Pallacanestro Trieste

Pallacanestro Trieste 2004, known for sponsorship reasons as Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste,[2] is an Italian professional basketball club based in Trieste. They play in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA) since the 2018–19 season. The Allianz Dome serves as the club's home arena.

Pallacanestro Trieste
2021–22 Pallacanestro Trieste season
Pallacanestro Trieste logo
LeaguesLBA
Founded1975; 46 years ago (1975)
HistoryPallacanestro Trieste
(1975–2004)
Pallacanestro Trieste 2004
(2004–present)
ArenaAllianz Dome
Capacity6,943[1]
LocationTrieste, Italy
Team colorsWhite, red
   
Main sponsorAllianz
PresidentMario Ghiacci
Head coachFranco Ciani
Team captainAndrea Coronica
Championships5 Italian Leagues
1Serie A2
Websitepallacanestrotrieste.it
Players celebrating after the 2018 Serie A2 championship

HistoryEdit

A number of Trieste teams had played in the first division Serie A, the most successful of which was Società Ginnastica Triestina (from the 1930s to the 1960s) that won several national championships in the 1930s and 1940s. Three other top division Trieste sides were Lega Nazionale Trieste (1949-1951), San Giusto Trieste (1948-1949) and Polizia Civile Trieste (1949-1950).

Pallacanestro Trieste was established in 1975, it played in the top tier Serie A from 1982 to 1986, 1990 to 1997 and again from 1999 to 2004, with a best result of third in 1994. That same year, it reached the FIBA Korać Cup final. The next season saw the team reaching the Italian Cup final.

After the 2003-04 season, the club went bankrupt and was relegated to the lower divisions.

After many years spent between the third and fourth division, in 2010 Eugenio Dalmasson was appointed Head Coach. Finally in 2012, the team reached the promotion to the second division with a win against Chieti in an epic game-5 in front of 6000 people.[3]

On June 16, 2018, Trieste won the 2017–18 Serie A2 season after beating Novipiù Casale Monferrato at game 3 of league's playoffs, and returned in LBA, the highest-tier of the Italian basketball league system after 14 years of absence.[4]

On June 26, 2018, Luigi Scavone, the main owner of the title sponsor Alma Agenzia per il lavoro, became new president of Trieste, while the former president Gianluca Mauro became new CEO of the club.[5]

On May 7, 2019, Gianluca Mauro became again president and CEO of the club looking for new sponsorship.[6]

On November 29, 2019, the insurance company Allianz, became new title sponsor and main sponsor of Pallacanestro Trieste for the following three seasons.[7]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 1   Banks, Adrian 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 35 – (1986-02-09)9 February 1986
PG 4   Fernández, Juan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 31 – (1990-07-22)22 July 1990
F/C 5   Konate, Sagaba 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 24 – (1997-03-19)19 March 1997
G 7   Longo, Stefano 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 18 – (2003-03-13)13 March 2003
SF 8   Deangeli, Lodovico 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 21 – (2000-05-19)19 May 2000
SG 9   Mian, Fabio 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1992-02-07)7 February 1992
C 12   Delía, Marcos 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 29 – (1992-04-08)8 April 1992
SF 15   Fantoma, Tommaso 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 18 – (2003-10-23)23 October 2003
G 18   Cavaliero, Daniele (C) 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 37 – (1984-01-10)10 January 1984
G 21   Campogrande, Luca 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 25 – (1996-04-30)30 April 1996
PF 24   Gražulis, Andrejs 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1993-07-21)21 July 1993
C 25   Lever, Alessandro 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 23 – (1998-12-04)4 December 1998
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Marco Legovich

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 1 December 2021

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

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Marcos Delía Alessandro Lever
PF Andrejs Gražulis Sagaba Konate
SF Fabio Mian Lodovico Deangeli Tommaso Fantoma
SG Adrian Banks Luca Campogrande
PG Juan Fernández Daniele Cavaliero Stefano Longo

(colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (5): 1930, 1932, 1934, 1939–40, 1940–41 (as Gimnastica Triestina)
3rd place (1): 1993–94
Runners-up (1): 1995
Winners (1): 2017–18
  • Serie B1 north east division
Winners (1): 2011–12

European competitionsEdit

Runners-up (1): 1993–94

Other competitionsEdit

Runners-up (1): 1993

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.

Sponsorship namesEdit

In the past, due to sponsorship deals, it has also been known as:

  • Arrigoni Trieste (1955–1956)
  • Stock Trieste (1957–1960)
  • Philco Trieste (1961–1963)
  • Lloyd Adriatico Trieste (1974–1975)
  • Hurlingham Trieste (1976–1981)
  • Oece Trieste (1981–1982)
  • Bic Trieste (1982–1984)
  • Stefanel Trieste (1984–1994)
  • Illy Caffè Trieste (1994–1996)
  • Genertel Trieste (1996–1998)
  • Lineltex Trieste (1997–1999)
  • Telit Trieste (1999–2001)
  • Coop Nordest Trieste (2001–2004)
  • AcegasAps Trieste (2005–2013)
  • Pallacanestro Trieste (2013–2015)
  • Alma Pallacanestro Trieste (2015–2019) [8]
  • Pallacanestro Trieste (2019)
  • Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste (2019–present)[9]

Kit manufacturerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World League 2003 Cities and competitions halls". Archived from the original on 2018-09-14. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ Allianz Trieste. Legabasket.it (in Italian).
  3. ^ Trieste history on the official team website
  4. ^ "Basket, Trieste sbanca Casale: dopo 14 anni torna in Serie A!" [Basketball, Trieste wins over Casale: after 14 years they return to Serie A!]. gassetta.it (in Italian). Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Alma Pallacanestro Trieste: Luigi Scavone nuovo presidente, Gianluca Mauro amministratore delegato" [Alma Pallacanestro Trieste: Luigi Scavone new president, Gianluca Mauro CEO]. sportando.basketball (in Italian). Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Alma Pallacanestro Trieste: Gianluca Mauro è il nuovo presidente" [Alma Pallacanestro Trieste: Gianluca Mauro new president]. triesteprima.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Inizia l'era Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste" [The Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste era begins]. legabasket.it (in Italian). Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  8. ^ Trieste history on the official Serie A site Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Nasce l'era dell'Allianz Pallacanestro Trieste" [The era of the Allianz Basketball Trieste is born]. ilpiccolo.gelocal.it (in Italian). Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  10. ^ Macron sponsor tecnico di Alma Pallacanestro Trieste, pallacanestrotrieste2004.it, Retrieved 2 November 2017.
  11. ^ Trieste: Adidas nuovo fornitore tecnico, Sportando.basketball, Retrieved 12 August 2018.

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