|Leagues||Lega Basket Serie A
|Location||Reggio Emilia, Italy|
|Team colors||White, Red
|Team manager||Alessandro Frosini|
|Head coach||Massimiliano Menetti|
|Championships||1 EuroChallenge (2014)
2 Italian LegaDue (2004, 2012)
Pallacanestro Reggiana is an Italian basketball team based in Reggio Emilia, also known for sponsorship reasons as Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. It plays in Serie A and has earned a place in ULEB Eurocup by winning FIBA EuroChallege trophy.
Pallacanestro Reggiana is the historical name of the team whose official team name changes depending on who are the main sponsors. Their best result for long time was 7th place in Serie A in 1998/99 season. They have reached the final of the Italian Cup in 2004/05 season. Team played in ULEB Cup, but it has also played in the Korać Cup in 1998/99 and 1999/00 seasons.
In 2011/2012 Legadue Basket season team won 20 out of 28 games, winning the Championship. It allowed to return to Lega Basket Serie A in 2012/2013 season. Coming-back-to-Seria A-season opened new chapter in team's history. Team finished regular season with 18 victories in 30 games and 6th place in the final standings, which is the best accomplishment ever. In the first play-off round Reggio Emilia lost to Pallacanestro Virtus Roma in seven game series (3-4).
Gianluca Basile, who is considered to be one of the best 1990s and 2000s era Italian basketball players, started his pro career with Pallacanestro Reggiana, playing for the team for four seasons (1995–1999).
In the 2013–14 season Reggio returned to an international level for the first time since 2006, participating in the EuroChallenge. On March 13, Reggio made history qualifying for the Final Four of the tournament. In quarterfinals they upset defending EuroChallenge champions Krasnye Krylia in a best-of-three series beating them 2-0. Four days later they made a bid to organise the Final Four tournament in Bologna, in the legendary PalaDozza arena. On March 31, FIBA Europe announced Reggio Emilia as the organizer of Final Four tournament. In semi-final game Ojārs Siliņš scored 14 and Reggio won Royal Halı Gaziantep (66:55). Two days later, on April 27, in front of almost 5,000 people Reggio beat Russian Triumph Lyubertsy 79–65, winning its first European trophy ever. James White was the leading scorer for Reggiana with 17 points, while Andrea Cinciarini (who recorded 7 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds) was named Finals MVP.
By winning the EuroChallenge Reggio Emilia got a wild-card for participating in the 2014–15 Eurocup. After injury-prone start of the season, Reggio finished Eurocup season with 2 wins in 10 games and last place in Group A.
From 1980, the Team plays its home games in the PalaBigi, seating 3 500 spectators. It was built in 1968 and named after Reggio's Secretary of Sports Giulio Bigi. There were 3 800 seats until 2007. Team often plays its international games in historical PalaDozza in Bologna.
|Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia roster|
Squad Changes for the 2014/2015 Season
- Lega Due Coach of the Year
- Serie A Best Executive
- Alessandro Dalla Salda: 2012/2013
- EuroChallenge Final Four MVP
- Andrea Cinciarini: 2013/2014
- Serie A Defensive Player of the Year
- Ojārs Siliņš: 2013/2014
Season by season results of the club in national, cup and European competitions for the last 12 years.
|Season||Tier||League||Pos.||Postseason||Italian Cup||European competitions|
|2005–06||1||Serie A||10||–||–||2 ULEB Cup – Quarterfinalist|
|2013–14||1||Serie A||7||Quarterfinalist||Semifinalist||3 EuroChallenge – Champion|
|2014–15||1||Serie A||–||–||2 ULEB Eurocup – Regular season|
- Reggiana page on the official LegADue site
- Reggiana page on the official LegaBasket site
- "Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia To Host F4 | EuroChallenge". Fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2014-04-26.