Finals, Game 5: Kinder Bologna becomes first champ in last game! Virtus Roma's home loss against Banco di Sardegna Sassari, 0-20. [28] Thanks to Driscoll's leadership and the fundamental support of Italian players like Carlo Caglieris, Gianni Bertolotti, Marco Bonamico and Luigi Serafini, Virtus won its seventh national championship, the first one after twenty years. On November 11, 2020, Tommaso Baldasso set a season high in steals in a Italy - LBA Serie A game. In the following season, Messina became the new coach of Italy's national basketball team and Alberto Bucci, returned to coach Virtus, with whom he had won a national championship in 1984. [2] It currently plays in the Italian first division LBA as well as in the EuroCup. That day he went for 4 blocks in Virtus Roma's road loss against Centrale del Latte Brescia, 20-0. During the playoffs, the Black V returned after more than twenty years to Bologna's historic arena, PalaDozza, which became the new official home court in the following season. The team was completed with Cliff Levingston, two-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls. [141] In the same month, Giuseppe Sermasi, a local entrepreneur and former vice president, became Virtus new president, holding the vacant post after Bucci's death, while Luca Baraldi, a prominent manager of Segafredo, was appointed new CEO. After years of poor successes, Sabatini definitively exited from the club and in 2013, Renato Villalta, a former Virtus star, was appointed president. The team reached a record of seven wins in the first seven games of the continental competition, which had never been achieved before. [85] In 1999–2000 season, the Black V lost the Italian Cup final against Treviso and was defeated 83–76 by AEK, in the FIBA Saporta Cup's final in Lausanne. Expectations are high in Bologna after a strong campaign in 2019-20, which marked the club's return to the competition for the first time since 2003-04. [84], In the following season, Virtus won its 7th Italian Cup in January 1999. Pesaro, 0-20. [5] The team's home court was the former church of Santa Lucia in the city center, which could host a few hundred people.[6]. The president hired Stefano Pillastrini as new head coach and signed, among others, Alan Anderson, Delonte Holland, Dewarick Spencer and Roberto Chiacig. Non mi basta restare solo per un contratto, Messaggero Veneto – Giornale del Friuli, Classifiche, risultati e statistiche sulla stagione 2003–04, Rivoluzione Virtus: Sabatini caccia tutti, Virtus, Sabatini parla con 2 imprenditori «Tra 7 giorni lo statuto della fondazione», Virtus Bologna, Renato Villalta accetta l'incarico di Presidente, "Obiettivo Lavoro e Virtus: facciamo squadra insieme", "Virtus Bologna relegated for the first time", Zanetti conquista la Virtus. [112] The Black V also reached the EuroCup semifinals, where it was defeated by the Ukrainian team Azovmash Mariupol. [46] After a defeat in the playoffs' quarterfinals against Olimpia, Bucci was sacked and Sandro Gamba became the new coach. Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV; Milos Teodosic: 18: 24.7: Protecting God's Children ® for Adults. At the end of the national season, the Black V placed second again, behind Ignis Varese. [137] On 4 April, the Black V defeated Nanterre 92, reaching the BCL Final Four in Antwerp,[138] which won on 5 May defeating Iberostar Tenerife 73–61, thanks to an outstanding game by Kevin Punter, who was able to score 26 points and was nominated Final Four MVP. [148] Virtus ended the season first, with 18 wins and only 2 defeats, but the title was not assigned. That day he accomplished 35 efficiency in Virtus Roma's home loss against Biancoblu' BasketBologna, 0-20. FIBA organises the most famous and prestigious international basketball competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA World Championship for Women and the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time. [29][30], In 1976–77, Virtus ended first in the regular season, however it lost the championship finals against Varese, by 2–0. Teaching Safety - Empowering God's Children ™ Protecting All Children ™ for Adults. BPER-Virtus-Bologna-U20-team basketball, scores, news, schedule, roster, players, stats, rumors, details and more on eurobasket.com [155] In September, Virtus