BK Skonto

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Skonto
Skonto logo
Leagues LBL
NEBL
Founded 2001
Dissolved 2004
History BK Skonto
2001–2004
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
Uniforms
Kit body thinsidesonwhite.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts blanksides2.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body thinwhitesides.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts whitesides.png
Team colours
Away

BK Skonto is the name of a former professional basketball club that was based in Riga, Latvia.

History[edit]

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]

Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]