Basket Rimini Crabs

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Basket Rimini Crabs
Leagues Serie B Basket
Founded 1947
Arena Palasport Flaminio
Location Rimini, Italy
Team colors White and Red
President San Marino Luciano Capicchioni
Head coach Bulgaria Georgi Mladenov
Website [1]
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Crabs played at 105 Stadium between 2003 and 2011.

The Basket Rimini Crabs are an Italian basketball team from the city of Rimini.

Basket Rimini was established in 1947 as Polisportiva Libertas. In 1978-79 season, it played for the first time in a professional league (Serie A2, the second-highest Italian level).

The team made its debut in Serie A1 (the highest level in Italy) in 1984, playing in that league for 8 seasons from 1984 and 2001. Its best result was 8th place in Serie A1 in the 1985/86 season. The club qualified twice, in the 1998/99 and 1999/00 seasons, for the Korać Cup, a continental competition.

After 2001 it played in the Italian Legadue ("League Two", the former Serie A2) with additional nickname of the Crabs, but in 2011 the team was unable to register to participate in the championship due to debts, so they restarted from DNB (4th national level).

Some of its youth teams won the title of national champions in the 1980s and '90's. Also, Carlton Myers, one of the best Italian basketball players, began his career in Basket Rimini, as did Alex Righetti and many others.

Sponsorship names[edit]

Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:[1]

  • 1978-1980: Sarila
  • 1980-1983: Sacramora
  • 1983-1986: Marr
  • 1986-1987: Hamby
  • 1987-1988: Biklim
  • 1988-1993: Marr
  • 1993-1994: Olio Monini
  • 1994-1995: Teamsystem
  • 1995-1997: Koncret
  • 1997-2000: Pepsi
  • 2000-2001: Vip
  • 2001-2002: Conad
  • 2002-2003: Vip
  • 2003-2005: Conad
  • 2005-2009: Coopsette
  • 2009-2010: Riviera Solare
  • 2010: Edilizia Moderna
  • 2010-2011: Immobiliare Spiga

Notable players[edit]

Carlton Myers
German Scarone
Roman Gonzalez

2011/12 Roster[edit]

4 Italy Marco Amadori Shooting guard
6 Italy Riccardo Silvestrini Point guard
8 Italy Matteo Polverelli Small forward
9 Argentina Italy Juan Manuel Cáceres Power forward
10 Italy Michele Squeo center
11 Italy Giovanni Bruni Point guard / shooting guard
15 Argentina Italy Pablo Filloy Small forward
16 Italy Thomas Calegari center
17 Italy Norman Hassan Shooting guard
22 Italy Giovanni Gasparin Shooting guard


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