Pallacanestro Pavia

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Pallacanestro Pavia
Founded 1943
Dissolved 2014
History Onda Pavia
(1943–1948)
Pallacanestro Pavia
(1948–1958; 1975-1995; 2010-2014)
Onda Pavia
(1958–1975)
Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia
(1997-2010)
Arena PalaRavizza
Location Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
Team colors Blue, White
         

Pallacanestro Pavia was an Italian professional basketball club based in Pavia, Lombardy.

For past club sponsorship names, see the list below.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1943 as Onda Pavia by industrialist Luigi Cazzani. In 1946-47, Onda finished second of the Serie A, the national championship. It played in the first division until 1958 when it was expelled.[1]

Onda Pavia was refounded a few years later. At the end of the 1979-80 season, a Carlo Fiume coached team was promoted to the third division Serie B. The club then climbed to the second division in 1985. With the addition of experienced coach Tonino Zorzi and legendary player Oscar Schmidt, the side beat Sidis Reggio Emilia on 9 May 1991 in the playout to earn a return to Serie A.[1]

However, the side only lasted one season in the top division, being relegated at the end of 1992. After a few unremarkable years in the second division, the side went bankrupt in 1995.[1]

In 1997, Nuova Pallacanestro Pavia was established as its successor after a fusion of Pavian clubs. It reached the second division in 2001 and stayed there in the following years, losing a promotion playoff in 2007.[1]

However, in June 2010 the side sold its right to play in the second division to Scaligera Basket Verona, voluntarily relegating to the third division Serie A dilettanti. At the same time it retook the name Pallacanestro Pavia.[2]

After two years in that league, Pallacanestro Pavia again auto-relegated, this time to the fourth division Serie C after struggling to find financing.[3] It only played a season at the level before choosing to move down to the sixth division Promozione.[4]

Pallacanestro Pavia's last participation in a championship was in the 2013-14 season, playing in the seventh division Prima Divisione.[5] Since then, the club has disappeared.[6]

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as :

  • Necchi Pavia (1955–1957)
  • Annabella Pavia (1985-1990)
  • Fernet Branca Pavia (1990–1993)
  • Sacil HLB Pavia (2001–2002)
  • Edimes Pavia (2002–2009)
  • Paul Mitchell Pavia (2011–2012)

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