KK Mega Vizura

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Mega Vizura
Mega Vizura logo
Leagues Serbian League
Adriatic League
Founded December 12, 1998
History KK Avala Ada
1998–2005
KK Mega Basket
2005–2009
KK Mega Vizura
2009–present
Arena SC Vizura
(capacity: 1,500)
Sports Hall Smederevo
(capacity: 2,600)
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Team colors Yellow, Blue
         
President Serbia Goran Sanjević
Head coach Serbia Dejan Milojević
Website bcmegabasket.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

KK Mega Vizura (Serbian Cyrillic: КК Мега Визура) is a professional basketball based in Belgrade, Serbia.

In addition to Belgrade, the club played its home games in Kruševac and Smederevo. The club participates in the Basketball League of Serbia and ABA League. Since 2004 the club is controlled by Serbian sports agent Miško Ražnatović and his BeoBasket sports agency.

History[edit]

KK Avala Ada was established on 23 December 1998 by a group of basketball enthusiasts, all employed at Avala Ada packaging factory. The club played in the lower ranks, functioning as part of Avala Ada sports society that was formed at the same time.

In the summer of 1999, the club won the City of Belgrade regional league (the summer league), thus qualifying for the Serbian Second League (fourth-tier competition in the FR Yugoslavia basketball pyramid). Playing the 1999–2000 season in the Second League, the club set an ambitious goal of gaining promotion on its first try and succeeded.

The 2000–01 season was played in the Serbian First League, finishing third and barely missing the promotion. The following 2001–02 season, Avala Ada finished third again. In the 2002-03, the club again missed promotion based on the league standing, but managed to qualify to federal First B League through playoffs in Novi Bečej, beating KK Vrbas and KK Zeta.

Playing its first season, 2003–04, in the federal rank in First B League (Serbian group), Avala Ada finished third thus missing promotion to top league.

Before the start of 2004–05, the most significant development in club's short history occurred - it was taken over by BeoBasket sports agency led by Miško Ražnatović. After that, at the end of the 2004–05 season, they have qualified for the highest competition level in the country. In December 2005, the club changed it name to KK Mega Basket. At the same time the club signed sponsorship agreement with bakery company Ishrana A.D. Smederevo, and in the period from 2005 to 2007, the club officially named Mega Ishrana. Later, also for sponsorship reasons, the club was called Mega Aqua Monta in the 2007–08 season, and Mega Hypo Leasing in the 2008–09 season.

In August 2009, before the start of the 2009–10 season, another city club called KK Vizura merged into KK Mega Hypo Leasing, and the club was renamed KK Mega Vizura.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

The club has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Mega Ishrana (2005–2007)
  • Mega Aqua Monta (2007–2008)
  • Mega Hypo Leasing (2008–2009)

Arena[edit]

Main article: Vizura Sports Center

Vizura Sports Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the New Belgrade municipality and it has a capacity of 1,500 seats. For 2013–14 season, Mega Vizura will host their ABA League matches in Sports Hall Smederevo.[1]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

KK Mega Vizura roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 Serbia Reljić, Pavle 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 20 – (1993-08-09)August 9, 1993
G/F 5 Serbia Krstić, Nemanja 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 21 – (1993-03-02)March 2, 1993
SG 6 Serbia Dangubić, Nemanja 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 21 – (1993-04-13)April 13, 1993
G 7 Serbia Đoković, Radovan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 18 – (1996-03-26)March 26, 1996
SG 8 Serbia Avramović, Saša 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 21 – (1993-01-16)January 16, 1993
PG 9 Serbia Micić, Vasilije 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 – (1994-01-13)January 13, 1994
F 10 Serbia Luković, Marko 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 22 – (1992-05-26)May 26, 1992
PF 12 Serbia Veličković, Novica 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 27 – (1986-10-05)October 5, 1986
PG 13 Serbia Miljenović, Nenad 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 21 – (1993-04-08)April 8, 1993
F/C 15 Serbia Jokić, Nikola 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 19 – (1995-02-19)February 19, 1995
C 21 Bosnia and Herzegovina Varda, Ratko 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 35 – (1979-05-06)May 6, 1979
SF 23 Serbia Tijanić, Nikola 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 – (1994-01-09)January 9, 1994
C 31 Serbia Milovanović, Milan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 22 – (1991-09-07)September 7, 1991
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: December 22, 2013


Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Ratko Varda Milan Milovanović
PF Nikola Jokić
SF Nemanja Krstić Marko Luković Nikola Tijanić
SG Nemanja Dangubić Saša Avramović Pavle Reljić
PG Vasilije Micić Nenad Miljenović Radovan Đoković

Notable players[edit]

Players on the NBA Draft[edit]

Honours and achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Runners-up (1): 2014
  • Semifinals (1): 2013

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mega Vizura igra u Smederevu". rts.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 7 July 2013. 

External links[edit]