Bilbao Basket

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RETAbet Bilbao Basket
RETAbet Bilbao Basket logo
Nickname Hombres de negro
(Men in Black)
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 7 March 2000; 17 years ago (2000-03-07)
History Club Basket Bilbao Berri
(2000–present)
Arena Bilbao Arena
Arena Capacity 10,014
Location Bilbao, Spain
Team colors Black, Silver
         
Main sponsor RETAbet
President Koldo Mauraza
Head coach Carles Durán
Team captain Alex Mumbrú
Retired numbers 1 (14)
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


Club Basket Bilbao Berri S.A.D.,[1] commonly known as Bilbao Basket (pronounced [bilˈβao basˈket]) and as RETAbet Bilbao Basket for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Bilbao, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. 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,[2] but on August 8, the Association was forced to retire the exclusion and finally Bilbao Basket will continue in the Spanish top league.[3]

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[4]
  • Uxúe Bilbao Basket: 2012–2013[5]
  • Dominion Bilbao Basket: 2015–2016[6]
  • RETAbet Bilbao Basket: 2016–present[7]

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Bilbao Basket retired numbers
No. Nat. Player Position Tenure
14 Spain Javi Salgado G 2001–2010, 2016–present

Current roster[edit]

RETAbet Bilbao Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG Brazil Fischer, Ricardo 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 26 – (1991-05-16)16 May 1991
G/F Netherlands Hammink, Shane 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1994-07-22)22 July 1994
PF 17 Belgium Hervelle, Axel 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 34 – (1983-05-12)12 May 1983
F/C United States Kempton Jr., Tim 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 22 – (1995-04-28)28 April 1995
F/C United States McKay, Jameel 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 24 – (1992-09-14)14 September 1992
SF 10 Spain Mendía, Borja 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 22 – (1994-11-10)10 November 1994
SF 15 Spain Mumbrú, Álex (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 38 – (1979-06-12)12 June 1979
SG Argentina Redivo, Lucio 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 23 – (1994-02-14)14 February 1994
PG 14 Spain Salgado, Javi 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 37 – (1980-08-06)6 August 1980
PG 9 Belgium Tabu, Jonathan 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 31 – (1985-10-07)7 October 1985
SF Spain Tomàs, Pere 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1989-09-05)5 September 1989
SF 20 Serbia Todorović, Dejan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 23 – (1994-05-29)29 May 1994
C 22 Serbia Vučetić, Vasilije 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 21 – (1996-05-04)4 May 1996
Head coach
  • Spain Carles Duran
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 7, 2017

On loan[edit]

Bilbao Basket players out on loan
Nat. Player Position Team On loan until
Spain Aitor Zubizarreta G Spain Sammic Hostelería June 2018

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jameel McKay Vasilije Vučetić
PF Axel Hervelle Tim Kempton Jr.
SF Alex Mumbrú Pere Tomàs Dejan Todorović Borja Mendía
SG Lucio Redivo Shane Hammink
PG Jonathan Tabu Ricardo Fischer Javi Salgado

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

Coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
2000–01 3 LEB 2 13th 13–20
2001–02 3 LEB 2 1st 31–8 Copa LEB 2 C
2002–03 2 LEB 6th 21–14 Copa Príncipe RU
2003–04 2 LEB 1st 29–14 Copa Príncipe SF
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 15th 13–21
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 10th 15–19
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 7th 21–15 Semifinalist Supercopa RU
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 8th 15–19 2 Eurocup SF 11–3
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 9th 16–18 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup 3rd 13–5
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 2nd 26–17 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 6th 19–17 Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague QF 10–10
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 7th 20–17 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RU 13–4
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22 Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup L32 8–8
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 5th 21–18 Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 10th 16–18 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup L32 11–5
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 10th 14–18 2 EuroCup RS 3–5
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 2 EuroCup

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB First Team

EuroCup MVP

All-EuroCup First Team

All-EuroCup Second Team

EuroCup Coach of the Year

Notable players[edit]

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

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

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

Rivalry[edit]

Bilbao Basket has a strong rivalry with Saski Baskonia. Their games together are called the Basque basketball derby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relación de SAD — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 7 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bilbao Basket no completa el proceso de inscripción para la Liga Endesa 14-15" (in Spanish). ACB.com. July 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Comunicado Oficial de la ACB" (in Spanish). ACB.com. August 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "El Gescrap Bizkaia ya es una realidad" (in Spanish). ACB.com. November 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Nace el Uxúe Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. December 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dominion, nuevo patrocinador principal del Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. March 24, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Nace RETAbet Bilbao Basket" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 27 October 2016. 

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