Omladinski košarkaški klub Spars, commonly referred to as OKK Spars or Spars Ilidža, is a men's professional basketball club based in Ilidža, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The club competes in the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the ABA League Second Division.
KK Spars Realway
|Location||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Team colors||Blue and white|
|Head coach||Miodrag Kadija|
|Championships||1 A1 League (2013)|
1 Bosnian Cup (2020)
The club was founded in 2005 as OKK Spars and competed in lower-ranking divisions until joining 2nd-tier A1 League in the 2011–12 season. After winning the A1 League in the 2012–13 season, they were promoted to the Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the 2013–14 season.
In December 2019, the club was merged with Realway, and changed its name to KK Spars Realway. However, on 31 December 2020, Spars and Realway parted their ways and the club changed its name back to OKK Spars.
Spars has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship.
Spars plays its home games at the Novo Sarajevo Sports Hall (also known as the Grbavica Sports Hall). The hall is located in the Grbavica of Sarajevo, near the Grbavica Stadium, and owned by the Novo Sarajevo Municipality. The hall was built in 2016. It has a seating capacity of 1,500 seats.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Spars Ilidža roster|
Updated: July 10, 2022
Trophies and awardsEdit
- Basketball business: OKK Spars owner Nihad Selimovic asked Serbia to steal Djoko Salic?
- Razgovor sa dr. Nihadom Selimovićem (in Bosnian)
- "Predstavljen OKK Spars Realway: Počinje nova košarkaška era u BiH". klix.ba. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
- "KK Spars Realway vratit će Sarajevo na regionalnu mapu". sport1.ba (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2020-02-17.
- "Spars i Realway se razilaze nakon jednogodišnje saradnje, Džemić napušta klupu Sparsa". sport1.oslobodjenje.ba. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
- "Posljednjeg dana 2020. godine rastali se Sparsi i Realway!". sportsport.ba. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
- "Sportska dvorana na Grbavici". novosarajevo.ba. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
- "Sportska dvorana Novo Sarajevo". jponsa.ba. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
- "Sportska dvorana Novo Sarajevo". sarajevo.travel. Retrieved 8 January 2021.