Keflavík men's basketball

The Keflavík men's basketball team, commonly known as Keflavík, is the men's professional basketball department of Keflavík ÍF (Keflavík, íþrótta- og ungmennafélag), based in the town of Reykjanesbær in Iceland.[2] They currently play in Úrvalsdeild karla.

Keflavík ÍF
NicknameKeflavíkurhraðlestin
(The Keflavík Express)
LeaguesÚrvalsdeild karla
Founded1974
HistoryÍBK
1974–1994
Keflavík
1994–present
ArenaTM Arena
Capacity1,200
LocationReykjanesbær, Iceland
Team colorsDark blue and White
PresidentIngvi Þór Hákonarson
Head coachHjalti Þór Vilhjálmsson
Assistant(s)Finnur Jónsson[1]
Championships9 Icelandic championships
Websitekeflavik.is

Rivalry with NjarðvíkEdit

Keflavík's biggest rivals are their closest neighbours, Njarðvík.[3] The teams are both based in Reykjanesbær. Keflavík and Njarðvík were neighbouring towns but were merged in 1994 and formed Reykjanesbær. Their arenas are within one kilometre of each other. In the 2008–09 season the rivalry was intensified as the men's teams were coached by brothers, Sigurður Ingimundarson with Keflavík and Valur Ingimundarson with Njarðvík. At the end of that season Sigurður left his post as the team's coach and moved to a club in Swedish. He was replaced by former player Guðjón Skúlason. Just before the start of the 2009–10 season Sigurður became coach of Njarðvík, replacing his brother Valur.

ArenaEdit

The club's home arena is nicknamed "The Slaughterhouse".[4][5]

AchievementsEdit

TitlesEdit

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

TriviaEdit

  • The team has a reputation for playing an uptempo game which earned it the nickname Keflavíkurhraðlestin (The Keflavík Express).[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davíð Eldur (8 May 2019). "Jón Halldór og Hörður Axel taka við Keflavík – Finnur aðstoðar Sverri". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ Körfubolti - Um Keflavík og Körfuknattleiksdeild Keflavíkur (KKDK)
  3. ^ "Grænblár Reykjanesbær". Víkurfréttir (in Icelandic). 11 October 2018. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ Umfjöllun: Keflavík - Grindavík 76-50 | Öruggt hjá Keflavík í Sláturhúsinu
  5. ^ Keflavík fjarri sínu besta í Sláturhúsinu
  6. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (21 May 2019). "Sverrir Þór hættir óvænt með Keflavíkurliðið og Hjalti tekur við". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  7. ^ Keflavíkurhraðlestin: „Þeir smitast af ákveðnu viðhorfi frá Sigga“
  8. ^ KÖRFUKNATTLEIKUR Keflavíkurhraðlestin mátaði teinana

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