Orlandina Basket

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Orlandina Basket
Orlandina Basket logo
Leagues Serie A
Founded 1978
History Orlandina Basket
(1978–2008)
Pallacanestro Nebrodi
(2008–2009)
Orlandina Basket
(2009–present)
Arena PalaFantozzi
Arena Capacity 3,613
Location Capo d'Orlando, Sicily, Italy
Team colors White and Blue
         
President Enzo Sindoni
Head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco
Website orlandinabasket.it
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

Orlandina Basket, known as Betaland Capo d'Orlando for sponsorship reasons,[1] is an Italian professional basketball club based in Capo d'Orlando, Sicily. It plays in the first division Serie A as of the 2015-16 season.

History

Founded in 1978, the side mostly played in the regional leagues until coming under new ownership in 1996. Following this, Orlandina Basket obtained two consecutive promotions to reach the Serie B2 in 1998. Signing Italian international Alessandro Fantozzi the same year, the club moved up to the Serie B1 in 2000 and the LegaDue (second division) the next year, though they were relegated after one season. Readmitted to the LegaDue in 2004 when the league needed to fill spaces, the side won the league to earn a promotion to the top-tier Serie A in 2005.

In September 2008, Orlandina Basket was excluded from the Serie A along with Basket Napoli due to legal problems.[2] After this decision, the team restarted to play in Serie C Dilettanti, the fifth highest basketball league in Italy.[3] The side moved up the divisions and went from the DNA to the LegaDue in 2012. Despite losing the playoff final against Aquila Basket Trento in 2013-14, Orlandina Basket was promoted to the Serie A after Montepaschi Siena went bankrupt.

Arena

The team plays its home games in the PalaFantozzi (named after former Orlandina star Alessandro Fantozzi), which seats 3,613 spectators.

Roster

Orlandina Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 4 Slovakia Ihring, Mario 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (1998-06-13)13 June 1998
SG 5 Italy Basile, Gianluca 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 45 – (1975-01-24)24 January 1975
PG 6 #REDIRECT Template:Country data North Macedonia Ilievski, Vlado 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 40 – (1980-01-19)19 January 1980
PG 8 Italy Laquintana, Tommaso 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 24 – (1995-07-07)7 July 1995
SG 9 Hungary Perl, Zoltan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 24 – (1995-07-28)28 July 1995
C 10 Croatia Nicević, Sandro 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 43 – (1976-06-16)16 June 1976
G/F 11 Georgia (country) Babilodze, Levan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 21 – (1998-07-24)24 July 1998
SF 13 Lithuania Jasaitis, Simas 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 38 – (1982-03-26)26 March 1982
G 19 Italy Munastra, Luca 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 22 – (1997-09-19)19 September 1997
PF 21 United States Bowers, Laurence 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 30 – (1990-04-19)19 April 1990
PF 28 Georgia (country) Metreveli, Nika 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 29 – (1991-01-14)14 January 1991
F/C 32 Croatia Vujicević, Mladen 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1996-11-03)3 November 1996
C 42 United States Oriakhi, Alex 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 24 – (1995-07-13)13 July 1995
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 21 July 2015

Notable players

Sponsorship names

  • UPEA Capo d'Orlando (–2015)
  • Betaland Capo d'Orlando (2015–present)

References

  1. "Nuovo main sponsor, sarà Betaland Capo d'Orlando!" [New main sponsor, now Betaland Capo d'Orlando!]. OrlandinaBasket (in Italian). 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Il Consiglio Federale revoca l'ammissione di Napoli e Capo d'Orlando alla Serie A. (Italian)
  3. Comunicato Stampa. (Italian)

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