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Pallacanestro Virtus Roma
Pallacanestro Virtus Roma logo
Leagues Euroleague,
Serie A
Founded 1960
History Pallacanestro Virtus Roma
(1960-present)
Arena PalaLottomatica
(capacity: 11,200)
Location Rome
Team colors Red, Yellow and Blue
              
President Claudio Toti (owner)
Head coach Italy Matteo Boniciolli
Championships Italian Championships: 1 (1983)
Italian Supercups: 1 (2000)
Korać Cups: 2
(1986, 1992)
Euroleague Championships: 1
(1984)
Intercontinental Cups: 1
(1984)
Website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Pallacanestro Virtus Roma, also known for sponsorship reasons as Lottomatica Virtus Roma, is a prominent Italian League professional basketball club. The club was founded in 1960.

Well-known players who have played with the club have included: George Gervin, Michael Cooper, Anthony Parker, Dino Radja, Brian Shaw, Rick Mahorn, Danny Ferry, Gregor Fučka, Brandon Jennings and Dejan Bodiroga, who became the team's GM after his retirement from playing.

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History

The club was founded originally as the result of the merger of two existing Roman sides in the lower divisions; San Saba and Gruppo Borgo Cavalleggeri, taking the name Virtus Aurelia. Only a short while after its foundation, the name was changed into the final and current Pallacanestro Virtus Roma.

Naming

Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as Banco Roma (1971-1988), Phonola Roma (1988-1989), Il Messaggero Roma (1989-1992), Burghy Roma (1993-1994), Teorematour Roma (1994-1995), Nuova Tirrena Roma (1995-1996), Telemarket Roma (1996-1997), Calze Pompea Roma (1996-1999), Adr Roma (1999-2001) and Würth Roma (2001-2002).[1]

Arena

Today, the team plays its home games in the PalaLottomatica, seating 11,200 spectators.

Roster

Pallacanestro Virtus Roma roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
G 5 Italy Giachetti, Jacopo 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb)
F/C 6 Italy Gigli, Angelo 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb)
G 7 Bulgaria Jaaber, Ibrahim 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb)
F 8 Italy Tonolli, Alessandro (C) 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
F/C 9 United States Hutson, Andre 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 109 kg (240 lb)
F 10 France Touré, Hervé 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb)
C 11 Italy Crosariol, Andrea 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 110 kg (243 lb)
F 13 Italy Datome, Luigi 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
G/F 15 United States Winston, Kennedy 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 103 kg (227 lb)
G/F 18 United States Minard, Ricky 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
G 20 Italy Vitali, Luca 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb)
Head coach
  • Italy Matteo Boniciolli
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy Gennaro Di Carlo
  • Italy Antimo Martino

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (*) Playing only in Euroleague
  • (INJ) Injured

Roster • updated 2009-09-11

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Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Inactive
C Andre Hutson Andrea Crosariol
PF Angelo Gigli Hervé Touré Alessandro Tonolli
SF Luigi Datome Rodrigo De la Fuente
SG Ibrahim Jaaber Kennedy Winston Ricky Minard
PG Luca Vitali Jacopo Giachetti

Honors

Notable players

Coaching history

Coach Jasmin Repeša and his players during a timeout.
  • 1972-1973 - Maurizio Polidori
  • 1973-1974 - Francesco Della Penna
  • 1974-1976 - Alessandro Lisotti
  • 1976-1981 - Nello Paratore
  • 1981-1982 - Giancarlo Asteo
  • 1982 - Paolo Di Fonzo
  • 1982-1985 - Valerio Bianchini
  • 1985-1986 - Mario De Sisti
  • 1986-1988 - Giuseppe Guerrieri
  • 1988-1989 - Giancarlo Primo
  • 1989 - Petar Skansi
  • 1989-1991 - Valerio Bianchini
  • 1991-1992 - Paolo Di Fonzo
  • 1992-1994 - Franco Casalini
  • 1994 - Nevio Ciaralli
  • 1994-1999 - Attilio Caja
  • 1999 - Valerio Bianchini
  • 1999 - Marco Calvani
  • 1999-2000 - Cesare Pancotto
  • 2000 - Marco Calvani
  • 2000-2002 - Attilio Caja
  • 2002-2005 - Piero Bucchi
  • 2005-2006 - Svetislav Pešić
  • 2006-2008 - Jasmin Repeša
  • 2008-2009 - Nando Gentile
  • 2009-today - Matteo Boniciolli

References

External links


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