Tarbes will be defending the title with six new players and a new coach, Alain Jardel.
TGB will also be playing basketball in the EuroLeague Women. For Jardel this will be his first participation in the EuroLeague.
Of the four players that remain only Florence Lepron (left) had been a major player last season. She had also played for France at the FIBA World Championship for Women.
The team captain Isis Arrondo had been plagued by injuries last season. She is a young player to watch.
Pauline Jannault-Lo who played for France at the FIBA World Championship for Women had had a difficult season last season and had spent more time on the bench than on the court.
She should be hoping for more opportunities under the new coach, while Naura El Gargati is the other player back.
However the question is how to replace a championship winning roster with Anne Breitreiner, Béatrice Castets, Frida Eldebrink, Hamchetou Maïga-Ba, Emma Randall, Fatimatou Sacko, Isabelle Yacoubou-Déhoui, not forgetting Charde Houston who had already left in January before the end of the season.
Jardel has gone for players from his successful U20 Championship winning team of 2009 by signing Ana Cata-Chitiga and Darline N'Soki.
The four foreign players who will be playing basketball for Tarbes are: Montenegro scoring machine Jelena Dubljevic, Vaida Sipaviciuté - who had played in Arras two seasons ago, WNBA player Erin Thorn and veteran Ivanka Matic who played at Challes-les-Eaux last season.
Tarbes will be playing in Group C of the EuroLeague Women which on paper appears to be the group of death.
The supporters will miss Isabelle Yacoubou-Déhoui who came up the ranks from the youth structure when she joined the club in 2003.
The LFB and EuroLeague Women roster is: Jelena Dubljevic, Erin Thorn, Ivanka Matic, Pauline Jannault-Lo, Isis Arrondo, Naura El Gargati, Florence Lepron, Darline Nsoki, Ana-Maria Cata Chitiga, and Vaida Sipaviciute.