KK Atlas

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Atlas Belgrade
Founded 1972
Dissolved 2006
History KK Novi Beograd
(1972–1973)
KK IMT
(1973–1991)
KK Infos RTM
(1991–1992)
KK IMT-Železničar
(1992–1994)
KK Beopetrol
(1994–2003)
KK Atlas
(2003–2006)
Arena New Belgrade Sports Hall (5.000)
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Team colors Blue and White
         
Championships 1 National Cup
Uniforms

KK Atlas (Cyrillic: КК Атлас) is a dissolved basketball club from Belgrade, Serbia.

History[edit]

Founded in 1972 as KK Novi Beograd, the club changed its name the following year, in 1973, to KK IMT (KK Industrija Mašina i Traktora).

For the 1983–84 season, IMT gained promotion to the Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League (top-tier basketball competition in SFR Yugoslavia). It finished the league season in 9th place. The following season 1984–85, IMT finished in 12th place and got relegated back to Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League B (Yugoslav second-tier competition).

The club achieved its greatest success under the guidance of young head coach Dragan Šakota, by winning the Yugoslav Cup in the 1986–87 season, at the national cup tournament in Niš. It was the only time in the history of Yugoslav basketball that the cup competition was won by a club not playing in the top-tier First Federal League. The same season IMT achieved promotion to the First Federal League. It played in the top competition until the disintegration of Yugoslavia. It achieved its best placing with a 6th-place finish in the 1990–91 season. In 1991, the club changed its name to KK Infos RTM, however in the 1991–92 season it got relegated. In 1992 it changed name again to KK IMT-Železničar.

In 1994 another name change occurred, this time to KK Beopetrol. The club gained promotion back to the top-tier for the 1997-98 season. In the 1998–99 season they again finished the season in 6th place thus repeating their previous best placing. During the 2001–02 season the club got relegated again due to finishing dead last.

On 27 June 2003, due to a sponsorship deal with Atlas Bank, the club changed its name to KK Atlas.

In the summer of 2006, the club sold its Basketball League of Serbia license to KK Radnički Zastava and thus stopped to competing.

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