BK Opava is a Czech professional basketball club based in the historical city of Opava. The club was founded in 1945 and currently plays in the NBL.

BK Opava
BK Opava logo
LeaguesNBL
Founded1945
ArenaHala Opava
Capacity3,006
LocationOpava, Czech Republic
PresidentLadislav Schreiber
Head coachPetr Czudek
2021 positionNBL, 2nd of 12
Championships4 Czech Championships
6 Czech Cups
Websitewww.bkopava.cz

The club has won the Czech National Basketball League four times – most recently in the 2002–03 season. It also has won six Czech Cup titles, the most recent one being in 2022.

The club plays its home games at the Hala Opava, which has a capacity of 3,006 people.

HistoryEdit

Opava had its glory years in the 00s, as the team won the Czech championship in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2003. The team also won five Czech Cup titles, including three straight from 1997 until 1999. In the 2017–18 season, Opava reached the finals of the NBL season. By achieving this, the club qualified for the regular season of the 2018–19 Basketball Champions League season.[1]

Name through historyEdit

  • 1945–1995 BC Opava
  • 1995–1996 ICEC Opava Basketbal
  • 1996–1997 ICEC Opava
  • 1997–2000 BC Slovnaft Opava
  • 2000–2008 BC Opava
  • 2008–2012 BC Breda & Weinstein Opava
  • 2012–present BC Opava

HonoursEdit

 
BK Opava fans in February 2019

Domestic competitionsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

BK Opava roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1   Dragoun, Rostislav 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 26 – (1996-03-25)25 March 1996
PG 6   Klečka, Radim 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1990-02-20)20 February 1990
SF 8   Švandrlík, Jan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1994-01-28)28 January 1994
SG 9   Zbránek, Filip 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 32 – (1990-11-15)15 November 1990
C 12   Kvapil, Miroslav 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 29 – (1993-09-07)7 September 1993
C 14   Gniadek, Martin 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 32 – (1990-05-30)30 May 1990
C 15   Markusson, Mattias 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 26 – (1996-04-10)10 April 1996
C 20   Štěpánek, Jiří 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 24 – (1998-02-06)6 February 1998
PG 21   Kouřil, Radovan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1995-04-08)8 April 1995
SF 23   Jurečka, Luděk 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 23 – (1999-04-29)29 April 1999
PG 24   Šiřina, Jakub 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 35 – (1987-11-21)21 November 1987
SF 33   Slavík, Jakub 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 23 – (1999-04-29)29 April 1999
SF 34   Páleník, Juraj 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 22 – (2000-04-04)4 April 2000
PG 78   Mička, Jan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (2002-05-07)7 May 2002
Head coach
  •   Petr Czudek
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Kryštof Vlček
  •   David Zach
Physiotherapist(s)
  •   Petr Kivorchian
Team manager
  •   Dušan Štěnička

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: October 13, 2021

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Czech Cup European competitions
2007–08 2 1. Liga 1st
2008–09 2 NBL 7th
2009–10 1 NBL 7th
2010–11 1 NBL 7th Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 NBL 14th
2012–13 1 NBL 9th
2013–14 1 NBL 4th Fourth place
2014–15 1 NBL 5th Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 NBL 4th Third place
2016–17 1 NBL 5th Runner-up
2017–18 1 NBL 2nd Quarterfinalist
2018–19 1 NBL 7th 2 Champions League
RS
2–12
2019–20 1 NBL 2nd
2020–21 1 NBL 2nd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champions line up in battle for European glory".

External linksEdit