Basket Zaragoza

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Basket Zaragoza 2002 S.A.D.,[1] more commonly referred to as Basket Zaragoza and as Casademont Zaragoza for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Zaragoza, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. Their home arena is the Pabellón Príncipe Felipe.

Casademont Zaragoza
Casademont Zaragoza logo
LeaguesLiga ACB
Founded2002; 19 years ago (2002)
ArenaPabellón Príncipe Felipe
Capacity10,744
LocationZaragoza, Spain
Team colorsRed, White, Black
     
PresidentPredrag Savović
Head coachJaume Ponsarnau
Championships2 LEB championship
1 Copa Príncipe
WebsiteOfficial website

History

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.[2]

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.

On 15 June 2020, Basket Zaragoza created the women's team by integrating the professional team of Stadium Casablanca.[3]

Logos

Players

Current roster

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

Casademont Zaragoza roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 10   Cook, Omar   1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 39 – (1982-01-28)28 January 1982
SG 22   Font, Aleix 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 23 – (1998-03-11)11 March 1998
G 44   García, Javier 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (2001-04-06)6 April 2001
C 32   Hlinason, Tryggvi 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 23 – (1997-10-28)28 October 1997
SG 2   Mobley, Matt 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 27 – (1994-09-01)1 September 1994
F/C 7   McLean, Jamel 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 33 – (1988-04-18)18 April 1988
SF 5   Okoye, Stan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 30 – (1991-04-10)10 April 1991
F 8   Radončić, Dino 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1999-01-08)8 January 1999
PG 00   San Miguel, Rodrigo 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 36 – (1985-01-21)21 January 1985
PG 25   Sipahi, Kenan 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 26 – (1995-05-26)26 May 1995
PF 9   Vanwijn, Hans 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 26 – (1995-02-15)15 February 1995
C 13   Vila, Ramon 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1997-09-11)11 September 1997
G/F 21   Waczyński, Adam 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 31 – (1989-10-15)15 October 1989
SF 4   Yusta, Santiago   2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1997-04-28)28 April 1997
Head coach
  •   Jaume Ponsarnau
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Aleix Durán
  •   Ignacio Juan

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 15, 2021

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Inactive
C Jamel McLean Tryggvi Hlinason Ramon Vila
PF Hans Vanwijn Dino Radončić
SF Stan Okoye Adam Waczyński Santiago Yusta  
SG Matt Mobley Aleix Font Javier García
PG Rodrigo San Miguel Kenan Sipahi Omar Cook  

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
2002–03 2 LEB 14th 15–20
2003–04 2 LEB 4th 25–19 Copa Príncipe C
2004–05 2 LEB 6th 19–18 Copa Príncipe SF
2005–06 2 LEB 4th 30–12
2006–07 2 LEB 3rd 26–16
2007–08 2 LEB Oro 1st 28–6 Copa Príncipe SF
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 17th 8–24 Supercopa RU
2009–10 2 LEB Oro 1st 27–7
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 10th 16–18
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 10th 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 3rd 23–17 Quarterfinalist Supercopa 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
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 15th 9–23
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 16th 10–24
2018–19 1 Liga ACB 6th 18-16
2019–20 1 Liga ACB 6th 17–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League 4th 13–6
2020–21 1 Liga ACB 13th 14–22 3 Champions League 3rd 11–3
2021–22 1 Liga ACB 4 FIBA Europe Cup

Honours

National leagues

European competition

Individual awards

Copa Príncipe de Asturias MVP

  • Matías Lescano – 2004

Basketball Champions League Best Young Player

Players database

Updated as of the end of the 2014–15 season

Coaches database

Nat. Name Season
  José Luis Abós García 2009–2014
  Alberto Angulo Espinosa 2008–2009
  Pep Cargol 2018
  Andreu Casadevall Guinart 2015–2017
  Jota Cuspinera 2017–2018
  Porfirio Fisac 2018–present
  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
  Ranko Žeravica 2002–2003

Women's team

Since 2020, Basket Zaragoza has also a women's team. It was created after integrating Stadium Casablanca into the structure of the club. Basket Zaragoza joined to Liga Femenina, instead of Stadium Casablanca which joined to Liga Femenina 2 as a reserve team.[5]

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa de la Reina
2020–21 1 Liga Femenina

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Tecnyconta se incorpora como patrocinador principal del Basket Zaragoza" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 26 September 2016. Archived from the original on 13 November 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  3. ^ "El Basket Zaragoza absorbe al Stadium Casablanca y competirá en Liga Femenina Endesa" (in Spanish). Palco 23. 15 June 2020.
  4. ^ "Star Lineup revealed, Alocen Best Young Player". Basketball Champions League. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Casademont Zaragoza reafirma su apuesta por el baloncesto femenino | Basket Zaragoza". www.basketzaragoza.net (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 July 2020.

External links

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 10   Ayuso, Aina 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 22 – (1999-08-01)1 August 1999
C 34     Gatling, Markeisha 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 29 – (1992-07-14)14 July 1992
G 2   Gorecki, Haley 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 24 – (1996-11-13)13 November 1996
F 22   Handy, Chantelle 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 34 – (1987-06-16)16 June 1987
G 17   Hernández, Zoe 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 20 – (2001-04-18)18 April 2001
C 4   Nicholls, Laura 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 32 – (1989-02-26)26 February 1989
C 15   Omerbasic, Samra 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1990-01-29)29 January 1990
PF 62   Sangare, Aminata 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2002-02-10)10 February 2002
PG 35   Vanloo, Julie 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 28 – (1993-02-10)10 February 1993
G 7   Wurtz, Taylor 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 31 – (1990-08-13)13 August 1990
Head coach

Carlos Iglesias


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured