Basketball in the city of Ludwigsburg has a long tradition. The roots of today's EnBW Ludwigsburg started in 1960, when a sports club called DJK Ludwigsburg opted to create a basketball section. Once the team started to find some success in the sixties, the basketball section moved to another club, Spvgg 07 Ludwigsburg, due to financial reasons. It took the club another decade to make it to the first division in the 1979-80 season. The club returned to the second division in the early eighties only to promote again in the 1985-86 season. Ludwigsburg became a basketball-only club in December 1987, and by that time the club was a German playoff regular and ever made three consecutive Korac Cup appearances from 1992 and 1994. Players like Markus Jochum, Jens Kujawa, Bertram Koch and Walter Palmer were its main players in the mid-nineties. It didn't last long, however, as Ludwigsburg faced a major downturn. The team started to miss the playoffs and was relegated to the German second division in 1997, even playing a year in the third division in 2000. Ludwigsburg started a new era when it returned to the German elite in 2002. Jimmal Ball, MC Mazique, Derrick Phelps or Vedran Morovic helped the team to keep its name in the German first division, while Jerry Green, Lamayn Wilson and Andrius Geidraitis made Ludwigsburg return to the playoffs in 2005, losing against Alba in the quarterfinals. The team has only climbed steps since then, finishing sixth in the 2006 regular season and returning to the playoffs. Last season, EnBW Ludwigsburg inked Michel Ferreira, Pavelas Cukinas or Miljan Goljovic, finished second in the German regular season and made it to the semifinals before losing against Brose Baskets. The team returns to European competitions this season, as Ludwigsburg hopes to keep on taking giant steps on its way to major success.