Asseco Gdynia

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Asseco Gdynia
Asseco Gdynia logo
Leagues PLK
Founded 1995
History Trefl Sopot
(1995–1998)
Prokom Trefl Sopot
(1998–2008)
Asseco Prokom Sopot
(2008–2009)
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
(2009–2013)
Asseco Gdynia
(2013–present)
Arena Gdynia Sports Arena
(capacity: 5,500)
Location Gdynia, Poland
Team colors Yellow and Blue
         
President Poland Przemysław Sęczkowski
Head coach Slovenia David Dedek
Championships Polish Championships (9):
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Polish Cups (4):
2000, 2001, 2006, 2008
Polish SuperCup (1): 2010
Website asseco.prokom.pl
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Asseco Gdynia is a Polish professional basketball team, based in Gdynia. The team plays in the Polish Basketball League. The club's sponsorship name comes from the company Asseco. Through the 2012–13 season, it was one of 14 clubs across Europe that held Euroleague Basketball A Licenses, which (normally) give their holders an automatic place in the Regular Season phase of the Euroleague.[1]

History[edit]

The team was founded in 1995 as STK Trefl Sopot. In its first season, the team won the polish third division and promotion to the second division. In the 1996-97 season after winning Group B of the second division the team was promoted to the top Polish Basketball League, the Dominet Bank Ekstraliga.

In 2003, Prokom Trefl played in the final of the EuroCup Challenge against Aris. Since 2004, the team has played in the Euroleague, in its first season becoming the first Polish team to reach the Euroleague Top 16 stage.

Home arena[edit]

Polish League results[edit]

Season Level Final Place Regular Season Coach
1995-96 3rd 1st 1st Adam Ziemiński
1996-97 2nd 1st 1st Adam Ziemiński
1997-98 1st 9th 12th Tadeusz Aleksandrowicz / Tomasz Służałek
1998-99 1st 11th 11th Arkadiusz Koniecki / Krzysztof Koziorowicz
1999-00 1st 9th 9th Ryszard Szczechowiak / Eugeniusz Kijewski
2000-01 1st 3rd 4th Eugeniusz Kijewski
2001-02 1st 2nd 2nd Eugeniusz Kijewski
2002-03 1st 2nd 1st Eugeniusz Kijewski
2003-04 1st 1st 2nd Eugeniusz Kijewski
2004-05 1st 1st 1st Eugeniusz Kijewski
2005-06 1st 1st 1st Eugeniusz Kijewski
2006-07 1st 1st 1st Eugeniusz Kijewski
2007-08 1st 1st 2nd Eugeniusz Kijewski / Tomas Pacesas
2008-09 1st 1st 1st Tomas Pacesas
2009-10 1st 1st 1st Tomas Pacesas
2010-11 1st 1st 1st Tomas Pacesas
2011-12 1st 1st 1st Tomas Pacesas / Andrzej Adamek
2012-13 1st 6th 4th Kestutis Kemzura / Andrzej Adamek
2013-14 1st 7th 7th David Dedek
2014-15 1st David Dedek

The first three seasons in the Polish first division were difficult for the newcomers. Despite many roster and coaching changes the team failed to advance to the league playoffs. The team's greatest success during that time span was winning the Polish Cup in the year 2000 under newly hired coach Eugeniusz Kijewski.

The 2000-01 season was another step ahead for the team, as they again won the Polish Cup and finished third in the league in their first playoff appearance. In the next two seasons the team played in league's finals, losing both times, in 2002 to Śląsk Wrocław 4 games to 1 and in 2003 to Anwil Włocławek 4 games to 2.

Since 2004 the team has been unbeaten in Poland, winning five straight finals. In 2004 they defeated Śląsk Wrocław 4 games to 1 in the finals. In 2005 and 2006 they defeated Anwil Włocławek in the finals, winning 4 games to 2 in 2005 and 4 games to 1 in 2006. Since 2007 they defeated Turów Zgorzelec in the finals 3 times, winning 4 games to 1 in 2007, 4 games to 3 in 2008 and again 4 games to 1 in 2009. In 2010 they defeated Anwil Włocławek in a 4-0 sweep to retain the title.

European competitions[edit]

Euroleague Basketball / FIBA Europe competition[edit]

Season Competition Finish
2000-01 Korać Cup 1/4 Final
2001-02 Korać Cup 1/4 Final
2002-03 FIBA Champions' Cup 2nd Place
2003-04 ULEB Cup 1/8 Final
2004-05 Euroleague Top 16
2005-06 Euroleague Regular Season
2006-07 Euroleague Top 16
2007-08 Euroleague Regular Season
2008-09 Euroleague Top 16
2009-10 Euroleague Quarterfinals
2010-11 Euroleague Regular Season
2011-12 Euroleague Regular Season
2012-13 Euroleague Regular Season

VTB United League[edit]

Season Finish
2008-09 8th Place
2010-11 Regular Season
2011-12 Regular Season

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Asseco Prokom Gdynia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 6 Poland Pamuła, Piotr 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 24 – (1990-01-19)January 19, 1990
G 7 Poland Snieg, Tomasz 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1989-06-03)June 3, 1989
PF 8 Poland Witka, Robert 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 33 – (1981-07-27)July 27, 1981
SF 9 Poland Roszyk, Krzystof 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 36 – (1978-08-20)August 20, 1978
G 10 Poland Bogusz, Jakub 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 27 – (1987-06-07)June 7, 1987
G 11 Poland Nitsche, Matues 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 28 – (1986-03-27)March 27, 1986
PF 12 Austria Mahalbašić, Rašid 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 23 – (1990-11-07)November 7, 1990
G/F 14 Poland Ponitka, Mateusz 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 – (1993-08-29)August 29, 1993
G/F 17 Poland Zamojski, Przemysław 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 27 – (1986-12-16)December 16, 1986
SF 20 Poland Szczotka, Piotr 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 33 – (1981-06-17)June 17, 1981
PF 25 United Kingdom Richards, Ryan 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 23 – (1991-04-21)April 21, 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: April 28, 2013

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Adam Hrycaniuk Rašid Mahalbašić
PF Drew Viney Robert Witka
SF Piotr Szczotka Mateusz Ponitka Krzysztof Roszyk
SG Alex Acker Frank Robinson Piotr Pamula
PG Jerel Blassingame Łukasz Koszarek Tomasz Śnieg

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Euroleague assembly meets before 2011-12 draw" (Press release). Euroleague Basketball. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 

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