Pallacanestro Reggiana

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Pallacanestro Reggiana
Pallacanestro Reggiana logo
Leagues Lega Basket Serie A
Eurocup Basketball
Founded 1974
History Pallacanestro Reggiana
(1974–present)
Arena PalaBigi
(capacity: 3,500)
PalaDozza
(capacity: 5,600)
Location Reggio Emilia, Italy
Team colors White, Red
         
President Ivan Paterlini
Team manager Alessandro Frosini
Head coach Massimiliano Menetti
Championships 1 EuroChallenge (2014)
2 Italian LegaDue (2004, 2012)
Website pallacanestroreggiana.it
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate

Pallacanestro Reggiana is an Italian basketball team based in Reggio Emilia, also known for sponsorship reasons as Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.[1] It plays in Serie A and has earned a place in ULEB Eurocup by winning FIBA EuroChallege trophy.

History[edit]

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.[2] 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).

Reggio Emilia is the place where Kobe Bryant started to play basketball, because his father Joe Bryant was playing for the team from 1989 to 1991.

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.[3] 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.

Arena[edit]

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.

2014-15 Roster[edit]

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 0 United States Taylor, Donell 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700195400000000000095.4 kg (210 lb) 32 – (1982-07-26)July 26, 1982
PG 4 Italy Mussini, Federico 70001840000000000001.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 700165000000000000065 kg (143 lb) 18 – (1996-03-12)March 12, 1996
PF 6 Italy Polonara, Achille 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 23 – (1991-11-23)November 23, 1991
C 7 Lithuania Lavrinovič, Darjuš 70002120000000000002.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002108000000000000108 kg (238 lb) 35 – (1979-11-01)November 1, 1979
SG 8 Italy Della Valle, Amedeo 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 21 – (1993-04-11)April 11, 1993
PF 10 Czech Republic Pechacek, Adam 70002069999999999992.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 19 – (1995-02-19)February 19, 1995
C 11 Italy Pini, Giovanni 70002040000000000002.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 700192000000000000092 kg (203 lb) 22 – (1992-07-25)July 25, 1992
PF 12 Lithuania Lavrinovič, Kšyštof 70002100000000000002.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002116000000000000116 kg (256 lb) 35 – (1979-11-01)November 1, 1979
SG 13 Lithuania Kaukėnas, Rimantas 70001940000000000001.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 37 – (1977-04-11)April 11, 1977
C 14 Italy Cervi, Riccardo 70002140000000000002.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 7002112000000000000112 kg (247 lb) 23 – (1991-06-19)June 19, 1991
SF 15 Latvia Siliņš, Ojārs 70002040000000000002.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 21 – (1993-07-20)July 20, 1993
SG 16 United States Diener, Drake 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1981-12-19)December 19, 1981
PG 20 Italy Cinciarini, Andrea (C) 70001930000000000001.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 700187000000000000087 kg (192 lb) 28 – (1986-06-21)June 21, 1986
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Conditioning coach
  • Italy Simone Stanzani
Sports director
Manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Injured
C Riccardo Cervi Kšyštof Lavrinovič Darjuš Lavrinovič
PF Achille Polonara Giovanni Pini Adam Pechacek
SF Ojārs Siliņš Rimantas Kaukėnas Andrea Rovatti
SG Drake Diener Amedeo Della Valle Donell Taylor
PG Andrea Cinciarini Federico Mussini Francesco Veccia

Squad Changes for the 2014/2015 Season[edit]

Honors[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

Recent results[edit]

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
2003–04 2 LegaDue 1 PromotedChampion
2004–05 1 Serie A 8 Finalist
2005–06 1 Serie A 10 2 ULEB Cup – Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 Serie A 17 Relegated
2007–08 2 LegaDue 4 Semifinalist
2008–09 2 LegaDue 14
2009–10 2 LegaDue 3 Semifinalist
2010–11 2 LegaDue 15
2011–12 2 LegaDue 1 PromotedChampion
2012–13 1 Serie A 6 Quarterfinalist Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 Serie A 7 Quarterfinalist Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge – Champion
2014–15 1 Serie A 2 ULEB Eurocup – Regular season

Notable players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

  • Magazzini Jolly (1974–77)
  • Cantine Riunite (1977–90)
  • Sidis (1990–93)
  • Ceramica Campeginese (1993–94)
  • Metasystem (1994–95)
  • CFM (1996–98)
  • Zucchetti Software (1998–99)
  • Bipop Carire (1999–2007)

References[edit]

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