Pärnu basketball team

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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.

Pärnu Sadam
LeaguesLatvian–Estonian Basketball League
Founded2000; 21 years ago (2000)
HistoryKK Pärnu
(2000–2017)
KK Paulus
(2017–present)
ArenaPärnu Sports Hall
Capacity1,820[1]
LocationPärnu, Estonia
Team colorsBlack, Blue, White
     
Head coachHeiko Rannula
Websitepaulus.ee

HistoryEdit

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).[2] 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.

On 12 July 2017, Pärnu announced that the men's team will withdraw due to financial difficulties.[3] However, the team would stay in the KML after reaching an agreement with KK Paulus.[4]

Sponsorship namingEdit

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

  • KK Pärnu/Catwees: 2007–2009
  • Pärnu Sadam (Port of Pärnu): 2015–present

Home arenasEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Pärnu Sadam roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1   Post, Siim-Markus   1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 24 – (1997-02-13)13 February 1997
PG 3   Wade-Chatman, Henri 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 28 – (1992-12-09)9 December 1992
SG 4   Raap, Rannar (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1992-04-02)2 April 1992
PG 5   Saaremäel, Sten 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 22 – (1999-02-20)20 February 1999
SF 8   Kirves, Mihkel 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 24 – (1996-12-06)6 December 1996
PF 9   Mkrtychyan, Arkadiy 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 25 – (1995-09-10)10 September 1995
SG 10   Sutt, Saimon 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 26 – (1995-04-12)12 April 1995
C 12   Kask, Karl Martin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 26 – (1995-07-23)23 July 1995
PG 14   Aniste, Janar 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 21 – (2000-05-11)11 May 2000
SF 16   Lootus, Kaspar 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (2001-03-19)19 March 2001
PG 21   Rüütsalu, Norman 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (2000-05-05)5 May 2000
PF 25   Urquhart, Drew 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 25 – (1996-05-09)9 May 1996
SF 34   Niits, Tormi 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 23 – (1998-05-19)19 May 1998
SG   Paige, Jeremiah 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 25 – (1996-02-16)16 February 1996
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 30 October 2018

Depth chartEdit

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

CoachesEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Estonian Cup Baltic Basketball League
2006–07 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 10th 4–30 Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7th 10–24 Quarterfinalist
2008–09 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7th 8–18 Fourth place
2009–10 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7th 7–19 Fourth place
2010–11 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 8th 8–24 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 7th 4–23 Quarterfinalist
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

Individual awardsEdit

KML Best Defender

KML Best Young Player

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pärnu Spordihall" (in Estonian). Eesti Spordiregister.
  2. ^ "Klubist" (in Estonian). KK Pärnu. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Mait Käbin: Pärnu Sadam uuel hooajal Alexela KMLis ei osale" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 12 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Pärnu jätkamiseks Alexela KMLis leiti lahendus, uus juht Johan Kärp" (in Estonian). Estonian Basketball Association. 17 July 2017.

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