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The Italian Basketball Cup (Italian: Coppa Italiana di Pallacanestro), or Coppa Italia, is an annual professional basketball competition between pro clubs from the Italian Basketball League LBA. It is Italy's first-tier cup competition, and is not to be confused with Italy's second-tier cup competition, the Italian Legadue Cup.

Italian Basketball Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Italian Basketball Cup
SportBasketball
Founded1967-68 season
CountryItaly Italy
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Vanoli Cremona
(1st title)
Most titlesVirtus Bologna
(8 titles)
Treviso
(8 titles)
TV partner(s)Eurosport[1]
Related
competitions
Lega Basket Serie A (LBA)
Italian Basketball Supercup
Italian Legadue Cup
Official websiteLBA Final Eight

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History and formatEdit

The first edition of the Italian Cup championship took place in 1968, and was won by Partenope Napoli. Between 1975 and 1983, the cup competition was not held, but it has been held regularly every year from 1984 onward. The formula of the competition has changed over the years. Beginning in 1990, after an elimination phase and subsequent knockout rounds, the tournament ends in a final four format. From 2000 onward, the ranked 8 teams compete for the trophy in a Final Eight format which consists of the quarter-finals, semifinals and the final over 3 days.

Finally, the winner of the Italian Cup championship then has the right to face the winner of the Italian League championship in a single final game to determine the winner the Italian Supercup championship.

Title holdersEdit

The finalsEdit

Season Champions Score Runners-up Venue Location MVP
  Coppa Italiana di Pallacanestro
1967–68 Ignis Sud Napoli 93–68 Cassera Bologna PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1968–69 Ignis Varese 73–72 Fides Napoli Palazzo dello Sport Rome N/A
1969–70 Ignis Varese 74–66 Simmenthal Milano Palazzo dello Sport Rome N/A
1970–71 Ignis Varese 83–60 Fides Napoli PalaBarsacchi Viareggio N/A
1971–72 Simmenthal Milano 81–77 Ignis Varese PalaRuffini Turin N/A
1972–73 Ignis Varese 94–65 Saclà Asti Pala E.I.B. Brescia N/A
1973–74 Norda Bologna 90–74 Rino Snaidero Udine PalaLaghetto Vicenza N/A
1974–83 Not held
1983–84 Granarolo Bologna 80–78 Indesit Caserta PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1984–85 Scavolini Pesaro 186–184 Ciaocrem Varese PalaIgnis & Palasport Varese & Pesaro N/A
1985–86 Simac Milano 102–92 Scavolini Pesaro PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1986–87 Tracer Milano 95–93 Scavolini Pesaro PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1987–88 Snaidero Caserta 113–100 Divarese Varese PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1988–89 Knorr Bologna 96–93 Snaidero Caserta PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1989–90 Knorr Bologna 94–83 il Messaggero Roma PalaGalassi Forlì N/A
1990–91 Glaxo Verona 97–85 Philips Milano PalaDozza Bologna N/A
1991–92 Scavolini Pesaro 95–92 Benetton Treviso PalaGalassi Forlì N/A
1992–93 Benetton Treviso 75–73 Knorr Bologna PalaGalassi Forlì N/A
1993–94 Benetton Treviso 78–61 Glaxo Verona PalaMalaguti Casalecchio di Reno   Davide Bonora
1994–95 Benetton Treviso 81–77 illycaffè Trieste PalaMalaguti Casalecchio di Reno   Orlando Woolridge
1995–96 Stefanel Milano 90–72 Riello Mash Verona Fila Forum Assago   Rolando Blackman
1996–97 Kinder Bologna 75–67 Polti Cantù PalaMalaguti Casalecchio di Reno     Bane Prelević
1997–98 Teamsystem Bologna 73–55 Benetton Treviso PalaMalaguti Casalecchio di Reno   Carlton Myers
1998–99 Kinder Bologna 65–63 Varese Roosters PalaMalaguti Casalecchio di Reno   Alessando Frosini
1999–00 Benetton Treviso 78–59 Kinder Bologna PalaPentimele Reggio Calabria   Denis Marconato
2000–01 Kinder Bologna 83–58 Scavolini Pesaro PalaGalassi Forlì   Rashard Griffith
2001–02 Kinder Bologna 79–77 Montepaschi Siena PalaGalassi Forlì   Manu Ginóbili
2002–03 Benetton Treviso 86–77 Oregon Scientific Cantù PalaGalassi Forlì   Tyus Edney
2003–04 Benetton Treviso 85–76 Scavolini Pesaro PalaGalassi Forlì   Jorge Garbajosa
2004–05 Benetton Treviso 74–64 Bipop Carire Reggio Emilia PalaGalassi Forlì   Massimo Bulleri
2005–06 Carpisa Napoli 85–83 Lottomatica Roma PalaGalassi Forlì   David Hawkins
2006–07 Benetton Treviso 67–65 VidiVici Bologna Futurshow Station Casalecchio di Reno   Spencer Nelson
2007–08 A.IR. Avellino 73–67 La Fortezza Bologna Futurshow Station Casalecchio di Reno   Devin Smith
2008–09 Montepaschi Siena 70–69 La Fortezza Bologna Futurshow Station Casalecchio di Reno   Shaun Stonerook
2009–10 Montepaschi Siena 83–75 Canadian Solar Bologna Palasport Del Mauro Avellino   Shaun Stonerook (2)
2010–11 Montepaschi Siena 79–72 Bennet Cantù Palasport Olimpico Turin   Kšyštof Lavrinovič
2011–12 Montepaschi Siena (revoked) 88–71 Bennet Cantù Palasport Olimpico Turin   David Andersen
2012–13 Montepaschi Siena (revoked) 77–74 Cimberio Varese Mediolanum Forum Assago   Daniel Hackett
2013–14 Banco di Sardegna Sassari 80–73 Montepaschi Siena Mediolanum Forum Assago   Travis Diener
2014–15 Banco di Sardegna Sassari 101–94 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano PalaDesio Desio     David Logan
2015–16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 82–76 Sidigas Avellino Mediolanum Forum Assago   Rakim Sanders
2016–17 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 84–74 Banco di Sardegna Sassari Centro Fieristico Rimini Rimini     Ricky Hickman
2017–18 Fiat Torino 69–67 Germani Basket Brescia Nelson Mandela Forum Florence   Vander Blue
2018–19 Vanoli Cremona 84–74 New Basket Brindisi Nelson Mandela Forum Florence   Drew Crawford

