San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC

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Delteco GBC
Delteco GBC logo
Nickname GBC
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 2001; 17 years ago (2001)
History Gipuzkoa BC
(2001–06)
San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC
(2006–present)
Arena San Sebastián Arena
Capacity 11,000
Location San Sebastián, Spain
Team colors Navy Blue, Blue
         
President Nekane Arzallus
Head coach Sergio Valdeolmillos
Website Official website
Uniforms

San Sebastián Gipuzkoa Basket Club, S.A.D., shortly known as Gipuzkoa Basket or as Delteco GBC for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in San Sebastián, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. Their home arena is San Sebastián Arena.

History[edit]

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.

Bruesa GBC only needed one season in LEB to achieve promotion Liga ACB. The team finished the regular season in the sixth position but performed a perfect playoff (7–0) to win the league.[1]

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.

Despite this failure, Bruesa GBC, this time with Pablo Laso as coach, obtained again the promotion after beating Tenerife Rural in the final game by 81–76 in Cáceres.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4] With this decision, GBC came back to its old pavilion Polideportivo Municipal José Antonio Gasca, instead of playing again at Illumbe bullring. In its third season at LEB Oro, it achieved a third promotion to the top tier after ending as league champions.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

San Sebastián Gipuzkoa BC has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Datac GBC (2001–02)
  • Bruesa GBC (2004–09)
  • Lagun Aro GBC (2009–13)
  • RETAbet.es GBC (2015–2017)
  • Delteco GBC (2017–present)

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Delteco GBC roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
C 6 Senegal Barro, Mouhamed 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1995-05-10)10 May 1995
PF 13 Ukraine Bobrov, Vyacheslav 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1992-09-19)19 September 1992
PF 23 Georgia (country) Burjanadze, Beka 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1994-01-03)3 January 1994
SF 33 Spain Corbacho, Alberto 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 33 – (1984-10-01)1 October 1984
C 31 Brazil Faverani, Vítor 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 30 – (1988-05-05)5 May 1988
PG 1 Mexico Gutiérrez, Jorge 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1988-12-27)27 December 1988
PG 8 Spain Maiza, Gaizka 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 22 – (1996-06-14)14 June 1996
SG 3 United States Nevels, Garrett 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 25 – (1992-11-26)26 November 1992
SF 7 Spain Oroz, Xabi (C) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1996-01-19)19 January 1996
PG 5 Spain Pérez, Daniel 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1990-02-28)28 February 1990
PF 10 Spain Salvó, Miquel 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1994-11-03)3 November 1994
C Montenegro Sekulić, Blagota 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 36 – (1982-03-14)14 March 1982
SG 4 Argentina Van Lacke, Federico 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 38 – (1980-06-26)26 June 1980
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: September 17, 2018

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Blagota Sekulić Vítor Faverani Mouhamed Barro
PF Beka Burjanadze Vyacheslav Bobrov Miquel Salvó
SF Alberto Corbacho Xabi Oroz
SG Garrett Nevels Federico Van Lacke
PG Jorge Gutiérrez Daniel Pérez Gaizka Maiza

Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non–FIBA Europe player

Coaches[edit]

Porfirio Fisac achieved the first promotion of the club to Liga ACB.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups
2001–02 3 LEB 2 11th 13–17
2002–04 Did not enter any competition
2004–05 3 LEB 2 5th[a] 23–12 Copa LEB 2 SF
2005–06 2 LEB 1st 26–15
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 18th 8–26
2007–08 2 LEB Oro 2nd 28–10 Copa Príncipe SF
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 12th 11–21
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 14th 13–21
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 5th 20–17 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 17th[b] 8–26
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 10th 16–18
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 17th[c] 10–24
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 18th 7–27
2016–17 2 LEB Oro 1st 25–9
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 13th 13–21
2018–19 1 Liga ACB
  1. ^ Bought the LEB berth to Algeciras Cepsa.
  2. ^ Remained in ACB after Ford Burgos (Atapuerca) did not give the requirements for joining the league.
  3. ^ Remained in ACB after Ford Burgos (Tizona) did not give the requirements for joining the league.

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ACB Most Valuable Player

All-ACB Team

ACB Best Young Player Award

Notable players[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bruesa GBC temporada 2005/06 – Un 0 – 7 que vale un ascenso" (in Spanish). Falso9sports.com. 14 January 2015. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "El Bruesa vuelve a la ACB un año después" (in Spanish). Marca. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Renuncia a jugar la Eurocup" (in Spanish). Gara. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "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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