Gijón Baloncesto

Gijón Baloncesto was a basketball team based in Gijón, Asturias, Spain.

Gijón Baloncesto
Gijón Baloncesto logo
Founded1982
Dissolved2009
ArenaPalacio de Deportes
Capacity5,000
LocationGijón, Spain
Team colorsWhite and red
   

HistoryEdit

Gijón Baloncesto was established in 1982, after taking over the franchise of another local team, Real Grupo de Cultura Covadonga, who was undergoing financial difficulties. In its first year, the club played in the third tier and immediately promoted to Primera División B, the second division in the Spanish league system.

GB continued playing in the second tier from 1984 to 1995, when the club achieves promotion to Liga ACB after finishing runner-up of the 1994–95 Liga EBA and beating Lucentum in the semifinal game. The club only remained one season and could not avoid relegation by losing the relegation playoffs against Ourense by 1–3.

From 1996 to 1999, Gijón Baloncesto played in the new second league: LEB. It came back to ACB in 1999 by beating Menorca 3–0 in the semifinal of the promotion playoffs. In this second era in ACB, Gijón Baloncesto remained for three seasons until the relegation in 2002. After the relegation, the club started its decline until being relegated to the third tier in 2007 and finally being dissolved in 2009.

SponsorshipEdit

 
The roster of the 2007–08 season, during a timeout at Cáceres 2016.
  • IVECO: 1983–1984
  • Trébol: 1984–1985
  • Lagisa: 1985–1992
  • CLAS: 1992–1993
  • Trébol: 1993–1995
  • Cabitel: 1998–2000
  • Isastur: 2002–2003
  • Calefacciones Farho: 2003–2008
  • Viopisa: 2008–2009

Head coachesEdit

  • Pedro Zorrozúa 1982–1983
  • José Antonio Figueroa 1983–1984
  • Ed Johnson 1984–1985, 1988–1989, 1991
  • Ricardo Hevia 1985–1987
  • Emilio de Diego 1987
  • Trifón Poch 1987–1988
  • Eduardo Ayuso 1988
  • Antonio Garrido 1990–1991, 1992
  • Víctor Lago 1989, 1991–1992, 1992
  • Ángel Martín-Benito 1993
  • Bill McCammon 1993–1995
  • Iñaki Iriarte 1995–1996
  • Luis Casimiro 1996–1997
  • Vicente Charro 1997
  • Pepe Rodríguez 1997–1998
  • Moncho López 1998–2002
  • Moncho Fernández 2002–2005
  • Diego Tobalina 2005–2006
  • Joaquín Prado 2006–2007
  • Jorge Elorduy 2007–2008
  • Jenaro Díaz 2008–2009