Source: LBA Final Eight

Performance by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1. Virtus Bologna 8 6 1973–74, 1983–84, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1996–97, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02
2. Treviso 8 2 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–00, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2006–07
3. Olimpia Milano 6 2 1971–72, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1995–96, 2015–16, 2016–17
4. Varese 4 5 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73
5. Mens Sana 1871 3 1 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12 (revoked), 2012–13 (revoked)
6. Victoria Libertas 2 4 1984–85, 1991–92
7. Dinamo Sassari 2 1 2013–14, 2014–15
8. Partenope Napoli 1 2 1967–68
9. JuveCaserta 1 2 1987–88
10. Scaligera Verona 1 2 1990–91
11. Fortitudo Bologna 1 1 1997–98
12. Felice Scandone 1 1 2007–08
13. Napoli 1 0 2005–06
14. Auxilium Torino 1 0 2017–18
15. Vanoli Cremona 1 0 2018–19
16. Cantù 0 4
17. Virtus Roma 0 2
18. Libertas Asti 0 1
19. Amatori Udine 0 1
20. Trieste 0 1
21. Reggiana 0 1
22. Brescia Leonessa 0 1
23. New Basket Brindisi 0 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ad Eurosport il pacchetto PAY di Serie A, Supercoppa e Coppa Italia. Il GM di Discovery: Gran colpo" [Eurosport has pay TV rights for Serie A, Supercoppa and Coppa Italia. GM of Discovery Channel: Great hit]. Sportando.com (in Italian). 12 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b Following an investigation for accounting and fiscal fraud, the Italian Basketball Federation revoked all the domestic titles won by the club during the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons.

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