KK Radnički Kragujevac

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KK Radnički
KK Radnički logo
Nickname The Devils
Founded 1994
Dissolved 2014
History KK Kondivik, Vršac
(1994–2001)
KK Lions, Vršac
(2001–2004)
KK Swisslion, Vršac
(2004–2009)
KK Radnički, Kragujevac
(2009–2014)
Arena Jezero Hall, Kragujevac
(capacity: 5,320)[1]
Location Kragujevac,  Serbia
Team colors Red and White
         
Website kkradnicki.rs
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

KK Radnički (Serbian Cyrillic: КК Раднички) is a former Serbian basketball club from Kragujevac.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 4 April 1994 in Vršac as KK Kondivik. It began at the very bottom, competing in the lowest level of basketball pyramid in FR Yugoslavia at the time.

Swisslion Takovo years[edit]

In 2001, after gaining promotion to the First Serbian league (third-tier competition in the country), along with securing a sponsorship from the Swisslion Takovo confectionery company, Kondivik changed its name to KK Lions. Under that name the greatest progress in club's history began, achieving promotion in three competition ranks in the period of three years.

In 2004 the club placed first in the league and changed the name again this time to KK Swisslion. After the same season, after the reorganization of the league loses the first league status which returns already in 2006.

In the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons the club won top spot in the basketball league of Serbia in superior fashion, thus gaining a spot in the Superliga as well as the national cup (Kup Radivoja Koraća) finals.

Move to Kragujevac[edit]

After winning the qualification playoff series over KK Vojvodina 3–0, the club got a spot in the Adriatic League. KK Swisslion Takovo was supposed to move from Vršac to Gornji Milanovac.[2] However, the club's longtime sponsor, Swisslion Takovo company withdrew their investment in the club before the start of the debut season in the Adriatic League. According to the word of that time president of ABA league, Gornji Milanovac does not meet the requirements in the field of hotel accommodation (because the main hotel bankrupted) and changed ABA League bassketball rules about basketball terrain.[3] Hand of rescue to the team was provided by the City of Kragujevac, specifically the city's mayor Veroljub Stevanović and his associates. The club relocated to Kragujevac on October 21, 2009 was given the name of the famous club that already existed in the city - KK Radnički.

During the debut 2009/2010 season, Radnički was the "biggest surprise" in regional and national competitions. In the Adriatic League, the club had seized the 11th position with 11 wins and 15 defeats.

For the upcoming 2010/2011 season, Radnički was considered the favorite in almost every game in Kragujevac. The results were better than last year so The Devils won the 10th place.

Today, the people of Kragujevac have a great pleasure to watch in their Hala Jezero big basketball names such as Partizan, Hemofarm, Crvena zvezda, Cibona, Bosna, Olimpija, Zadar etc.

Names of the club through history[edit]

Year Club (settlement)
1994–2001 KK Kondivik (Vršac)
2001–2004 KK Lions (Vršac)
2004–2009 KK Swisslion (Vršac)
2009–2014 KK Radnički (Kragujevac)

Arena[edit]

Hala Jezero (Serbian Cyrillic: Хала Језеро, English: The Jezero Hall) is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the city of Kragujevac. It is the home ground of basketball club Radnički and has a capacity of 5,320 seats.[4]

Supporters[edit]

Crveni Djavoli (Serbian Cyrillic: Црвени Ђаволи, English: The Red Devils) or Djavoli are the organized supporters of the Kragujevac based football club Radnički Kragujevac. Besides football club, they also support other sport sections of the Radnički Kragujevac Sport Association.[5]

Players[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season League Cup Regional Europe Head Coach President
2009–10 Basketball League of Serbia
Semifinals
Radivoj Korać Cup
Semifinals
Adriatic League
11th place
Did not participate Miroslav Nikolić Ivan Grujin
2010–11 Basketball League of Serbia
Semifinals
Radivoj Korać Cup
Semifinals
Adriatic League
10th place
Did not participate Miroslav Nikolić Ivan Grujin
2011–12 Basketball League of Serbia
Semifinals
Radivoj Korać Cup
Semifinals
Adriatic League
8th place
Did not participate Miroslav Nikolić Ivan Grujin
2012–13 Basketball League of Serbia
5th place
Radivoj Korać Cup
Semifinals
Adriatic League
Semifinals
Did not participate Miroslav Nikolić Ivan Grujin
2013–14 Basketball League of Serbia
Semifinals
Radivoj Korać Cup
Semifinalist
Adriatic League
11th place
Eurocup
Last 32 stage
Miroslav Nikolić Ivan Grujin

Coaching history[edit]

Notable coaches:

Individual awards[edit]

Adriatic League MVP

Adriatic League Top Scorer

Sponsorships[edit]

YouTube Channels[edit]

Top 10[edit]

1. RadnickiTV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnrV2hq6lqAUli5LmqUOKFA

2. KKK Radnicki https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJPLoBSf6_lwed80TmSHpvA

3. RK Radnicki Kragujevac https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4VeLskCfP3wwULdxmIktGg

4. FK Radnicki 1926 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCvOpaELcFIibyuFgI7Sp-A

5. FK Radnicki 1923 - Topic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFI4oBav0kKn_WepIj3tQ

6. RK Radnicki Beograd https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1liwJriH7MOdKrNWgLjfAg

7. Radnički je ljubav Niša https://www.youtube.com/user/MeraklijaDurlan3

8. Radnicki Nis https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4AFp6Y7IAOZ4-VGsvO5XVQ

9. Radnicki 1923 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWVdUi6Nk2MRUA_e5FUEUjw

10. RK Radnicki Cuprija https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRl42ihbRLoQhv4ZqfPY40w

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.rtv.rs/sr_ci/sport/kosarka/lajonsi-se-sele-u-gornji-milanovac_127663.html%7CNews about moving KK Swisslion Takovo Lions from Vršac to Gornji Milanovac
  3. ^ http://www.rts.rs/page/sport/sr/story/37/Ko%C5%A1arka/160301/Lajonsi+ostali+bez+finansijera.html%7CNewsabout Swisslion Takovo dissolution and displacement to Kragujevac
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "The Red Devils". kkradnicki.rs. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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