Pallalcesto Amatori Udine

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P.A. Udine
Founded 1999
Arena Palasport Primo Carnera
(capacity: 3,850)
Team History Snaidero Cucine Udine
Team Colors Orange
Italian Championships 0
Italian Cups 0
Italian Supercups 0
Euroleague Championships 0
Saporta Cups 0
Owner Edi Snaidero
Head Coach Cesare Pancotto

Snaidero Basketball is an Italian basketball club based in Udine. It is also known as Snaidero Cucine Udine.


Its best finish so far is a 5th place in the Italian tournament in the 2005/06 season. The gold years for basketball in Udine were from 1965 to 1980, when the president and main sponsor of the club was Rino Snaidero, father of the current owner. He took Udine to the top of the Italian basketball; after Snaidero's departure, the club faced economic difficulties and it declared bankruptcy in 1994. In 1998 Edi Snaidero created a new society that began to play in Italian second league (A2). In the 1999/2000 season Snaidero Udine were promoted to upper league (A1).

During its first incarnation, due to sponsorship deals, the club has also been known as Mobiam Udine (1977-1980), Tropic Udine (1980-1982), A.P.U. Udine (1982-1983), Gedeco Udine (1983-1984), Australian Udine (1984-1985), Fantoni Udine (1985-1990), Emmezeta Udine (1990-1991), Rex Udine (1991-1992), Goccia di Carnia Udine (1993-1994) and Libertas Udine (1994-1995).[1]

The club has a good youth sector, in collaboration with small Friulian teams; it has also a partnership with the other big sporting club, Udinese Calcio.

2007-2008 Roster[edit]

4 Italy Fabio Lovatti Point guard
5 United States Jerome Allen Point guard
6 Germany Sven Schultze Power forward
7 Italy Joel Zacchetti Power forward
8 United States Nate Green Shooting guard
9 Italy Michele Antonutti Shooting guard
10 Italy Christian Di Giuliomaria Power forward/Center
11 United States Mike Penberthy Shooting guard
12 Greece Nikos Vetoulas Point guard
14 Italy Riccardo Truccolo Shooting guard
15 United States Brooks Sales Center
16 Italy Michele Adami Small forward
17 Italy Marco Maganza Small forward
18 Italy Alberto Ganis Small forward
19 Italy Massimiliano Bosio Shooting guard
Italy Michele Stroppolo

Coach: Cesare Pancotto Italy

Notable players[edit]


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