BC Tallinna Kalev

Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ is a professional basketball club based in Tallinn, Estonia. The team plays in the Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML). Their home arena is the Kalev Sports Hall.

Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ
Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ logo
LeaguesKorvpalli Meistriliiga
Baltic Basketball League
Founded2002; 19 years ago (2002)
History
List
    • Pirita
      (2002–2008)
    • Tallinna Kalev
      (2008–2010)
    • TTÜ/Kalev II
      (2010–2011)
    • Tallinna Kalev
      (2011–2014)
    • Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ
      (2014–present)
ArenaKalev Sports Hall
Capacity1,870[1]
LocationTallinn, Estonia
Team colorsBlack, Blue, Red, White
       
Head coachMartin Müürsepp
Websitetallinnkalev.ee/korvpall

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 2002 as Pirita. Coached by Kalle Klandorf, the team joined the top-tier Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML) in the 2002–03 season. In 2002, Pirita reached the Estonian Cup final, but were defeated by University of Tartu 76–92.

In 2008, Pirita joined the multi-sport club Kalev. The team adopted the name Tallinna Kalev prior to the 2008–09 season. The team signed power forward Travis Reed for the 2009–10 season, while former Estonia national team coach Üllar Kerde joined the coaching staff.

In 2010, the team merged with TTÜ, the latter becoming TTÜ/Kalev, while Tallinna Kalev became TTÜ/Kalev II. Both teams competed in the 2010–11 KML season and the 2010–11 Baltic Basketball League. The unified team dissolved after the 2010–11 season and both clubs continued separately.[2]

Prior to the 2014–15 season, the team signed an agreement with Tallinn University and adopted the name Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ.

Home arenasEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Tallinna Kalev/TLÜ roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4   Sokk, Tanel 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 36 – (1985-01-20)20 January 1985
SG 7   Kasemets, Kristen 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 18 – (2002-08-05)5 August 2002
SF 8   Jurevicuš, Mareks 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 36 – (1985-01-17)17 January 1985
PF 9   Lips, Karl-Johan 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1996-07-20)20 July 1996
PF 10   Saks, Kaido 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 34 – (1986-07-24)24 July 1986
PG 15   Pehka, Ran 190 m (623 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 20 – (2001-06-15)15 June 2001
SG 19   Sengbusch, Conrad 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 19 – (2001-08-23)23 August 2001
SF 36   Valge, Risto 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 21 – (1999-11-01)1 November 1999
C 44   Buchanan, Michael 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 136 kg (300 lb) 27 – (1994-03-25)25 March 1994
CG 88   Pahv, Margus 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 20 – (2000-10-30)30 October 2000
C/PF 90   Raines, Cadarian 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 30 – (1990-10-12)12 October 1990
CG 0   Paiste, Mario 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 31 – (1989-09-03)3 September 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 14 January 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Bamba Fall
PF Kayel Locke Đorđe Dželetović Martin Jurtom
SF Kaido Saks Janis Vahter
SG Kiur Akenpärg Mario Paiste Tom Kaldre Robert Roos
PG Kristo Saage Reimo Tamm Daniel Beilinson

CoachesEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Estonian Cup Baltic Basketball League European competitions
2002–03 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 6 Fifth place 12–12 1–2 Runner-up
2003–04 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5 Fourth place 10–14 3–6 Quarterfinalist
2004–05 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 6 Fourth place 8–8 3–6 Semifinalist
2005–06 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 4 Fourth place 16–8 2–5 Third place Baltic Basketball League 19th 5–27
2006–07 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5 Quarterfinalist 18–18 0–2 Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3 Fourth place 23–13 2–5 Third place
2008–09 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5 Quarterfinalist 11–17 2–4 Third place BBL Challenge Cup 12th 11–23
2009–10 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 6 Quarterfinalist 9–19 1–2 Quarterfinalist BBL Challenge Cup QF 11–23
2010–11 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7 10–22 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 6 Quarterfinalist 12–16 0–3 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 8 Quarterfinalist 9–23 0–3 Fourth place Baltic Basketball League RS 1–9
2013–14 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 5 Fourth place 14–18 4–6 Quarterfinalist Baltic Basketball League RS 3–9
2014–15 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 8 Quarterfinalist 7–25 0–3 Quarterfinalist Baltic Basketball League RS 1–11
2015–16 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3 Fourth place 19–13 4–7 Third place Baltic Basketball League T16 6–8
2016–17 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7 Quarterfinalist 12–20 0–3 Round of 32 Baltic Basketball League T16 0–2 Europe Cup RS 0–4
2017–18 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 6 Quarterfinalist 10–16 2–3 Baltic Basketball League QF 7–7

Trophies and awardsEdit

Individual awardsEdit

All-KML Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kalevi Spordihall". Spordiregister.ee.
  2. ^ "Ajalugu" (in Estonian). Tallinnkalev.ee.

External linksEdit