KK Radnički Kragujevac

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Radnički Kragujevac
Radnički Kragujevac logo
Nickname The Devils
Leagues Serbian League
Adriatic League
Eurocup
Founded April 4, 1994
History Kondivik Vršac
(1994–2001)
Lions Vršac
(2001–2004)
Swisslion Vršac
(2004–2009)
Radnički Kragujevac
(2009–2014)
Arena Jezero Hall
(capacity: 5,320)[1]
Location Kragujevac, Serbia
Team colors Red and White
         
President Ivan Grujin
Website kkradnicki.rs
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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Košarkaški klub Radnički Kragujevac (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Раднички Крагујевац) is a professional basketball club from Kragujevac, Serbia. The club currently plays in the Serbian League, Adriatic League and Eurocup.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 4 April 1994 in Vršac as KK Kondivik. It began at the very bottom, competing in the lowest level of basketball pyramid in FR Yugoslavia at the time.

In 2001, after gaining promotion to the First Serbian league (third-tier competition in the country), the club changed its name to KK Lions. Under that name the greatest progress in club's history began, achieving promotion in three competition ranks in the period of three years.

In 2004 the club placed first in the league and changed the name again this time to KK Swisslion. After the same season, after the reorganization of the league loses the first league status which returns already in 2006.

In the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons the club won top spot in the basketball league of Serbia in superior fashion, thus gaining a spot in the Superliga as well as the national cup (Kup Radivoja Koraća) finals.

After winning the qualification playoff series over KK Vojvodina 3–0, the club got a spot in the Adriatic League. However, the club's longtime sponsor, Swisslion Takovo company withdrew their investment in the club before the start of the debut season in the Adriatic League. Hand of rescue to the team was provided by the City of Kragujevac, specifically the city's mayor Veroljub Stevanović and his associates. The club relocated to Kragujevac on October 21, 2009 was given the name of the famous club that already existed in the city - KK Radnički.

During the debut 2009/2010 season, Radnički was the "biggest surprise" in regional and national competitions. In the Adriatic League, the club had seized the 11th position with 11 wins and 15 defeats.

For the upcoming 2010/2011 season, Radnički was considered the favorite in almost every game in Kragujevac. The results were better than last year so The Devils won the 10th place.

Today, the people of Kragujevac have a great pleasure to watch in their Hala Jezero big basketball names such as Partizan, Hemofarm, Crvena zvezda, Cibona, Bosna, Olimpija, Zadar etc.

Arena[edit]

Main article: Hala Jezero

Hala Jezero (Serbian Cyrillic: Хала Језеро, English: The Jezero Hall) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the city of Kragujevac. It is the home ground of basketball club Radnički and has a capacity of 5,320 seats.[2]

Supporters[edit]

Main article: Crveni Ðavoli

Crveni Djavoli (Serbian Cyrillic: Црвени Ђаволи, English: The Red Devils) or Djavoli are the organized supporters of the Kragujevac based football club Radnički Kragujevac. Besides football club, they also support other sport sections of the Radnički Kragujevac Sport Association.[3]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

KK Radnički Kragujevac roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 Serbia Novak, Jovan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 20 – (1994-08-11)August 11, 1994
C 6 Serbia Janković, Miloš 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 20 – (1994-06-28)June 28, 1994
G 9 Serbia Jović, Stefan 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 23 – (1990-11-03)November 3, 1990
PG 10 Serbia Stevanović, Andreja 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 19 – (1995-07-02)July 2, 1995
G/F 11 Switzerland Mlađan, Dušan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1986-11-16)November 16, 1986
PG 13 Serbia Katnić, Dušan 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 – (1989-03-03)March 3, 1989
SG 17 Serbia Dimić, Miloš 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 24 – (1989-10-17)October 17, 1989
PF 21 Serbia Balmazović, Stefan 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 25 – (1989-05-28)May 28, 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Branko Maksimović
  • Serbia Nikola Marković

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: August 20, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Miloš Janković
PF
SF Dušan Mlađan Stefan Balmazović
SG Miloš Dimić
PG Dušan Katnić Andreja Stevanović

Notable former players[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Current staff
  • Head coach:
  • Assistant coach:
  • Assistant coach:
  • Fitness coach:
  • Physiotherapist:

Season-by-season record[edit]

Coaching history[edit]

Notable coaches:

Individual awards[edit]

Adriatic League MVP

Adriatic League Top Scorer

Club management[edit]

Current staff
  • President: Serbia Ivan Grujin
  • Sport director: Serbia Mladen Ivković
  • Tech.secretary: Serbia Predrag Kanački

Sponsorships[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ "The Red Devils". kkradnicki.rs. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

External links[edit]