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Tecnyconta Zaragoza
Tecnyconta Zaragoza logo
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
Arena Pabellón Príncipe Felipe
Arena Capacity 10,744
Location Zaragoza, Spain
Team colors Red, White, Black
              
President Reynaldo Benito
Head coach Jota Cuspinera
Championships 2 LEB championship
1 Copa Príncipe
Website Official website
Uniforms


Basket Zaragoza 2002 S.A.D.,[1] officially known as Tecnyconta Zaragoza by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Zaragoza, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. Their home arena is the Pabellón Príncipe Felipe.

History

Basket Zaragoza 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 in its first season 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 after winning the title of the 2007–08 season, 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, specially in the 2012–13 season by qualifying for the first time to the Copa del Rey and reaching the semifinals in their first participation in the play-offs for the title. This success allowed CAI Zaragoza to make their debut in European competitions by playing the EuroCup Basketball during three consecutive seasons, reaching the Last 16 stage in the 2015–16 season.

In 2016, after 14 years with CAI, the club changed the sponsorship naming to Tecnyconta Zaragoza.[2] However, the 2016–17 season was a step back in the club's path as they avoided the relegation in the last round.

Logos

Players

Current roster

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Tecnyconta Zaragoza roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 12 Spain Alocén, Carlos (EBA) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 16 – (2000-12-30)30 December 2000
SF 7 Spain Barreiro, Jonathan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 20 – (1997-01-16)16 January 1997
PG 11 Spain Bellas, Tomás 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1987-06-24)24 June 1987
SG 45 Latvia Blūms, Jānis 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 35 – (1982-04-20)20 April 1982
C 27 Netherlands de Jong, Nicolas 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 29 – (1988-04-15)15 April 1988
PF 9 Serbia Dragović, Nikola 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 29 – (1987-12-20)20 December 1987
SF 14 Croatia Mazalin, Lovro 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 20 – (1997-06-28)28 June 1997
PG Republic of Macedonia McCalebb, Bo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 32 – (1985-05-04)4 May 1985
SG 24 Poland Michalak, Michał 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 – (1993-11-02)2 November 1993
SG 13 United States Neal, Gary 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 33 – (1984-10-03)3 October 1984
PF 33 Spain Suárez, Álex 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 24 – (1993-09-27)27 September 1993
C 5 Spain Triguero, Juan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 33 – (1983-12-23)23 December 1983
C 32 United States Varnado, Jarvis 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1988-03-01)1 March 1988
Head coach
  • Spain Jota Cuspinera
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Pep Cargol
  • Spain Sergio Lamúa

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (EBA) On assignment to Liga EBA affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Updated: December 13, 2017

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Liga EBA affiliate
C Jarvis Varnado Nicolas de Jong Juan Triguero
PF Nikola Dragović Álex Suárez
SF Jonathan Barreiro Lovro Mazalin
SG Gary Neal Jānis Blūms Michał Michalak
PG Bo McCalebb Tomás Bellas Carlos Alocén

Source: ACB
Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non-FIBA Europe player

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
2002–03 2 LEB 14th 15–20
2003–04 2 LEB 4th 25–19 Copa Príncipe C
2004–05 2 LEB 6th 19–18 Copa Príncipe SF
2005–06 2 LEB 4th 30–12
2006–07 2 LEB 3rd 26–16
2007–08 2 LEB Oro 1st 28–6 Copa Príncipe SF
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 17th 8–24 Supercopa RU
2009–10 2 LEB Oro 1st 27–7
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 10th 16–18
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 10th 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 3rd 23–17 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 8th 18–18 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup L32 8–8
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 9th 18–16 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L32 6–10
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 12th 13–21 2 Eurocup EF 12–6
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 15th 9–23

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 2015–2017
Spain Jota Cuspinera 2017–present
Spain Luis Guil Torres 2017
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. ^ "Relación de SAD — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tecnyconta se incorpora como patrocinador principal del Basket Zaragoza" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

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