San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC
San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC
|Arena||José Antonio Gasca|
|Location||San Sebastián, Spain|
|Team colors||Navy Blue, Blue
|Head coach||Jaume Ponsarnau|
|Team captain||David Doblas|
San Sebastián Gipuzkoa Basket Club, S.A.D., also known as RETAbet.es GBC by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in San Sebastián, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. Their home arena is Polideportivo Municipal José Antonio Gasca.
San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC started competing in LEB 2, third tier. After a first season where the club finished in 11th position out of sixteen teams, it ceased in activity until 2004, when it came back to LEB 2.
In the 2004–05 LEB 2 season, despite finishing in the second position of the regular season, Gipuzkoa BC was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the promotion playoffs by Ciudad de La Laguna. After this come back to competition, Gipuzkoa BC bought the place in Liga LEB, second tier, to CB Ciudad de Algeciras.
The 2006–07 ACB season was not good for the club and could not remain in the league after only winning eight of the 34 games. Porfirio Fisac finished his era in the club after two consecutive promotions.
The second era in Liga ACB was much better, and the club had not too much problems to remain in the league. The 2011–12 season, just after Pablo Laso signed with Real Madrid, would be the best one in the history of the club, qualifying for the first time to play the Copa del Rey, where the team was defeated in the quarterfinals by Caja Laboral, and the playoffs, not being able to beat Valencia Basket.
A drastic cut in the public subvention to the club, forced Gipuzkoa to resign to play in the Eurocup Basketball. From 2012 to 2016 the club decreased its performances and was relegated to LEB Oro in three of the following four seasons, but remained in the league due to the not ability of the second-tier teams to fulfill the requirements to join the ACB League.
In July 2016, after its third relegation and only winning seven games of the 2015–16 season, the board of directors agreed to register GBC in the LEB Oro, thus rejecting the invitation to play again in Liga ACB. With this decision, GBC came back to its old pavilion Polideportivo Municipal José Antonio Gasca, instead of playing again at Illumbe bullring.
San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:
RETAbet.es GBC roster
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||David Doblas||Danny Agbelese||Julen Olaizola|
|PF||Travis Wear||Marcus Landry|
|SF||Zoran Vrkić||Mikel Motos|
|SG||Txemi Urtasun||Jordi Grimau|
|PG||Pedro Llompart||Andrew Lawrence||Andrés Rico|
Season by season
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||Postseason||RS||PO||Copa del Rey||Other cups|
|2002–04||Did not enter any competition|
|2004–05||3||LEB 2||5||Quarterfinalist[N 1]||21–9||2–3||–||Copa LEB 2||SF|
|2007–08||2||LEB Oro||2||Promoted||24–10||4–0||–||Copa Príncipe||SF|
|2012–13||1||Liga ACB||17||Relegated[N 2]||8–26||–||–||–||–|
|2014–15||1||Liga ACB||17||Relegated[N 3]||10–24||–||–||–||–|
Trophies and awards
- Andy Panko – 2012
- Dani Díez – 2015
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least one season for the club.
- Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
- Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
- To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
- "Bruesa GBC temporada 2005/06 – Un 0 – 7 que vale un ascenso" (in Spanish). Falso9sports.com. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
- "El Bruesa vuelve a la ACB un año después" (in Spanish). Marca. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
- "Renuncia a jugar la Eurocup" (in Spanish). Gara. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
- "Diputación de Gipuzkoa y GBC sellan acuerdo para que juegue en LEB Oro" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
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