Dinamo Sassari

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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari logo
Nickname Banco (Bank)
Biancoblu (White-Blues)
Giganti (Giants)
Leagues LBA
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded 23 April 1960; 58 years ago (1960-04-23)
History Dinamo Sassari
(1960–present)
Arena Palasport Roberta Serradimigni
Capacity 5,000
Location Sassari, Italy
Team colors White, Blue
         
Main sponsor Banco di Sardegna
President Stefano Sardara
Team manager Federico Pasquini
Head coach Vincenzo Esposito
Team captain Giacomo Devecchi
Championships 1 Serie A
2 Italian Cup
1 Italian SuperCup
Retired numbers 2 (12, 12)
Website dinamobasket.com
Uniforms

Polisportiva Dinamo, commonly known as Dinamo Sassari and currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Sassari, Sardinia. The club plays in the Italian LBA, the highest level club competition in Italian professional basketball.

Dinamo was founded in 1960, and in the past, due to sponsorship deals, has also been known as Banco Popolare Sassari (1989–90). The club plays in the Serie A (the highest level for the men's basketball competitions in Italy), since 2010.

Dinamo Sassari is notable for being the club in Italian professional basketball to have made the impressive score of 158 points scored in a single game (with no overtimes), during the 1994–95 Serie A2 regular season, versus Pallacanestro Pavia (91);[1] which is the highest score ever made by any club in Italy.

History[edit]

In 1994–95 the Dinamo team scored 158 points in a regular season game without overtimes against Pavia.

In 2010 Dinamo promoted to the Serie A, when it beat Prima Veroli in the Finals of the Playoffs.

In 2012 the club made its debut in Europe, when it played in the EuroCup regular season. The 2013–14 season was one of the most historic ever for the club. Banco di Sardegna Sassari won the Italian Cup, the team's first trophy. Dinamo's star player Travis Diener was named Italian Cup MVP. Later in the season Drake Diener – Travis' cousin – was named Italian League MVP. Dinamo also played in the EuroCup once again, and reached the eight-finals this time around.

Despite the third place and elimination in the Italian League semifinals in 2014, Dinamo was invited to play in the 2014–15 EuroLeague season. After Montepaschi Siena, runner-up in the Italian league, resigned the club received a B license.

In the 2014–15 season, Dinamo won its first Italian League championship. In Game 7 of the Italian League Finals, Sassari won 73–75, on the road against Reggio Emilia.[2]

Honors[edit]

Total titles: 4

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 2014–15
Winners (2): 2014, 2015
Runners-up (1): 2017
Winners (1): 2014

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Italian Cup European competitions
2001–02 3 Serie B 2nd
2002–03 3 Serie B 3rd
2003–04 2 Legadue 10th
2004–05 2 Legadue 13th
2005–06 2 Legadue 11th
2006–07 2 Legadue 13th
2007–08 2 Legadue 6th
2008–09 2 Legadue 3rd
2009–10 2 Legadue 1st
2010–11 1 Serie A 6th
2011–12 1 Serie A 3rd Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Serie A 5th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 Serie A 3rd Winner 2 Eurocup EF
2014–15 1 Serie A 1st Winner 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup R32
2015–16 1 Serie A 7th Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup R32
2016–17 1 LBA 5th Runner-up 3 Champions League QF
2017–18 1 LBA 10th 3 Champions League RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup R16
2018–19 1 LBA 4 FIBA Europe Cup

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

The American naturalized-Italian guard Travis Diener was the second player to have his number retired by Dinamo
Dinamo Sassari retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
12 Italy Emanuele Rotondo Guard 1991–2007
12 Italy Travis Diener Guard 2010–2014

Current roster[edit]

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

Dinamo Sassari roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 Italy Spissu, Marco 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 23 – (1995-02-05)5 February 1995
PG 2 United States Smith, Jaime 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 29 – (1989-07-11)11 July 1989
SG 4 Kosovo Bamforth, Scott 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1989-08-12)12 August 1989
G/F 5 United States Petteway, Terran 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1992-10-08)8 October 1992
G/F 8 Italy Devecchi, Giacomo (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 33 – (1985-04-02)2 April 1985
PG 10 Uruguay Parodi, Luciano 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 – (1994-02-16)16 February 1994
C 15 Italy Magro, Daniele 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 31 – (1987-04-14)14 April 1987
F 21 Canada Pierre, Dyshawn 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1993-11-17)17 November 1993
G 22 Italy Gentile, Stefano 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1989-09-20)20 September 1989
PF 25 United States Thomas, Rashawn 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1994-08-15)15 August 1994
PF 33 Italy Polonara, Achille 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 – (1991-11-23)23 November 1991
F/C 35 Senegal Diop, Ousmane 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 18 – (2000-02-19)19 February 2000
F/C 45 United States Cooley, Jack 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 124 kg (273 lb) 27 – (1991-04-12)12 April 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy Edoardo Casalone
  • Italy Giorgio Gerosa
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Italy Matteo Boccolini
Team manager
  • Italy Luca Rossini

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 20, 2018

Depth chart (2018–19)[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Jack Cooley Daniele Magro
PF Achille Polonara Rashawn Thomas Ousmane Diop
SF Terran Petteway Dyshawn Pierre Giacomo Devecchi
SG Scott Bamforth Stefano Gentile
PG Jaime Smith Marco Spissu Luciano Parodi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Legabasket". Web.legabasket.it. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  2. ^ [1]

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