U BT Cluj-Napoca

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This article is about the men's basketball club. For the sports club, see CS Universitatea Cluj-Napoca.
U BT Cluj-Napoca
U BT Cluj-Napoca logo
Leagues Liga Națională
Founded 1947
Arena Sala Polivalentă
Arena Capacity 7,308
Location Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Team colors Black, White
         
President Valentin Nica
Vice-president(s) Ştefan Petre
Mircea Cristescu
Head coach Marcel Țenter
Championships 4 Romanian Championships
Website Official website
Uniforms
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U BT Cluj-Napoca is a Romanian professional basketball club based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The club competes in the Liga Națională. As other sports teams that were initially part of the parent sports club, U Cluj, for historical reasons, the club still keeps the name U (short form of Universitatea) in its name.

History[edit]

Whilst the parent sports club, U Cluj was founded in 1919, the basketball team was founded in 1947 and played for the first time in the Romanian Championship in 1966. Since then, U Cluj was a constant presence in the Romanian First Division, with their best performances being recorded in the 1990s, when they won three Romanian Championships.

During its history, the team had different names. Since 1990, the main sponsor's name is usually added to the name of the parent sports club, U Cluj. This resulted in a change of name every time the main sponsor was changed. Previous names of the team were: U, Ştiinţa, Ştiinţa IMF, U Metalul Rosu, U Fimaro, U SM Invest, U Sanex, and U Carbochim.

In the 2012-2013 season, U Mobitelco Cluj Napoca finished on 7th place (20 wins - 10 losses) and qualify for the Play-Off. Here the team played the first round against CSM Oradea but lost with 3-1. Also the team played the Romanian Cup final, but lost against CS Gaz Metan Medias with the score 62-76. At the end of that season the coach and all the foreign players left the team.

Arena[edit]

Sala Polivalentă

U Mobitelco Cluj plays its home games in the main Sports hall from Cluj-Napoca, Sala Polivalentă, that currently accommodates 7,308 spectators.

Logos[edit]

Honours[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Universitatea Cluj roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
SG 0 United States Dykes, Kyndall 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
PG 4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Pašalić, Muhamed 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
PG 8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Adamović, Filip 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
C 10 Romania Baciu, Catalin 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
SF 11 Ukraine Kalnichenko, Andrii 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
F 13 Romania Jucan, Tudor 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
PF 14 Hungary Török, Rolland 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
F 18 Serbia Jorović, Branko 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
SG 22 Romania Kuti, Nandor 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
C 27 Serbia Žigeranović, Ivan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
F 21 Romania Brosser, Wilhelm 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
SG 7 Romania Gheorghe, Tudor 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
F 44 Romania Guțoaia, Adrian 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
F 2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Todić, Miroslav 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
SG Serbia Rašić, Aleksandar 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Last update: 10.02.2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Ivan Žigeranović Catalin Baciu
PF Miroslav Todić Rolland Török Tudor Jucan
SF Branko Jorović Andrii Kalnichenko Adrian Guțoaia
SG Kyndall Dykes Nandor Kuti
PG Filip Adamović Muhamed Pašalić

Notable former 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.

The most famous player that played for U Cluj was Gheorghe Mureșan - Signed in 1993 with the Washington Bullets, becoming the tallest player ever in the NBA. Played 6 successful seasons with the Bullets and the New Jersey Nets, averaging a career 9.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists. Obtained the title of NBA Most Improved Player following the 1995–96 NBA season. Began his career playing two years for Universitatea Cluj-Napoca.

Notable former coaches[edit]

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