Basket Zaragoza 2002

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CAI Zaragoza
CAI Zaragoza logo
Leagues Liga ACB
Eurocup
Founded 2002
Arena Pabellón Príncipe Felipe
Location Zaragoza, Aragón
Team colors               
President Reynaldo Benito
Head coach José Luis Abós
Championships 2 LEB Oro championship
1 Copa Príncipe
Website www.basketzaragoza.net
Uniforms
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Basket Zaragoza 2002 S. A. D., more commonly known as CAI Zaragoza by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Zaragoza, Aragón, who currently plays in Liga ACB. It does it at Pabellón Príncipe Felipe.

History

Basket Zaragoza 2002 S. A. D. was founded in 2002 with the aim of giving the city of Zaragoza back to the Spanish basketball elite league, after old CB Zaragoza left the Liga ACB on 1996. It started playing on Liga LEB, after taking the post belonging to CB Coruña.

CAI Zaragoza spent five hard years on LEB Oro league before reaching Liga ACB for the first time. The team had to overcome a relegation playoffs (against CB Ciudad de Huelva) and four consecutive failed promotion playoffs (against CB Granada, CB Murcia and Baloncesto León twice).

Finally, the "red tide" got promoted to Liga ACB but its first participation on it was a total failure. CAI Zaragoza got immediately relegated, after being defeated in the last day by CB Murcia. Nevertheless the team arranged again the highest competition at the first attempt.

Important changes inside the club made the team improve and get healthy. Thanks to these changes, CAI Zaragoza has established on the highest basketball league of Spain.

Roster

Basket Zaragoza 2002 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F/C 5 United States Jones, Joseph 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 127 kg (280 lb) 28 – (1986-03-21)March 21, 1986
G 7 Spain García, Sergi 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 17 – (1997-02-17)February 17, 1997
SG 8 United States Roll, Michael 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 26 – (1987-12-04)December 4, 1987
G/F 9 Iceland Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 31 – (1982-09-21)September 21, 1982
F 10 Croatia Rudež, Damjan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 28 – (1986-06-17)June 17, 1986
PG 12 Spain Llompart, Pedro 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 32 – (1982-01-09)January 9, 1982
F 13 Georgia (country) Sanikidze, Viktor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1986-04-01)April 1, 1986
PG 17 Spain Marín, Javier 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 20 – (1994-04-12)April 12, 1994
F 20 Senegal Ndiaye, Madiop 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 18 – (1995-12-28)December 28, 1995
SF 21 Spain Tomàs, Pere 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 24 – (1989-09-05)September 5, 1989
C 25 Netherlands Norel, Henk 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 26 – (1987-09-17)September 17, 1987
PG 30 Belgium Tabu, Jonathan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1985-10-07)October 7, 1985
C 31 Spain Fontet, Albert 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 28 – (1986-03-16)March 16, 1986
Head coach
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Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-09-20

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
2002–03 2 LEB 14 Relegation playoffs 12–18 3–2
2003–04 2 LEB 4 Semifinalist 20–14 5–5 Copa Príncipe C
2004–05 2 LEB 6 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–3 Copa Príncipe SF
2005–06 2 LEB 4 Semifinalist 25–9 5–3
2006–07 2 LEB 3 Semifinalist 21–13 5–3
2007–08 2 LEB 1 Promoted 28–6 Copa Príncipe SF
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated 8–24 Supercopa RU
2009–10 2 LEB 1 Promoted 27–7
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 10 16–18
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 10 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 21–13 2–4 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–2 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup L32 8–8
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 2 Eurocup

Honours

Trophies

Individual awards

Copa Príncipe de Asturias MVP

  • Matías Lescano – 2004

Players database

Coaches database

Nationality Name Season
Spain José Luis Abós García 2009–present
Spain Alberto Angulo Espinosa 2008–2009
Spain Alfred Julbe Bosch 2002–2004 & 2005–2006
Spain Jesús Alfonso Mateo Díez 2006–2007
Spain José Luis Oliete Terraz 2002–2003
Spain Óscar Quintana Viar 2004–2005
Spain Francisco Segura Gómez 2007–2009
Serbia Ranko Zeravica 2002–2003

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