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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 B 5th 20–13
1989–90 2 1ª División B 12th 11–15
1990–91 2 1ª División 8th 20–19
1991–92 2 1ª División 7th 22–19
1992–93 2 1ª División 17th 15–19
1993–94 2 1ª División 7th 19–18
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 1st 29–10
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 20th 9–33
1996–97 2 LEB 5th 20–11 Copa Príncipe RU
1997–98 2 LEB 9th 13–15
1998–99 2 LEB 2nd 26–13 Copa Príncipe QF
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 16th 11–23
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 15th 11–23
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 18th 6–28
2002–03 2 LEB 8th 16–18
2003–04 2 LEB 12th 15–19
2004–05 2 LEB 10th 15–19
2005–06 2 LEB 12th 15–19
2006–07 2 LEB 17th 15–24
2007–08 3 LEB Plata 3rd 26–12 Copa LEB Plata SF
2008–09 3 LEB Plata 13th 10–20

Notable playersEdit

Individual awardsEdit

External linksEdit