Baloncesto Málaga

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Unicaja
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Leagues ACB
Euroleague
Founded 1992
History Caja de Ronda
(1977–1992)
Unicaja Mayoral
(1992–1993)
Unicaja Polti
(1993–1994)
Unicaja
(1994–present)
Arena Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena
(capacity: 11,000)
Location Málaga, Andalusia
Team colors Forest Green, White, Purple and Lime
                   
President Eduardo García López
Head coach Joan Plaza
Championships 1 Spanish Championship
1 Spanish Cup
1 Korać Cup
Retired numbers 5 Berni Rodríguez
Website unicajabaloncesto.com
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 Málaga, S.A.D., more commonly referred to by its sponsorship name of Unicaja Málaga, is a Spanish professional basketball team based in Málaga, Andalusia. The team plays in the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB) and the Euroleague.

History[edit]

Unicaja was founded in 1992 as a merger of the two ACB teams in the city:

  • CB Caja de Ronda
  • CB Maristas

The club won its first title, the Korać Cup in 2001. They then won the Spanish King's Cup championship in 2005. The next year in 2006, Unicaja won its first-ever Spanish Championship.

In October 2007, Unicaja faced the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies in a friendly match, defeating them 102–99. This is one of the few times an NBA team has lost to an overseas club. The Grizzlies' team contained Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro, two of the greatest Spanish basketball players.[1]

The club has over the years featured players like Nacho Rodríguez, Berni Rodríguez, Carlos Cabezas, Jorge Garbajosa, Marcus Brown, Sergei Babkov, Michael Ansley, Louis Bullock, Kenny Miller, and others. In 2007, Unicaja finished in third place in the Euroleague competition, marking the club's best ever Euroleague season to that point.

Unicaja has also a reserve team playing in LEB Oro, the Spanish second division. It's called Clínicas Rincón.

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

CB Málaga roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 22 Slovenia Dragić, Zoran 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 25 – (1989-04-04)April 4, 1989
C 32 Montenegro Golubović, Vladimir 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 28 – (1986-02-24)February 24, 1986
PG 15 Uruguay Granger, Jayson 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1989-09-15)September 15, 1989
PF 30 United States Green, Caleb 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 28 – (1985-10-07)October 7, 1985
SF 21 Lithuania Kuzminskas, Mindaugas 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 – (1989-10-19)October 19, 1989
PG 4 Serbia Marković, Stefan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1988-04-25)April 25, 1988
C 11 Senegal Nguirane, Maodo 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 20 – (1993-11-10)November 10, 1993
SF 12 Spain Suárez, Carlos 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 28 – (1986-05-23)May 23, 1986
PF 10 United States Thomas, Will 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1986-07-01)July 1, 1986
SG 9 United States Toolson, Ryan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1985-03-21)March 21, 1985
SF 7 Greece Vasileiadis, Kostas 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1984-03-15)March 15, 1984
C 17 Spain Vázquez, Fran (C) 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 31 – (1983-05-01)May 1, 1983
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: August 30, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Fran Vázquez Vladimir Golubović Maodo Nguirane
PF Caleb Green Will Thomas
SF Carlos Suárez Mindaugas Kuzminskas
SG Kostas Vasileiadis Zoran Dragić Ryan Toolson
PG Jayson Granger Stefan Marković

Head coaches[edit]

  • Alfonso Queipo de Llano 1977–79, 1985–86
  • José María Martín Urbano 1979–80, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990–92
  • Damián Caneda 1980–81
  • Ramón Guardiola 1981–82
  • Moncho Monsalve 1982–84
  • Ignacio Pinedo 1984–85
  • Arturo Ortega 1986–87
  • Zoran Slavnić 1987–88
  • Mario Pesquera 1988–90
  • Javier Imbroda 1992–98

Season by season[edit]

CB Caja de Ronda[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1978–79 2 1ª División B 10 6–16
1979–80 2 1ª División B 9 13–17
1980–81 2 1ª División B 1 Promoted 19–2–5
1981–82 1 1ª División 10 10–1–15 Round of 16
1982–83 1 1ª División 12 6–20 Quarterfinalist
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 10 Round of 16 14–14 0–2
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 14 Relegated 11–17 2–2
1985–86 2 1ª División B 4 Finalist 16–12 2–3
1986–87 2 1ª División B 1 Promoted 14–8 10–2
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 14 1–27 2–3 Copa Príncipe R16
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 23–13 0–2 Quarterfinalist
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 21–15 0–2 Round of 16 3 Korać Cup R1 1–1
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 10 Round of 16 15–19 4–2 Third Round 3 Korać Cup R1 0–2
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 14 Round of 16 13–21 3–2 Second Round

