KK Sutjeska

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KK Sutjeska
KK Sutjeska logo
Nickname Plavi
Leagues Montenegrin League
Balkan League
Founded 1948
History KK 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)
Arena Nikšić Sports Center
(capacity: 3,000)
Location Nikšić, Montenegro
Team colors Blue and White
         
Head coach Montenegro Zoran Glomazić
Championships 1 Montenegrin Cups
Uniforms
Active sport clubs of Sutjeska
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Football Basketball Volleyball
Handball pictogram.svg Athletics pictogram.svg Shooting pictogram.svg
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 champion of the Montenegrin Basketball Cup in 2013.

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: Champions of the Montenegrin Basketball Cup[edit]

On February 9, 2013, in the final match of the Montenegrin Basketball Cup, KK Sutjeska sensationally beat long-time rivals KK Budućnost Podgorica by the score of 64–55. It was the first time in the history of the competition since Montenegro's independence in 2006 that KK Budućnost didn't win a trophy.[1]

On September 10, 2015, Sutjeska was admitted in the 2015–16 ABA League.[2] This will be the first time it will play the Regional competition.

Current roster[edit]

KK Sutjeska roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 1 United States Johnson, Brandon 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 31 – (1986-10-09)9 October 1986
G 3 United States Hubbs, Robert 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 22 – (1995-08-19)19 August 1995
PG 4 Montenegro Pavličević, Nikola 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 29 – (1988-08-13)13 August 1988
PF 10 Montenegro Bijelić, Igor 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 29 – (1988-09-09)9 September 1988
SG 12 Montenegro Đoković, Nikola 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 28 – (1989-06-27)27 June 1989
C 13 Senegal Djitte, Sidy 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 24 – (1994-04-11)11 April 1994
G 15 Montenegro Vuković, Stefan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1992-12-04)4 December 1992
F 18 Montenegro Čvorović, Igor 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 21 – (1996-06-30)30 June 1996
PF 22 Montenegro Lalović, Boris 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 36 – (1981-08-04)4 August 1981
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C
PF
SF
SG
PG

Supporters and rivalries[edit]

"The Dukes" (Vojvode) is the popular name for the most ardent Sutjeska fans. They have been established as an NGO in 1988 in Nikšić and today constitute one of the most numerous groups of supporters in Montenegro.[3] They traditionally follow all the matches of all sports that compete under the “Sutjeska” name, both 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. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-12-07. 

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