BC Pärnu

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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
BC Pärnu Sadam logo
LeaguesKorvpalli Meistriliiga
Latvian–Estonian Basketball League
Founded2000; 23 years ago (2000)
HistoryKK Pärnu
(2000–2007)
KK Pärnu/Catwees
(2007–2009)
KK Pärnu
(2009–2015)
BC Pärnu Sadam
(2015–present)
ArenaPärnu Sports Hall
Capacity1,820[1]
LocationPärnu, Estonia
Team colorsBlack, Blue, White
     
Head coachGert Kullamäe
Championships1 Estonian Championship
Websitebcparnu.ee

In 2022, the team won their first Estonian Championship.

HistoryEdit

BC 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]

On 26 May 2022, Pärnu won its first national championship in club history after defeating Tartu 3–0 in the Finals of the 2022 KML Play-offs.[5]

Sponsorship namingEdit

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

Home arenasEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

BC Pärnu Sadam roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 1   Hart, Isaiah Rayshaud 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 23 – (1999-07-05)5 July 1999
SG 2   Aav, Sverre 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 21 – (2002-01-03)3 January 2002
PG 4   Pazera, Tadas 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1998-03-27)27 March 1998
PF 8   Kirves, Mihkel (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 26 – (1996-12-06)6 December 1996
SF 10   Jaakson, Mark-Andreas 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 22 – (2000-02-15)15 February 2000
PG 11   Laub, Sten Egert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 20 – (2002-11-26)26 November 2002
PF 16   Lootus, Kaspar 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 – (2001-03-19)19 March 2001
SG 20   Valge, Robert 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 25 – (1997-04-20)20 April 1997
PF 23   Tamm, Ivo Van 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 26 – (1996-06-23)23 June 1996
C 33   McCarthy, Matt 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 26 – (1996-06-30)30 June 1996
C 34   Parts, Kevin 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 18 – (2004-11-02)2 November 2004
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 8 January 2023

CoachesEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Estonian Cup Regional competitions European competitions
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
2018–19 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3rd 6–4 Latvian-Estonian League QF 13–17
2019–20 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 3rd [a] Latvian-Estonian League 7th 12–13
2020–21 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 2nd 6–3 Latvian-Estonian League 5th 17–8
2021–22 1 Korvpalli Meistriliiga 1st Quarterfinalist Latvian-Estonian League 3rd 15–11 FIBA Europe Cup QR 1–1

European competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregrate
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

TrophiesEdit

Individual awardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ League suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.
  5. ^ Korvpalliliit, Eesti. "Vägev! Pärnu Sadam krooniti ajaloos esimest korda koduse kõrgliiga meistriks!". www.basket.ee. Retrieved 18 June 2022.

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