Orlandina Basket

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Betaland Capo d'Orlando
Betaland Capo d'Orlando logo
LeaguesSerie A2 Basket
Founded1978; 40 years ago (1978)
HistoryOrlandina Basket
1978–2008
Pallacanestro Nebrodi
2008–2009
Orlandina Basket
2009–present
ArenaPalaFantozzi
Capacity3,613
LocationCapo d'Orlando, Sicily, Italy
PresidentEnzo Sindoni
Head coachAndrea Mazzon
Websiteorlandinabasket.it
Uniforms

Orlandina Basket, known as Betaland Capo d'Orlando for sponsorship reasons,[1] is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Capo d'Orlando, Sicily. It plays in the second tier Serie A2 Basket, as it relegated from the LBA in 2018.

History[edit]

Founded in 1978, the side mostly played in the regional leagues until coming under new ownership in 1996. Following this, Orlandina Basket obtained two consecutive promotions to reach the Serie B2 in 1998. Signing Italian international Alessandro Fantozzi the same year, the club moved up to the Serie B1 in 2000 and the LegaDue (second division) the next year, though they were relegated after one season. Readmitted to the LegaDue in 2004 when the league needed to fill spaces, the side won the league to earn a promotion to the top-tier Serie A in 2005.

In September 2008, Orlandina Basket was excluded from the Serie A along with Basket Napoli due to legal problems.[2] After this decision, the team restarted to play in Serie C Dilettanti, the fifth highest basketball league in Italy.[3] The side moved up the divisions, and went from the DNA, to the LegaDue in 2012. Despite losing the playoff final against Aquila Basket Trento, in 2013–14, Orlandina Basket was promoted to the Serie A, after Montepaschi Siena went bankrupt.

On May 12, 2017, Orlandina won its first LBA play-off game, with a 80–87 road victory over Olimpia Milano.[4] The following season, Orlandina played in European competitions as it qualified for the Basketball Champions League (BCL) for the 2017–18 season. After defeating Academic Sofia in the qualifying round, the team advanced to the regular season where it finished last in its group. The same season, the club relegated to the Serie A2, after finishing in the fourteenth and last placed in the LBA season.

Arena[edit]

The team plays its home games in the PalaFantozzi (named after former Orlandina star Alessandro Fantozzi), which seats 3,613 spectators..[5]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Italian Cup European competitions
2013–14 2 LNP Gold 2nd
2014–15 1 LBA 14th
2015–16 1 LBA 13th
2016–17 1 LBA 8th Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 LBA 16th 3 Champions League RS

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Orlandina Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 Italy Galipò, Giorgio 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 18 – (1999-11-30)30 November 1999
PG 6 Turkey Atsür, Engin 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 34 – (1984-04-02)2 April 1984
SG 8 Lithuania Kulboka, Arnoldas 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 20 – (1998-01-04)4 January 1998
G 9 Italy Laganà, Matteo 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 18 – (2000-01-10)10 January 2000
G/F 23 Serbia Stojanović, Vojislav 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 21 – (1997-04-14)14 April 1997
C 73 Italy Donda, Andrea 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 18 – (2000-08-11)11 August 2000
C 22 Italy Campani, Luca 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1990-02-18)18 February 1990
SF 20 Russia Likhodey, Valery 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 32 – (1986-10-23)23 October 1986
PF 24 United States Knox, Justin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 29 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989
SG 1 United States Smith, Adam 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 26 – (1992-11-08)8 November 1992
G United States Triche, Brandon 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 27 – (1991-02-21)21 February 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Italy Salvatore Poma
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Italy Biagio Di Giorgio
Team manager
  • Italy Mauro Saja

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 13 February 2018

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

  • UPEA Capo d'Orlando: (–2015)
  • Betaland Capo d'Orlando: (2015–present)
  • SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando[6] (2017; in European competitions)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuovo main sponsor, sarà Betaland Capo d'Orlando!" [New main sponsor, now Betaland Capo d'Orlando!]. OrlandinaBasket (in Italian). 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ Il Consiglio Federale revoca l'ammissione di Napoli e Capo d'Orlando alla Serie A. (in Italian)
  3. ^ Comunicato Stampa. (in Italian)
  4. ^ Orlandina stuns Olimpia Milano with historic 1 – 0
  5. ^ Seating General Seating: 3613.
  6. ^ "L'Orlandina in Europa si chiamerà "SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando"". Amnotizie.it. 2017-09-19.

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