The Mersey Tigers are a professional basketball team based in the city of Liverpool, in England. The club was established in 2007 as a start-up franchise of the British Basketball League, the country's elite competition. The Tigers started competing at the start of the 2007-08 season, and won the BBL Cup in their second season as well as finishing as runners-up in the league.
Previously, under the name Everton Tigers, the club was an Official Partner of the Everton Football Club organisation and an amalgam of the Toxteth Tigers community youth programme which started in 1968. The team's head coach is Tony Walsh. The franchise also operate the Tigers Basketball Academy in partnership with Childwall Academy, founded in 2009. However in July 2010 Everton withdrew funding the club re-launched as Mersey Tigers.
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