KK Olimpija

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Petrol Olimpija
Petrol Olimpija logo
Nickname Zmaji (The Dragons)
Zeleno-beli (The Green and Whites)
Leagues Slovenian League
Adriatic League
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
Arena Arena Stožice
Arena Capacity 12,480
Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Team colors Green, white
         
Main sponsor Petrol Group
President Tomaž Berločnik
Head coach Gašper Okorn
Championships 16 Slovenian Leagues
20 Slovenian Cups
8 Slovenian Supercups
6 Yugoslav Leagues
1 FIBA Saporta Cup
1 Adriatic League
2 Central European Leagues
Website Official website
Uniforms


Active sport clubs of Olimpija
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Košarkarski Klub Olimpija Ljubljana (English: Olimpija Ljubljana Basketball Club), also known as Petrol Olimpija due to sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team that is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The team competes in the Premier A Slovenian League and the Adriatic League.

History[edit]

Olimpija basketball club was founded in 1946 as a section of the Svoboda Physical Culture Society. The first basketball game was played the same year against Udarnik and Olimpija came out on top with the score of 37–14. Late in 1946, the club was renamed Enotnost and was known by that name until 1954 when it assumed the name AŠK Olimpia.

The club has been called by its current name since 1997. Union Olimpija won its first Yugoslav League title in 1957 under the direction of the coach/player Boris Kristančić. In one of the world's best emerging leagues, Olimpija went on to dominate the next 15 years, winning the Yugoslav title five more times, in 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966, and 1970. A new era for the club began with Slovenia's independence, when Olimpija won eight consecutive league titles between 1992 and 1999.

On the international stage, 1993–94 was the club's best season as they won the European Cup against the Spanish ACB League club Taugrés under the direction of coach Zmago Sagadin. In 2001–02, the Slovenian team won the small triple crown, taking the Slovenian League championship, Slovenian Cup, and the Adriatic League.

Names through history[edit]

1983–1997 crest

The club was established in 1946 as the basketball department of the larger sports club Svoboda. Later, the name of the club was changed several times. Since 1976, the name of the club includes the sponsorship name.

Names

Arenas[edit]

The team's first venue was Tabor Gymnasium, before they moved to the 5,600 capacity Tivoli Hall in 1965. In 2010, the club moved into their new arena, Arena Stožice, with a capacity of 12,480.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Petrol Olimpija roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G/F 1 Kosovo Kastrati, Erjon 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 22 – (1994-12-30)30 December 1994
PG 2 Slovenia Barbarič, Jan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 22 – (1995-09-30)30 September 1995
C 3 Slovenia Radulović, Bojan 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 25 – (1992-03-31)31 March 1992
F 5 United States Oliver, Devin 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 25 – (1992-07-02)2 July 1992
PG 6 Slovenia Špan, Jan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 25 – (1992-11-20)20 November 1992
F 7 Slovenia Bubnić, Dražen 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 31 – (1986-01-13)13 January 1986
G 8 Croatia Badžim, Roko 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (1997-08-18)18 August 1997
F/C 9 United States Morgan, Jordan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 26 – (1991-09-15)15 September 1991
G/F 10 Slovenia Lorbek, Domen 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 32 – (1985-03-06)6 March 1985
PG 12 United States Battle, Talor 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 29 – (1988-09-16)16 September 1988
G 14 Slovenia Jurček, Žiga 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (1998-04-22)22 April 1998
G/F 15 Slovenia Hrovat, Gregor (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 23 – (1994-08-18)18 August 1994
F -- Slovenia Tratnik, Igor 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 28 – (1989-06-14)14 June 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Slovenia Luka Bassin
  • Slovenia Igor Kešelj
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Slovenia Saša Ogrizović
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Slovenia Rok Žagar

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 13 December 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Jordan Morgan Bojan Radulović
PF Devin Oliver Dražen Bubnić
SF Gregor Hrovat Erjon Kastrati
SG Domen Lorbek Roko Badžim Žiga Jurček
PG Talor Battle Jan Špan Jan Barbarič

Squad Changes for the 2017–18 Season[edit]

In[edit]

Out[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (16): 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2016–17
Runners-up (7): 2002–03, 2006–07, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
Winners (20): 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017
Runners-up (3): 2004, 2007, 2014
Winners (8): 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017
Runners-up (4): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
Winners (6): 1957, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1969–70
Runners-up (8): 1953, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1965, 1967, 1967–68, 1968–69
Runners-up (5): 1960, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1981–82, 1986–87
Winners (2): 1984–85, 1986–87
Winners (2): 1946, 1947

European competitions[edit]

Semifinalists (1): 1961–62
Third place (2): 1966–67, 1996–97
Final Four (2): 1967, 1997
Winners (1): 1993–94
Semifinalists (3): 1968–69, 1982–83, 1991–92

Regional competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 2001–02
Runners-up (1): 2010–11
Winners (2): 1993, 1994

Other competitions[edit]

