KR men's basketball

The KR men's basketball team, commonly known as KR or KR Basket, is a professional basketball club based in Reykjavík, Iceland. It is the men's basketball department of Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur (English: Reykjavík Football Club) multi-sport club. It is the reigning champion of the Úrvalsdeild karla.[2] It has won the Icelandic championship eighteen times, the most national championships in the men's top-tier league history. In 2017 the club played in FIBA Europe Cup for the first time since 2008.[3][4]

KR
KR logo
NicknameKR
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded12 November 1956; 64 years ago (1956-11-12)
HistoryKR
1956–present
ArenaDHL-Höllin
Capacity1,500[1]
LocationReykjavík, Iceland
Team colorsBlack, White
   
PresidentBöðvar Guðjónsson
Head coachDarri Freyr Atlason
Assistant(s)Hörður Unnsteinsson
Affiliation(s)KR-b
KV
Championships18 Úrvalsdeild karla
Websitewww.krkarfa.is

KR has a men's reserve team that plays in the amateur level Icelandic 3rd-tier Division II[5] and the Icelandic basketball cup, called KR-b.[6] It is also affiliated with Knattspyrnufélag Vesturbæjar.[7]

HonorsEdit

1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1990, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1984, 1991, 2011, 2016, 2017
2000, 2007, 2014, 2015
2008, 2014

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Icelandic Cup European competitions
2006–07 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st
2007–08 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 2nd 3 FIBA EuroCup
QR1
0–2
2008–09 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Runner-up
2009–10 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 2nd
2010–11 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Champion
2011–12 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 3rd Semifinalist
2012–13 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 4th
2013–14 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st
2014–15 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Runner-up
2015–16 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Champion
2016–17 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Champion
2017–18 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Runner-up 4 FIBA Europe Cup
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0–2
2018–19 1 Úrvalsdeild karla 1st Semifinalist


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.

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team history K.R. Reykjavík". Eurobasket. Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  2. ^ Kristján Jónsson (28 April 2018). "KR meistari fimmta árið í röð". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  3. ^ KR í FIBA Europe Cup
  4. ^ Rökrétt skref fyrir íslenska körfuboltann
  5. ^ "2. deild karla". KKI.is. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  6. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (3 November 2017). "Marcus Walker hefur engu gleymt". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ "KV taka sæti í 1. deild á næsta tímabili". krkarfa.is (in Icelandic). 3 May 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Evrópumeistararnir Simmenthal leika við KR 18. þ.m." Þjóðviljinn (in Icelandic). 2 November 1966. p. 2. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  9. ^ Jón Birgir Pétursson (16 February 1965). "Helming tímans í strætisvagni í leikfimisal KR". Vísir (in Icelandic). p. 11. Retrieved 8 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Sergeant Bensing's three roles: Radar operator, referee, coach". The White Falcon. 20 November 1965. p. 8. Retrieved 8 August 2019.

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