Ármann men's basketball

The Ármann men's basketball team, commonly known as Ármann, is the men's basketball department of Ármann multi-sport club and is based in Reykjavík, Iceland. As of the 2020-2021 season the team plays in 2. deild karla.[1]

Ármann
Leagues2. deild karla
Founded1952
HistoryÁrmann
(1952–2000)

Ármann/Þróttur
(2000–2008)

Ármann
(2008-present)
ArenaKennaraháskólinn
LocationReykjavík, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, red, white
     
PresidentKarl Guðlaugsson
Head coachOddur Jóhannsson
Championships1 Icelandic championship (1976)
WebsiteArmenningar.is

HistoryEdit

Ármann was one of the founding teams of the first Icelandic basketball league in 1952.[2] In 1968, its star player, Birgir Örn Birgis, won the inaugural Player of the Year award.[3] In 1976, Ármann won its first national championship after beating KR 84-74 in the championship clinching game.[4][5][6]

On 1 December 1979, Danny Shouse scored 100 points for Ármann in a 1 .deild karla game against Skallagrímur, setting the Icelandic single game scoring record.[7][8] In January 1980 he scored 76 points in an overtime loss against Grindavík[9] and in February he broke the 70 point barrier again, scoring 72 points against Þór Akureyri.[10] In 10 games, he scored 648 points for an average of 64.8 points per game.[11] His scoring prowess helped Ármann win Division I and achieve promotion to the Úrvalsdeild.[8] Even though Shouse played in the nations tier 2 league during his first season, he was widely regarded as one of the best players in the country and finished third in the vote for Foreign Player of the Year.[12][13]

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1975–76 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup 1Q   Honka Playboys 65–88 81–107 146–195  

Trophies and achievementsEdit

TitlesEdit

Individual awardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • 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.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2. deild karla". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Íslandsmót í Körfuknattleik". Vísir (in Icelandic). April 21, 1952. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Birgir Birgis kosinn bezti körfuknattleiksmaður 1. deildar". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). No. 9 April 1968. Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Eftir 25 ára baráttu vannst titillinn loks". Dagblaðið (in Icelandic). 29 March 1976. p. 12, 13. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  5. ^ Kjartan L. Pálsson (29 March 1976). "Ármann braut einveldi ÍR og KR!". Vísir (in Icelandic). p. 12. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Vitanlega er ég ánægður með áfangann". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 30 March 1976. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Ruslakjaftur Ívars Websters lykillinn að 100 stiga leik Danny Shouse". Vísir.is. 1 January 2016. Retrieved 2017-07-28. (in Icelandic)
  8. ^ a b "Hverjir ná í Danny Shouse?". Vísir. 26 February 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-28. (in Icelandic)
  9. ^ "Loksins ósigur hjá Ármenningum". 21 January 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-29. (in Icelandic)
  10. ^ "Þór vann Ármann". Dagblaðið. 18 February 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-29. (in Icelandic)
  11. ^ "648 stig í 10 leikjum!". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 25 March 1980. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Shouse besti Bandaríkjamaðurinn..." Tíminn. 19 December 1979. Retrieved 2017-07-29. (in Icelandic)
  13. ^ "Fer Ármann í úrvalsdeild?". Vísir. 14 January 1980. Retrieved 2017-07-29. (in Icelandic)
  14. ^ Mistaratitlar karla
  15. ^ - 1. deild karla
  16. ^ - 2. deild karla
  17. ^ - Bikarkeppni - Meistaraflokkur karla
  18. ^ Viðurkenningar - Besti leikmaður úrvalsdeildar karla
  19. ^ "Hlynur og Pálína best". kki.is (in Icelandic). 10 May 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2018.