Serie A2 Basket

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Serie A2 Basket
Formerly Serie A2 Basket
(1974–2001)
Legadue Basket
(2001–2013)
DNA Gold Basket
(2013–2014)
Serie A2 Basket
(2014–present)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1920
No. of teams 16
Country Italy Italy
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Related competitions Italian Basketball Cup
Italian Basketball Supercup
Italian Legadue Cup
Level on pyramid 2nd Tier (Italy)
Promotion to Lega Basket Serie A
Relegation to Serie B Basket
Official website legapallacanestro.com (Italian)

Serie A2 Basket (English: A2 Basket Series), is the second-tier division of professional club basketball in Italy. Prior to the 2001–02 season, it was previously called Serie A2, and from the 2001–02 to 2012–13 season, it was known as Legadue Basket. Serie A2 Basket is the league level that is one tier below the top-level of Italian professional club basketball, the Lega Basket Serie A. The league is organized by the Lega Nazionale Pallacanestro (LNP) and is regulated by the FIP (Italian Basketball Federation).

History[edit]

Prior to 2001, the 2nd-tier Italian basketball league was known as Serie A2. In 2001, the 2nd-tier Italian basketball league changed, and was operated under a different set of rules from the 1st-tier Italian basketball league, with different access criteria, and import player rules. The 2nd-tier Italian basketball league then became known as Legadue Basket.

In 2013, Legadue Basket was then replaced by the new version of the Italian second division basketball league called, Divisione Nazionale A Gold Basket, or DNA Gold Basket. In 2014, the league was then renamed again to Serie A2 Basket after the merge of divisions Gold and Silver.

League system and format[edit]

Serie A2 Basket regular season is composed by 32 teams divided into two groups of 16 teams called Gold and Silver. The eight best teams of the A2 Gold and the four top teams of the A2 Silver play the promotion playoffs.

The four first qualified teams of A2 Gold will join directly in the quarterfinals stage while the other 12 teams will play previously the round of 16.

The last qualified of the A2 Silver will be relegated directly to Serie B Basket will the two last qualified teams of A2 Gold will join a relegation playoff against the 14th and 15 qualified teams of A2 Silver. The two losers will be relegated also to Serie B.

The first 4 teams in the Serie A2 Basket standings at the end of first leg compete in a final four system at the Coppa Italia di Legadue, the second-tier national cup of Italian basketball, in a weekend at the end of February.

Serie A2 Basket teams are required to follow a rule of prevalence of Italian players in roster composition, which imposes to line up at least six Italian-trained players (which played a minimum number of years in Italian youth series), up to one Italian naturalized player, up to one EU player, and up to two non-EU players.

2014–15 teams[edit]

Team Sponsor City/Area Region Colours
Fortitudo Agrigento Moncada Agrigento Sicily White/light blue
Basket Barcellona Sigma Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto Sicily Yellow/red
Pallacanestro Biella Angelico Biella Piedmont Red/blue
Basket Brescia Leonessa Centrale del Latte Brescia Brescia Lombardy White/blue
A.S. Junior Pallacanestro Casale Novipiù Casale Monferrato Piedmont Blue/red
Unione Cestistica Casalpusterlengo Assigeco Casalpusterlengo Lombardy Red/blue
Basket Ferentino FMC Ferentino Lazio Red/white
Fulgor Libertas Forlì - Forlì Emilia-Romagna Red/white
Aurora Basket Jesi Fileni BPA Iesi Marche Orange/blue
Pallacanestro Mantovana Dinamica Generale Mantua Lombardy White/red
Azzurro Napoli Basket 2013 Givova Naples Campania White/blue
PMS Torino Manital Turin Piedmont Yellow/blue
Pallacanestro Trapani Sporting Club Lighthouse Trapani Sicily Maroon/white
Pallacanestro Trieste 2004 - Trieste Friuli-Venezia Giulia White/red
Scaligera Basket Verona Tezenis Verona Veneto Blue/yellow
Basket Veroli GZC Veroli (home arena Frosinone) Lazio Yellow/red

