahead of its time.
He stood at the base of the great march, which the Dutch basketball in the 70s and 80s made in Europe.
Author of "Modern Basketball" - published in 1962 (Most sold basketball book in the Netherlands)
Died: Feb.16, 2006
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Head Coach:
1962-1963: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1963-1964: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1964-1965: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1965-1966: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1966-1967: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1967-1968: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1968-1969: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1969-1970: Flamingo’s Haarlem
1970-1971: Levi's Flamingo’s
1971-1972: Levi's Flamingo’s
1972-1973: Levi's Flamingo’s
1973-1974: EBBC Den Bosch
1974-1975: Sperry Remington Den Bosch
1975-1976: Sperry Remington Den Bosch
1978-1979: Flamingo’s Haarle
1979-1980: Eve & Adam Stars
1980-1981: Nashua Antwerp (Belgium)
1981-1982: Nashua Antwerp (Belgium)
1982-1983: Maes Pils Mechelen (Belgium)
1986-1987: Nashua Den Bosch
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Awards/Achievements:
Head Coach: Dutch National Team -59-65, 76-77
Dutch Champion -68, 71, 72, 73
Dutch Cup: 69, 70, 71
European Cup Quarterfinals -72
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