Fourth place (1): 1998

Top performances in European and worldwide competitions[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
1959–60 Quarter-finals eliminated by ASK Riga, 79–95 (L) in Ljubljana and 63–79 (L) in Riga
1961–62 Semi-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 105–91 (W) in Ljubljana and 53–69 (L) in Madrid
1962–63 Quarter-finals eliminated by Spartak ZJŠ Brno, 86–83 (W) in Ljubljana and 72–79 (L) in Brno
1966–67 Final Four third place in Madrid, lost to Real Madrid 86–88 in the semi-final, defeated Slavia Prague 88–83 in the third place game
1970–71 Quarter-finals third place in a group with Ignis Varèse, Slavia Prague and Olympique Antibes
1996–97 Final Four third place in Rome, lost to Olympiacos 65–74 in the semi-final, defeated ASVEL 86–79 in the third place game
1999–00 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Barcelona, 67–70 (L) in Barcelona, 71–64 (W) in Ljubljana & 66–71 (L) in Barcelona
2000–01 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Kinder Bologna, 79–80 (L) in Bologna and 79–81 (L) in Ljubljana
Saporta Cup
1967–68 Quarter-finals eliminated by Slavia Prague, 64–95 (L) in Prague and 82–70 (W) in Ljubljana
1968–69 Semi-finals eliminated by Slavia Prague, 76–83 (L) in Ljubljana and 61–82 (L) in Prague
1982–83 Semi-finals eliminated by Scavolini Pesaro, 78–97 (L) in Pesaro and 92–107 (L) in Ljubljana
1991–92 Semi-finals eliminated 2–1 by PAOK, 81–68 (W) in Ljubljana, 61–79 (L) & 86–104 (L) in Thessaloniki
1992–93 Quarter-finals third place in a group with Efes Pilsen, NatWest Zaragoza, CSKA Moscow, Hapoel Tel Aviv and ASK Brocēni
1993–94 Champions defeated Taugrés 91–81 in the final of the FIBA European Cup in Lausanne
1995–96 Quarter-finals 6th place in a group with PAOK, Dynamo Moscow, Zrinjevac, Tallinna Kalev and Nobiles Włocławek

The road to the FIBA European Cup victory[edit]

1993–94 FIBA European Cup

Round Team Home   Away  
3rd Bye
Top 12 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 89–77 80–66
Turkey Tofaş 87–78 103–90
Spain Taugrés 86–73 63–67
Switzerland Fidefinanz Bellinzona 77–62 53–50
Croatia Croatia Osiguranje 68–76 84–79
SF Greece Sato Aris 84–78 79–83
74–61
F Spain Taugrés 91–81

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Tier Domestic league Pos Domestic cup Supercup Adriatic League European competitions
1991–92 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners N/A N/A
1992–93 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners 1 European League 2R
2 European Cup QF
1993–94 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners 1 European League 2R
2 European Cup W
1994–95 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners 1 European League GS
1995–96 1 1. A SKL 1st Round of 16 1 European League R32
1996–97 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners 1 Euroleague 3rd
1997–98 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners 1 Euroleague R16
1998–99 1 Liga Kolinska 1st Winners 1 Euroleague R16
1999–00 1 Liga Kolinska 3rd Winners 1 Euroleague QF
2000–01 1 Liga Kolinska 1st Winners 1 Euroleague QF
2001–02 1 HYPO Liga 1st Winners Winners 1 Euroleague T16
2002–03 1 1. A SKL 2nd Winners Semifinals 1 Euroleague T16
2003–04 1 1. A SKL 1st Runners-up Winners Semifinals 1 Euroleague T16
2004–05 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners Winners Quarterfinals 1 Euroleague RS
2005–06 1 1. A SKL 1st Winners Winners 10th position 1 Euroleague RS
2006–07 1 Liga UPC Telemach 2nd Runners-up 9th position 1 Euroleague RS
2007–08 1 Liga UPC Telemach 1st Winners Winners Semifinals 1 Euroleague RS
2008–09 1 Liga UPC Telemach 1st Winners Winners 9th position 1 Euroleague RS
2009–10 1 Telemach League 2nd Winners Winners Semifinals 1 Euroleague RS
2010–11 1 Telemach League 2nd Winners Runners-up Runners-up 1 Euroleague T16
2011–12 1 Telemach League 2nd Winners Runners-up 6th position 1 Euroleague RS
2012–13 1 Telemach League 2nd Winners Runners-up 8th position 1 Euroleague RS
2013–14 1 Telemach League 2nd Runners-up Winners 10th position 2 Eurocup L32
2014–15 1 Telemach League 5th Semifinals Runners-up 5th position 2 Eurocup L32
2015–16 1 Liga Nova KBM 4th Quarterfinals 7th position 2 Eurocup L32
2016–17 1 Liga Nova KBM 1st Winners 11th position 2 EuroCup RS
2017–18 1 Liga Nova KBM 1st Winners First Division 3 Champions League TBD

Coaches[edit]

External links[edit]