OKK Sloboda Tuzla

Omladinski košarkaški klub Sloboda, (transl. Sloboda Youth Basketball Club), commonly referred to as Sloboda Tuzla, is a men's professional basketball club based in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are currently competing in the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Sloboda Tuzla
Sloboda Tuzla logo
LeaguesBasketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Founded1946; 75 years ago (1946)
HistoryKK Sloboda
(1946–2011)
OKK Sloboda
(2011–present)
ArenaSKPC Mejdan
Capacity4,900
LocationTuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Team colorsRed and black
   
PresidentAid Berbić
Head coachDamir Mulaomerović
Championships2 National League
5 National Cup
Websitesloboda.ba

The club was founded in as KK Sloboda. Since 2011, the club has been competing under the legal name OKK Sloboda. The club is a part of the Sloboda multi-sports club. The Sloboda won 2 National League championships. They have played two different national league systems since 1946, including the Yugoslav Federal League system (1946–1992) and the Bosnian league system (1992 onward). They have also won 5 National Cup titles.

A FIBA Hall of Fame member Mirza Delibašić played for the club from 1968 to 1972.

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

KK Sloboda, commonly referred to as Sloboda Dita, was a men's professional basketball club based in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The club was formed in 1946 and played its home games at Mejdan Sports Center. The club was shut down in September 2011 due to debts of 3.5 million KM.

Sloboda finished 5th in the inaugural 2001–02 Adriatic League session.

Renamed and re-organizedEdit

OKK Sloboda was founded in 2009 as a youth department of KK Sloboda. After the original club ceased operations in 2011, the new club—under the name of OKK Sloboda Tuzla (OKK Sloboda)—started to compete as they entered the A2 League (3rd-tier) for the 2011–12 season. They went on to win the 2012 A2 League championship and were subsequently promoted to the A1 Liga (2nd-tier) for the 2012–13 season. Sloboda finished second in the 2012–13 season with a record of 18-4 and went on to lose in the championship-deciding game to the first seeded OKK Spars Sarajevo by 10 points.[1]

In 2013, the club was promoted to the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the 2013–14 season, returning to the top division for the first time since the 2010–11 season. For their return season to the Bosnian first league, Sloboda signed rookie head coach Damir Mulaomerović. He helped lead them to a fourth-place finish and subsequently earned himself a contract extension for the 2014–15 season.

In July 2019, the club got a wild card for the Second Adriatic League to play in the 2019–20 season.[2]

Home arenaEdit

The club plays its home games at SKPC Mejdan in Tuzla. Mejdan has two halls, one small and one big, with most games being played in the bigger hall that has a seating capacity of 4,900, while the smaller one has a seating capacity of 800 for basketball matches.

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Sloboda Tuzla roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 4   Mustapić, Jakov 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1994-08-22)22 August 1994
PG 5   Alikadić, Adi 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 22 – (1999-06-13)13 June 1999
SF 6   Jakupović, Jasmin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1997-04-01)1 April 1997
G 7   Andelija, Haris 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (2000-09-16)16 September 2000
SG 8   Davis Jr., Darell 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1996-05-09)9 May 1996
SF 9   Bojić, Bogdan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (1999-03-03)3 March 1999
SF 10   Munižaba, Milan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 23 – (1998-02-10)10 February 1998
C 11   Krajinić, Emir 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 19 – (2002-05-09)9 May 2002
G 12   Dedajić, Haris 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (2001-01-29)29 January 2001
PF 13   Omerović, Nedim 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 20 – (2000-08-10)10 August 2000
PF 23   Manjgafić, Fahrudin (C) 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 24 – (1997-01-21)21 January 1997
SF 24   Durmo, Ibrahim 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 – (1997-01-15)15 January 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Adnan Žunić

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: January 14, 2021

CoachesEdit

KK Sloboda (1946–2011)
OKK Sloboda (2011–present)

TrophiesEdit

Notes

OKK Won by OKK Sloboda

Notable playersEdit

KK Sloboda

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Division II: Season 2012-2013
  2. ^ "OKK Sloboda is the last participant of ABA League 2 in 2019/20 season". druga.aba-liga.com. Retrieved 24 July 2019.

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