KK Mega Basket

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Košarkaški klub Mega Basket (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Мега Баскет), currently known as Mega Soccerbet due to sponsorship reasons, is a men's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia. The club is a founding member and shareholder of the Adriatic Basketball Association.[1]

Mega Soccerbet
Mega Soccerbet logo
Adriatic League
FoundedDecember 23, 1998; 22 years ago (1998-12-23)
HistoryKK Avala Ada
KK Mega Basket
ArenaRanko Žeravica Hall
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
Team colorsPink and Purple
Main sponsorSoccerbet
PresidentVelimir Mihailović
General managerGoran Ćakić
Head coachVlada Jovanović
Affiliation(s)OKK Beograd
Championships1 National Cup

In addition to Belgrade, the club also played its home games in Kruševac (2012–13 season), Smederevo (2013–14 season), and Sremska Mitrovica (2014–2019). The club participates in the KLS and the ABA League. Since 2004, it has been controlled by the Serbian sports agent Miško Ražnatović and his BeoBasket sports agency.


The Avala Ada era (1998–2004)Edit

KK Avala Ada was established on 23 December 1998 by a group of basketball enthusiasts, all employed at the Avala Ada packaging factory. The club started out in the lower ranks, functioning as part of the Avala Ada sports society that was formed at the same time. In the summer of 1999, the club won the Belgrade Local League (summer league), thus qualifying for the Serbian Second League (4th-tier competition in the FR Yugoslavia basketball system). Playing the 1999–2000 season in the Second League, the club set an ambitious goal of gaining promotion on its first try and succeeded.

The 2000–01 season was played in the Serbian First League, finishing third and barely missing the promotion. The following the 2001–02 season, Avala Ada finished third again. In the 2002-03 season, the club again missed promotion based on the league standing but managed to qualify to federal First B League through playoffs in Novi Bečej, beating Vrbas and KK Zeta. Playing its first season, 2003–04, in the federal rank in the First B League (Serbian group), Avala Ada finished third thus missing promotion to the top league. Before the start of the 2004–05 season, the most significant development in the club's short history occurred - it was taken over by the BeoBasket Sports Agency led by Miško Ražnatović.

The Mega Basket era (2005–present)Edit

At the end of the 2004–05 season, the club has qualified for the highest competition level in the country. In December 2005, the club changed its name to KK Mega Basket. At the same time, the club signed a sponsorship agreement with the Ishrana bakery company based in Smederevo, and in the period from 2005 to 2007, the club officially was named Mega Ishrana. Later, also due to sponsorship reasons, the club was called Mega Aqua Monta in the 2007–08 season, and Mega Hypo Leasing in the 2008–09 season.

In August 2009, before the start of the 2009–10 season, another Belgrade-based club KK Vizura merged into KK Mega Hypo Leasing, and the club was renamed KK Mega Vizura. In 2016, Mega Leks won its first trophy ever when it beat KK Partizan 86–80 in the Serbian Cup Final.[2] In 2017, the club changed its name to Mega Bemax due to sponsorship reasons.

On June 14, 2018, the club signed a contract on sports and technical cooperation with OKK Beograd.[3][4] Later that summer, on August 11, 2018, the club played a pre-season preparation game under NCAA basketball rules against the most recent NCAA Tournament Southern Regional semifinalist University of Kentucky men's basketball team at the Imperial Arena on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, losing heavily 100–64.[5] Some ten days later, on August 23, 2018, Mega played the University of Michigan men's basketball team, recent NCAA Tournament runner-up, this time under FIBA rules, in Sant Julià de Vilatorta, Spain and winning 81–73.[6]

As an organization focused primarily on showcasing its roster and providing a springboard platform for player transfers to bigger clubs in Europe and the NBA, in summer 2019, Mega continued the pre-season practice of travelling to the Bahamas to face off against top U.S. collegiate teams in preparatory games. This time, it was two games against the Texas Tech University basketball team, most recently the NCAA Tournament runner-up; Texas Tech won the first contest 94–92 on August 16, 2019 at Imperial Arena on Paradise Island while Mega won 73–76 four days later at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

On September 15, 2020, the club changed its name to Mega Soccerbet for the 2020–21 season due to sponsorship reasons.[7][8]

Sponsorship namingEdit

The club has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Mega Ishrana (2005–2007)
  • Mega Aqua Monta (2007–2008)
  • Mega Hypo Leasing (2008–2009)
  • Mega Vizura (2009–2014)
  • Mega Leks (2014–2017)
  • Mega Bemax (2017–2020)
  • Mega Soccerbet (2020–present)

Home arenasEdit

Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall

Mega Basket plays their ABA League domestic home games at the Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall, located in the Belgrade municipality of New Belgrade. The arena, then named New Belgrade Sports Hall, was built in 1968. It has a seating capacity of 5,000. Mega Basket plays their BLS home matches at the Mega Factory.

