HKK Široki

Hrvatski košarkaški klub Široki (transl. Croat Basketball Club Široki), commonly referred to as HKK Široki or simply Široki, is a men's professional basketball club based in Široki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The team currently competes in the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. With ten Bosnia and Herzegovina Championship and nine Cups of Bosnia and Herzegovina won Široki is the most successful basketball team in the country.

Široki
Široki logo
NicknamePonos Hercegovine
LeaguesBosnian League
ABA League Second Division
FoundedApril 5, 1974; 46 years ago (1974-04-05)
HistoryKK Mladost
(1974–1992)
HKK Široki
(1994–present)
ArenaPecara Sports Hall
Capacity4,500
LocationŠiroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Team colorsBlue, White
   
PresidentIgor Jelčić
Head coachDamir Vujanović
Championships10 Bosnian Championships
9 Bosnian Cups
Websitehkksiroki.com

HistoryEdit

 
Former logo (until 2020).

Founded in 1974, the club became the basketball center in the south-west of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina but never played in the Yugoslavian elite league in the past.

First being registered under the name KK Mladost the club participated in lower leagues for years but had to stop its activities for two years in 1992 due to War in Bosnia. Afterwards the club was renamed HKK Široki and got a place in the newly established Bosnian national league and in 1998 took the double crown, in the national championship and in the national cup. Moving to the Pecara Sports Hall, with a capacity of 4,500 seats, the richest period in the club's history was still to come. Široki Hercegtisak received the invitation to the ABA League in the first years of its existence and was unbeatable in both domestic championships between 2002 and 2004. It was the club's decision to also participate in the FIBA European competitions for years, but as it is located in the Croatian part of the country the club became more orientated toward the neighboring country of Croatia after the war in the 90's.[1]

Home arenaEdit

 
Široki at home arena in the final cup match against Bosna

Široki plays their home games at the Pecara Sports Hall. It has a seating capacity of 4,500.[2][3]

Sponsorship namingEdit

The club has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Feal Široki (2001–2003)
  • Široki Hercegtisak (2003–2004)
  • Široki HT Eronet (2005–2008)
  • Široki Prima pivo (2008–2009)
  • Široki TT Kabeli (2009–2011)
  • Široki WWin (2011–2012)
  • Široki Primorka (2013–2014)

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

HKK Široki roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 5   Davis, Rashun 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 27 – (1993-07-10)10 July 1993
SG 9   Marušić, Anto 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2001-12-05)5 December 2001
F 11   Čović, Josip 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 19 – (2001-05-25)25 May 2001
PF 12   Čolak, Mateo 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 22 – (1998-04-24)24 April 1998
SF 13   Zubac, Jure (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995
F 14   Bošnjak, Marko 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 21 – (2000-02-12)12 February 2000
F/C 19   Buljević, Lovro 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 22 – (1998-08-12)12 August 1998
G 20   Šušak, Marko 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (1998-12-16)16 December 1998
SG 24   Drežnjak, Dario 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1998-03-24)24 March 1998
C 33   Damjanović, Marko 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 22 – (1998-11-30)30 November 1998
G 44   Vujanović, Dominik 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 17 – (2003-08-04)4 August 2003
SG 55   Mandić, Mate 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 23 – (1998-01-20)20 January 1998
G 88   Batinić, Josip 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (1999-06-21)21 June 1999
SF   Lebo, Nikola 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 17 – (2003-06-24)24 June 2003
G/F   Thomas, Aaron 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 28 – (1992-12-03)3 December 1992
F   Colak, Gabrijel 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2003-02-13)13 February 2003
G   Hrkac, Luka 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (2002-08-02)2 August 2002
G   Zadro, Vlado 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 19 – (2001-04-02)2 April 2001
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Ante Lončar
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  •   Mile Galić
Physiotherapist(s)
  •   Tomislav Sesar

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: February 24, 2021

Trophies and awardsEdit

Source[1]

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Team Široki". druga.aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Športska dvorana Pecara ŠIROKI BRIJEG, Fra Didaka Buntića bb". rekreacija.ba. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Dan kada je otvorena Pecara: Dvorana u koju je Široki donio osam titula". bhbasket.ba. Retrieved 18 August 2020.

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