Dinamo Basket Sassari

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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari logo
Nickname Banco, Biancoblu
Leagues LBA
Champions League
Founded 1960; 57 years ago (1960)
History Dinamo Basket Sassari
(1960–present)
Arena Palasport Roberta Serradimigni
Arena Capacity 5,000
Location Sassari, Italy
Team colors White, Blue
         
President Stefano Sardara
Team manager Federico Pasquini
Head coach Federico Pasquini
Ownership Stefano Sardara
Championships 1 Serie A
2 Italian Cup
1 Italian SuperCup
Website dinamobasket.com
Uniforms

Dinamo Basket Sassari, 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
2 Eurocup
RS
R32
2015–16 1 Serie A 7th Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague
2 Eurocup
RS
R32
2016–17 1 Serie A 5th Runner-up 3 Champions League
QF

Players[edit]

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) 22 – (1995-02-05)5 February 1995
PG 1 Italy Galizzi, Ezio 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 17 – (2000-12-02)2 December 2000
F 2 Italy Casula, Simone 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 18 – (1999-06-13)13 June 1999
SG 4 Kosovo Bamforth, Scott 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 28 – (1989-08-12)12 August 1989
C 6 Croatia Planinić, Darko 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 27 – (1990-11-22)22 November 1990
G/F 8 Italy Devecchi, Giacomo (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1985-04-02)2 April 1985
G/F 20 United States Randolph, Levi 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 25 – (1992-10-03)3 October 1992
F 21 Canada Pierre, Dyshawn 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 24 – (1993-11-17)17 November 1993
C 22 Kosovo Jones, Shawn 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 25 – (1992-03-25)25 March 1992
G 24 Croatia Stipčević, Rok 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 31 – (1986-05-20)20 May 1986
PF 33 Italy Polonara, Achille 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 26 – (1991-11-23)23 November 1991
G/F 34 Italy Picarelli, Andrea 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 21 – (1996-07-30)30 July 1996
F 45 Brazil Tavernari, Jonathan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 30 – (1987-06-18)18 June 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy Giacomo Baioni
  • Italy Paolo Citrini
  • Italy Matteo Boccolini
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Italy Andrea Manunta
  • Italy Robert Pisanu
Team manager
  • Italy Emanuele Fara

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 03 October 2017

Depth chart (2017–18)[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Shawn Jones Darko Planinić
PF Achille Polonara Dyshawn Pierre Michele Ebeling
SF Levi Randolph Giacomo Devecchi Jonathan Tavernari
SG Scott Bamforth Marco Spissu
PG Will Hatcher Rok Stipčević

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]