HKK Široki

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HKK Široki
HKK Široki logo
Nickname Ponos Hercegovine
Leagues Bosnian League
Founded 1974
History 1974–present
Arena Pecara
(capacity: 4,500)
Location Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Team colors Blue, White
President Igor Jelčić
Head coach Danijel Jusup
Championships 9 Bosnian Championships
(1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
9 Bosnian Cups
(1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014)

HKK Široki is a professional basketball team that is based in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The team currently competes in the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


HKK Široki at home stadium in the final cup match vs Bosna

Founded in 1974, Široki became the basketball center in the south-west of Bosnia and Herzegovina but never played in the Yugoslavian elite league in the past.

First being registered under the name Mladost the club participated in lower leagues for years but had to stop its activities for two years in 1992 due to war. Afterwards the club was renamed Široki and got a place in the newly established Bosnian national league and in 1998 took the double crown, in the national championship and in the national cup. Moving to the Pecara sports hall, with a capacity of 4,500 seats, the richest period in the club's history was still to come. Široki Hercegtisak received the invitation to the ABA League in the first years of its existence and was unbeatable in both domestic championships between 2002 and 2004. It was the club's decision to also participate in the FIBA European competitions for years, but as it is located in the Croatian part of the country the club became more orientated toward the neighbouring country of Croatia after the war in the 90's. It is one of the clubs in the Adriatic League with one of the fiercest audience and Pecara sports hall is full for most of the games.

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