CS Energia

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Energia Târgu Jiu
Energia Târgu Jiu logo
Founded2002
Dissolved2016
HistoryEnergia Rovinari
(2002–2014)
Energia Târgu Jiu
(2014–2016)
ArenaSala Sporturilor
Capacity1,500[1]
LocationTârgu Jiu, Romania
Team colorsYellow, Red
         
Championships1 Romanian Cup (2014)
Websitewww.csenergia.ro
Uniforms

Clubul Sportiv Energia was a Romanian professional basketball club based in Târgu Jiu, Romania. The club competed in the Liga I, the second tier of basketball in Romania. The club was founded in 2002 and was dissolved in 2016 after financial problems.

History[edit]

The team promoted to the First division in 2008, managing to finish 7th and qualify for the Romanian Cup semifinals in the first year in the Liga Națională. Their first year performance was the best performance a newly promoted team had ever had in the history of Romania. Head Coach Theo Evans also became the youngest coach ever to coach in Romania, when he took the job at age 26. He was also the first African-American coach in Romania as well as the first Japanese-American coach.

In the 2013–14 season, Energia won its first trophy. Romanian Cup. In the Final, they beat CSM Oradea 58–55.[2]

In the 2014–15 season, Energia made its first European performance, when it competed in the EuroChallenge.[3] After beating Le Mans in the Quarterfinals, Energia qualified for the competition Final Four. It was the first time a Romanian team reached a Final Four of one of the three first levels of European competitions.[4] In the Final Four Energia ended third.

In 2015–16 season after its European success, the team relegated to the second tier Liga I by finishing in the 11th place. After the season, the club was dissolved due to its financial problems.[5]

Honours[edit]

Romania[edit]

Romanian Championship

Romanian Cup

  • Champions (1): 2014

Romanian Supercup

  • Runner-up (1): 2014

Europe[edit]

EuroChallenge

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Romanian Cup European competitions
2012–13 1 Liga Națională 9th
2013–14 1 Liga Națională 8th Champions
2014–15 1 Liga Națională 3rd 3 EuroChallenge 3rd
2015–16 1 Liga Națională 11th 3 FIBA Europe Cup EF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team profile". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  2. ^ Energia Rovinari a cucerit in premiera Cupa Romaniei
  3. ^ History. Retrieved 2015-03-13.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Echipele de baschet și de handbal nu mai există". Pandurul.ro. 2016-09-04.