Polisportiva Dinamo, commonly known as Dinamo Sassari and currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Sassari, Sardinia. They are the current European Cup Champions. The club plays in the Italian LBA, the highest level club competition in Italian professional basketball.
|Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari|
|Founded||23 April 1960|
|Arena||Palasport Roberta Serradimigni|
|Team colors||White, Blue|
|Main sponsor||Banco di Sardegna|
|Team manager||Federico Pasquini|
|Head coach||Gianmarco Pozzecco|
|Team captain||Giacomo Devecchi|
|Championships||1 FIBA Europe Cup|
1 Serie A
2 Italian Cup
2 Italian SuperCup
|Retired numbers||2 (12, 12)|
Dinamo was founded in 1960, and in the past, due to sponsorship deals, has also been known as Banco Popolare Sassari (1989–90). The club plays in the Serie A (the highest level for the men's basketball competitions in Italy), since 2010.
Dinamo Sassari is notable for being the club in Italian professional basketball to have made the impressive score of 158 points scored in a single game (with no overtimes), during the 1994–95 Serie A2 regular season, versus Pallacanestro Pavia (91); which is the highest score ever made by any club in Italy.
In 1994–95 the Dinamo team scored 158 points in a regular season game without overtimes against Pavia.
In 2012 the club made its debut in Europe, when it played in the EuroCup regular season. The 2013–14 season was one of the most historic ever for the club. Banco di Sardegna Sassari won the Italian Cup, the team's first trophy. Dinamo's star player Travis Diener was named Italian Cup MVP. Later in the season Drake Diener – Travis' cousin – was named Italian League MVP. Dinamo also played in the EuroCup once again, and reached the eight-finals this time around.
Despite the third place and elimination in the Italian League semifinals in 2014, Dinamo was invited to play in the 2014–15 EuroLeague season. After Montepaschi Siena, runner-up in the Italian league, resigned the club received a B license.
In the 2014–15 season, Dinamo won its first Italian League championship. In Game 7 of the Italian League Finals, Sassari won 73–75, on the road against Reggio Emilia. Because of this, Dinamo returned to the EuroLeague in 2015. It was eliminated in the regular season and after transferring to the EuroCup it was eliminated in the round of 32.
In 2017, Dinamo reached the final of the Italian Cup, where it lost to Olimpia Milano. This season the club also made its debut in the Basketball Champions League and made the quarter-finals in its inaugural season. In the LBA, the team finished in the fifth place.
In the 2018–19 season, Dinamo played in the second qualifying round of FIBA Europe Cup. Here, it beat Benfica from Portugal to advance to the regular season. After advancing past the second round as well, Dinamo beat ZZ Leiden, Pınar Karşıyaka and Hapoel Holon. Thus, it qualified for the 2019 FIBA Europe Cup Finals where Dinamo faced German side s.Oliver Würzburg. On 1 May 2019, Sassari won the FIBA Europe Cup after defeating Würzburg in the second leg of the finals. It was the team's first European title.
Total titles: 6
- Winners (2): 2014, 2019
- Winners (1): 2018–19
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||League||Pos.||Italian Cup||European competitions|
|2012–13||1||Serie A||5th||Semifinalist||2 Eurocup||RS|
|2013–14||1||Serie A||3rd||Winner||2 Eurocup||EF|
|2014–15||1||Serie A||1st||Winner||1 Euroleague||RS|
|2015–16||1||Serie A||7th||Quarterfinalist||1 Euroleague||RS|
|2016–17||1||LBA||5th||Runner-up||3 Champions League||QF|
|2017–18||1||LBA||10th||3 Champions League||RS|
|4 FIBA Europe Cup||R16|
|2018–19||1||LBA||2nd||Semifinalist||4 FIBA Europe Cup||C|
|Dinamo Sassari retired numbers|
Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster
Updated: January 21, 2020
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
Depth chart (2019–20)Edit
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Miro Bilan||Dwight Coleby||Daniele Magro|
|PF||Dwayne Evans||Paulius Sorokas|
|SF||Dyshawn Pierre||Lorenzo Bucarelli||Giacomo Devecchi|
|SG||Michele Vitali||Stefano Gentile|
|PG||Marco Spissu||Curtis Jerrells|
5+5 format (colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)
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