Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall
|Team colors||Red and white|
|Head coach||Jasmin Repeša|
|Championships||Croatian Cup 1
Dražen Petrović Cup 1
Eurocup Final four
The club was established in Zagreb in 1991 as KK Botinec, later becoming KK Hiron for sponsorship reasons. From season to season, the club moved up from the lowest levels of competition until it reached the A-1 League in 2002. In its first season of elite competition, it took 5th place in Croatia, behind the well-known clubs KK Cibona, KK Zadar, KK Zagreb and KK Split. A big step was taken in 2005 when Atlantic Grupa, a strong regional company, became the main sponsor of the club, after which the club was renamed to KK Cedevita. The young and modern board of directors raised the ambitions of the club, which achieved great success first in the 09/10 Season when it finished at 3rd place in the Croatian league (in the semi-final playoffs Zadar-Cedevita 2–1), played the semi-finals of the Croatian Cup along with taking 7th place in the strong regional Adriatic League as newcomer. Super Season, with greatest success in Europe, is 10–11 with 3rd place in Eurocup in very first appearance in the competition of that level. Cedevita played Eurocup Final four after victorious trip near Dynamo Moscow, Aris, Azovmash, Hemofarm Stada, Gran Canaria and Asefa Estiudiantes in Zagreb and Azovmash, Hapoel Galil Gilboa, Unics, Gran Canaria, Estudiantes and Benetton on the road. After regular 1st place in the Croatian league, Cedevita won Cibona in semi-final playoffs but lost The Finals against Zagreb CO. Also, Cedevita again took 7th place in Adriatic league.
But the best Season, with greatest success is the last, 11–12 came with first ever Trophies for the team. After winning of the Cup Drazen Petrović (Croatian Supercup) against Zagreb, Cedevita took Croatian Cup Krešimir Ćosić for the first time in history, again against Zagreb in The Finals. After playing in Europe, beating French Champion Elan Chalon in qualifications, Cedevita finished competition in group, with strong Spartak St. Petersburg, Benetton Treviso and Bayern. But the real success was 2nd place in regular season of Adriatic league and crown came with great Finals in Tel Aviv, victory against Partizan in semi-finals and lose against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the The Finals. With that result, Cedevita had Euroleague place in her pocket. After regular 2nd place in the Croatian league, Cedevita won Split in semi-final playoffs but lost The Finals against Cibona.
Since 2005, the club has been led by great coaches such as the former coach of the Croatian National Team Srećko Medvedec, former Olympic Silver Medalist from Seoul and best scorer of the Euroleague Zdravko Radulović, former Yugoslavian National Team player Slobodan Subotić, former coach of Olympiacos and Panathinaikos and Aleksandar Petrović, National Team player and later Croatian National Team coach (brother of the famous Dražen Petrović) who became the best Eurocup coach in the 2010–11 season. Today, sitting on Cedevita’s bench for the new season 12–13 is four time European Champion with Jugoplastika Split, Limoges and Panathinaikos, great Božidar Maljković, successor of the former Croatian champion with Cibona and Belgian champion with Charleroi, Dražen Anzulović, who led Cedevita in the last season, 2011–12. Over the past few years, former Croatian and Bosnian National team members played for the team, including Slaven Rimac, Jurica Žuža, Damir Milačić, Krešimir Novosel, Mate Miliša, Milan Parezanović, Pero Dujmović, Stipe Modrić, Frano Čolak, alongside several excellent American players such as A. J. Guyton, Marlon Garnett, Adam Harrington, God Shammgod, Vonteego Cummings or Ramel Bradley.
The 2009–10 roster was strong with former Croatian National Team players Andrija Žižić, team captain Marino Baždarić and Damjan Rudež, B National Team player Tomislav Petrović, Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team players Bariša Krasić and Ivan Opačak, Canadian National Team playmaker Jermaine Anderson and Americans Ricardo Marsh and Thomas Mobley, as well as the U-20 Croatian National Team player Dino Butorac. In younger selections cadets became Champions of Croatia.
The 2010–11 roster was especially strong with Žižić, Baždarić, Rudež, Petrović, Butorac, and newcomers as former Croatian National Team players Vedran Vukušić and Vladimir Krstić, ex Cibona player Robert Troha and ex BIH National Team player Vedran Princ. Eurocup MVP was American Dontaye Draper, new Croatian National Team member, Eurocup the best second team member Bracey Wright and center Corsley Edwards. In younger selections juniors and cadets became vice Champions of Croatia.