The club has had several home arenas through the years in four cities:


Current rosterEdit

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

Mega Soccerbet roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 20   Cazalon, Malcolm 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 19 – (2001-08-27)27 August 2001
G/F 13   Cerovina, Luka 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 – (2000-04-08)8 April 2000
SG 45   Đurišić, Nikola (TW) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 17 – (2004-02-23)23 February 2004
PG 12   Jovičić, Mihailo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 22 – (1999-01-09)9 January 1999
SG 0   Jović, Nikola 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 – (2003-06-09)9 June 2003
SF 7   Kljajević, Marko 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 20 – (2001-05-04)4 May 2001
PF 30   Langović, Aleksandar 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 20 – (2001-02-19)19 February 2001
F/C 17   Matković, Karlo (L) 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 20 – (2001-03-30)30 March 2001
SG 21   Milosavljević, Dragan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 32 – (1989-05-11)11 May 1989
F 1   Mišković, Nikola 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 22 – (1999-01-25)25 January 1999
G 9   Momirov, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 21 – (1999-12-18)18 December 1999
C 33   Mušikić, Mihailo (TW) 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 19 – (2002-03-25)25 March 2002
G 10   Novak, Jovan 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 26 – (1994-11-08)8 November 1994
F/C 3   Petrušev, Filip 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 21 – (2000-04-15)15 April 2000
PF 22   Simanić, Boriša 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 23 – (1998-03-21)21 March 1998
C 11   Simonović, Marko (L) 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 21 – (1999-10-15)15 October 1999
G/F 5   Tepić, Milenko (C) 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 34 – (1987-02-27)27 February 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager


Updated: May 27, 2021

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3 Inactive
C Marko Simonović Karlo Matković Mihailo Mušikić
PF Filip Petrušev Boriša Simanić Aleksandar Langović Nikola Mišković
SF Luka Cerovina Malcolm Cazalon Marko Kljajević
SG Stefan Momirov Dragan Milosavljević ((Jordan Loyd)) Nikola Jović Nikola Đurišić
PG Jovan Novak Milenko Tepić Mihailo Jovičić

Players at the NBA draftEdit

* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
Position Player Year Round Pick Drafted by
C   Milovan Raković# 2007 2nd round 60th Dallas Mavericks, traded to Chicago Bulls
C   Nikola Jokić* 2014 2nd round 41st Denver Nuggets
PG   Vasilije Micić# 2014 2nd round 52nd Philadelphia 76ers, traded to Oklahoma City Thunder
SG   Nemanja Dangubić# 2014 2nd round 54th Philadelphia 76ers, traded to Brooklyn Nets
G/F   Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot 2016 1st round 24th Philadelphia 76ers
C   Ivica Zubac 2016 2nd round 32nd Los Angeles Lakers
G/F   Rade Zagorac# 2016 2nd round 35th Boston Celtics, traded to Memphis Grizzlies
SF   Vlatko Čančar 2017 2nd round 49th Denver Nuggets
PG   Ognjen Jaramaz# 2017 2nd round 58th New York Knicks
PF/C   Alpha Kaba# 2017 2nd round 60th Atlanta Hawks
C   Goga Bitadze 2019 1st round 18th Indiana Pacers
C   Marko Simonović# 2020 2nd round 44th Chicago Bulls


Avala Ada
Mega Basket


Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason W–L National Cup Regional competitions European competitions
2006–07 1 BLS First League 3 SL 6th 16–20 Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 BLS First League 5 12–10
2008–09 1 BLS First League 5 15–11 Balkan League 3rd 6–6
2009–10 1 BLS First League 8 13–13
2010–11 1 BLS First League 4 SL 8th 18–22 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 BLS First League 4 SL 6th 22–18 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 BLS First League 2 Semifinalist 30–13 Semifinalist
2013–14 1 BLS Super League 3 Semifinalist 9–7 Runners-up ABA League 8 12–14
2014–15 1 BLS Super League 4 Semifinalist 7–9 Runners-up ABA League 10 11–15
2015–16 1 BLS Super League B2 Semifinalist 4–4 Winners ABA League 2nd 19–12
2016–17 1 BLS Super League 4 Semifinalist 9–7 Semifinalist ABA League 6 11–15 Champions League 7th 4–10
2017–18 1 BLS Super League A3 Quarterfinals 8–6 Semifinalist ABA 1st League 9 8–14
2018–19 1 BLS Super League B2 Semifinalist 7–5 Semifinalist ABA 1st League 5 10–12
2019–20 1 BLS Super League Abandoned Semifinalist ABA 1st League Abd
2020–21 1 BLS Super League NH Runners-up 5–3 Runners-up ABA 1st League 6 14–12

Trophies and awardsEdit


Individual awardsEdit

Management and staffEdit

Current officeholders are:

Current head coaches are:[9]

  • Senior team: Vlada Jovanović
  • U18 and U19 teams: Dragoljub Avramović
  • U16 team: TBD

Notable playersEdit

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


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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Company registration info: ABA LIGA j.t.d." aba-liga.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Mega i OKK Beograd potpisali ugovor o saradnji". b92.net. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  4. ^ "POTPISANA SARADNJA Megini talenti u OKK Beogradu". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  5. ^ "UK Basketball hammers Mega Bemax". aseaofblue.com. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  6. ^ "UK Basketball hammers Mega Bemax". The Detroit News. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  7. ^ "PROMENILI IME! Košarkaški klub Mega Bemaks se od danas VIŠE NE ZOVE TAKO!". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Soccer novi glavni sponzor Mege". sportklub.rs. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Juniori i kadeti KK Mega Soccerbet". bcmegabasket.net. Retrieved 17 September 2020.

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