GKK Šibenka

Građanski košarkaški klub Šibenka, commonly referred to as GKK Šibenka or simply Šibenka, is a men's professional basketball club from Šibenik, Croatia, that plays in the Croatian League and the Alpe Adria Cup.

Šibenka
2021–22 GKK Šibenka season
NicknameGrađani (The Citizens)
Narančasti (The Oranges)
LeaguesCroatian League
Alpe Adria Cup
Founded2 November 2010; 10 years ago (2010-11-02)
History
  • KK Šibenik Stari Grad
    (2010–2011)
  • GKK Šibenik
    (2011–2019)
  • GKK Šibenka
    (2019–present)
ArenaBaldekin Sports Hall
Capacity900 (if needed 1,726)
LocationŠibenik, Croatia
Team colorsOrange and Black
   
PresidentAnte Nakić
Head coachDamir Milačić
Championships1 First Men's League
Websitesibenka.hr

The club considers itself a successor to notable and folded KK Šibenik.[a]

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 2 November 2010 under the name of Šibenik Stari Grad (English: Šibenik Old Town).[2] In August 2011, the club changed its name to GKK Šibenik. As famous club, KK Šibenik, bankrupted, GKK Šibenik competed with local Jolly Šibenik to become most popular basketball club in town, carrying the legendary club's colors and playing in the same basketball hall, Baldekin. GKK Šibenik won the sympathies of many Šibenik residents who now see the club as a successor to the famous KK Šibenik.

In 2012–13 season of the second-tier A-2 Liga, the club came first being promoted to the A-1 League. Today, they also plays in the first tier of the Croatian basketball league system, HT Premijer liga. In September 2016, the club management announced replacing Jeronimo Šarin with Vladimir Anzulović as head coach, and signing Miralem Halilović, Ive Ivanov, Luka Pandurić, and Ivan Siriščević. Lastly, the club finished in third in the domestic league season, defeating Zagreb in the playoffs quarter-finals, and losing to powerhouse, Cibona, in the semifinals of the 2016–17 A-1 League playoffs. In the next season, the club finished in fifth place after losing in the quarter-finals of the championship playoffs to Split. Head coach Anzulović left bench, which was taken by his former assistant, Miro Jurić.

On 13 June 2019, after domestic league season was finished, a longtime main sponsor, Doğuş Group, announced that they will leave the club after six years of the partnership.[3] On 27 June, the club confirmed and presented newly formed board led by its president, Ante Burić.[4][5] On 6 August, the club management announced the club has changed name to GKK Šibenka (Građanski košarkaški klub Šibenka fully; English: Šibenka Citizens' Basketball Club).[6][7]

Home arenaEdit

Šibenka plays their home games at the Baldekin Sports Hall, which is located in Šibenik. The arena was opened in 1973.[8] It has a seating capacity of 900 or 1,726 if needed.[8]

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2012–13

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

GKK Šibenka roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PG 5   Šarić, Domagoj 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1999-04-15)15 April 1999
G 6   Živković, Ivan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (2002-01-22)22 January 2002
SG 8   Gulin, Ivan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (2001-11-09)9 November 2001
SG 9   Bašić, Domagoj (C) 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 35 – (1986-03-25)25 March 1986
C 13   Solomun, Bruno 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 24 – (1997-06-27)27 June 1997
PG 20   Klarin, Antonio 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 18 – (2003-04-17)17 April 2003
SG 24   Pleadin, Juraj 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2003-04-10)10 April 2003
SF 25   Vlaić, Marko 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 21 – (2000-06-25)25 June 2000
C 44   Jurković, Valentin 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1994-01-10)10 January 1994
G   Andabaka, Kristijan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 – (1997-07-30)30 July 1997
PG   Freeman, Trey 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 29 – (1992-10-12)12 October 1992
PF   Miković, Milija 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 27 – (1994-03-25)25 March 1994
SF   Širko, Henrik 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 28 – (1993-02-23)23 February 1993
C   Vraneš, Ivan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 25 – (1996-05-25)25 May 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Physiotherapist(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 14, 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Valentin Jurković Bruno Solomun Ivan Vraneš
PF Milija Miković
SF Henrik Širko Marko Vlaić
SG Ivan Gulin Domagoj Bašić Juraj Pleadin Trey Freeman
PG Ivan Živković Kristijan Andabaka Domagoj Šarić Antonio Klarin

Head coachesEdit

ManagementEdit

Current staff
  • President:   Ante Nakić
  • Vice-president:   Ivan Baranović
  • Members of the Board of Directors:   Ivica Žurić;   Krešimir Lokas;   Nikola Grubić
  • Team manager:   Krešo Baljkas
  • Business director:   Damir Grandeš

Source: Board of Directors

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ On 9 April 1983, Šibenka and Bosna played the deciding game 3 of their playoff final series that was decided in the last second: with Bosna up by a point and the clock winding down as Šibenka had the last possession, Bosna's Sabit Hadžić was adjudged to have fouled Šibenka's Dražen Petrović as he went up for a shot at the buzzer. Since being in the act of shooting, Petrović got two free throws and proceeded to score both, winning the game and championship for his team. Next morning, the Basketball Federation of Yugoslavia (KSJ) presidency reviewed the game on account of supposed refereeing irregularities. They decided to void the result, ordering a rematch in Novi Sad. Šibenka decided to boycott the decision. Since Šibenka failed to show up for the Novi Sad game, the title got awarded to Bosna.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sjećanje Svetislava Pešića na utakmicu Šibenka-Bosna: Ako je i bio faul vrijeme je isteklo". Basketball.hr (in Croatian). 9 April 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  2. ^ "O klubu". gkk-sibenik.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Kraj jedne ere: Dogus grupa izašla iz GKK Šibenika, Bašar Egemen: 'Težak je ovo trenutak'". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Šibenski odvjetnik Ante Burić novi je predsjednik GKK Šibenika". m.sibenik.in (in Croatian). 27 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  5. ^ "STRAŠNE NAJAVE IZ DRAŽENOVA GRADA: Slavni klub želi postati prvak Hrvatske - odmah!". net.hr (in Croatian). 27 June 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  6. ^ "EKSKLUZIVNO Vraća se Šibenka! Narančasti danas na Izvanrednoj skupštini vraćaju slavno ime kluba s Baldekina". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 6 August 2019. Retrieved 6 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Vraća se legendarno ime kluba! Opet će se s Baldekina oriti Ši-Ši Šibenka". gkk-sibenik.hr (in Croatian). 7 August 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Sportska dvorana Baldekin" (in Croatian). Javna ustanova športski objekti "Šibenik". Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  9. ^ "FOTO: 'JEDAN JE TEO (KA)PETANI': Na Baldekinu osvanuo transparent podrške srčanom playmakeru". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 27 December 2019.

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