Bilbao Basket

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bilbao Basket
Bilbao Basket logo
Nickname Los hombres de negro (The Men in Black)
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 2000
History Bilbao Basket Berri
(2000–2002)
Bilbao Basket
(2002–present)
Arena Bilbao Arena
Location Bilbao, Spain
Team colors Black and Silver
         
President Predrag Savović
Head coach Sito Alonso
Retired numbers 14 Javi Salgado
Website bilbaobasket.biz
Uniforms
Kit body white thin stripes.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts whitetop.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body black thin stripes.png
Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Away

Bilbao Basket is a professional basketball club based in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain. The club was founded in 2000 replacing the former city clubs: Cajabilbao and SD Patronato. Their home arena is the Bilbao Arena.

History[edit]

After four seasons between LEB and LEB 2, Bilbao promoted to Liga ACB after winning by 3–1 to Baloncesto León in the promotion playoffs.

Bilbao spent ten seasons in the top tier of the Spanish basketball becoming finalist of the league in the 2010–11 season, where it lost in the finals to FC Barcelona by 3–0. In 2012, Bilbao played the Euroleague and it was eliminated in the quarterfinals by CSKA Moscow, who won the series by 3–1.

The best era of the club finished in 2013, when it lost the 2012–13 Eurocup final at Charleroi against Lokomotiv Kuban.

On 17 July 2014, the ACB excluded Bilbao Basket from the Liga ACB due to its financial trouble,[1][2] but on 8 August, the Association was forced to retire the exclusion and finally Bilbao Basket will continue in the Spanish top league.[3]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Bilbao Basket has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Lagun Aro Bilbao Basket: 2004–07
  • iurbentia Bilbao Basket: 2007–09
  • Bizkaia Bilbao Basket: 2009–11
  • Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket: 2011–2012[4]
  • Uxúe Bilbao Basket: 2012–2013[5]
   

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]


Bilbao Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 33 Serbia Anđušić, Danilo 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 23 – (1991-04-22)April 22, 1991
SG 9 Latvia Bertāns, Dairis 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 25 – (1989-09-09)September 9, 1989
SG 8 Sweden Borg, Tobias 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 20 – (1993-11-02)November 2, 1993
PG 10 Spain Colom, Quino 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 25 – (1988-11-01)November 1, 1988
C 12 Spain Gabriel, Germán 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 33 – (1980-11-16)November 16, 1980
PF 17 Belgium Hervelle, Axel 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 31 – (1983-05-12)May 12, 1983
PG 31 Spain López, Raül 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 34 – (1980-04-15)April 15, 1980
PF 22 Croatia Markota, Damir 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 28 – (1985-12-26)December 26, 1985
SF 15 Spain Mumbrú, Álex (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 35 – (1979-06-12)June 12, 1979
SF 24 Spain Sánchez, Sergio 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 29 – (1984-12-27)December 27, 1984
SF -- Serbia Todorović, Dejan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 20 – (1994-05-29)May 29, 1994
PF 11 Montenegro Todorović, Marko 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 22 – (1992-04-19)April 19, 1992
SG 35 Croatia Vrkić, Zoran 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1987-08-16)August 16, 1987
C 21 United States Williams, Latavious 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1989-03-29)March 29, 1989
F -- United States Wragge, Ethan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1990-10-01)October 1, 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-09-23


Retired numbers[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

  • Txutxo Sanz 2000–2001
  • Pedro Zorrozua 2001
  • Txus Vidorreta 2001–2010
  • Rafa Pueyo 2010, 2013–2014
  • Fotis Katsikaris 2010–2013
  • Sito Alonso 2014–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
2000–01 3 LEB 2 13 Relegation playoffs 10–20 3–0
2001–02 3 LEB 2 1 Promoted 23–7 8–1 Copa LEB 2 C
2002–03 2 LEB 6 Quarterfinalist 19–11 2–3 Copa Príncipe RU
2003–04 2 LEB 1 Promoted 22–12 7–2 Copa Príncipe SF
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 14 12–22
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 15 13–21
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 10 15–19
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 21–13 0–2 Semifinalist Supercopa RU
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 15–17 0–2 2 Eurocup SF 11–3
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup 3rd 13–5
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 21–13 5–4 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–2 Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague QF 10–10
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 1–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RU 13–4
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 14 12–22 Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup L32 8–8
2014–15 1 Liga ACB

Games vs NBA teams[edit]

6 October 2013
Bilbao Basket 104–106 Philadelphia 76ers
Bizkaia Arena, Bilbao
Attendance: 13,538

Achievements[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB Team

Eurocup MVP

All-Eurocup First Team

All-Eurocup Second Team

References[edit]

External links[edit]