Bàsquet Manresa

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La Bruixa d'Or
La Bruixa d'Or logo
Leagues ACB
Founded 1931
History Manresa Basquetbol Club
(1931–1934)
Unió Manresana de Bàsquet
(1934–1979)
Manresa Esportiu Bàsquet
(1979–1992)
Bàsquet Manresa
(1992–Present)
Arena Pavelló Nou Congost
Location Manresa, Catalonia
Team colors Red, Black, White
              
President Josep Vives
Head coach Pere Romero
Championships 1 Spanish Championship
1 Spanish Cup
1 LEB Oro Championship
Retired numbers 7 Joan Creus
10 Pep Pujolrás
Website basquetmanresa.cat
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

Bàsquet Manresa, S.A.D., also known as La Bruixa d'Or by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Manresa, Catalonia, Spain, playing in Liga ACB. The team was founded in 1931. They are currently playing their home games at the Pavelló Nou Congost. The team has won the ACB Championship once, in 1998.

Joan "Chichi" Creus is the team's most decorated player; he was the Spanish Cup Most Valuable Player in 1996, and the ACB Finals MVP two years later. Some others well known players that had played for Bàsquet Manresa are Juan Domingo de la Cruz, Roger Esteller, Derrick Alston, Serge Ibaka, Andrés Nocioni, and the Basketball Hall of Famer George Gervin, that at the age of 38 spent one year in the team, averaging 23.1 points and helping them to avoid the relegation from the Spanish top division.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Bàsquet Manresa has received diverse sponsorship names along the years:

  • Manresa K'ans 1967–1971
  • Manresa La Casera 1971–1977
  • Icab Manresa 1977–1979
  • Marlboro Manresa 1979–1980
  • Caixa Manresa 1981–1982, 1984–1985
  • Seguros Velázquez Manresa 1982–1983
   
  • Ebro Manresa 1983–1984
  • TDK Manresa 1985–2000
  • Minorisa.net Manresa 2000–2002
  • Ricoh Manresa 2002–2009
  • Suzuki Manresa 2009–2010
  • Assignia Manresa 2010–2012
  • La Bruixa d'Or 2013–present

Team logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

  • Pavelló Congost (1968–92), before 1968 the team played in not domed courts next to the football stadium of Pujolet.
  • Pavelló Nou Congost (1992–present)

Players of note[edit]

Basketball Hall of Famers[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Roster[edit]

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

Bàsquet Manresa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Spain Creus, Joan 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 22 – (1992-01-11)January 11, 1992
C 5 Dominican Republic Asselin, Josh 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 35 – (1978-12-24)December 24, 1978
SF 8 Sweden Eriksson, Marcus 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 20 – (1993-12-05)December 5, 1993
PG 11 Spain Hernández, Álex 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 24 – (1990-02-12)February 12, 1990
PF 12 Spain Arteaga, Óliver 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 31 – (1983-01-04)January 4, 1983
SF 14 Spain Arco, Salva 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1984-10-25)October 25, 1984
F 18 Spain Pardina, Joan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (1993-11-18)November 18, 1993
PG 19 Serbia Ljubicic, Marko 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1987-07-23)July 23, 1987
C 21 United States Goodridge, Vernon 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 30 – (1984-02-18)February 18, 1984
PF 22 Central African Republic Kougere, Max 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 27 – (1987-03-12)March 12, 1987
F/C 24 Denmark Larsen, Rasmus 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 19 – (1994-11-25)November 25, 1994
C 25 Cameroon Kody, Johan 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 21 – (1993-04-03)April 3, 1993
G/F 31 Greece Giannopoulos, Haris 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1989-07-13)July 13, 1989
F/C 32 United States Monroe, Darryl 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 28 – (1986-01-30)January 30, 1986
Head coach
  • Spain Pere Romero
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-01-14

Head coaches[edit]

Since 1967:

