KK Mega Basket
|Founded||December 23, 1998|
KK Avala Ada|
KK Mega Basket
Pinki Sports Hall
HQ: Belgrade, Serbia|
A: Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia
Pink and Dark Blue|
|Head coach||Dejan Milojević|
|Championships||1 National Cup|
Košarkaški klub Mega Basket (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Мега Баскет), currently known as Mega Bemax due to sponsorship reasons, is a men's professional basketball team based in Belgrade though playing its home games in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia ever since the start of the 2014–15 season as the Adriatic League doesn't allow more than two clubs from any city.
In addition to Belgrade and Sremska Mitrovica, the club also played its home games in Kruševac (2012–13 season) and Smederevo (2013–14 season). The club participates in the KLS and ABA League. Since 2004, it has been controlled by Serbian sports agent Miško Ražnatović and his BeoBasket sports agency.
- 1 History
- 2 Logos
- 3 Sponsorship naming
- 4 Arena
- 5 Players
- 6 Coaches
- 7 Trophies and awards
- 8 Notable players
- 9 References
- 10 External links
KK Avala Ada was established on 23 December 1998 by a group of basketball enthusiasts, all employed at Avala Ada packaging factory. The club played in the lower ranks, functioning as part of Avala Ada sports society that was formed at the same time.
In the summer of 1999, the club won the City of Belgrade regional league (the summer league), thus qualifying for the Serbian Second League (fourth-tier competition in the FR Yugoslavia basketball pyramid). Playing the 1999–2000 season in the Second League, the club set an ambitious goal of gaining promotion on its first try and succeeded.
The 2000–01 season was played in the Serbian First League, finishing third and barely missing the promotion. The following 2001–02 season, Avala Ada finished third again. In the 2002-03, the club again missed promotion based on the league standing, but managed to qualify to federal First B League through playoffs in Novi Bečej, beating KK Vrbas and KK Zeta.
Playing its first season, 2003–04, in the federal rank in First B League (Serbian group), Avala Ada finished third thus missing promotion to top league.
Before the start of 2004–05, the most significant development in club's short history occurred - it was taken over by BeoBasket sports agency led by Miško Ražnatović. After that, at the end of the 2004–05 season, they have qualified for the highest competition level in the country. In December 2005, the club changed its name to KK Mega Basket. At the same time the club signed sponsorship agreement with bakery company Ishrana a.d. from Smederevo, and in the period from 2005 to 2007, the club officially named Mega Ishrana. Later, also for sponsorship reasons, the club was called Mega Aqua Monta in the 2007–08 season, and Mega Hypo Leasing in the 2008–09 season.
In August 2009, before the start of the 2009–10 season, another city club called KK Vizura merged into KK Mega Hypo Leasing, and the club was renamed KK Mega Vizura. In 2016, Mega Leks won its first trophy ever when it beat KK Partizan 86–80 in the Serbian Cup Final.
On August 11th, 2018, the club played the University of Kentucky Wildcats Men's College Basketball Team.
|Evolution of the Logo|
The club has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:
- Mega Ishrana (2005–2007)
- Mega Aqua Monta (2007–2008)
- Mega Hypo Leasing (2008–2009)
- Mega Vizura (2009–2014)
- Mega Leks (2014–2017)
- Mega Bemax (2017–present)
Vizura Sports Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the New Belgrade municipality and it has a capacity of 1,500 seats.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Mega Bemax roster|
Updated: July 27, 2018
Players with multiple nationalities
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Goga Bitadze||Filip Stanić||Miloš Koprivica|
|PF||Nikola Mišković||Stefan Fundić|
|SF||Andrija Marjanović||Luka Ašćerić|
|SG||Kostja Mushidi||Adam Mokoka||Dejan Janjić||Luka Cerovina|
|PG||Branislav Ratkovica||Ognjen Čarapić|
Squad changes for the 2018–19 season
|#||Denotes player who never played in the NBA regular season or playoffs|
|C||Milovan Raković#||2007||2nd round||60th||Dallas Mavericks, traded to Chicago Bulls|
|C||Nikola Jokić||2014||2nd round||41st||Denver Nuggets|
|PG||Vasilije Micić#||2014||2nd round||52nd||Philadelphia 76ers|
|SG||Nemanja Dangubić#||2014||2nd round||54th||Philadelphia 76ers, traded to San Antonio Spurs|
|G/F||Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot||2016||1st round||24th||Philadelphia 76ers|
|C||Ivica Zubac||2016||2nd round||32nd||Los Angeles Lakers|
|G/F||Rade Zagorac#||2016||2nd round||35th||Boston Celtics, traded to Memphis Grizzlies|
|SF||Vlatko Čančar#||2017||2nd round||49th||Denver Nuggets|
|PG||Ognjen Jaramaz#||2017||2nd round||58th||New York Knicks|
|PF/C||Alpha Kaba#||2017||2nd round||60th||Atlanta Hawks|
- Avala Ada
- Mega Basket
- Oliver Popović (2006–2007)
- Mihailo Uvalin (2007)
- Dragiša Šarić (2007)
- Aleksandar Kesar (2007–2008)
- Mihailo Uvalin (2008–2009)
- Miodrag Rajković (2009–2010)
- Vlada Vukoičić (2010–2012)
- Dejan Milojević (2012–present)
Trophies and awards
- Nikola Jokić
- Boban Marjanović
- Vasilije Micić
- Rade Zagorac
- Novica Veličković
- Marko Kešelj
- Aleksandar Rašić
- Ivan Paunić
- Nemanja Dangubić
- Danilo Anđušić
- Dejan Musli
- Tadija Dragićević
- Nikola Dragović
- Nikola Janković
- Ognjen Jaramaz
- Nemanja Jaramaz
- Dušan Katnić
- Nemanja Krstić
- Marko Luković
- Milovan Raković
- Nenad Miljenović
- Stevan Jelovac
- Boris Savović
- Jovo Stanojević
- Stefan Stojačić
- Ratko Varda
- Uroš Nikolić
- Branko Milisavljević
- Ivica Zubac
- Alpha Kaba
- Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot
- Dylan Ennis
- Nikola Ivanović
- Danilo Nikolić
- Nemanja Radović
- Corey Webster
- Vlatko Čančar
- Duşan Çantekin
- Jeremiah Rivers
- "MEGA FACTORY FOR MEGA FUTURE". bcmegabasket.net. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
- ISTORIJSKI KUP KORAĆA ZA MEGU! (in Serbian)
- "Mega i OKK Beograd potpisali ugovor o saradnji". b92.net. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
- "POTPISANA SARADNJA Megini talenti u OKK Beogradu". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 27 July 2018.