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Other team promoted
2001–02 Pastificio di Nola Napoli -
2002–03 Sanic Teramo Pallacanestro Messina
2003–04 Bipop Reggio Emilia Sicc Cucine Jesi
2004–05 Upea Capo d'Orlando Caffè Maxim Bologna
2005–06 Eurorida Scafati Premiata Montegranaro
2006–07 Sebastiani Rieti Scavolini Pesaro
2007–08 Carife Ferrara Pepsi Caserta
2008–09 Pallacanestro Varese Vanoli Soresina
2009–10 Enel Brindisi Dinamo Sassari
2010–11 A.S. Junior Pallacanestro Casale Reyer Venezia
2011–12 Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia Enel Brindisi
2012–13 Pistoia Basket 2000 -
2013–14 Aquila Basket Trento -

Appearances (through the 2011–12 season)[edit]

Seasons Team Ch.Wins Promotions Relegations
10 Basket Rimini Crabs 0 0 0
10 Aurora Basket Jesi 0 1 1
10 Andrea Costa Imola 0 0 3
9 Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia 0 0 0
9 Scafati Basket 1 1 0
8 Basket Club Ferrara 1 1 0
8 Pallac. Reggiana Reggio Emilia 2 2 0
7 Novara 0 0 3
7 Dinamo Basket Sassari 0 1 0
6 A.S. Junior Pallacanestro Casale 1 1 1
5 RB Montecatini Terme 0 0 1
5 Fabriano Basket 0 0 1
5 Societa Veroli Basket 0 0 0
5 Pistoia Basket 2000 0 0 0
4 Juve Caserta Basket 0 1 0
3 Gruppo Triboldi Basket Soresina 0 1 0
3 Nuova Sebastiani Rieti 1 1 0
3 Progresso Castelmaggiore 0 0 0
3 Orlandina Basket 1 1 1
3 Sutor Basket Montegranaro 0 1 1
3 Virtus Ragusa 0 0 1
3 Robur Basket Osimo 0 0 1
3 Reyer Venezia 0 1 0
3 New Basket Brindisi 1 2 0
2 Pallacanestro Messina 0 1 0
2 Basket Trapani 0 0 1
2 Basket Draghi Castelletto Ticino 0 0 0
2 Basket Livorno 0 0 0
2 Pallalcesto Amatori Udine 0 0 0
2 Unione Cestistica Casalpusterlengo 0 0 0
2 Basket Barcellona 0 0 0
2 Fulgor Libertas Forlì 0 0 1
2 Scaligera Basket Verona 0 0 1
1 Società Sportiva Basket Napoli 1 1 0
1 Centro Sportivo Borgomanero 0 0 0
1 Celana Basket Bergamo 0 0 1
1 Teramo Basket 1 1 0
1 Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna 0 1 0
1 Viola Reggio Calabria 0 0 0
1 Victoria Libertas Pesaro 0 1 0
1 Pallacanestro Varese 1 1 0
1 Pallacanestro Roseto 0 0 1
1 Nuova Pallacanestro Vigevano 0 0 0
1 Cestistica San Severo 0 0 1
1 Basket Brescia Leonessa 0 0 0
1 Unione Cestistica Piacentina Piacenza 0 0 0
1 Pallacanestro Sant'Antimo 0 0 0
1 Ostuni Basket 0 0 0
1 Biancoblù Basket Bologna 0 0 0

Best Coach[edit]

Best Coach
Season Coach Team
2003–04 Italy Fabrizio Frates Pallacanestro Reggiana
2004–05 Italy Giovanni Perdichizzi Orlandina Basket
2005–06 Italy Luca Dalmonte Basket Club Ferrara
2006–07 Italy Giampiero Ticchi Basket Rimini Crabs
2007–08 Italy Sandro Dell'Agnello Basket Livorno
2008-09 Italy Andrea Trinchieri Veroli Basket
2009–10 Italy Luigi Garelli Nuova Pallacanestro Vigevano
2010–11 Italy Giulio Griccioli Scafati Basket
2011–12 Italy Massimiliano Menetti Pallacanestro Reggiana
2012–13 Italy Alberto Martelossi Basket Brescia Leonessa
2013–14 Italy Maurizio Buscaglia Aquila Basket Trento

MVP[edit]

MVP
Season Player Team
2009–10 United States Omar Thomas New Basket Brindisi
2010–11 United States Ricky Hickman Junior Casale
2011–12 United States Dwight Hardy Pistoia Basket
2012–13 United States Casper Ware Junior Casale
2013–14 Italy Davide Pascolo Aquila Basket Trento

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