  • Francesc Casé 1967–1968
  • Josep Masseguer 1968–1969
  • Jeroni Alberola 1969–1970
  • Antoni Serra 1970–1977
  • Alfonso Martínez 1977–1978
  • Joan Martínez 1978
  • Josep M. Soler 1978
  • Jaume Berenguer 1978–1979
  • Joan Basora 1979–1981
  • Pere Guiu 1981
  • Miguel López Abril 1981
  • Jaume Ventura 1981–1984
  • Germán González 1984
  • Francesc Canellas 1984–1985
  • Miquel Bataller 1985
  • Juanito Jiménez 1985–1986
  • Joan María Gavaldá 1986–1988
  • Flor Meléndez 1988–1990
  • Ricard Casas 1990, 2001–2005
  • Pedro Martínez 1990–1994
  • Salva Maldonado 1994–1997, 2000–2001
  • Luis Casimiro 1997–1999
  • Manel Comas 1999–2000
  • Xavier García 2005
  • Óscar Quintana 2005–2007
  • Jaume Ponsarnau 2007–2013
  • Borja Comenge 2013–2014
  • Pere Romero 2014–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1967–68 2 2ª División 1 PromotedRunner-up 15–3 9–2
1968–69 1 1ª División 11 Relegated 7–15 0–1
1969–70 2 2ª División 1 Promoted 19–3
1970–71 1 1ª División 4 11–1–10 Semifinalist
1971–72 1 1ª División 8 9–13 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 0–2
1972–73 1 1ª División 7 14–1–15 Round of 16
1973–74 1 1ª División 6 13–2–13 Quarterfinalist
1974–75 1 1ª División 5 9–3–10 Semifinalist
1975–76 1 1ª División 6 Final stage 10–12 3–7
1976–77 1 1ª División 9 8–1–13 First Round
1977–78 1 1ª División 5 9–1–12 Quarterfinalist
1978–79 1 1ª División 7 10–12 Round of 16
1979–80 1 1ª División 6 10–12 Runner-up
1980–81 1 1ª División 8 10–1–15 Semifinalist
1981–82 1 1ª División 7 13–13 Round of 16
1982–83 1 1ª División 9 10–16 Round of 16
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 16 Relegated 5–23
1984–85 2 1ª División B 3 Promoted 17–9
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 10 Round of 16 14–14 0–2 Copa Príncipe QF
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 10 Round of 16 13–15 1–2 Copa Príncipe RU
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 15 15–13 2–3 Copa Príncipe QF 3 Korać Cup R2 1–1
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 20 Relegation playoffs 15–21 3–1 Round of 16
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 22 Relegation playoffs 15–13 2–3 Round of 16
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegation playoffs 15–19 3–1 Quarterfinalist
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 13 Round of 16 15–19 2–4 First Round
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 13 Round of 16 15–16 1–2 Quarterfinalist
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–9 3–3 Second Round
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 21–17 2–4 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 24–14 4–4 Champion 3 Korać Cup GS 5–5
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–3 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup R16 7–7
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion 21–13 9–3 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup R32 5–3
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18 1 Euroleague GS 3–7
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated 11–23
2000–01 2 LEB 3 Semifinalist 22–8 4–4 Copa Príncipe RU
2001–02 2 LEB 2 Promoted 26–4 6–1–4 Copa Príncipe SF
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 13 15–19
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 13 12–22
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated 12–22
2006–07 2 LEB 1 Promoted 19–15 7–0
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 11 14–20
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 11 14–18
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 12 14–20
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 15 10–24
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 12 15–19
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegated[1] 6–28
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated[2] 7–27
2014–15 1 Liga ACB

Trophies and awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ACB Finals MVP

  • Joan Creus – 1998

Spanish Cup MVP

  • Joan Creus – 1996

ACB Rising Star

ACB Slam Dunk Champion

ACB Three Point Shootout Champion

Notable players[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Remained in ACB after Ford Burgos and Lucentum Alicante did not complete the requirements for joining the league.
  2. ^ Remained in ACB after Ford Burgos did not complete the requirements for joining the league.

External links[edit]