Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino

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Auxilium Pallacanestro Torino
Founded 1974
History 1974–2008
Arena PalaRuffini
(10,000 seats)
Location Turin, Italy
Team colors Yellow and Blue
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Home jersey
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Away jersey
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Auxilium Pallacanesrto Torino was a basketball club based in Turin.


Auxilium Torino was founded in 1974 by the merger of Auxilium Agneli Torino, Pallacanestro Oratorio Salesiano Agneli (which founded by Don Gino Borgogno in 1966 and was played in Serie A2) and of Libertas Pallacanestro Asti sponsored by Saclà that in the summer of 1974 waiver enrollment in A1 to start again from Serie A2.

In Serie A[edit]

In 1974-75 the newly formed club 'Auxilium Torino is immediately promoted to Serie A1, under the leadership of Lajos Tóth. After the immediate relegation, the Turin team return in the top flight in 1978-79 and remains there continuously until 1988-89 season.

In 1976 Auxilium reached to play the Korać Cup final, but lost the title against the Yugoslavian rising superpower Jugoplastika Split, after a two-legged match. Memorable is the return match at the PalaRuffini indoor stadium of Turin, packed to the limit, in which 10,000 home fans argued passionately the team but the result of a tie at 40' was not enough for Auxilium to win this European cup.

In these golden age was played in Turin Brumatti Pino, Alberto Marietta, John Grochowalski, Giampiero Savio, Scott May, Richard Morandotti, Davide Pessina, Carlo Della Valle, Joe Kopicki, Darryl Dawkins, Kevin Magee, Jay Vincent, as well as 3 European Champions Romeo Sacchetti , Carl and Renzo Caglieris Vecchiato. The last basketball star in Torino was Alessandro Abbio before he finds his fortune with Virtus in Bologna.

The last season in A1 goes back to 1992-93. In 1994-95 while competing in a very good season in the Serie A2, the club relegated automatically to B division.

The end of Auxilium[edit]

In the summer of 2007, after years of participations in the minor leagues with ups and downs, Auxilium passed into the hands of the Royal Gymnastics and under the direction of coach Marco Spanu dispute its last national championship. On 19 June 2008 with a terse press release, the new basketball club formed by the merger between Turin Gymnastics and spreader, says detect the sports law decreeing the actual output from the Auxilium championships. In the same summer is prepared a petition (2000 signatures reached) and sensitization to the disappearance of the historic town Turin-based company that goes nowhere. The brand was bought by coach Gianni Asti, which has led to the A1 series, creating the circuit by connecting the reality of Auxilium Auxilium Agnelli in Turin, Auxilium to Quintum Collegno, and 82 in Piossasco Alter, and allocating the activity of youth.


European competitions[edit]

Sponsoship names[edit]

Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:

  • Saclà (1974-75)
  • Chinamartini (1975-79)
  • Grimaldi (1979-81)
  • Berloni (1981-87)
  • San Benedetto (1987-88)
  • Ipifim (1988-90)
  • No name sponsorship (1990–91)
  • Robe di Kappa (1991-93)
  • Francorosso (1993-95)
  • Kappa (1995-98)
  • Caffarel (1998-99)
  • No name sponsorship (1999–02)
  • Iscot (2002-08)