hosted the Supercup's Final Four at the Segafredo Arena, but it lost against Olimpia Milan 75–68; the Supercup was the first competition since the cancellation of the previous season. [34], After Peterson's departure, Terry Driscoll was appointed new head coach. [117], In the following season, Sabatini hired Lino Lardo as head coach and appointed Vukčević as team's captain. During the season an important change in ownership occurred: the coffee entrepreneur and former politician, Massimo Zanetti, owner of Segafredo, who was also team's sponsor, became a majority shareholder of the club. [70] However, for the third consecutive times, the team which dominated the Italian league was eliminated at the Champions Cup's quarterfinals, this time by the Panathinaikos. Bu uğurda pota altına heybetli bir uzun arıyor. He also had 16 points, 10 rebounds and finished the game with a 21 efficiency. 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The two teams faced themselves in a historic final, always remembered as one of the best in Italian basketball history, in which Virtus defeated Olimpia by 2–1, reaching its 10th national title, also known as La Stella ("The Star"), due to the star which is attributed to teams that manage to win ten national championships. In 1973, Porelli opened a new season of triumphs, thanks to a partnership with Sinudyne, a famous Italian domestic appliances company, and especially with the engagement of the young American coach Dan Peterson, coming from the Chile's national basketball team. [21], As soon as he arrived, at only 38 years old, Porelli sacked coach Šíp and appointed Renzo Ranuzzi, a former player. [146][147], On 7 April 2020, after more than a month of suspension, the Italian Basketball Federation officially ended the 2019–20 season, due to the coronavirus pandemic that severely hit Italy. [50] At the beginning of the season, Porelli reached an agreement with Knorr, a German food and beverage brand, which became the team's sponsor. [32], In 1978, after two consecutive second places, coach Peterson left the Black V to sign with Virtus historic rival, Olimpia Milan. Thanks to this choice, which was highly criticised at the time, Porelli definitively healed the club's finances. [103] However, suffering from serious financial problems, mainly caused by the failure of Madrigali's video game company CTO SpA, Virtus was excluded from the Serie A in August 2003, after missing payments to players, first of all the young Slovenian Sani Bečirovič. The official website of FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, and the governing body of Basketball. After the promotion, Virtus settled permanently at the top of the national basketball league, and achieved a long series of honorable placings: in the nine championships disputed from 1935 to the outbreak of the Second World War, the Black V collected 6 second places, 2 third places, and a sixth place, however Virtus never achieved to win a national title. Expectations are high in Bologna after a strong campaign in 2019-20, which marked the club's return to the competition for the first time since 2003-04. [121] At the end of the regular season, the Black V arrived 5th, being eliminated by Dinamo Sassari, in the first round of the playoffs. La stagione 2019-2020 della Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna sponsorizzata Segafredo, è l'81ª nel massimo campionato italiano di pallacanestro, la Serie A.. Roster. Expectations are high in Bologna after a strong campaign in 2019-20, which marked the club's return to the competition for the first time since 2003-04. [33] However, despite the controversies which rose around his farewell, Peterson's legacy was huge: the American coach deeply changed the team's organization and contributed in bringing back Virtus to the top of Italian basketball after twenty years of struggles. Belinelli, one of the greatest Italian players of all time and 2014 NBA Champion, started his career with Virtus in the early 2000s.