Pallacanestro Trieste

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Alma Pallacanestro Trieste
Alma Pallacanestro Trieste logo
LeaguesLBA
Founded1975; 43 years ago (1975)
HistoryPallacanestro Trieste
(1975–2004)
Pallacanestro Trieste 2004
(2004–present)
ArenaAllianz Dome
Capacity6,943[1]
LocationTrieste, Italy
Team colorsWhite, red
         
Main sponsorAlma Agenzia per il lavoro
PresidentLuigi Scavone
Head coachMarco De Benedetto
Team captainAndrea Coronica
Championships5 Italian Leagues
1Serie A2
Websitepallacanestrotrieste2004.it
Uniforms

Pallacanestro Trieste 2004, known for sponsorship reasons as Alma Pallacanestro Trieste, is an Italian professional basketball club based in Trieste. They play in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) since the 2018–19 season. The Allianz Dome serves as the clubs home arena.

History[edit]

A number of Trieste teams had played in the first division Serie A, the most successful of which was Società Ginnastica Triestina (from the 1930s to the 1960s) that won several national championships in the 1930s and 1940s. Three other top division Trieste sides were Lega Nazionale Trieste (1949-1951), San Giusto Trieste (1948-1949) and Polizia Civile Trieste (1949-1950).

Pallacanestro Trieste was established in 1975, it played in the top tier Serie A from 1982 to 1986, 1990 to 1997 and again from 1999 to 2004, with a best result of third in 1994. That same year, it reached the FIBA Korać Cup final. The next season saw the team reaching the Italian Cup final.

After the 2003-04 season, the club went bankrupt and was relegated to the lower divisions.

After many years spent between the third and fourth division, in 2010 Eugenio Dalmasson was appointed Head Coach. Finally in 2012, the team reached the promotion to the second division with a win against Chieti in an epic game-5 in front of 6000 people.[2]

In June 16, 2018, Trieste won the 2017–18 Serie A2 season after beating Novipiù Casale Monferrato at game 3 of league's playoffs, and returned in LBA, the highest-tier of the Italian basketball league system after 14 years of absence.[3]

In June 26, 2018, Luigi Scavone, the main owner of the title sponsor Alma Agenzia per il lavoro, became new president of Trieste, while the former president Gianluca Mauro became new CEO of the club.[4]

Current Roster[edit]

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

Pallacanestro Trieste roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 0 Italy Coronica, Andrea (C) 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 25 – (1993-08-19)19 August 1993
G/F 1 United States Walker, Devondrick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 26 – (1992-07-11)11 July 1992
F 2 Croatia Perić, Hrvoje 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 33 – (1985-10-25)25 October 1985
PG 4 Argentina Fernández, Juan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 28 – (1990-07-22)22 July 1990
PG 11 United States Wright, Chris 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 29 – (1989-11-04)4 November 1989
G/F 12 Latvia Strautiņš, Artūrs 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 20 – (1998-10-23)23 October 1998
PG 18 Italy Cavaliero, Daniele 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 34 – (1984-01-10)10 January 1984
F/C 20 Italy Da Ros, Matteo 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 29 – (1989-09-25)25 September 1989
SG 22 United States Sanders, Jamarr 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 – (1988-08-02)2 August 1988
PF 24 United States Knox, Justin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 29 – (1989-01-13)13 January 1989
C 42 United States Mosley, William 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1989-06-22)22 June 1989
C 55 Italy Cittadini, Alessandro 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 39 – (1979-01-02)2 January 1979
C -- Kosovo Sheqiri, Dion 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 15 – (2003-08-25)25 August 2003
F -- Latvia Siliņš, Ojārs 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1993-07-20)20 July 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy Matteo Praticò
  • Italy Marco Legovich

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: December 8, 2018

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (5): 1930, 1932, 1934, 1939–40, 1940–41
3rd place (1): 1993–94
Runners-up (1): 1995
Winners (1): 2017–18
  • Serie B1 north east division
Winners (1): 2011–12

European competitions[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1993–94

Other competitions[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1993

Notable players[edit]

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

Sponsorship names[edit]

In the past, due to sponsorship deals, it has also been known as:

  • Arrigoni Trieste (1955–1956)
  • Stock Trieste (1957–1960)
  • Philco Trieste (1961–1963)
  • Lloyd Adriatico Trieste (1974–1975)
  • Hurlingham Trieste (1976–1881)
  • Oece Trieste (1981–1982)
  • Bic Trieste (1982–1984)
  • Stefanel Trieste (1984–1994)
  • Illy Caffè Trieste (1994–1996)
  • Genertel Trieste (1996–1998)
  • Lineltex Trieste (1997–1999)
  • Telit Trieste (1999–2001)
  • Coop Nordest Trieste (2001–2004)
  • AcegasAps Trieste (2005–2013)
  • Pallacanestro Trieste (2013–2015)
  • Alma Pallacanestro Trieste (2015–present) [5]

Kit manufacturer[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ World League 2003 Cities and competitions halls.
  2. ^ Trieste history on the official team website
  3. ^ "Basket, Trieste sbanca Casale: dopo 14 anni torna in Serie A!" [Basketball, Trieste wins over Casale: after 14 years they retun to Serie A!]. gassetta.it (in Italian). Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Alma Pallacanestro Trieste: Luigi Scavone nuovo presidente, Gianluca Mauro amministratore delegato" [Alma Pallacanestro Trieste: Luigi Scavone new president, Gianluca Mauro CEO]. sportando.basketball (in Italian). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  5. ^ Trieste history on the official Serie A site Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Macron sponsor tecnico di Alma Pallacanestro Trieste, pallacanestrotrieste2004.it, Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  7. ^ Trieste: Adidas nuovo fornitore tecnico, Sportando.basketball, Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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