Pärnu basketball team
KK Paulus Pärnu, also known as Pärnu Sadam (Port of Pärnu) for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Pärnu, Estonia. The team plays in the Latvian–Estonian Basketball League. Their home arena is the Pärnu Sports Hall.
|Leagues||Latvian–Estonian Basketball League|
|Arena||Pärnu Sports Hall|
|Team colors||Black, Blue, White|
|Head coach||Heiko Rannula|
Korvpalliklubi Pärnu (Basketball Club Pärnu) was founded in 2000. In 2006, the Pärnu men's team were promoted to the top-tier Korvpalli Meistriliiga (KML). The team finished the 2006–07 season last, winning only two games. Pärnu finished the 2007–08 regular season in seventh place and advanced to the playoffs for the first time where they were defeated in the quarterfinals by Kalev, losing the series 0–2. The team made their debut in the Baltic Basketball League (BBL) in the 2012–13 season, reaching the Top 16 stage. In 2016, Pärnu finished third in the Estonian Cup. Pärnu entered the 2017 KML Playoffs as the fourth seed and defeated TTÜ in the quarterfinals, but were eliminated in the semifinals by Kalev and lost to University of Tartu in the third place games.
Pärnu has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:
- KK Pärnu/Catwees: 2007–2009
- Pärnu Sadam (Port of Pärnu): 2015–present
- Pärnu High School Gym (2006–2009)
- Pärnu Sports Hall (2009–present)
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Pärnu Sadam roster|
Updated: 30 October 2018
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Karl Martin Kask|
|PF||Drew Urquhart||Arkadiy Mkrtychyan|
|SF||Mihkel Kirves||Tormi Niits||Kaspar Lootus|
|SG||Saimon Sutt||Rannar Raap|
|PG||Henri Wade-Chatman||Norman Rüütsalu||Sten Saaremäel||Siim-Markus Post|
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||W–L||Estonian Cup||Baltic Basketball League|
|2008–09||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||7th||8–18||Fourth place|
|2009–10||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||7th||7–19||Fourth place|
|2012–13||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||6th||13–19||Baltic Basketball League||T16||3–11|
|2013–14||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||6th||14–19||Fourth place||Baltic Basketball League||RS||1–11|
|2014–15||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||5th||15–17||Quarterfinalist||Baltic Basketball League||T16||3–9|
|2015–16||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||6th||14–19||Quarterfinalist||Baltic Basketball League||T16||2–12|
|2016–17||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||4th||18–18||Third place||Baltic Basketball League||T16||3–11|
|2017–18||1||Korvpalli Meistriliiga||4th||15–22||Baltic Basketball League||QF||4–8|
Trophies and awardsEdit
- Mihkel Kirves – 2017, 2018
- Norman Käbin – 2016
- "Pärnu Spordihall" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister.
- "Klubist" (in Estonian). KK Pärnu. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- "Mait Käbin: Pärnu Sadam uuel hooajal Alexela KMLis ei osale" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 12 July 2017.
- "Pärnu jätkamiseks Alexela KMLis leiti lahendus, uus juht Johan Kärp" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 17 July 2017.