[157]. The team also defeated Fortitudo 57–62 in a historic EuroLeague's semifinal in Munich, but it lost 82–74 in the final against Žalgiris of Tyus Edney and was eliminated in the semifinals for the national championship by Treviso. Moreover, Sabatini signed Travis Best, a former NBA player for the Indiana Pacers, Brett Blizzard, Guilherme Giovannoni, Vlado Ilievski and Tyrone Grant. The team doubled the next season, achieving a so-called "back-to-back". [45] While on 31 May, Virtus conquered its 14th national title, defeating in Game 5 of the final, Teamsystem Bologna. [45], In 1984–85, Virtus reached the semifinal group stage of the Champions Cup, where, however, it was eliminated. Virtus Roma's road loss against Centrale del Latte Brescia, 20-0. Virtus Roma roster 2020-2021 season. [18] However, in the next three seasons, Alesini did not reach to bring back the title to Bologna. Virtus Bologna vs Fortitudo Bologna Preview & H2H One of the biggest rivalries in Italian basketball, a duel between city rivals Virtus and Fortitudo de Bologna. The turning point occurred in 1968, when the lawyer Gianluigi Porelli was appointed by the then president of the multi-sport club, Giovanni Elkan, at the head of the basketball section. [130][131] Virtus ended second in the regular season behind Treviso and on 19 June 2017 won the playoffs, beating Trieste by 3–0, thus returning to the top series after only one year. [88] Under Cazzola's presidency, Virtus lived a period which became known as its "Golden Age", in which the Black V won four national titles, two Italian Cups and a EuroLeague, becoming one the most notable and successful teams in Europe.[89]. La stagione 2019-2020 della Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna sponsorizzata Segafredo, è l'81ª nel massimo campionato italiano di pallacanestro, la Serie A.. Roster. Cantu, 20-0. Hill brought in Italy two former NBA players: Micheal Ray Richardson, a NBA All-Star and former player for the Knicks and New Jersey Nets, who was banned from the NBA for violations of league's drug policy,[49] and Clemon Johnson, 1983 NBA champion with the Philadelphia 76ers, who also played for the Indiana Pacers and Seattle SuperSonics. [27], In 1975, McMillen started his career in the NBA, so Porelli and Peterson signed Terry Driscoll, a former NBA player and 4th overall pick in 1969 draft. However, they lost by only one point against Maccabi Tel Aviv, after a very contested game and dubious referees' choices. [56] However, the team was once again eliminated in national playoffs' quarterfinals against Phonola Caserta. During the season, Luca Bechi succeeded Finelli as new head coach. BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Marco Belinelli is going back to Italy, announcing Thursday that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna.The 34-year-old guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams — Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Charlotte, … Aradori and Filippo Baldi Rossi were confirmed and the club signed, among others, Tony Taylor, Kevin Punter, Amath M'Baye and Brian Qvale, to participate in the Basketball Champions League, which was Virtus's first European competition after ten years. Numeri di maglia, giocatori e ruoli degli uomini a disposizione di coach Djordjevic. [144] Among others, the team signed also Vince Hunter, Kyle Weems, Julian Gamble, Stefan Marković , Frank Gaines and Giampaolo Ricci. [41], After the defeat in the Cup, Porelli sacked Ranuzzi and hired coach Aleksandar Nikolić, worldwide known as "The Professor". In the season 2019–20, Virtus Bologna aimed to return to the highest level of the European Basketball. Dec 11, 2020 20 0. [76] The team was eliminated by Stefanel Milano in the Top 16 of the FIBA EuroLeague, the former Champions Cup. On September 09, 2020, Dario Hunt set a season high in efficiency in a Italy - LBA Serie A game. [128] On 4 May 2016, at the end of the regular season the team ranked 16th and last, therefore it was relegated to Serie A2 Basket for the first time in its history.