CSM Oradea (basketball)

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CSM Oradea
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Nickname Red Lions
Leagues Liga Națională
Basketball Champions League
Founded 2003
Arena Arena Antonio Alexe
Arena Capacity 2,000
Location Oradea , Romania
Team colors Red, Blue
President Şerban Sere
Head coach Cristian Achim
Championships 1 Romanian League
Website www.csmoradea.ro
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CSM Oradea is a Romanian professional basketball club, based in Oradea, Romania. The club competes in the Liga Națională, the highest level of basketball in Romania.


CSM Oradea was founded in 2003, but the team promote to the first division in 2005. The team best performance was in 2012 when they reached Romanian Cup semifinals and in 2013 when the team won the 3rd place.

In the 2012-2013 season the team finished on second place at the end of the regular season (23 wins and 7 losses) and qualify for the Play-Offs. In the first round the team won with 3-1 against U Mobitelco Cluj Napoca, and then the team lost 3-1 against future champions Asesoft Ploieşti. The team played for the 3rd place against Gaz Metan Mediaş and won with 2-1.

In the 2013–14 season the team made its first European appearance, as they would play in the third tier EuroChallenge. It also made the Cup Final for the first time, as well as the Liga Nationala Final.

In the 2015–16 season, Oradea won its first Romanian national championship, after beating BC Mureș in the Finals.[1] Following their historic achievement, Oradea played in the Basketball Champions League during the 2016–17 season.


Champions (1): 2015–16

Current roster[edit]

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

CSM Oradea roster
Players Coaches
Pos. Νο. Nat. Name Ht.
PG 1 Serbia Mirković, Branko 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
G 3 United States Zeno, Martin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
G/F 4 Romania Mandache, Andrei 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
F 5 United States Barnette, Sean 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
F 7 Serbia Čomagić, Žarko 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
F 8 Romania Paşca, Rareş 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
PF 11 Serbia Lučić, Uroš 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
PG 14 Romania Petrişor, Cătălin 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
C 15 Canada Denison, Sean 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
C 21 Romania Ţîbîrnă, Bogdan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
PG 22 Bosnia and Herzegovina Pašalić, Muhamed 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
F 26 Romania Pop, Sergiu 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Head coach
  • Romania Achim Cristian
Assistant Coach
  • Serbia Mitrovic Milan
Fitness Coach
  • Serbia Ranisavljev Igor
Youth Coach
  • Romania Pop Calin
  • Last update: 16-05-2016

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
  • Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.


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