Cedevita started 11–12 season's roster was especially strong with the best foreign player ever in Croatia, three times Europan Champion with CSKA and Bologna, Slovenian National Team player Matjaž Smodiš, fine Americans Chris Owens and Chris Warren, ex NBA and National Team player Dalibor Bagarić, new NT players Miro Bilan and Marko Car, along with Draper, Baždarić, Princ, Vukušić, Petrović, Opačak. In younger selections juniors became Champions and cadets vice Champions of Croatia.
12-13 season was marked by the arrival of the four times European Champion, coach Božidar Maljković for the first time ever participation of the club in the Euroleague. Three Croatian National Team members, Marko Tomas, Lukša Andrić and Luka Babić joined the club, as well as stars like Mickaël Gelabale or Vlado Ilievski. Cedevita achieved its first victories at the highest level in Europe, but without passing to the TOP 16. After Maljković left the club, Aleksandar Petrović became the new coach but he also left the club before the end of the season in the Adriatic League in which Cedevita won the 6th place, enough for the participation in the ULEB Eurocup next season. Before leaving, coach Petrović played the Cup finals, and interim coach Jakša Vulić reach the semifinals of the Croatian A-1 League play off. In younger selections juniors became vice Champions of Croatia and cadets, young cadets and U-12 team played in Final fours.
BC Cedevita had success with the younger selections as well. About 700 boys are being coached in the basketball school, the youngest generation, with special competition for them, Cedevita´s little league. Six players won gold medals with U-16 Croatian National Team in European Championships 2010. and 2011. Two players and the coach won gold medals with U-18 Croatian National Team in European Championship 2012. Now, in every National Team level we can find several players from BC Cedevita.
President of KK Cedevita is Mladen Veber, Senior Vice President of Atlantic Grupa (owned by CEO Emil Tedeschi), head sponsor of the club, largest producer of sports beverages and vitamin supplements in Europe with the leading brands of Multipower and Cedevita, among other, the largest distribution company in the region, who, with the purchase of Slovenian company Droga Kolinska, became the largest food & beverage company in the Southeastern Europe. The club management board consists of: vice president Davor Užbinec, Ivan Mišetić, Zoran Stanković and Roland Janković.General manager is Krešimir Novosel, former Croatian National Team (son of hall of fame coach Mirko Novosel) team manager is Mate Skelin, former Croatian National Team member and the sports director is Matej Mamić, former Croatian National Team member and captain of KK Cibona and Alba Berlin.
KK Cedevita roster
|C||Miro Bilan||Goran Suton||Jusuf Nurkić|
|PF||Tomislav Zubčić||Ivo Baltić||Filip Bundović|
|SF||Luka Babić||Ivan Ramljak||Karlo Lebo||Marko Tomas|
|SG||Allan Ray||Marino Baždarić||Lovro Mazalin||Dorian Jelenek|
|PG||Nolan Smith||Ante Delaš||Jakov Mustapić|
General manager of the club is Krešimir Novosel, former Croatian National Team member and son of the Hall of Fame member Mirko Novosel, team manager is Mate Skelin, former Croatian National Team member and the sports director is Matej Mamić, former Croatian National Team member and captain of KK Cibona and Alba Berlin. Media director is ex sports journalist Igor Jagić.
- 1991–93: Tomislav Mlinar
- 1993–94: Roland Janković
- 1994–98: Antonio Ozmec
- 1998–2003: Jakša Vulić
- 2003–04: Dejan Jovović then Jakša Vulić
- 2004–05: Jakša Vulić
- 2005–06: Srećko Medvedec then Rudolf Jugo
- 2006–07: Jakša Vulić
- 2007–08: Jakša Vulić then Zdravko Radulović
- 2008–09: Zdravko Radulović then Ivan Meheš (1 game) then Zoran Kalpić (6 games) then Srećko Medvedec
- 2009–10: Slobodan Subotić then Aleksandar Petrović (4 games)
- 2010–11: Aleksandar Petrović and Ivan Rudež (1 game)
- 2011–12: Dražen Anzulović
- 2012–13: Božidar Maljković then Jakša Vulić (2 games) then Aleksandar Petrović (19 games) then Jakša Vulić
- 2013–present: Jasmin Repeša