KK Mornar Bar

Košarkaški klub Mornar (Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Морнар), commonly referred to as Mornar Barsko zlato for sponsorship reasons, is a men's professional basketball club based in Bar, Montenegro. The club competes in the Montenegrin Basketball League and the ABA League.

Mornar Barsko zlato
Mornar Barsko zlato logo
LeaguesABA League
Montenegrin League
Founded1974; 48 years ago (1974)
HistoryKK Mornar
(1974–present)
ArenaTopolica Sport Hall
Capacity3,500 (if needed 4,000)
LocationBar, Montenegro
Team colorsBlue, Orange, White
     
Main sponsorZlato
PresidentĐorđije Pavićević
General managerLazar Pavićević
Head coachMihailo Pavićević
Championships1 Montenegrin League
Websitekkmornar.bar

The team also plays in international competitions. Mornar made its European debut in the Basketball Champions League during the 2016–17 season. Mornar won its first domestic title the following year in the 2017–18 Montenegrin League.

HistoryEdit

In the 2015–16 season, Mornar managed to reach the Balkan League and Montenegrin League Finals but lost both. In the 2016–17 season, Mornar returned to European competition when it qualified for the Basketball Champions League regular season.[1] The club also made its debut in the Adriatic League.

In its second ABA League season, the club qualified for the semifinals. In the playoff semifinals, Mornar was eliminated by Crvena zvezda, 2–1.

On 30 May 2018, Mornar achieved its first league ever by defeating Budućnost in the 2017–18 Montenegrin League finals.

In December 2020, the club became a shareholder of the Adriatic Basketball Association, following a transfer of shares from MZT Skopje Aerodrom.[2]

On 11 September 2021, the club announced a change of their name to Mornar Barsko zlato for sponsorship reasons.[3]

Home arenaEdit

 
Topolica, current home arena of the club

Mornar plays their home games at the Topolica Sport Hall, which is located in Bar and owned by the PC Sports and Recreation Centre. The arena was opened on 23 November 2009.[4] It has a seating capacity of 3,500.

Trophies and awardsEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Regional competitionsEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Montenegrin Cup Other competitions European competitions
2009–10 1 First League 3rd Runner-up Balkan League QF
2010–11 1 First League 2nd Balkan League SF
2011–12 1 First League 3rd Semifinalist Balkan League QF
2012–13 1 First League 5th Balkan League R1
2013–14 1 First League 3rd
2014–15 1 First League 4th Semifinalist Balkan League R2
2015–16 1 First League 2nd Runner-up Balkan League RU
2016–17 1 First League 2nd Runner-up ABA League 8th 3 Champions League RS
2017–18 1 First League 1st Runner-up ABA First Division 4th 4 FIBA Europe Cup QF
2018–19 1 First League 2nd Semifinalist ABA First Division 9th 2 EuroCup RS

Source: Eurobasket.com

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Mornar Barsko zlato roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 1   Mihailović, Vladimir 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1990-08-10)10 August 1990
C 11   Rakočević, Gligorije 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1995-08-07)7 August 1995
PF 23   Miković, Milija 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 28 – (1994-03-25)25 March 1994
SG   Kovačević, Marko 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 23 – (1999-07-29)29 July 1999
SG   Vujačić, Petar 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 22 – (2000-01-19)19 January 2000
PG   Russell, Fatts 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 24 – (1998-05-06)6 May 1998
F   Diong, Cheikh Mbacke 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 22 – (1999-12-11)11 December 1999
F   Brown, Dalonte 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 24 – (1998-07-31)31 July 1998
C   Vranković, Antonio 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 25 – (1996-10-28)28 October 1996
F   Ščuka, Luka 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 20 – (2002-05-23)23 May 2002
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Ivan Jelenić
  •   Vaso Milović

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: July 10, 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Gligorije Rakočević
PF Milija Miković
SF
SG Vladimir Mihailović
PG Fatts Russell

CoachesEdit

ManagementEdit

Current officeholders are:[5]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mornar happy to shoulder the extra weight of historic success". Basketballcl.com. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Zvanično: FMP dobio vlasnički udeo u ABA ligi". mozzartsport.com. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Zvanično ime „ponosa Bara" od sada je Mornar Barsko zlato!". montenegroclick.me. Retrieved 12 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Sports hall Topolica". topolica.me. Retrieved 10 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Uprava KK Mornar". kkmornar.bar. Retrieved 29 July 2019.

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