Tampereen Pyrintö (basketball)

Tampereen Pyrintö, more commonly referred to as shortly Pyrintö, is a Finnish basketball team from Tampere. It is the basketball section of a club with the same name. Pyrintö's men's team plays in Korisliiga, the highest tier of Finnish basketball.

Pyrintö
Pyrintö logo
LeaguesKorisliiga
Founded1941; 80 years ago (1941)
HistoryTampereen Pyrintö
(1941–present)
ArenaPyynikin Palloiluhalli
LocationTampere, Finland
Team colorsWhite and Red
   
Head coachMiikka Sopanen
Championships3 Finnish Championships
2 Finnish Cups
Websitewww.pyrinto.fi

After 2010 Pyrintö has participated in the EuroChallenge and the Baltic Basketball League.

AchievementsEdit

Champions: 2010, 2011, 2014
Runner-up: 1958, 1980, 1981, 2001, 2016
Third–place: 2009
Champions: 1969, 2013
Runner-up: 2000, 2009, 2011, 2019
Fourth–place: 2014

Current rosterEdit

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

Tampereen Pyrintö roster
Players Coaches

Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
PG 9   Lassi Kilpinen 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
F 40   Justus Kilpinen 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
PG 4   Antero Lehto 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
G/F 10   Osku Heinonen 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 11   Ville Haapoja 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
PG 13   Tuomas Flinck 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
G 19   Tommi Luojus 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
F/C 21   Petri Heinonen 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in)
F 31   Jonne Saarinen 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
Head coach

  Miikka Sopanen

Assistant coach(es)

  Damon Williams
  Antti Nikkilä


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2 May 2020

Retired numbersEdit

 
Damon Williams, Pyrintö all-time statistical leader in multiple categories.

All numbers are hangingg in the rafters of the home arena, but current players can still play with them excluding Williams′ #32.[1]

Tampereen Pyrintö retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
5   Arvo Jantunen N/A 1949–1966
7   Olavi Ahonen G 1960–1970
7   Ismo Niemi N/A 1978–1987
8   Jarmo Laitinen N/A As player: 1979–1989
As head coach: 1985–2008
8   Antti Nikkilä N/A 1996–2014
15   Kalevi Tuominen N/A 1952–1963
32   Damon Williams F 1999–2016

Notable playersEdit

To appear in this section a player must have either: played at least one season for the club, 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 or performed very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.[2]


Notes
Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Women's teamEdit

Pyrintö's women's team currently plays in Women's Korisliiga, the highest tier of basketball for women in Finland, and has won eight Finnish titles and the Finnish Cup once. Among club's women's team, Pyrintö has retired the jersey of Seija Leino.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Legenda Damon Williamsin paita Pyynikin kattoon – Pyrinnön ylpeyden juhlapäivä lauantaina 15. joulukuuta". Tampereen Pyrintö Basketball. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  2. ^ https://pyrinto.fi/pistemiehet/

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