KK Atlas

Košarkaški klub Atlas (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Атлас), commonly referred to as KK Atlas Belgrade, was a men's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, today's Serbia.

Atlas
Founded1972
Dissolved2006
HistoryKK Novi Beograd
(1972–1973)
KK IMT
(1973–1991)
KK Infos RTM
(1991–1992)
KK IMT-Železničar
(1992–1994)
KK Beopetrol
(1994–2003)
KK Atlas
(2003–2006)
ArenaNew Belgrade Sports Hall
Capacity5,000
LocationBelgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
Championships1 National Cup

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1972 as KK Novi Beograd, the club changed its name the following year, in 1973, to KK IMT (KK Industrija Mašina i Traktora).

For the 1983–84 season, IMT gained promotion to the Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League (top-tier basketball competition in SFR Yugoslavia). It finished the league season in 9th place. The following season 1984–85, IMT finished in 12th place and got relegated back to Yugoslav First Federal Basketball League B (Yugoslav second-tier competition).

The club achieved its greatest success under the guidance of young head coach Dragan Šakota, by winning the Yugoslav Cup in the 1986–87 season, at the national cup tournament in Niš. It was the only time in the history of Yugoslav basketball that the cup competition was won by a club not playing in the top-tier First Federal League. The same season IMT achieved promotion to the First Federal League. It played in the top competition until the disintegration of Yugoslavia. It achieved its best placing with a 6th-place finish in the 1990–91 season. In 1991, the club changed its name to KK Infos RTM, however in the 1991–92 season it got relegated. In 1992 it changed name again to KK IMT-Železničar.

 
The New Belgrade Sports Hall served as the club's home arena throughout its 34-year existence.

In 1994 another name change occurred, this time to KK Beopetrol. The club gained promotion back to the top-tier for the 1997–98 season. In the 1998–99 season they again finished the season in 6th place thus repeating their previous best placing. During the 2001–02 season the club got relegated again due to finishing dead last.

On 27 June 2003, due to a sponsorship deal with Atlas Bank, the club changed its name to KK Atlas.

In the summer of 2006, the club sold its Basketball League of Serbia license to KK Radnički Zastava and thus stopped to competing.

Head coachesEdit

Trophies and awardsEdit

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Notable playersEdit

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

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