Bilbao Basket

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Dominion Bilbao Basket
2015–16 Bilbao Basket season
Dominion Bilbao Basket logo
Nickname Hombres de negro
(Men in Black)
Leagues Liga ACB
Eurocup
Founded 7 March 2000; 15 years ago (2000-03-07)
History Basket Bilbao Berri
(2000–2002)
Bilbao Basket
(2002–present)
Arena Bilbao Arena
Arena Capacity 11,000
Location Bilbao, Spain
Team colors Black, Silver
         
Main sponsor Dominion
President Xabier Davalillo
Head coach Sito Alonso
Team captain Alex Mumbrú
Retired numbers 14 Javi Salgado
Website Official website
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

Bilbao Basket, also known as Dominion Bilbao Basket by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Bilbao, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the Eurocup. Their home arena is the Bilbao Arena.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2000 replacing the former city clubs: Cajabilbao and SD Patronato. After four seasons between LEB and LEB 2, Bilbao promoted to Liga ACB in 2004 by winning by 3–1 to Baloncesto León in the LEB semifinals.

Bilbao spent ten seasons in the top tier of the Spanish basketball becoming finalist of the league in the 2010–11 season, where it lost in the finals to FC Barcelona by 3–0. In 2012, Bilbao played the Euroleague and it was eliminated in the quarterfinals by CSKA Moscow, who won the series by 3–1.

The best era of the club finished in 2013, when it lost the 2013 Eurocup Final at Charleroi against Lokomotiv Kuban.

On 17 July 2014, the ACB excluded Bilbao Basket from the Liga ACB due to its financial trouble,[1] but on August 8, the Association was forced to retire the exclusion and finally Bilbao Basket will continue in the Spanish top league.[2]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Bilbao Basket has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Lagun Aro Bilbao Basket: 2004–07
  • iurbentia Bilbao Basket: 2007–09
  • Bizkaia Bilbao Basket: 2009–11
  • Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket: 2011–2012[3]
  • Uxúe Bilbao Basket: 2012–2013[4]
  • Dominion Bilbao Basket: 2015–present[5]

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Dominion Bilbao Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 4 Niger Aboubacar, Seydou 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 21 – (1994-05-09)9 May 1994
C 25 Slovenia Begić, Mirza Injured 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 30 – (1985-07-09)9 July 1985
SG 9 Latvia Bertāns, Dairis 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 26 – (1989-09-09)9 September 1989
C 13 Greece Bogris, Georgios 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 26 – (1989-02-19)19 February 1989
SG 8 Sweden Borg, Tobias 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 22 – (1993-11-02)2 November 1993
PG 21 Nigeria Erevbenagie, Etinosa 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (1995-05-16)16 May 1995
PG 11 United States Hannah, Clevin 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 28 – (1987-11-15)15 November 1987
PF 17 Belgium Hervelle, Axel 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 32 – (1983-05-12)12 May 1983
PG 31 Spain López, Raül 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 35 – (1980-04-15)15 April 1980
SF 10 Spain Mendía, Borja 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 21 – (1994-11-10)10 November 1994
SF 15 Spain Mumbrú, Álex (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 36 – (1979-06-12)12 June 1979
SF 7 United States Ruoff, Alex 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1986-08-29)29 August 1986
C Lithuania Šležas, Tautvydas 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 216 kg (476 lb) 25 – (1990-03-31)31 March 1990
PF 33 Spain Suárez, Álex 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 22 – (1993-09-27)27 September 1993
SF 20 Serbia Todorović, Dejan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 21 – (1994-05-29)29 May 1994
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Óscar Lata

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: February 8, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Georgios Bogris Tautvydas Šležas Mirza Begić Injured Seydou Aboubacar
PF Axel Hervelle Álex Suárez
SF Alex Mumbrú Alex Ruoff Dejan Todorović Borja Mendía
SG Dairis Bertāns Tobias Borg
PG Clevin Hannah Raül López Etinosa Erevbenagie

Coaches[edit]

  • Txutxo Sanz 2000–2001
  • Pedro Zorrozua 2001
  • Txus Vidorreta 2001–2010
  • Rafa Pueyo 2010, 2013–2014
  • Fotis Katsikaris 2010–2013
  • Sito Alonso 2014–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
2000–01 3 LEB 2 13 Relegation playoffs 10–20 3–0
2001–02 3 LEB 2 1 Promoted 23–7 8–1 Copa LEB 2 C
2002–03 2 LEB 6 Quarterfinalist 19–11 2–3 Copa Príncipe RU
2003–04 2 LEB 1 Promoted 22–12 7–2 Copa Príncipe SF
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 14 12–22
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 15 13–21
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 10 15–19
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 21–13 0–2 Semifinalist Supercopa RU
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 15–17 0–2 2 Eurocup SF 11–3
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup 3rd 13–5
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 21–13 5–4 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–2 Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague QF 10–10
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 1–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RU 13–4
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 14 12–22 Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup L32 8–8
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 20–16 1–2 Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 Liga ACB Qualified 2 Eurocup

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB Team

Eurocup MVP

All-Eurocup First Team

All-Eurocup Second Team

Eurocup Coach of the Year

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

6 October 2013
Bilbao Basket 104–106 Philadelphia 76ers
Bizkaia Arena, Barakaldo
Attendance: 13,538

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bilbao Basket no completa el proceso de inscripción para la Liga Endesa 14-15" (in Spanish). ACB.com. July 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Comunicado Oficial de la ACB" (in Spanish). ACB.com. August 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ "El Gescrap Bizkaia ya es una realidad" (in Spanish). ACB.com. November 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Nace el Uxúe Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. December 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dominion, nuevo patrocinador principal del Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. March 24, 2015. 

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