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KK Lovćen is a professional basketball club from Cetinje, Montenegro. The team currently competes in the Montenegrin Basketball League.[1] During their history, Lovćen competed in First League of FR Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) Adriatic Basketball League, Balkan International Basketball League and in the FIBA Korać Cup.

Lovćen 1947
Lovćen 1947 logo
Leagues Montenegrin Basketball League
Adriatic League
Founded 1947
History KK Lovćen
(1947–present)
Arena Sportski centar Lovćen
(capacity: 1,500)
Location Montenegro Cetinje, Montenegro
Team colors Red, white
         
Main sponsor Regal Impex GH
President Savo Parača
Head coach Dragan Radović
Website kklovcen.me
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HistoryEdit

In Cetinje basketball began to play after the end of World War II. Basketball Club Lovćen was created as a basketball section of Gymnastics Society from Cetinje.

Near the old football playground, in the city park, in 1947, the first basketball court was built in Cetinje.

First Lovćen participation in a competition was the third Championship of Montenegro, on June 1949 in Cetinje.

Since 1952, the Basketball Championship in Montenegro was organized in two parts: the competition in the zones and the final part. For many years, Lovcen competed in the middle zone and in the final tournament for the champions of Montenegro.

In the 1950s, the reconstruction of the building "Military flat" was finished, and a large gymnasium hall for basketball and handball was made.

 
KK Lovcen, sezona 1974-75

The Montenegrin league was formed in 1970, and since then Lovcen has been a participant, where it was among the leading teams.

 
KK Lovcen, sezona 1995-96

After the earthquake, in 80s, new sports hall was built. Matches are still playing in it.

In 1983. Lovćen managed to be placed in the second division of the Yugoslavia and participated, with interruptions, until 1992.

From season 1992/93, Lovcen played in the first division of the FRY and achieved the greatest success in the second half of the nineties.

During the 1997, Lovcen was first launched in the quarterfinals of the final tournament, winning a sixth place and placement in the final tournament in 1998. As a result, club won first participation in European competition. In Korać Cup, Lovcen was playing with Italian Virtus, Slovenian Krka and Israeli Hapoel

The best major league standings, Lovcen achieved in 2001. when it won the fourth position.

In season 2003/04 Lovcen has performed in regional Adriatic league.

Lovcen was vice champion of the first championship of independent Montenegro (2006/07), and that same year it starred in the final Cup Montenegro.

The most successful season was 2009/10, when Lovćen placed in the final four regional Balkan League in Sofia. After the victory over Macedonia Feni Industries, Lovćen was defeated in the finals of the host - Levski.[2]

HonoursEdit

 
KK Lovćen (sezona 2013/14)
Runners-up (2): 2007, 2009
Runners-up (1): 2011
Runners-up (1): 2010

First League seasonsEdit

Country Season Placement M W L Note
 
1992/93
9th
36
14
22
 
1993/94
10th
32
14
18
 
1994/95
4th
14
10
4
 
1995/96
11th
36
15
21
 
1996/97
8th
26
12
14
Playoffs QF: Lovćen - Partizan 0:2
 
1997/98
6th
26
14
12
Playoffs QF: Lovćen - Crvena zvezda 0:2
 
1998/99
9th
22
9
13
 
1999/00
9th
22
8
14
 
2000/01
4th
22
13
9
Playoffs QF: Lovćen - Zdravlje 2:0, SF: Lovćen - Budućnost 0:3
 
2001/02
5th
22
12
10
Playoffs QF: Lovćen - Hemofarm 1:2
 
2002/03
6th
22
9
13
Playoffs QF: Lovćen - Crvena zvezda 0:2
 
2003/04
8th
14
0
14
 
2004/05
13th
26
7
19
 
2006/07
2nd
28
21
7
Playoffs SF: Lovćen - Ulcinj 2:0, FIN: Lovćen - Budućnost 0:3
 
2007/08
5th
28
14
14
 
2008/09
7th
28
20
8
 
2009/10
2nd
28
21
7
Playoffs SF: Lovćen - Mornar 2:1, FIN: Lovćen - Budućnost 0:3
 
2010/11
3rd
28
19
9
Playoffs SF: Lovćen - Mornar 0:2
 
2011/12
4th
28
16
12
Playoffs SF: Lovćen - Budućnost 0:2
 
2012/13
6th
28
13
15
 
2013/14
5th
28
18
10
 
2014/15
9th
28
14
14
OVERALL
572'
291
281
Championship Playoff games: 27 5-22

ABA League participationEdit

KK Lovćen played one season in Adriatic Basketball League. Together with Budućnost Podgorica, KK Sutjeska, and soon to be KK Mornar Bar, Lovćen is the only team from Montenegro which ever participated in that regional basketball competition. Lovćen played in ABA League during the season 2003/04.

