S.S. Felice Scandone

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Sidigas Avellino
Sidigas Avellino logo
Leagues LBA
Champions League
Founded 1948
History S.S. Felice Scandone
(1948–present)
Arena Palasport Giacomo Del Mauro
Arena Capacity 5,300
Location Avellino, Campania, Italy
Team colors White, Green, Orange
              
President Giuseppe Sampietro
Head coach Stefano Sacripanti
Championships 1 Italian Cup
Website scandonebasket.it
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
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S.S. Felice Scandone, also known for sponsorship reasons as Sidigas Avellino, is an Italian professional basketball club based in Avellino, Campania.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1948 as Felice Scandone Sports Society (S.S.), merging with Libertas Avellino two years later and CSI-Cestistica Irpina in 1968. After going between leagues between 1974 and 1995, the club settled in Serie B1. Two seasons later, coach Gianluca Tucci guided the team to the second division Serie A2. The turn of the millennium saw the side reach the first division Serie A, placing ninth in 2001 at the end of their debut season.

The next seasons were more complicated, with finishes of 14, 15, 16 and 12th place. When coach Zare Markovski, who had been coaching the side since 2002, left in 2005, the club ended the season in 17th place and should have been relegated if not for promoted Roseto's inability to play in the Serie A. Matteo Boniciolli took over coaching duties following that season and kept Avellino away from the relegation places.[1]

The 2007–08 season saw Boniciolli lead Avellino to their best ever league finish of tied second-best with a 23–11 record and a league MVP title for Marques Green, their playoffs run was cut short in the semifinals by Lottomatica Roma (the side who had finished joint second) after they had swept Capo d'Orlando in the quarterfinals. Even better for the side, players such as Green, Devin Smith and Eric Williams led Air Avellino to its first ever title ever, the 2008 Italian Cup, in its first participation in the competition, after beating La Fortezza Bologna 73–67 in the final with 18 points from the game MVP Smith.[1]

The 2008–09 season saw Avellino make their European debut, in the elite EuroLeague.[1] The team had a difficult period between 2011 and 2015, missing the playoffs in multiple occasions and changing the head coach almost every season. In 2016, the team led by coach Pino Sacripanti had a run of 20 victories in 26 games and reached the Italian Cup final, losing to Olimpia Milano. Avellino finished the regular season in 3rd place, and eliminated Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia 3–0, reaching the league semifinals against Pallacanestro Reggiana, where the Hirpinian team lost the series in game 7 (4–3 overall), despite winning Game 4 by a 43 point margin.

Honours[edit]

Winners (1): 2008
Runner-up (1): 2016

Logos[edit]

Roster[edit]

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

Sidigas Avellino roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Republic of Macedonia Green, Marques (C) 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 35 – (1982-03-18)18 March 1982
PF 10 United States Leunen, Maarten 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 32 – (1985-09-03)3 September 1985
C 44 Ukraine Fesenko, Kyrylo 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 30 – (1986-12-24)24 December 1986
PG Italy Filloy, Ariel 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 30 – (1987-03-11)11 March 1987
PG Uruguay Fitipaldo, Bruno 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 26 – (1991-08-25)25 August 1991
SG United States Rich, Jason 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 31 – (1986-05-05)5 May 1986
SF Canada Scrubb, Thomas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1991-11-26)26 November 1991
SG Italy D'Ercole, Lorenzo 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1988-02-11)11 February 1988
C Senegal N'Diaye, Hamady 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 30 – (1987-01-12)12 January 1987
C Nigeria Lawal, Shane 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 30 – (1986-10-08)8 October 1986
G/F United States Wells, Dez 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1992-04-15)15 April 1992
G Italy Parlato, Salvatore 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 31 – (1986-08-28)28 August 1986
F/C Italy Zerini, Andrea 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 28 – (1988-10-25)25 October 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 17, 2016

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as:

  • Pasta Baronia Avellino: (1996–1997)
  • Cirio Avellino: (1997–1998)
  • Select Avellino: (1998–1999)
  • Nicoloro Avellino: (1999)
  • De Vizia Avellino: (1999–2002)
  • Air Avellino: (2002–2011)
  • Sidigas Avellino: (2011–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Avellino 2008-09, team profile". EuroLeague. 9 June 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 

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