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KK Partizan
KK Partizan logo
Nicknames Crno-beli
Leagues Serbian League
Adriatic League
Euroleague
Founded October 4, 1945
Arena Pionir Hall
(capacity: 8,150)[1]
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Team colors Black and White
         
President Predrag Danilović
Head coach Montenegro Duško Vujošević
Championships 1 European Championship
3 Korać Cups
16 National Championships
11 National Cups
3 Adriatic Championships
Website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
Team colours
Away

Košarkaški klub Partizan (Serbian: Кошаркашки клуб Партизан, English: Basketball Club Partizan) is a Serbian professional basketball club. It is part of the multi-sports Belgrade-based sport club Partizan. The club competes in the Serbian League, Adriatic League and the Euroleague.

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History

KK Partizan is the most successful basketball club in Serbia. During its more than six decades long history, Partizan has won as many as 34 trophies.

KK Partizan is the defending Serbian basketball champion and the holder of 16 national champion titles, of which the last eight were won consecutively. They have also won 11 national basketball cups and three consecutive Adriatic leagues - in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

The most significant trophy the club has won is the European Champion trophy at the Final Four of the Euroleague in Istanbul in 1992. KK Partizan was the European champion in 1992 with curiosity of winning the title, although playing all but one of the games (crucial quarter-final game vs. Knorr) on foreign grounds; FIBA decided not to allow teams from the former Yugoslavia to play their home games at their home venues, because of open hostilities in the region. KK Partizan was not allowed to defend the title in the 1992–93 season, because of UN sanction. They also won 3 Radivoj Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989.

KK Partizan has grown into the most famous basketball brand from Serbia and team acclaimed both on the European and World levels. Partizan has earned respect not only by winning and constantly participating in the European competitions, but also thanks to a multitude of its players that have worn the jersey of the National team, the squad who has conquered the world earning fame and trophies for our country. No European team has given as much players in the world best league NBA as Partizan did and they have always been the trademark of the country which was multiple European and World basketball champion.

KK Partizan became the first Serbian team to play an official game against NBA teams, in September 2009.

Arena

The "Pionir" arena was built in 1973 in just 11 months, by the "Energoprojekt" construction firm

Basketball in Yugoslavia was then in full swing and although Pionir hosted many different sport events (volleyball, handball) it quickly became known as basketball sanctuary.

The Yugoslav national team won the European gold in 1975 under its roof, and also brought luck to the Lithuanian champions Žalgiris Kaunas in 1998, when they took the Saporta Cup.

Partizan moved in the Pionir in 1992 after their old hall Hala sportova became obsolete for a club that was about to take the European throne.

The Pionir is today a modern, fully equipped facility that can successfully meet the highest standards of the top European competition.

In season 2008–09 Partizan played their home games of the Euroleague Top 16 in the Belgrade Arena. On March 5th 2009 against Greek powerhouse Panathinaikos a record crowd of 22,567 was set for the Euroleague (and also for any basketball club game held indoors in Europe).[2]

Honours

  • European Championships: 1
  • Korać Cups: 3
    • 1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89
  • National Championships: 16
    • 1975–76, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09
  • National Cups: 12
    • 1978–79, 1984-85, 1988–89, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10
  • Adriatic Championships: 3
    • 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09

Roster

KK Partizan roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
PF 4 United States Roberts, Lawrence 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
SG 5 Serbia Sinovec, Stefan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
PG 6 United States McCalebb, Lester 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
SG 7 Serbia Kecman, Dušan 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
SF 8 Serbia Milošević, Strahinja 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb)
PG 10 Serbia Rašić, Aleksandar 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
SF 11 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
PF 16 Serbia Lešić, Sava 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
C 18 Serbia Bešović, Nemanja 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 107 kg (236 lb)
SG 19 Serbia Mitrović, Aleksandar 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
PG 20 Serbia Božić, Petar (C) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
C 21 Australia Marić, Aleksandar 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 119 kg (262 lb)
SF 24 Czech Republic Veselý, Jan 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb)
PF 31 Serbia Đekić, Branislav 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 94 kg (207 lb)
C 33 Montenegro Vraneš, Slavko 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in) 128 kg (282 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Serbia Vladimir Jovanović
  • Serbia Miloš Gligorijević

Legend
  • Injured Injured

Roster • updated 2010-02-26

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Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Aleksandar Marić Slavko Vraneš Nemanja Bešović
PF Lawrence Roberts Branislav Đekić Sava Lešić
SF Jan Veselý Strahinja Milošević Vladimir Lučić
SG Dušan Kecman Stefan Sinovec Aleksandar Mitrović
PG Lester McCalebb Aleksandar Rašić Petar Božić

Notable former players

Selected former coaches

References

External links


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