Košarkaški klub Šibenka was a men's professional basketball club based in Šibenik, Croatia. It was considered one of the best Croatian basketball clubs. In 2010 KK Šibenik bankrupted and was dissolved.

KK Šibenka
Founded1973
Dissolved2010
ArenaBaldekin Sports Hall
(Capacity: 3,600)[a]
LocationŠibenik, Croatia
Team colorsOrange and Black
         
Championships1 1. B Federal League

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 27 December 1973[2] under the name Šibenka. During six seasons altogether club managed to qualify for the Yugoslav First Basketball League, then one of the best leagues in Europe. In 1983 Šibenka won the Yugoslav Championship final game against Bosna, but was later controversially stripped of the title. Two seasons in a row, 1982 and 1983, Šibenka played the finals of the Korać Cup but were defeated in both occasions by French side Limoges.

The club was famous for its youth academy which produced a lot of great players, greatest among them being the late Dražen Petrović, arguably the best European basketball player of all time.

In October 2010 the club was dissolved due to overwhelming financial problems. Currently, there are three basketball clubs in Šibenik - KK Jolly, GKK Šibenik and KK Dražen Petrović, but neither of them is considered a legal successor of the legendary KK Šibenik.

Name changesEdit

  • KK Šibenka (1973–1992)
  • KK Šibenik Zagreb Montaža (1992–1994)
  • KK Šibenik (1994–1995)
  • KK Šibenik A.E.C. (1995–1996)
  • KK Šibenik (1996–1999)
  • KK Jadransko Osiguranje (1999–2000)
  • KK Šibenik (2000–2005)
  • KK Šibenka Dalmare (2005–2006)
  • KK Šibenka (2006–2010)

Sponsors namesEdit

  • KK Šibenik Zagreb Montaža (1992–1994)
  • KK Šibenik A.E.C. (1995–1996)
  • KK Šibenka Jadransko Osiguranje (1999–2000)
  • KK Šibenik Sunce Osiguranje / Sunce Šibenik (2002–2004)
  • KK Šibenka Dalmare (2005–2006)

Head coachesEdit

Notable players and coachesEdit

PlayersEdit

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Head coachesEdit

Historical rostersEdit

Coach:   Ivica Slipčević: Šuperba, Ninić, Smolić, Milković, Škaro, Živković-Laurenta, Nenad Amanović, Babić, Ramljak, Bujas, Aleksandar Petrović, Lakoš, Batinica

Coach:   Nikola Kessler: Jurković, Anđelić, Smolić, Goran Furčić, Nikola Jelavić, Bruno Petani, Nenad Amanović, Babić, Kašić, Predrag Šarić, Aleksandar Petrović, Nenad Slavica

Coach:   Vojislav Vezović: Vučica, Fabijan Žurić, Kulušić, Ljubojević, Petani, Dražen Petrović, Zoran Slavnić, Branko Macura, Željko Marelja, Predrag Šarić, Babić, Nenad Slavica

Coach:   Vojislav Vezović: Vučica, Fabijan Žurić, Kulušić, Jablan, Bruno Petani, Dražen Petrović, Zoran Slavnić, Branko Macura, Željko Marelja, Predrag Šarić, Srećko Jarić, Nenad Slavica

Coach:   Faruk Kulenović (1981–82 FIBA Korać Cup): Dražen Petrović, Fabijan Žurić, Robert Jablan, Živko Ljubojević, Bruno Petani, Sreten Đurić, Damir Damjanić, Branko Macura, Željko Marelja, Predrag Šarić, Srećko Jarić, Nenad Slavica

Coach:   Vlade Đurović (1982–83 FIBA Korać Cup): Dražen Petrović, Milan Zečević, Ivica Žurić, Živko Ljubojević, Bruno Petani, Sreten Đurić, Damir Damjanić, Branko Macura, Željko Marelja, Predrag Šarić, Srećko Jarić, Nenad Slavica

Coach:   Vlade Đurović: Seper, Milan Zečević, Ivica Žurić, Živko Ljubojević, Bruno Petani, Sreten Đurić, Fabijan Žurić, Branko Macura, Željko Marelja, Predrag Šarić, Srećko Jarić, Zoran Livljanić

Coach:   Hrvoje Vlašić: Danijel Papak, Jerome LeGrange, Ivan Duvančić, Denis Toroman, Dwayne Anthony Broyles, Josip Šarin, Zoran Huljev, Frano Čolak, Jure Rončević, Ivan Blaće, Srđan Helbich

Members of Basketball Hall of FameEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Baldekin Sports Hall, than under the name of Dvorana Ivo Lola Ribar, had a capacity of 3,600, because of stands under the structures of the baskets.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patrik Patafta (26 August 2015). "FOTO: OTVORENA DVORANA BALDEKIN: 'Ovdje se počela pisati povijest šibenske košarke i to ne smijemo zaboraviti'". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Na današnji dan osnovan je KK Šibenik!". sibenka.hr. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  3. ^ (Croatian) Najbolji turski centar u Šibenki izbjegava vojni rok, Nacional br. 411, 30. rujna 2003. Archived 2014-08-10 at the Wayback Machine