CB Gran Canaria

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Herbalife Gran Canaria
Herbalife Gran Canaria logo
Nickname Granca
Leagues Liga ACB
EuroCup
Founded 1963
History Colegio Claret
(1963–1985)
Claret Las Palmas
(1985–1988)
C.B. Gran Canaria
(1988–present)
Arena Gran Canaria Arena
Arena Capacity 11,500
Location Las Palmas, Spain
Team colors Yellow, Blue
         
Main sponsor Herbalife
President Miguel Ángel Betancor
Head coach Luis Casimiro
Team captain Eulis Báez
Championships 1 Spanish Supercup
Retired numbers 20 Jim Moran
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 Baloncesto Gran Canaria – Claret, S.A.D., also known as Herbalife Gran Canaria by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Las Palmas, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroCup. Their home arena is the Gran Canaria Arena.

History[edit]

CB Gran Canaria was founded inside Claret School and for many years played under that denomination. Following a successful period in school competitions, a senior team was created and integrated on the Spanish Second Division. The team played in that division until 1984, when the team adopted the decision of having a statute of its own, therefore becoming an independent institution. The new statute was approved on May 22, 1985 and the team became Claret Club de Baloncesto.

The following years, the team moved many times between Liga ACB and 1st Division B. On the 1987–88 season the club changed its name to CB Gran Canaria, paying homage to the place where its social mass came from. On 30 June 1992 the team became a sports public limited company (Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, SAD in Spanish) in order to fulfil with the requirements of the then-new Spanish sports legislation.

After three seasons in the Spanish silver division the team won the first Liga EBA in the 1994–95 season and was promoted to Liga ACB. From that season on, CB Gran Canaria has stayed in the top level of the Spanish basketball. The 2012–13 represents the team's eighteenth consecutive season in Liga ACB.

In April 2015, Gran Canaria played the Eurocup Finals. The team was defeated by BC Khimki in the two legs. Ten months later, the club qualified for the first time to a final of a national trophy. In the 2016 Copa del Rey defeated Valencia Basket in the quarterfinals and Dominion Bilbao Basket in the semifinals, but could not beat Real Madrid in the final, where it lost by 81–85.

On 24 September 2016, Gran Canaria won its first national title after beating FC Barcelona 79–59 in the Final of the 2016 Supercopa played in Vitoria-Gasteiz.[1]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Through the years CB Gran Canaria has had several denominations due to its sponsorship:

  • Canarias Telecom: 1999–2002
  • Auna Gran Canaria: 2002–04
  • Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas: 2006–07
  • Kalise Gran Canaria: 2007–09
  • Gran Canaria 2014: 2009–12
  • Herbalife Gran Canaria: 2012–present

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 20 Jim Moran, F, 2001–2011

Current roster[edit]

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 34 Spain Aguilar, Pablo 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 27 – (1989-09-02)2 September 1989
F 13 Dominican Republic Báez, Eulis (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 35 – (1982-03-18)18 March 1982
F/C 2 Republic of Macedonia Hendrix, Richard 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 30 – (1986-11-15)15 November 1986
G/F 24 United States Kuric, Kyle 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 27 – (1989-08-25)25 August 1989
PG 7 Republic of Macedonia McCalebb, Bo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 31 – (1985-05-04)4 May 1985
SF 15 United States O'Neale, Royce 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 23 – (1993-06-05)5 June 1993
PG 4 Spain Oliver, Albert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 38 – (1978-06-04)4 June 1978
F/C 14 Latvia Pasečņiks, Anžejs 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 – (1995-12-20)20 December 1995
SF 21 Spain Paulí, Oriol 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 22 – (1994-05-20)20 May 1994
C 6 Croatia Planinić, Darko 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 26 – (1990-11-22)22 November 1990
G/F 22 Spain Rabaseda, Xavi 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1989-02-24)24 February 1989
G 9 Finland Salin, Sasu 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 – (1991-06-11)11 June 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Israel González
  • Spain Víctor García

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: March 15, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Richard Hendrix Anžejs Pasečņiks Darko Planinić
PF Eulis Báez Pablo Aguilar
SF Royce O'Neale Xavi Rabaseda Oriol Paulí
SG Kyle Kuric Sasu Salin
PG Bo McCalebb Albert Oliver

Coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1962–63 3 2ª División 7
1963–64 3 2ª División 9
1964–65 3 2ª División 7
1965–66 3 2ª División 8
1966–67 3 2ª División 10
1967–68 3 2ª División 7
1968–69 3 2ª División 8
1969–70 3 2ª División 5
1970–71 3 2ª División 10
1971–72 3 2ª División 3
1972–73 3 2ª División 3
1973–74 3 2ª División 5
1974–75 3 2ª División 7
1975–76 3 2ª División 7
1976–77 3 2ª División 7
1977–78 3 2ª División 8
1978–79 3 2ª División 8
1979–80 3 2ª División 6
1980–81 3 2ª División 10
1981–82 3 2ª División 10
1982–83 3 2ª División 7
1983–84 3 2ª División 2 Promoted 3–2
1984–85 2 1ª División B 2 Promoted 19–7
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 15 Relegated 7–21 1–2
1986–87 2 1ª División B 4 14–8 8–4
1987–88 2 1ª División B 3 Promoted 14–8 8–4
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegation playoffs 17–19 3–0 Round of 16
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 23 Relegated 13–23 2–6 First round
1990–91 2 1ª División 1 Promoted 32–10
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 23 Relegated 10–24 4–6 First round
1992–93 2 1ª División 9 Second stage 18–10 2–8
1993–94 2 1ª División 5 Quarterfinalist 19–11 2–3
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 2 PromotedChampion 19–7 10–3
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 14 16–22
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 12 17–17
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 10 15–19
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 14 13–21
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–3 Quarterfinalist
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 13 12–22 3 Korać Cup R32 1–1
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 16 10–24
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 21–13 0–3 Quarterfinalist
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 17–17 1–3 2 ULEB Cup R16 8–4
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 19–15 1–3 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup RS 6–4
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 20–14 0–3 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup GS 3–3
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 21–13 2–3 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup R16 5–7
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18 2 ULEB Cup L16 10–4
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 20–12 1–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS 4–4
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 17–17 0–2 Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup QF 9–5
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 21–13 0–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L16 8–6
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 14 13–21 2 Eurocup RS 4–2
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 19–15 2–4 Semifinalist
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 22–12 1–2 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RU 21–3
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 21–13 1–2 Runner-up Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup SF 16–6
2016–17 1 Liga ACB Quarterfinalist Supercopa C 2 EuroCup QF 11–5

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB Team

Supercup MVP

All-EuroCup First Team

All-EuroCup Second Team

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herbalife Gran Canaria is the Spanish Supercup champion!". EuroCup Basketball. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016. 

External links[edit]