AE Larisa BC
AE Larisa 1964 BC (Greek: Αθλητική Ένωση Λάρισας 1964 or KAE Athlitiki Enosi Larisas 1964), , is a Greek basketball team that was established in 1928. The team's home is in Larisa, Greece, a city in the Thessaly periphery. AEL 1964 BC hosts its home games in the Larisa Neapolis Arena, which has a seating capacity of 3,958 people.
AEL 1964 BC is one of the older clubs in the league. The team competes in the A1 Ethniki basketball league, which is ranked as one of the top 2 professional national basketball leagues in the world, excluding the NBA. The Technical Director of the team is Michael Spiliotis, his Assistant is Thrasyvoulos Liagas, and the team's Manager is Andreas Koltsidas. The President of the club is Georgios Kotsiaris. The club was previously widely known under the name Gymnastikos Larisa.
Larisa has in the past featured former NBA players like James Donaldson, Brent Scott, Sedale Threatt, Chris Garner, Richard Dumas, and Vasilis Spanoulis who began his professional Greek basketball career with the team and played with them from 1999 to 2001. Vasilis' older brother, also a star basketball player in Greece, Dimitris Spanoulis, played for the team from 2001 to 2003 and also during the 2005-2006 season. Jeremiah Massey has also played with Larisa.