KK Kvarner 2010

Košarkaški klub Kvarner 2010 (English: Kvarner 2010 Basketball Club) is a professional basketball club based in Rijeka, Croatia. It competes in the A-2 Hrvatska Liga, the second highest basketball league in Croatia.

KK Kvarner 2010
KK Kvarner 2010 logo
LeaguesA-2 Hrvatska Liga
Founded2010
(Merger of KK Torpedo and KK Jadran)
ArenaDvorana Dinko Lukarić
Capacity1,100
LocationRijeka, Croatia
Team colorsBlue and White
   
PresidentRomana Mirašević-Kocijan
Head coachRobert Jurković
Websitekvarner2010.com

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 2010 by a merger of two clubs from Rijeka, KK Torpedo and KK Jadran.

Although they share the same name and much of the legacy, the new club is not to be confused with the old Kvarner. The original KK Kvarner was founded in 1946, and its greatest success was the final of the Yugoslav Basketball Cup in 1976–77 and 1980–81. Historically, the club played in the Yugoslav First Basketball League for six seasons in total: in 1974–75, 1976–79, 1980–81 and 1982–83. Their top finish was eighth in 1976–77. During its history, the club has changed its name to Istravino, Croatia Line, Sava Osiguranje and Triglav Osiguranje. The club finished third in 2000–01 season and fourth in the 2001–02 season of Croatia's A-1 Liga, and participated in the inaugural season of the regional ABA League. The original Kvarner produced some well known Croatian basketball players, including the 1992 Summer Olympics silver medalist Aramis Naglić, Davor Kus, Fran Pilepić, Ivo Nakić and Marino Baždarić. In the last several years of its history, the club was called Kvarner Novi Resort. In 2009, the original Kvarner ceased functioning due to high debt that could not be serviced.[1]

Roster 2013–14Edit

KK Kvarner 2010 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 4   Stipčić, Dino 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 33 – (1989-10-21)21 October 1989
G 5   Veljačić, Mauro 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 29 – (1993-06-22)22 June 1993
C 6   Čakarun, Marijan 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 32 – (1990-04-27)27 April 1990
F/C 7   Radić, Ivica 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 32 – (1990-09-08)8 September 1990
PG 8   Salamun, Igor 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 37 – (1985-06-17)17 June 1985
PF 10   Boban, Antonio 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 29 – (1993-09-21)21 September 1993
F/C 11   Škifić, Jure (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 34 – (1988-07-24)24 July 1988
G 12   Šamanić, Dino 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 28 – (1994-05-20)20 May 1994
G 13   Krivec, Bojan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 35 – (1987-05-14)14 May 1987
F 14   Širko, Henrik 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 28 – (1993-12-23)23 December 1993
SF 15   Miličević, Ivan 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1995-12-31)31 December 1995
SF 16   Krstinić, Andro 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 27 – (1995-01-05)5 January 1995
SG 17   Kučan, Ivan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 26 – (1996-05-02)2 May 1996
G 18   Mustapić, Jakov 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 28 – (1994-08-22)22 August 1994
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2014-21-01

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