BK Skonto is the name of a former professional basketball club that was based in Riga, Latvia.

Skonto
Skonto logo
LeaguesLBL
NEBL
Founded2001
Dissolved2004
HistoryBK Skonto
2001–2004
ArenaRīgas sporta manēža
(capacity: 3,000)
Daugavas Sporta Nams
(capacity: 1,500)
LocationRiga, Latvia
Team colors   
PresidentGuntis Indriksons
Head coachGuntis Endzels

HistoryEdit

BK Skonto was founded in 2001 as a basketball section of FC Skonto. Basketball club was created by FC Skonto president Guntis Indriksons and basketball legend Valdis Valters.[1] Skonto took the place in Latvian Basketball League from BK Brocēni, other basketball club from Riga, which stopped to exist in 2001. Skonto's main focus was developing young Latvian talents and they did so by giving opportunity to rising stars such as Andris Biedriņš, Kristaps Valters, Jānis Blūms, Sandis Valters, Kaspars Bērziņš, Kristaps Janičenoks and others.

Skonto lasted three seasons and in every one of them made it to Latvian league finals, where they lost to BK Ventspils. In 2004 club's president Guntis Indriksons announced that he won't continue to support club and BK Skonto's existence stopped.[2]

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