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KK Bosna

 

KK Bosna

KK Bosna
KK Bosna logo
Nickname Studenti
Leagues Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Basketball Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Founded 1951.
Arena Dvorana Mirza Delibašić
(capacity: 6,500)
Location Centar Sarajevo, SR Bosnia
Team colors             
Main sponsor BH Telecom
President Fuad Bajraktarević
Head coach Dragoljub Vidačić
Website www.kkbosna.com

KK Bosna (Košarkaški klub Bosna) is a basketball club in Sarajevo Canton the capital of Bosnia. The club is part of the University Sport Society USD Bosna (Bosnian: Univerzitetsko sportsko društvo Bosna). Currently, KK Bosna competes in the National Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and National Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

History

KK Bosna became the first club, aside of CSKA, to win European Champions Cup (today Euroleague) without foreign players on its roster. On April 5, 1979 in the final KK Bosna, led by late Mirza Delibašić and MVP of the game Žarko Varajić, beat Italian champion Emerson Varese 96:93. Let's remind that Emerson has dominated Europe during '70s. KK Bosna had won the Yugoslavian League and Cup in 1978 and managed to keep its main players: center Ratko Radovanović, Žarko Varajić and above all, Mirza Delibašić, a Hall of Famer. Tall, gifted, smart and versatile, Delibašić was not only an outstanding shooter, but had an incredible court vision that allowed him to change any game with his creativity. KK Bosna started its Euroleague season in the Quarterfinals Group Stage, finishing first in its group. Once in the semifinals group stage, KK Bosna sent a message right away by edging defending champion Real Madrid 114-109 in overtime in Sarajevo. Bosna would eventually win all its home games and would advance to the title game by edging Olympiacos 83-88 in Athens. The second finalist would be either Emerson Varese or Real Madrid, who faced each other in the final game in that round. Varese beat Madrid 82-83. That game will be remembered by Prada's missed free throws. Luis Maria Prada famously missed 3 free throws with no time on the clock that could have changed history. Once in the title game, KK Bosna downed mighty Emerson Varese 96-93 in front of 15,000 fans in Palais des Sports in Grenoble, France. Delibašić led his team scoring 30 points in the process, Žarko Varajić scored 45 points, still biggest score in a history of euroleague finals in his a career-best performance, while Radovanović added 10 points. Americans Bob Morse and Charlie Yelverton scored 30 and 27 points respectively for Varese. KK Bosna had won the Euroleague title with no foreign player on its roster.

The club has gathered all players, coach Tanjević, assistant coaches Prodanović, Krehić, first club's coach Halilović and all Club members who helped Bosna achieve a great success such is winning a European title. Unfortunatelly, two key members of Bosna championship team are not among anymore. Mirza Delibašić and Sabahudin Bilalović have past away, but they will be remembered by all Bosna fans forever. Many great players and coaches from the region joined the gathering in memory to one great generation of Bosna players and their accomplishment.

The biggest achievement of club was in 1979 when Bosna won the European Champions Cup.

Current roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve
C Ernad Mujić
PF Darko Damjanović
SF Ali Demić
SG Eldin Čamdžić Marko Vuković Srđan Damjanović
PG Krsto Bjelica

Honours

Total titles: 13

Domestic competitions

European competitions

Worldwide competitions

International record

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1978–79 European Champions defeated Emerson Varèse, 75-67 in the final of European Champions Cup in Grenoble
1979–80 Semi-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Real Madrid, Sinudyne Bologna, EBBC Den Bosch and KK Partizan
1980–81 Semi-final group stage 4th place in a group with Sinudyne Bologna, Maccabi Tel Aviv, EBBC Den Bosch, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow
1983–84 Semi-final group stage 4th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Banco di Roma, Jollycolombani Cantù, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Limoges CSP
Korać Cup
1974–75 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with FC Barcelona, Stella Azzura Roma and Olympique Antibes
1976–77 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with Alco Bologna and Hapoel Tel Aviv
1977–78 Final lost to KK Partizan, 110-117 in the final (Banja Luka)
1985–86 Quarter-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Banco di Roma, Hapoel Tel Aviv and ECM Challans
1989–90 Semi-finals eliminated by Joventut Badalona, 90-90 (D) in Sarajevo and 72-94 (L) in Barcelona
Intercontinental Cup
1979 2nd 2nd place in a league with EC Sírio, Emerson Varèse, Piratas de Quebradillas and Mo-Kan NCAA Stars
1980 3rd 3rd place in a league with Maccabi Tel Aviv, AA Francana, Real Madrid and Kansas NCAA All-Stars


Player records

Coaching history

Presidential history

Recent finishes and attendance

Season Cup League Avg. attendance
2011-2012 1/2 6th 500
2012-2013 1/4 4th 389
2013-2014 7th 350

External links

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