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Basket Zaragoza 2002

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Tecnyconta Zaragoza
Tecnyconta Zaragoza logo
Leagues Liga ACB
Eurocup
Founded 2002
Arena Pabellón Príncipe Felipe
Arena Capacity 10,744
Location Zaragoza, Spain
Team colors Red, White, Black
              
President Reynaldo Benito
Head coach Andreu Casadevall
Championships 2 LEB championship
1 Copa Príncipe
Website www.basketzaragoza.net
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
"CAI Zaragoza" redirects here. For the team that played in ACB until 1996, see CB Zaragoza.

Basket Zaragoza 2002, S. A. D., also known as Tecnyconta Zaragoza by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Zaragoza, Spain, who currently plays in Liga ACB and Eurocup. Their home arena is the Pabellón Príncipe Felipe.

History

Basket Zaragoza 2002, S. A. D. was founded in 2002 with the aim of giving the city of Zaragoza back to the Spanish basketball elite league, after old CB Zaragoza left the Liga ACB on 1996. It started playing on LEB, after taking the place belonging to CB Coruña.

CAI Zaragoza spent five hard years on LEB league before reaching Liga ACB for the first time. The team had to overcome a relegation playoffs (against CB Ciudad de Huelva) and four consecutive failed promotion playoffs (against CB Granada, CB Murcia and Baloncesto León twice).

Finally, the "red tide" got promoted to Liga ACB but its first participation on it was a total failure. CAI Zaragoza got immediately relegated, after being defeated in the last day by CB Murcia. Nevertheless, the team arranged again the highest competition at the first attempt.

Important changes inside the club made the team improve and get healthy. Thanks to these changes, CAI Zaragoza has established on the highest basketball league of Spain.

In 2016, after 14 years with CAI, the club changed is sponsorship naming to Tecnyconta Zaragoza.[1]

Players

Current roster

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 20 Spain Barreiro, Jonathan 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 19 – (1997-01-16)16 January 1997
PG 11 Spain Bellas, Tomás 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1987-06-24)24 June 1987
F 21 Germany Benzing, Robin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1989-05-01)1 May 1989
PF 42 New Zealand Fotu, Isaac 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 22 – (1993-12-18)18 December 1993
PG 10 Spain García, Sergi 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 19 – (1997-02-17)17 February 1997
SG 13 Lithuania Gecevičius, Martynas 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1988-05-16)16 May 1988
PG 5 United States Holt, Stephen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 24 – (1991-12-06)6 December 1991
PF 89 Serbia Jelovac, Stevan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1989-07-08)8 July 1989
C 7 Croatia Kraljević, Filip 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 26 – (1989-12-13)13 December 1989
C 25 Netherlands Norel, Henk (C) 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1987-09-17)17 September 1987
G 31 Spain Servera, Miki 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1992-07-14)14 July 1992
Head coach
  • Spain Andreu Casadevall
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 19 August 2016

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
2002–03 2 LEB 14 Relegation playoffs 12–18 3–2
2003–04 2 LEB 4 Semifinalist 20–14 5–5 Copa Príncipe C
2004–05 2 LEB 6 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–3 Copa Príncipe SF
2005–06 2 LEB 4 Semifinalist 25–9 5–3
2006–07 2 LEB 3 Semifinalist 21–13 5–3
2007–08 2 LEB 1 Promoted 28–6 Copa Príncipe SF
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated 8–24 Supercopa RU
2009–10 2 LEB 1 Promoted 27–7
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 10 16–18
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 10 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 21–13 2–4 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–2 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup L32 8–8
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 9 18–16 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L32 6–10
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 12 13–21 2 Eurocup EF 12–6

Honours

Trophies

Individual awards

Copa Príncipe de Asturias MVP

  • Matías Lescano – 2004

Players database

Updated as of the end of the 2014–15 season

Coaches database

Nationality Name Season
Spain José Luis Abós García 2009–2014
Spain Alberto Angulo Espinosa 2008–2009
Spain Andreu Casadevall Guinart 2015–present
Spain Alfred Julbe Bosch 2002–2004 & 2005–2006
Spain Jesús Alfonso Mateo Díez 2006–2007
Spain José Luis Oliete Terraz 2002–2003
Spain Óscar Quintana Viar 2004–2005
Spain Joaquín Ruiz Lorente 2014–2015
Spain Francisco Segura Gómez 2007–2009
Serbia Ranko Žeravica 2002–2003

References

  1. ^ "Tecnyconta se incorpora como patrocinador principal del Basket Zaragoza" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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