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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
Leagues Montenegrin Basketball League
ABA League Second Division
Founded 1947
History KK Lovćen
(1947–present)
Arena Sportski centar Lovćen
Capacity 1,500
Location Cetinje, Montenegro
Team colors Red, White
         
Main sponsor Regal Impex GH
President Savo Parača
Head coach Miodrag Kadija
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

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Lovćen 1947 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 3   Latković, Miloš 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 25 – (1993-08-03)3 August 1993
SG 6   Slavković, Andrija 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (1999-02-15)15 February 1999
SG 7   Bogdanović, Bogdan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 17 – (2000-12-18)18 December 2000
PG 9   Vrbica, Mašan 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 24 – (1994-06-14)14 June 1994
F 10   Paraća, Nikola 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 19 – (1999-09-10)10 September 1999
C 12   Lopičić, Miloš 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 28 – (1990-09-13)13 September 1990
SG 14   Jelinić, Ivan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 33 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985
PF 21   Knežević, Vasilije 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1996-01-14)14 January 1996
PG 27   Korač, Nikola 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 32 – (1986-01-15)15 January 1986
F 33   Hajduković, Milan 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 19 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999
SG 44   Borilović, Nikola (C) 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1993-05-09)9 May 1993
SG 45   Vujović, Nikola 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 19 – (1999-08-01)1 August 1999
PG   Aranitović, Petar 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 – (1994-09-20)20 September 1994
PF   Todorović, Nemanja 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 27 – (1991-04-23)23 April 1991
G   Pilčević, Radenko 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 31 – (1986-12-15)15 December 1986
PF   Ivelja, Vladimir 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 30 – (1988-03-20)20 March 1988
PF   Popović, Miloš 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 20 – (1998-02-17)17 February 1998
SG   Đukanović, Milutin 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1991-07-20)20 July 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Updated: September 7, 2018

SponsorshipsEdit

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

CoachesEdit

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