CB Maristas[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey
1981–82 3 2ª División 1 Promotion playoffs
1982–83 3 2ª División 2 Promotion playoffs
1983–84 3 2ª División 2 Promoted 3–2
1984–85 2 1ª División B 15 Relegated 6–20
1985–86 3 2ª División 2 Promoted
1986–87 2 1ª División B 18 12–22
1987–88 2 1ª División B 4 Promoted 26–10 7–3
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 15 22–14 0–3 First Round
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 13 17–19 1–3 Round of 16
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 14 Round of 16 16–18 2–4 Second Round
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 15 Round of 16 12–22 3–0 First Round

CB Málaga[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 6 Round of 16 19–12 0–2 First Round
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 12 Round of 16 12–16 1–2 Quarterfinalist
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 25–13 7–3
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 26–12 1–2 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague GS 8–8
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 3–2 3 Korać Cup QF 9–3
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 20–14 0–3 3 Korać Cup R16 7–3
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 9 18–16 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup GS 2–4
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 19–15 3–2 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup RU 11–5
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 27–7 3–4 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup C 14–2
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 27–7 6–3 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RS 6–8
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 24–10 5–5 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague T16 8–12
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 20–14 3–5 1 Euroleague RS 4–10
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 23–11 4–5 Champion Supercopa 3rd 1 Euroleague RS 6–8
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion 26–8 9–2 Semifinalist Supercopa 4th 1 Euroleague T16 15–5
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 17–17 0–3 Quarterfinalist Supercopa RU 1 Euroleague 3rd 14–11
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 17–17 2–2 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16 13–7
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 24–8 3–3 Runner-up 1 Euroleague T16 10–6
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 19–15 2–3 1 Euroleague T16 9–7
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–2 1 Euroleague T16 6–10
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 9 17–17 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16 4–12
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 9 18–16 1 Euroleague T16 15–9
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 23–11 3–4 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16 11–13
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 1 Euroleague

Honours and awards[edit]

Honours[edit]

National:

International:

Individual awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Reserve team[edit]

Club Baloncesto Málaga B is the reserve team of Unicaja, basketball based in Málaga.

As from 2007, Baloncesto Málaga has an agreement with CB Axarquía to play as farm team, Baloncesto Málaga B, which plays also as Unicaja is the third team of Unicaja.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason Cup Competitions RS PO Cup Tot
1993–94 2 1ª División 27 10–20 2–4 12–24
1993–94 2 1ª División 28 12–18 12–18
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 7 14–12 14–12
1995–96 2 Liga EBA 10 Relegation playoffs
1996–97 3 Liga EBA 1 Round of 16 Copa EBA semifinalist 0–1
1997–98 3 Liga EBA 2 Semifinalist 21–5
1998–99 3 Liga EBA 1 Quarterfinalist Copa EBA semifinalist 22–8 0–1 0–1 22–10
1999–00 3 Liga EBA 5 17–9 17–9
2000–01 4 Liga EBA 5 20–10 20–10
2001–02 4 Liga EBA 3 22–12 22–12
2002–03 4 Liga EBA 2 Round of 16 22–8 0–2 22–10
2003–04 4 Liga EBA 8 15–15 15–15
2004–05 4 Liga EBA 12 13–17 13–17
2005–06 4 Liga EBA 14 Relegated 10–20 10–20
2006–07 5 1ª División 3 Promoted 18–4 4–2 22–6
2007–08 5 Liga EBA 7 14–14 14–14
2008–09 5 Liga EBA 7 13–11 13–11
2009–10 4 Liga EBA 12 12–18 12–18
2010–11 4 Liga EBA 9 8–14 8–14
2011–12 5 1ª División 2 SemifinalistA 17–5 1–1 18–6
2012–13 5 1ª División 1 PromotedChampion 12–2 5–0 17–2
2013–14 4 Liga EBA 5 13–11 13–11
2014–15 4 Liga EBA
  • ^A The club did not play the promotion semifinals.

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