Roberto Premier

Roberto Premier (born 1958) is an Italian former professional basketball player and basketball coach. At a height of 1.97 m (6 ft 5 34 in) tall, he played at the shooting guard and small forward positions. He was the FIBA Saporta Cup Finals Top Scorer, in 1984.

Roberto Premier
Personal information
Born (1958-01-25) January 25, 1958 (age 64)
Spresiano, Italy
Listed height6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1980 / Undrafted
Playing career1978–2000
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Coaching career2003–2010
Career history
As player:
1978–1981UG Goriziana
1981–1989Olimpia Milano
1989–1994Virtus Roma
1994–1995UG Goriziana
1996–1998Nuova Pallacanestro Vigevano
1998–1999Pallacanestro Petrarca Padova
1999–2000Pallacanestro Pavia
As coach:
2003–2005UG Goriziana
2006Robur Saronno
2007–2008Virtus Civitanova
2010Vis Spilimbergo
Career highlights and awards
As player
Representing  Italy
Bronze medal – third place 1985 West Germany Italy
Silver medal – second place 1991 Rome Italy

Professional careerEdit

Premier played with Gorizia Pallacanestro (1978–1981), Olimpia Milano (1981–1989), and Pallacanestro Virtus Roma (1989–1994). Premier won 5 Italian League championships (1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989), 2 Italian Cups (1986, 1987), 2 FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) titles (1987, 1988), 1 FIBA Korać Cup (1985), and 1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup (1987), while playing with Olimpia Milano. While playing with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, he won the FIBA Korać Cup (1992).

Italian national teamEdit

Premier played with the senior Italian national basketball team at the EuroBasket 1985, where he won a bronze medal, at the EuroBasket 1991, where he won a silver medal. He also played at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, and at the 1986 FIBA World Championship.[1]


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