CB Gran Canaria

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Herbalife Gran Canaria
Herbalife Gran Canaria logo
Nickname Granca
Leagues ACB
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 Ultramarine
         
President Joaquín Costa Prat
Head coach Pedro Martínez
Championships 0
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
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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.

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.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

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

  • Canarias Telecom 1999–2002
  • Auna/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 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 32 – (1982-03-18)March 18, 1982
SF 33 Spain Beirán, Javier 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1987-05-22)May 22, 1987
PG 11 Spain Bellas, Tomás (C) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1987-06-24)June 24, 1987
PF 30 Spain Martín, Nacho 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 31 – (1983-04-22)April 22, 1983
SF 8 Australia Newley, Brad 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 29 – (1985-02-18)February 18, 1985
PF 25 United States O'Leary, Ian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 27 – (1986-10-20)October 20, 1986
G 4 Spain Oliver, Albert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 36 – (1978-06-04)June 4, 1978
C 14 Spain Rey, Xavi 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 122 kg (269 lb) 26 – (1987-07-13)July 13, 1987
C 22 Cape Verde Tavares, Walter 2.20 m (7 ft 3 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 22 – (1992-03-22)March 22, 1992
Head coach
  • Vacant
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Israel González
  • Spain Víctor García

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-07-11


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

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 2 Eurocup

European Competitions[edit]

2000–01 Korać Cup : Lost Second Round
2003–04 ULEB Cup : Lost in 1/8 Finals
2004–05 ULEB Cup : Lost Group Stage
2005–06 FIBA EuroCup : Lost Group Stage
2006–07 ULEB Cup : Lost in 1/8 Finals
2007–08 ULEB Cup : Lost in 1/8 Finals
2008–09 ULEB Eurocup : Lost Group Stage
2009–10 ULEB Eurocup : Lost in Quarterfinals
2010–11 ULEB Eurocup : Lost in Last 16
2011–12 ULEB Eurocup : Lost in Group Stage

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB Team

All-Eurocup Second Team

External links[edit]