Universo Treviso Basket

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Universo Treviso Basket
Leagues Serie A2 Silver Basket
Founded 1954 - Present
History Associazione Pallacanestro Treviso
(1954–1970s)
A.P. Treviso
(1970s–1991)
Pallacanestro Treviso s.r.l
(1991–2012)
Treviso Basket 2012
(2012–2014)
Universo Treviso Basket
(2014–present)
Arena Palaverde
(5,134 seats)
Location Treviso, Italy
Team colors Blue, White
         
President Italy Paolo Vazzoler
Head coach Italy Stefano Pillastrini
Website trevisobasket.it
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Universo Treviso Basket is an Italian professional basketball club from Treviso, Italy. The club was previously known as Pallacanestro Treviso. The club was previously sponsored by the Benetton Group, and is currently sponsored by De'Longhi. For past club sponsorship names, see the list below.

History[edit]

The club's former Benetton logo.

The club was founded in 1954 and was purchased by Benetton Group in 1982, although it retained Pallacanestro Treviso as its legal name. With the deep pockets of the Benetton family backing them, the club emerged in the 1990s as a major force in both Italy and Europe. The club's first Italian League title came in 1992 with the legendary Toni Kukoč on the team.

Kukoč helped Benetton to reach the Euroleague Final in 1993, while also helping them win three consecutive Italian Cup crowns. The team won the Saporta Cup title in 1995 with players like Orlando Woolridge and Petar Naumoski. Benetton added another Italian League domestic title in 1997, another Euroleague Final Four appearance in 1998, a Saporta Cup title in 1999, and the Italian Cup title in 2000.

Benetton won the Italian League championship and reached the Euroleague Final Four in both 2002 and 2003. Benetton won its fifth Italian League championship in 2006. In 2007, the team won its eighth Italian Cup title.

In the summer of 2012, the club in its then current state was dissolved due to financial debts. A club called Treviso Basket 2012 was then re-formed under new ownership and retained the club's rights, although the Benetton family was against it. The new club however was not allowed to play in the top Italian League during the 2012-13 season, and instead spent that season in the Italian 7th Division, with De'Longhi as its new club sponsor. Treviso Basket then played in the Italian 4th Division during the following 2013-14 season. In 2014, the club changed its name from Treviso Basket 2012 to Universo Treviso Basket.

Treviso Basket moved up to the Italian 3rd Division for the 2014-15 season.

Titles[edit]

Total titles: 19

Domestic competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1992-93 Final defeated PAOK 79-77 in the semi-final, lost to Limoges CSP 55-59 in the final (Athens)
1995-96 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Panathinaikos, 67-70 (L) in Athens, 83-69 (W) and 64-65 (L) in Treviso
1997-98 Final Four 3rd place in Barcelona, lost to AEK Athens 66–69 in the semi-final, defeated KK Partizan 96-89 for the 3rd place game
2000-01 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by AEK Athens, 89-97 (L) in Athens, 90-74 (W) in Treviso and 56-71 (L) in Athens
2001-02 Final Four 3rd place in Bologna, lost to Kinder Bologna 82–90 in the semi-final, no game for 3rd place
2002-03 Final defeated Montepaschi Siena 65-62 in the semi-final, lost to FC Barcelona 65-76 in the final (Barcelona)
2004-05 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by TAU Cerámica, 59-98 (L) in Treviso, 64-66 (L) in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Saporta Cup
1994–95 European Cup Winners defeated Taugrés 94-86 in the final of European Cup in Istanbul
1998–99 Saporta Cup Winners defeated Pamesa Valencia 64-60 in the final of Saporta Cup in Zaragoza
Korać Cup
1996-97 Semi-finals eliminated by Aris, 73-77 (L) in Thessaloniki, 87-86 (W) in Treviso
Eurocup
2008-09 Final Eight lost to Lietuvos Rytas 79-85 in the quarter-final of Final Eight in Turin
2010-11 Final Four 3rd place in Treviso, lost to Cajasol 63-75 in the semi-final, lost to KK Cedevita 57-59 in the 3rd place game


Notable players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:[1]

  • Pallacanestro (1962–1978)
  • Liberti (1979–1981)
  • Benetton (1982–2012)
  • De'Longhi (2012–present)

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