Szolnoki Olaj KK

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Szolnoki Olaj KK
Szolnoki Olaj KK logo
Leagues NB I/A
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded 1959
History Alföldi Olajbányász
1959–1988
Szolnoki Olajbányász
1988–1993
Szolnoki Olaj KK
1993–2000
MOL Szolnok
2000–2004
Szolnoki Olaj KK
2004–present
Arena Tiszaligeti Sportcsarnok
Arena Capacity 3,000[1]
Location Szolnok, Hungary
Team colors Red, Black
         
Team manager Zoltán Tóth
Head coach Dragan Aleksić
Championships 7 Hungarian Leagues
6 Hungarian Cups
Website szolnokiolaj.hu
Uniforms
Semifinal game against PVSK Pécs in 2007

Szolnoki Olaj Kosárlabda Klub is a professional basketball team based in Szolnok, Hungary. The team also goes by the name of Olaj, which is a well-known nickname in the country. The club competes in the Hungarian League.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1959,[2] and it has since developed into one of the most successful basketball teams in Hungary. Olaj has won 4 Hungarian National Championships, 4 Hungarian Cups since 1989 (the year when they earned a spot in the Hungarian 1st division). The team is also famous for its fans' passionate support.

In 2012, the club played the EuroChallenge Final Four where they were beaten by Beşiktaş Milangaz. For the 2012–13 season, Szolnoki Olaj was invited to join the Adriatic League. In 2014 they won the Hungarian Basketball Cup once again.[3] Szolnok made the EuroChallenge Final Four for the second time made in 2014, and ended on the 4th place once again, after losing to Triumph Lyubertsy and Royal Halı Gaziantep.

Team[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Szolnoki Olaj KK roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 3 United States Kendrick Perry 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1992-12-23)23 December 1992
C 4 Croatia Lukša Andrić
G/F 9 Hungary Dávid Vojvoda 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 27 – (1990-09-04)4 September 1990
SG 10 Hungary Péter Kovács (basketball) 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1989-10-25)25 October 1989
SF 12 United States Quincy Ford 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 25 – (1993-01-12)12 January 1993
F/C 13 Hungary Ádám Tóth 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 28 – (1989-08-25)25 August 1989
PG 14 Hungary Laszlo Polyak 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 24 – (1993-05-28)28 May 1993
G 22 United States Tarik Phillip 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 24 – (1993-08-10)10 August 1993
PG 23 Hungary Zoltam Toth 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 23 – (1994-06-08)8 June 1994
F 24 Serbia Strahinja Milošević 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 32 – (1985-09-25)25 September 1985
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Hungary Zoltán Szabó

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 28 March 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Lukša Andrić Ádám Tóth
PF Strahinja Milosevic
SF Quincy Ford Tarik Tobias Phillip
SG Dávid Vojvoda Kovács Péter
PG Kendrick Perry Polyák László Tóth Zoltán

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A (National Championship of Hungary)

  • Gold medal blank.svg Champions (7): 1990–91, 2006–07, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Silver medal blank.svg Runners-up (3): 1992–93, 1999–00, 2012–13
  • Bronze medal blank.svg Third place (2): 1994–95, 1997–98

Magyar Kupa (National Cup of Hungary)

  • Gold medal with cup.svg Winners (6): 2002, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Silver medal with cup.svg Finalist (6): 1993, 1994, 1995, 2013, 2016, 2017

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have played at least two seasons for the club AND either:

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Magyar kupa European competitions
2000–01 1 NB I/A 4th 3 Korać Cup R32
2001–02 1 NB I/A 3rd Winner
2002–03 1 NB I/A 8th
2003–04 1 NB I/A 10th
2004–05 1 NB I/A 6th
2005–06 1 NB I/A 8th
2006–07 1 NB I/A 1st Winner
2007–08 1 NB I/A 4th
2008–09 1 NB I/A 7th
2009–10 1 NB I/A 4th
2010–11 1 NB I/A 1st Winner 3 EuroChallenge RS
2011–12 1 NB I/A 1st Winner 3 EuroChallenge 4th
2012–13 1 NB I/A 2nd Runner-up 3 EuroChallenge L16
2013–14 1 NB I/A 1st Winner 3 EuroChallenge 4th
2014–15 1 NB I/A 1st Winner 2 Eurocup RS
2015–16 1 NB I/A 1st Runner-up 2 Eurocup L32
2016–17 1 NB I/A 5th Runner-up 3 Champions League RS
2017–18 1 NB I/A 4 FIBA Europe Cup

In European competition[edit]

Source: basketball.eurobasket.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiszaligeti Sportcsarnok" (in Hungarian). Szolnoki Olaj KK Official Website. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Az NBI-es szakosztály" (in Hungarian). Szolnoki Olaj KK Official Website. Retrieved 29 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Szolnok beat Sopron to clinch Hungarian Cup title". Eurobasket.com. 2014-02-08. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 

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