Dinamo Sassari

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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari logo
NicknameBanco (Bank)
Biancoblu (White-Blues)
Giganti (Giants)
LeaguesLBA
Champions League
Founded23 April 1960; 59 years ago (1960-04-23)
HistoryDinamo Sassari
(1960–present)
ArenaPalasport Roberta Serradimigni
Capacity5,000
LocationSassari, Italy
Team colorsWhite, Blue
         
Main sponsorBanco di Sardegna
PresidentStefano Sardara
Team managerFederico Pasquini
Head coachGianmarco Pozzecco
Team captainGiacomo Devecchi
Championships1 FIBA Europe Cup
1 Serie A
2 Italian Cup
1 Italian SuperCup
Retired numbers2 (12, 12)
Websitedinamobasket.com

Polisportiva Dinamo, commonly known as Dinamo Sassari and currently known as Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari for sponsorship reasons, is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Sassari, Sardinia. They are the current European Cup Champions;[1] the club plays in the Italian LBA, the highest level club competition in Italian professional basketball.

Dinamo was founded in 1960, and in the past, due to sponsorship deals, has also been known as Banco Popolare Sassari (1989–90); the club plays in the Serie A (the highest level for the men's basketball competitions in Italy), since 2010.

Dinamo Sassari is notable for being the club in Italian professional basketball to have made the impressive score of 158 points scored in a single game (with no overtimes), during the 1994–95 Serie A2 regular season, versus Pallacanestro Pavia (91);[2] which is the highest score ever made by any club in Italy.

The Palasport Roberta Serradimigni, home arena of Dinamo

History[edit]

In 1994–95 the Dinamo team scored 158 points in a regular season game without overtimes against Pavia.

In 2010 Dinamo promoted to the Serie A, when it beat Prima Veroli in the Finals of the Playoffs.

In 2012 the club made its debut in Europe, when it played in the EuroCup regular season; the 2013–14 season was one of the most historic ever for the club. Banco di Sardegna Sassari won the Italian Cup, the team's first trophy. Dinamo's star player Travis Diener was named Italian Cup MVP. Later in the season Drake Diener – Travis' cousin – was named Italian League MVP. Dinamo also played in the EuroCup once again, and reached the eight-finals this time around.

Despite the third place and elimination in the Italian League semifinals in 2014, Dinamo was invited to play in the 2014–15 EuroLeague season. After Montepaschi Siena, runner-up in the Italian league, resigned the club received a B license.

In the 2014–15 season, Dinamo won its first Italian League championship. In Game 7 of the Italian League Finals, Sassari won 73–75, on the road against Reggio Emilia;[3] because of this, Dinamo returned to the EuroLeague in 2015. It was eliminated in the regular season and after transferring to the EuroCup it was eliminated in the round of 32.

The tip off of the first leg of the 2019 FIBA Europe Cup Finals

In 2017, Dinamo reached the final of the Italian Cup, where it lost to Olimpia Milano; this season the club also made its debut in the Basketball Champions League and made the quarter-finals in its inaugural season. In the LBA, the team finished in the fifth place.

In the 2018–19 season, Dinamo played in the second qualifying round of FIBA Europe Cup. Here, it beat Benfica from Portugal to advance to the regular season. After advancing past the second round as well, Dinamo beat ZZ Leiden, Pınar Karşıyaka and Hapoel Holon. Thus, it qualified for the 2019 FIBA Europe Cup Finals where Dinamo faced German side s.Oliver Würzburg. On 1 May 2019, Sassari won the FIBA Europe Cup after defeating Würzburg in the second leg of the finals,[4] it was the team's first European title.

In 2019 Sassari reached the LBA Finals for the second time in club history, four years since its championship. Dinamo was defeated by Umana Reyer Venezia in Game 7, losing the series 3–4.[5]

Honors[edit]

Total titles: 4

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 2014–15
Runners-up (1): 2018–19
Winners (2): 2014, 2015
Runners-up (1): 2017
Winners (1): 2014

European competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 2018–19

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Italian Cup European competitions
2001–02 3 Serie B 2nd
2002–03 3 Serie B 3rd
2003–04 2 Legadue 10th
2004–05 2 Legadue 13th
2005–06 2 Legadue 11th
2006–07 2 Legadue 13th
2007–08 2 Legadue 6th
2008–09 2 Legadue 3rd
2009–10 2 Legadue 1st
2010–11 1 Serie A 6th
2011–12 1 Serie A 3rd Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Serie A 5th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 Serie A 3rd Winner 2 Eurocup EF
2014–15 1 Serie A 1st Winner 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup R32
2015–16 1 Serie A 7th Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup R32
2016–17 1 LBA 5th Runner-up 3 Champions League QF
2017–18 1 LBA 10th 3 Champions League RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup R16
2018–19 1 LBA 2nd Semifinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup C

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

The American naturalized-Italian guard Travis Diener was the second player to have his number retired by Dinamo
Dinamo Sassari retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
12 Italy Emanuele Rotondo Guard 1991–2007
12 Italy Travis Diener Guard 2010–2014

Current roster[edit]

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

Dinamo Sassari roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 Italy Spissu, Marco 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 24 – (1995-02-05)5 February 1995
PF 1 United States McLean, Jamel 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 117 kg (258 lb) 31 – (1988-04-18)18 April 1988
C 2 Croatia Bilan, Miro 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 122 kg (269 lb) 30 – (1989-07-21)21 July 1989
G/F 7 Italy Bucarelli, Lorenzo 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 21 – (1998-03-06)6 March 1998
G/F 8 Italy Devecchi, Giacomo (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 34 – (1985-04-02)2 April 1985
PF 9 Lithuania Sorokas, Paulius 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1992-04-25)25 April 1992
F 11 United States Evans, Dwayne 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 27 – (1992-01-25)25 January 1992
C 15 Italy Magro, Daniele 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 32 – (1987-04-14)14 April 1987
SF 21 Canada Pierre, Dyshawn 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 25 – (1993-11-17)17 November 1993
G 22 Italy Gentile, Stefano 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1989-09-20)20 September 1989
SG 31 Italy Vitali, Michele 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 27 – (1991-10-31)31 October 1991
PG 55 United States Jerrells, Curtis 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1987-02-05)5 February 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy Edoardo Casalone
  • Italy Giorgio Gerosa
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Italy Matteo Boccolini
Team manager
  • Italy Emanuele Fara

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 28, 2019

Depth chart (2019–20)[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Miro Bilan Daniele Magro
PF Dwayne Evans Jamel McLean Paulius Sorokas
SF Dyshawn Pierre Lorenzo Bucarelli Giacomo Devecchi
SG Michele Vitali Stefano Gentile
PG Marco Spissu Curtis Jerrells

5+5 formula (colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)

Squad changes for the 2019-2020 season[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Name Moving from Type Ends Date Source
2 C Croatia Miro Bilan ASVEL France 1 year 2020 13 July 2019 [6]
11 F United States Dwayne Evans ratiopharm Ulm Germany 1 year 2020 23 July 2019 [7]
31 SG Italy Michele Vitali Andorra Spain 3 years 2022 24 July 2019 [8]
55 PG United States Curtis Jerrells Olimpia Milano Italy 1 year 2020 1 August 2019 [9]
1 F/C United States Jamel McLean Lokomotiv Kuban Russia 1 year 2020 28 August 2019 [10]
7 SF Italy Lorenzo Bucarelli Dinamo Cagliari Italy return from loan 2020 28 August 2019 [11]
9 PF Lithuania Paulius Sorokas Spirou Charleroi Belgium 1 year 2020 18 September 2019 [12]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Name Moving to Type Transfer fee Date Source
2 PG United States Jaime Smith Bandirma Banvit Turkey end of contract Free June 2019 [13]
3 SG United States Tyrus McGee Élan Béarnais France end of contract Free June 2019 [14]
4 SG Kosovo Scott Bamforth Budućnost Montenegro end of contract Free June 2019 [15]
5 G/F United States Terran Petteway Pistoia Italy end of contract Free June 2019 [16]
6 G/F United States Justin Carter Chorale Roanne France end of contract Free June 2019 [17]
25 PG United States Rashawn Thomas Partizan Belgrade Serbia end of contract Free June 2019 [18]
35 PF Italy Ousmane Diop Torino Italy end of contract Free June 2019 [19]
45 C United States Jack Cooley Ryukyu Golden Kings Japan end of contract Free June 2019 [20]
33 PF Italy Achille Polonara Saski Baskonia Spain mutual consent 100.000 € 28 August 2019 [21][22]

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