BC Pärnu, also known as BC 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.
|BC Pärnu Sadam|
Latvian–Estonian Basketball League
BC Pärnu Sadam
|Arena||Pärnu Sports Hall|
|Team colors||Black, Blue, White|
|Head coach||Gert Kullamäe|
|Championships||1 Estonian Championship|
BC 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
- BC 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.
|BC Pärnu Sadam roster|
Updated: 8 January 2023
Season by seasonEdit
|2021–22||FIBA Europe Cup||First qualifying round||Vienna||72–67 (in Pärnu)|
|Second qualifying round||Ironi Ness Ziona||82–86 (in Pärnu)|
|2022–23||Basketball Champions League||First qualifying round||Swans Gmunden||80–82|
|FIBA Europe Cup|
Trophies and awardsEdit
- League suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- "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.
- Korvpalliliit, Eesti. "Vägev! Pärnu Sadam krooniti ajaloos esimest korda koduse kõrgliiga meistriks!". www.basket.ee. Retrieved 18 June 2022.