BK Skonto

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Skonto logo
Leagues LBL
Founded 2001
Dissolved 2004
History BK Skonto
Arena Rīgas sporta manēža
(capacity: 3,000)
Daugavas Sporta Nams
(capacity: 1,500)
Location Riga, Latvia
Team colors          
President Guntis Indriksons
Head coach Guntis Endzels
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Away jersey
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BK Skonto is the name of a former professional basketball club that was based in Riga, Latvia.


BK Skonto was founded in 2001 as a basketball section of FC Skonto. Basketball club was created by FC Skonto president Guntis Indriksons and basketball legend Valdis Valters.[1] Skonto took the place in Latvian Basketball League from BK Brocēni, other basketball club from Riga, which stopped to exist in 2001. Skonto's main focus was developing young Latvian talents and they did so by giving opportunity to rising stars such as Andris Biedriņš, Kristaps Valters, Jānis Blūms, Sandis Valters, Kaspars Bērziņš, Kristaps Janičenoks and others.

Skonto lasted three seasons and in every one of them made it to Latvian league finals, where they lost to BK Ventspils. In 2004 club's president Guntis Indriksons announced that he won't continue to support club and BK Skonto's existence stopped.[2]

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