CB Gran Canaria

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Herbalife Gran Canaria
Herbalife Gran Canaria logo
Nickname El Granca
Leagues Liga Endesa
Eurocup
Founded 1963
History Colegio Claret
(1963–1985)
Claret Gran Canaria
(1985–1988)
C.B. Gran Canaria
(1988–Present)
Arena Gran Canaria Arena
Location Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Team colors Yellow, Blue
         
President Joaquín Costa Prat
Head coach Aíto García Reneses
Retired numbers 20 Jim Moran
Website cbgrancanaria.net
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

Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria – Claret, S.A.D., also known as Herbalife Gran Canaria, is a professional basketball team that plays in the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto. The team is based in the autonomous community's capital and largest city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. It plays at Gran Canaria Arena.

History[edit]

Kalise Gran Canaria logo (2007–2009)

CB Gran Canaria was founded inside Claret School and for many years played under that denomination. Following a successful period in school competitions, a senior team was created and integrated on the Spanish Second Division. The team played in that division until 1984, when the team adopted the decision of having a statute of its own, therefore becoming an independent institution. The new statute was approved on May 22, 1985 and the team became Claret Club de Baloncesto.

CB Gran Canaria non-commercial logo until 2014

The following years, the team moved many times between ACB League and First Division B. On the 1987–88 season the club changed its name to CB Gran Canaria, paying homage to the place where its social mass came from. On 30 June 1992 the team became a sports public limited company (Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, SAD in Spanish) in order to fulfil with the requirements of the then-new Spanish sports legislation.

After three seasons in the Spanish silver division the team won the first Liga EBA in the 1994–95 season and was promoted to ACB League. From that season on, CB Gran Canaria has stayed in the top level of the Spanish basketball. The 2012–13 represents the team's eighteenth consecutive season in ACB.

On April 2015, Gran Canaria played the Eurocup Finals. The team was defeated by BC Khimki in the two legs.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Through the years CB Gran Canaria has had several denominations due to its sponsorship:

  • Canarias Telecom 1999–2002
  • Auna Gran Canaria 2002–2004
  • Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas 2006–2007
  • Kalise Gran Canaria 2007–2009
  • Gran Canaria 2014 2009–2012
  • Herbalife Gran Canaria 2012–present

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 20 Jim Moran, F, 2001–2011

Roster[edit]

CB Gran Canaria roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 13 Dominican Republic Báez, Eulis 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 33 – (1982-03-18)18 March 1982
PG 11 Spain Bellas, Tomás (C) 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700190000000000000090 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1987-06-24)24 June 1987
F/C 14 Canada Kendall, Levon 70002090000000000002.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002109000000000000109 kg (240 lb) 30 – (1984-07-04)4 July 1984
SF 24 United States Kuric, Kyle 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700188000000000000088 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1989-08-25)25 August 1989
C -- Australia Marić, Aleks 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002125000000000000125 kg (276 lb) 30 – (1984-10-22)22 October 1984
SF 8 Australia Newley, Brad 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 30 – (1985-02-18)18 February 1985
PF 25 United States O'Leary, Ian 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1986-10-20)20 October 1986
G 4 Spain Oliver, Albert 70001870000000000001.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 36 – (1978-06-04)4 June 1978
SF 21 Spain Paulí, Oriol 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 20 – (1994-05-20)20 May 1994
G 9 Finland Salin, Sasu 70001920000000000001.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1991-06-11)11 June 1991
SF 35 United States Summers, DaJuan 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002109000000000000109 kg (240 lb) 27 – (1988-01-24)24 January 1988
C 22 Cape Verde Tavares, Walter 70002200000000000002.20 m (7 ft 3 in) 7002120000000000000120 kg (265 lb) 23 – (1992-03-22)22 March 1992
SG 10 Spain Urtasun, Txemi 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700190500000000000090.5 kg (200 lb) 31 – (1984-04-30)30 April 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Israel González
  • Spain Víctor García

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2015-04-29


Notable players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

  • Joaquín Costa 1985–90
  • Manolo Hussein 1990–92, 1995–2002
  • Trifón Poch 1992–94
  • Salva Maldonado 2005–09
  • Pedro Martínez 2002–05, 2009–2014
  • Aíto García Reneses 2014–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1983–84 3 2ª División 2 Promoted 3–2
1984–85 2 1ª División B 2 Promoted 19–7
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 15 Relegated 7–21 1–2
1986–87 2 1ª División B 4 14–8 8–4
1987–88 2 1ª División B 3 Promoted 14–8 8–4
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegation playoffs 17–19 3–0 Round of 16
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 23 Relegated 13–23 2–6 First Round
1990–91 2 1ª División 1 Promoted 32–10
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 23 Relegated 10–24 4–6 First Round
1992–93 2 1ª División 9 Second stage 18–10 2–8
1993–94 2 1ª División 5 Quarterfinalist 19–11 2–3
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 2 PromotedChampion 19–7 10–3
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 14 16–22
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 12 17–17
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 10 15–19
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 14 13–21
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–3 Quarterfinalist
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 13 12–22 3 Korać Cup R32 1–1
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 16 10–24
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 21–13 0–3 Quarterfinalist
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 17–17 1–3 2 ULEB Cup R16 8–4
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 19–15 1–3 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup RS 6–4
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 20–14 0–3 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup GS 3–3
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 21–13 2–3 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup R16 5–7
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18 2 ULEB Cup L16 10–4
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 20–12 1–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS 4–4
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 17–17 0–2 Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup QF 9–5
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 21–13 0–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L16 8–6
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 14 13–21 2 Eurocup RS 4–2
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 19–15 2–4 Semifinalist
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 22–12 1–2 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 Liga ACB Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RU 21–3

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB Team

All-Eurocup First Team

All-Eurocup Second Team

External links[edit]