Orlandina Basket

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Orlandina Basket
Orlandina Basket logo
Leagues LBA
Founded 1978
History Orlandina Basket
(1978–2008)
Pallacanestro Nebrodi
(2008–2009)
Orlandina Basket
(2009–present)
Arena PalaFantozzi
Arena Capacity 3,613
Location Capo d'Orlando, Sicily, Italy
Team colors White and Blue
         
President Enzo Sindoni
Head coach Gennaro Di Carlo
Website orlandinabasket.it
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

Orlandina Basket, known as Betaland Capo d'Orlando for sponsorship reasons,[1] is an Italian professional basketball club based in Capo d'Orlando, Sicily. It plays in the first division LBA as of the 2016-17 season.

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.

Arena[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

Orlandina Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 Italy Galipò, Giorgio 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 17 – (1999-11-30)30 November 1999
SF 4 Serbia Tepić, Milenko 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 30 – (1987-02-27)27 February 1987
C 7 Italy Iannuzzi, Antonio 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 26 – (1991-04-21)21 April 1991
PG 8 Italy Laquintana, Tommaso 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 21 – (1995-07-07)7 July 1995
C 10 Croatia Nicević, Sandro (C) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 40 – (1976-06-16)16 June 1976
C 13 Croatia Delaš, Mario 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 27 – (1990-01-16)16 January 1990
SG 16 United States Diener, Drake 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 35 – (1981-12-12)12 December 1981
PG 20 Montenegro Ivanović, Nikola 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 23 – (1994-02-19)19 February 1994
F 21 United States Archie, Dominique 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 29 – (1987-08-19)19 August 1987
SF 23 Serbia Stojanović, Vojislav 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 20 – (1997-04-14)14 April 1997
SF 45 Latvia Bērziņš, Jānis 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 23 – (1993-05-04)4 May 1993
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 10 January 2017

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

  • UPEA Capo d'Orlando (–2015)
  • Betaland Capo d'Orlando (2015–present)

References[edit]

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