Lovćen results in ABA League 2003/04.

Date City Home Guest Result Att
04/10/2003 Belgrade Crvena zvezda Lovćen 78:57 2,500
08/10/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Budućnost 80:77 2,200
12/10/2003 Split Split CO Lovćen 97:88 2,000
18/10/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Geoplin Slovan 72:65 1,800
25/10/2003 Banja Luka Banjalučka pivara Lovćen 102:97 3,000
28/10/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Geoplin Slovan 87:93 1,500
01/11/2003 Zadar Zadar Lovćen 97:83 2,000
08/11/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Reflex Železnik 71:69 1,500
16/11/2003 Laško Pivovarna Laško Lovćen 91:62 1,000
22/11/2003 Ljubljana Union Olimpija Lovćen 80:78 500
29/11/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Široki Brijeg 89:76 1,500
06/12/2003 Zagreb Cibona Lovćen 104:77 500
14/12/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Krka 56:72 1,300
20/12/2003 Cetinje Lovćen Crvena zvezda 84:88 2,000
03/01/2004 Podgorica Budućnost Lovćen 82:73 2,500
10/01/2004 Cetinje Lovćen Split CO 89:84 1,700
17/01/2004 Ljubljana Geoplin Slovan Lovćen 71:67 400
24/01/2004 Cetinje Lovćen Banjalučka pivara 81:91 1,300
31/01/2004 Ljubljana Zagreb Lovćen 98:83 700
07/02/2004 Cetinje Lovćen Zadar 82:97 1,500
14/02/2004 Beograd Reflex Železnik Lovćen 105:68 1,500
21/02/2004 Cetinje Lovćen Pivovarna Laško 79:83 1,000
29/02/2004 Cetinje Lovćen Union Olimpija 75:94 1,500
06/03/2004 Široki Brijeg Široki Brijeg Lovćen 90:74 500
13/03/2004 Cetinje Lovćen Cibona 76:84 2,000
20/03/2004 Novo Mesto Krka Lovćen 101:72 500

RosterEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Lovćen 1947 Cetinje roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 3   Latković, Miloš 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1993-08-03)3 August 1993
SG 6   Slavković, Andrija 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 18 – (1999-02-15)15 February 1999
SG 7   Bogdanović, Bogdan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 16 – (2000-12-18)18 December 2000
F 8   Radunović, Mihailo 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 21 – (1996-03-27)27 March 1996
PG 9   Vrbica, Mašan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 23 – (1994-06-14)14 June 1994
F 10   Paraća, Nikola 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 18 – (1999-09-10)10 September 1999
C 11   Baćović, Vasilije (L) 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 21 – (1996-05-11)11 May 1996
C 12   Lopičić, Miloš 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 27 – (1990-09-13)13 September 1990
SG 14   Jelinić, Ivan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 32 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985
C 15   Albijanić, Draško 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 30 – (1986-12-14)14 December 1986
PF 21   Knežević, Vasilije 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 21 – (1996-01-14)14 January 1996
PG 27   Korač, Nikola 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 31 – (1986-01-15)15 January 1986
F 33   Hajduković, Milan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 18 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999
SG 44   Borilović, Nikola (C) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1993-05-09)9 May 1993
SG 45   Vujović, Nikola 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (1999-08-01)1 August 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (L) On loan
  •   Injured

Updated: October 22, 2017

SponsorshipsEdit

  • Official Sponsor – Regal Impex GH
  • Official Shirt Sponsor – Interproduct
  • Official Sport Clothing Manufacturer – daCapo
  • Official Broadcaster – Radio Cetinje

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KK Lovćen CKB". The-Sports.Org. Retrieved 25 August 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.kklovcen.me/?page_id=5

External linksEdit