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Cup competitions Roster
1982–83 3 2ª División 1st 27–2
1983–84 2 1ª División B 6th 13–13
1984–85 2 1ª División B 10th 12–14
1985–86 2 1ª División B 11th 15–16
1986–87 2 1ª División B 14th 18–16
1987–88 2 1ª División B 12th 17–23
1988–89 2 1ª División 5th 20–13
1989–90 2 1ª División 12th 14–20
0
  • Leonard Allen, Óscar Alocén, Manel Bosch, Evaristo Blázquez, Felipe García, Carlos López, Raúl López, José Carlos Lucas, Óscar Moro, Javier Puig, Jimmy Wright. Coach: Víctor Lago, Antonio Garrido.
1990–91 2 1ª División 8th 20–19
0
  • Josechu Astarloa, Pepito Fernández, Alfonso León, Álvaro López, Raúl López, Óscar Moro, Antonio Pérez-Campoamor, Kenny Perry, David Serra, Jesús Yarza. Coaches: Antonio Garrido, Ed Johnson.
1991–92 2 1ª División 7th 22–19
0
  • Pepe Calvelo, José Antonio Carreño, José Luis Casaprima, Pepito Fernández, Antonio Pérez-Campoamor, Bob Harstad, Ramón Hernández, Álvaro López, Raúl López, Óscar Moro, Patrick Reynolds, Borja Rodríguez, David Serra. Coach: Víctor Lago.
1992–93 2 1ª División 18th 15–19
0
  • Juanmi Alonso, Cristian Bové, Pepe Calvelo, José Antonio Carreño, Roberto Carvajal, Sergio Cortés, Mario García, Gontxo González, Bob Harstad, Ramón Hernández, Juanjo López, Raúl López, Óscar Peña, Matt White. Coaches: Antonio Garrido, Víctor Lago, Ángel Martín-Benito.
1993–94 2 1ª División 7th 19–18
0
  • Gabriel Abrines, Pepe Calvelo, Roberto Carvajal, Sergio Cortés, David Fernández, Javier Hierro, Johnny McDowell, Pablo Noguero, Ángel de Pablos, César Rioja, David Sierra. Coach: Bill McCammon.
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 1st 29–10
0
  • Roberto Carvajal, José Luis Casaprima, Arturo Cavero, Sergio Cortés, Borja Fernández, David Fernández, Paco Gómez, Toño Grana, Juan Antonio Hernández, Juanjo Meana, Johnny McDowell, Pablo Noguero. Coach: Bill McCammon.
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 20th 9–33
0
  • Joaquín Arcega, James Blackwell, Pere Capdevila, Roberto Carvajal, Sergio Cortés, Juan Antonio Hernández, Kevin Holland, Pablo Noguero, Julián Ortiz, Brad Sellers, José María Silva, Michael Smith, Glen Whisby. Coaches: Bill McCammon, Iñaki Iriarte.
1996–97 2 LEB 5th 20–11 Copa Príncipe RU
0
  • José Antonio Carreño, Celso Finck, Mike Giomi, Juan Antonio Hernández, Cornelius Holden, Carles Marco, Pablo Noguero, Ime Oduok, Ángel de Pablos, Ángel Pazos, Paco Vázquez. Coach: Luis Casimiro.
1997–98 2 LEB 9th 13–15
0
  • José Antonio Carreño, Perry Carter, Pichi Hidalgo, Ferran Laviña, Carles Marco, Chema Moreno, Ángel Pazos, Diego Sánchez, José María Silva, Chad Varga. Coaches: Vicente Charro, Pepe Rodríguez.
1998–99 2 LEB 2nd 26–13 Copa Príncipe QF
0
  • José Antonio Carreño, Óscar Cobelo, José Ramón Esmorís, Luis Merino, Josep Pacreu, Javi Rodríguez, Óscar Rodríguez, Pedro Rodríguez, Diego Sánchez, Luis Scola, Rubén Suárez, Linton Townes, Carlos Uzal. Coach: Moncho López.
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 16th 11–23
0
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 15th 11–23
0
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 18th 6–28
0
2002–03 2 LEB 8th 16–18
0
  • Rubén Burgos, Jon Cortaberría, Jordi Grimau, Antxon Iturbe, Joe Modderman, Chus Poves, Jared Prickett, Francis Perujo, Manu Sánchez, Rubén Suárez, Iker Urreizti. Coach: Moncho Fernández.
2003–04 2 LEB 12th 15–19
0
2004–05 2 LEB 10th 15–19
0
2005–06 2 LEB 12th 15–19
0
  • Mark Bigelow, Bryan Defares, Josh Fisher, Antxon Iturbe, Juan Ignacio Jasen, Francis Koffi, Marco McCottry, Roberto Morentin, Iñaki Narros, Chus Poves, Rubén Suárez, Brandon Wolfram. Coaches: Diego Tobalina, Joaquín Prado.
2006–07 2 LEB 17th 15–24
0
  • Miroslav Berić, Mark Bigelow, Logi Gunnarsson, Antxon Iturbe, Ian Johnson, Dani López, Txomin López, Iñaki Narros, Chus Poves, Peter Rajniak, Rubén Suárez, Isma Torres, Keith Waleskowski. Coaches: Joaquín Prado, Jorge Elorduy.
2007–08 3 LEB Plata 3rd 26–12 Copa LEB Plata SF
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  • Sergio Alonso, José María Balmón, Curtis Bobb, Adrián García, Dani González, Logi Gunnarsson, David Jandl, Matt Kiefer, Lucian Kieser, Jesús Pineda, Peter Rajniak, Rubén Suárez, Sony Vázquez, Brandon Wolfram. Coach: Jorge Elorduy.
2008–09 3 LEB Plata 13th 10–20
0

Notable playersEdit

Individual awardsEdit

ACB Most Valuable Player

External linksEdit