KK Sutjeska

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KK Sutjeska
KK Sutjeska logo
NicknamePlavi
LeaguesMontenegrin League
Balkan League
Founded1948
HistoryKK Sutjeska
(1948–1955)
KK Nikšić
(1955–1957)
KK Partizan
(1957–1962)
KK Mladost
(1962–1966)
KK Sutjeska
(1966–1970)
KK Partizan
(1970–1974)
KK Sutjeska
(1974–2003)
KK Nikšić
(2003–2010)
KK Sutjeska
(2010–present)
ArenaNikšić Sports Center
(capacity: 3,000)
LocationNikšić, Montenegro
Team colorsBlue and White
         
PresidentDarko Perović
General managerGoran Jeretin
Head coachMontenegro Zoran Glomazić
Championships1 Montenegrin Cups
Uniforms
Active sport clubs of Sutjeska
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Football Basketball Volleyball
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Handball Athletics Shooting
Judo pictogram.svg Handball pictogram.svg Boxing pictogram.svg
Judo Handball Women Boxing
Tennis pictogram.svg
Tennis

KK Sutjeska is a professional basketball club from Nikšić, Montenegro. The team currently competes in Montenegrin Basketball League and regional Adriatic League. The club was the title holder of the 2013-14 Montenegrin Basketball Cup.

History[edit]

KK Sutjeska was established in 1948. The first basic basketball elements given to the youth of Nikšić were brought by Vojislav Spasojević, a basketball coach from Belgrade. Immediately after the initiative was taken, Vule Vukalović joined the team's administrative team along with the help of international referee Dragan Jakšić—and a serious basketball team began to take form.

The first competition in which KK Sutjeska participated in was in 1950, in a Montenegro-wide championship held in Cetinje, where Sutjeska beat Jedinstvo 24-20.

In 1955, KK Sutjeska changed its name to "KK Nikšić". The name didn't last long—in 1957 the name was changed yet again, this time to "KK Partizan Nikšić". In 1962 the name was changed to "KK Mladost". That year in the regional championship of Montenegro, six teams competed and in the end it was actually KK Mladost who became champions—without a single lost match. The players that represented KK Mladost in 1962 included names such as Burić, Plamenac, Gvozdenović, Šturanović, Krstajić, Jovović, Zeković, Mijatović, Baletić, Filipovski, Vušurović i Nikolić.

In 1966 KK Mladost changed its name back to "KK Sutjeska", but in 1970 the name was changed again to "KK Partizan". Finally, in 1974, the team changed its name from Partizan to KK Sutjeska without taking away the Sutjeska name until 2003, when the club was known under a couple of names up until 2010. In 2010 the club was registered back to the traditional name of "KK Sutjeska".

2013-14 Montenegrin Basketball Cup[edit]

On February 9, 2013, in the final match of the Montenegrin Basketball Cup, KK Sutjeska beat long-time rivals KK Budućnost Podgorica, 64–55. It was the first time, since Montenegro independence in 2006, that KK Budućnost failed to win.[1]

On September 10, 2015, Sutjeska was admitted in the 2015–16 ABA League.[2] Its was their inaugural into Regional competition.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

KK Sutjeska roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 2 Montenegro Goranović, Ilija 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (1999-08-02)2 August 1999
PG 4 Montenegro Pavličević, Nikola 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 30 – (1988-08-13)13 August 1988
SF 5 Montenegro Gardašević, Filip 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (1999-05-06)6 May 1999
SG 6 Montenegro Vulević, Andreij 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (2000-04-19)19 April 2000
PG 7 Bosnia and Herzegovina Knežević, Draško 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 26 – (1993-02-03)3 February 1993
SG 8 Montenegro Vuković, Nikola 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 20 – (1998-06-25)25 June 1998
SF 10 Montenegro Ćalić, Marko 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 33 – (1986-02-28)28 February 1986
C 11 Montenegro Vujović, Miloš 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1996-01-16)16 January 1996
C 12 Montenegro Raičković, Petar 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (1999-06-26)26 June 1999
PF 14 Montenegro Spasojević, Radosav 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1992-02-28)28 February 1992
G 15 Montenegro Vuković, Stefan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1992-12-04)4 December 1992
PF 18 Montenegro Todorović, Ivan 2.14 m (7 ft 0 in) 35 – (1984-01-17)17 January 1984
PF 22 Montenegro Lalović, Boris 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 37 – (1981-08-04)4 August 1981
SG Montenegro Mumin, Đorđije 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1994-08-18)18 August 1994
Head coach
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: January 25, 2019

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

"The Dukes" (Vojvode) is the popular name for fervent Sutjeska fans. They were established in Nikšić as an NGO in 1988 and are one of the largest groups of supporters in Montenegro.[3] They tend to follow all sports teams that compete under the “Sutjeska” name, home and away matches.[4] The biggest Sutjeska rival is KK Budućnost Podgorica, as the "Barbarians" (Varvari) are the other large group of supporters in the country.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Vijesti: Senzacija: Košarkaši Sutjeske osvojili Kup! February 9, 2013
  2. ^ "Sutjeska and Union Olimpija confirmed as league members". ABA League. 10 September 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.kolektiv.me/21385/-Vojvode---ponos-grada-pod-Trebjesom
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-12-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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