Basket Zaragoza 2002 S.A.D.,, more commonly referred to as Basket Zaragoza or just Zaragoza, is a professional basketball club based in Zaragoza, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. Their home arena is the Pabellón Príncipe Felipe.
|Arena||Pabellón Príncipe Felipe|
|Team colors||Red, White, Black|
|Head coach||Porfirio Fisac|
|Championships||2 LEB championship|
1 Copa Príncipe
Basket Zaragoza was founded in 2002 with the aim of giving the city of Zaragoza back to the Spanish basketball elite league, after old CB Zaragoza left the Liga ACB on 1996. It started playing on LEB, after taking the place belonging to CB Coruña.
CAI Zaragoza spent five hard years on LEB league before reaching Liga ACB for the first time. The team had to overcome a relegation playoff in its first season against CB Ciudad de Huelva, and four consecutive failed promotion playoffs against CB Granada, CB Murcia and Baloncesto León twice.
Finally, CAI Zaragoza got promoted to Liga ACB after winning the title of the 2007–08 season, but its first participation on it was a total failure. CAI Zaragoza got immediately relegated, after being defeated in the last day by CB Murcia. Nevertheless, the team arranged returned to Liga ACB on the next season after the arrival of homegrown coach José Luis Abós.
Under Abos, CAI Zaragoza established on the top Spanish basketball competition; in the 2012–13 season, they qualifying for the first time to the Copa del Rey and reached the ACB semifinals in their first participation in the play-offs for the title. This success allowed CAI Zaragoza to make their debut in European competitions by playing the EuroCup Basketball during three consecutive seasons, reaching the Last 16 stage in the 2015–16 season.
Nevertheless, after Abós's untimely death in 2014, the team struggled in the national competition, and went from reaching the play-offs to barely avoiding relegation. In 2016, after 14 years with CAI, the club changed the sponsorship naming to Tecnyconta Zaragoza.
In the 2018-19 ACB season, under Porfirio Fisac's coaching and after a profound change in their roster, Tecnyconta Zaragoza returned to the ACB play-off and reached the semifinals for the second time in their history.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Basket Zaragoza roster|
Updated: July 9, 2019
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Javier Justiz||Fran Vázquez||Tryggvi Hlinason|
|SF||Stan Okoye||Nicolás Brussino||Jonathan Barreiro|
|SG||Renaldas Seibutis||Vít Krejčí|
|PG||Rodrigo San Miguel||Carlos Alocén|
Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non–FIBA Europe player
Season by season
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||W–L||Copa del Rey||Other cups||European competitions|
|2007–08||2||LEB Oro||1st||28–6||Copa Príncipe||SF|
|2013–14||1||Liga ACB||8th||18–18||Semifinalist||2 Eurocup||L32||8–8|
|2014–15||1||Liga ACB||9th||18–16||Quarterfinalist||2 Eurocup||L32||6–10|
|2015–16||1||Liga ACB||12th||13–21||2 Eurocup||EF||12–6|
- Matías Lescano – 2004
- Updated as of the end of the 2014–15 season
|José Luis Abós García||2009–2014|
|Alberto Angulo Espinosa||2008–2009|
|Andreu Casadevall Guinart||2015–2017|
|Luis Guil Torres||2017|
|Alfred Julbe Bosch||2002–2004 & 2005–2006|
|Jesús Alfonso Mateo Díez||2006–2007|
|José Luis Oliete Terraz||2002–2003|
|Óscar Quintana Viar||2004–2005|
|Joaquín Ruiz Lorente||2014–2015|
|Francisco Segura Gómez||2007–2009|
- "Relación de SAD — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- "Tecnyconta se incorpora como patrocinador principal del Basket Zaragoza" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.