Dinamo Basket Sassari

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Dinamo Sassari
Dinamo Sassari logo
Nickname Banco, Biancoblu
Leagues Lega Basket Serie A
Euroleague
Founded 1960
History 1960-present
Arena Palasport Roberta Serradimigni
Arena Capacity 5,000
Location Sassari, Italy
Team colors White, Blue
         
President Stefano Sardara
Head coach Romeo Sacchetti
Ownership Stefano Sardara
Championships 1 Italian Cup
Website dinamobasket.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Dinamo Basket Sassari, currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian professional basketball club based in Sassari, Sardinia. The club plays in the Italian Serie A, the highest level club competition in Italian professional basketball. It also plays internationally in the Euroleague.

Dinamo was founded in 1960 and, in the past, due to sponsorship deals, has also been known as Banco Popolare Sassari (1989–90). The club plays in the Serie A (the highest level for the men's basketball competitions in Italy) since 2010.

Dinamo Sassari is notable to be the club in the Italian professional Basketball to have made the impressive 158 points scoring in a single game (no overtimes), during the 1994–95 Serie A2 regular season vs Pallacanestro Pavia (91),[1] the highest ever made by any club in Italy.

History[edit]

In 1994–95 the Dinamo team scored 185 points in a regular season game without overtimes against Pavia.

In 2010 Dinamo promoted to the Serie A, when it beat Prima Veroli in the Finals of the Playoffs.

In 2012 the club made its debut in Europe, when it played in the Eurocup regular season. The 2013–14 season was one of the most historic ever for the club. Banco di Sardegna Sassari won the Italian Cup, the team's first trophy. Dinamo's star player Travis Diener was named cup MVP. Later in the season Drake Diener – Travis' cousin – was named Italian League MVP. Dinamo also played in the Eurocup once again, and reached the eight-finals this time around.

Despite the third place and elimination in the Italian League semifinals in 2014, Dinamo was invited to play in the 2014–15 Euroleague season. After Montepaschi Siena, runner-up in the Italian league, resigned the club received a B license.

Honors[edit]

Total titles: 1

Domestic competitions[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Italian Cup European competitions
2001–02 3 Serie B 2 Finalist
2002–03 3 Serie B 3 Promoted
2003–04 2 Legadue 10
2004–05 2 Legadue 13
2005–06 2 Legadue 11
2006–07 2 Legadue 13
2007–08 2 Legadue 3 Quarterfinalist
2008–09 2 Legadue 5 Runner-up
2009–10 2 Legadue 3 Promoted (Champion)
2010–11 1 Serie A 6 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Serie A 4 Semifinalist Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Serie A 2 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 Serie A 4 Semifinalist Winner 2 Eurocup EF
2014–15 1 Serie A 1 Euroleague

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Dinamo Sassari roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G/F 8 Italy Devecchi, Giacomo 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1985-04-02)April 2, 1985
G 10 Italy Chessa, Massimo 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 – (1988-04-30)April 30, 1988
F 14 Italy Sacchetti, Brian 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 28 – (1986-05-04)May 4, 1986
F/C 18 Italy Vanuzzo, Manuel (C) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 39 – (1975-04-05)April 5, 1975
F/C 32 Italy Tessitori, Amedeo 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 19 – (1994-10-07)October 7, 1994
F - United States Brooks, Jeff 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 – (1989-06-12)June 12, 1989
G - Dominican Republic Sosa, Edgar 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 – (1988-01-15)January 15, 1988
G - Poland Logan, David 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 31 – (1982-12-26)December 26, 1982
F/C - Bosnia and Herzegovina Todić, Miroslav 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 29 – (1985-01-06)January 6, 1985
G - United States Dyson, Jerome 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 27 – (1987-05-01)May 1, 1987
G/F - United States Sanders, Rakim 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 – (1989-07-08)July 8, 1989
C - Nigeria Lawal, Shane 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 27 – (1986-10-08)October 8, 1986
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 15, 2014


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Shane Lawal Amedeo Tessitori
PF Jeff Brooks Miroslav Todić Manuel Vanuzzo
SF Rakim Sanders Brian Sacchetti
SG David Logan Giacomo Devecchi
PG Jerome Dyson Edgar Sosa Massimo Chessa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legabasket". Web.legabasket.it. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 

External links[edit]

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