[129]. The team reached once again the national finals, but it slightly lost the playoff series by 2–1 against Cantù. Tommaso Baldasso 1m94 / … [107], In 2003–04 season, Sabatini signed important former NBA players like Charles Smith, Vonteego Cummings and Rick Brunson. [145] In the 2019–20 season, Virtus played some home games, including the derby against Fortitudo won 94–62, at the Virtus Arena, a temporary indoor arena with a capacity of nearly 9,000 seats, located in the Fiera District. In the same years, the club signed a deal with Granarolo, a milk and dairy production company, which became the new team's sponsor. [51] In 1988–89 Virtus won its third Italian Cup, but it was defeated in the semifinals for the national championship against Enichem Livorno, coached by Bucci. In 1971, Porelli hired the American player John Fultz who, supported by important Italian players like Gianni Bertolotti and Luigi Serafini, succeeded in placing the team 5th in the national championship, the best result since 1967–68. During the 1950s the first derbies were played against Gira and Moto Morini, the other two teams of Bologna. Final. Expectations are high in Bologna after a strong campaign in 2019-20, which marked the club's return to the competition for the first time since 2003-04. In September 1995, Virtus won its first Italian Supercup against Treviso;[72] while in October, the Black V participated in the McDonald's Championship, arriving second after the Houston Rockets. [133][134] On 9 March, president Alberto Bucci died at 70 years old, due to complications from a cancer. Despite good premises, the team was eliminated in the first round of Italian Cup's Final Eight and failed to qualify for the championship playoffs. Quick access to players bio, career stats and team records. That day he scored 29 points in Virtus Roma's home loss against Banco di Sardegna Sassari, 0-20. 2020-2021 Virtus Bologna Roster # Player Pos Height Weight Age Birth City NBA Draft Status ... 2020-2021 Virtus Bologna Stat Leaders. However, the season was hit by the coronavirus pandemic that compelled the federation to suspend and later cancel the competition without assigning the title to anyone. In the summer of 1992, Cazzola signed Predrag Danilović, a young Yugoslav player who won the latest FIBA European League with Partizan. Markovski's team reached the championship finals, but it was defeated 3–0 by Montepaschi Siena. ... Fortitudo Lavoropiù Bologna. Next, elective office", Virtus 1975–1976: dopo vent'anni, lo scudetto, Le pillole quotidiane di coach Peterson: il rapporto con Gigi Porelli ai tempi della Virtus Bologna, "BATS web - Il Basket del Bats: formazioni del campionato italiano (1976-1980)", Basket: addio al Duca Nero Mc Millian: dai Lakers al tricolore con la Virtus, Bonamico, una notte lunga trent'anni. Virtus Bologna yeniden üst sıralar için mücadele etmek istiyor. November 26th 2020 at 10:13am CST by Luke Adams Free agent shooting guard Marco Belinelli is headed back overseas to continue his playing career, as Italian team Virtus Bologna confirmed today in a press release that it has signed Belinelli to a three-year contract. Moreover, the team did not succeed in passing the second group stage of the Champions Cup. Euroleague mourns ULEB founder Gianluigi Porelli. [101] During the summer, due to contrasts with Madrigali, Brunamonti also left the club, after nearly 20 years passed as player and general manager. However, Ranuzzi lasted one year only, due to the poor result of the team, which ended the season at the 10th place. [115] On 21 February, Virtus played its third consecutive Italian Cup final, which once again lost against Siena. [110], In the 2005–06 season, Sabatini hired Zare Markovski from Macedonia as new head coach and signed, among others, David Bluthenthal, DuÅ¡an Vukčević and Christian Drejer. [58] At the end of the season, Richardson was not confirmed and signed for the KK Split, putting an end to a three-year period in which he brought Virtus to win its first European trophy and laid the foundations for club's successes in the following years. He signed with the Braves but postponed his entry into the NBA in order to attend the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. [108], During the summer of 2004 the club obtained the re-affiliation to the Italian Basketball Federation and the right to use the name "Virtus Pallacanestro" again. He also had 6 points, 2 assists and finished the game with a 14 efficiency. Virtus Bologna yeniden üst sıralar için mücadele etmek istiyor. After a tough beginning, the season had a turning point during the Christmas derby against Fortitudo, which was soundly won by the Black V by 99–62. The team ended the regular season in first place, but he was eventually eliminated by Olimpia Milan in the playoffs' semifinals. [73], In 1996, captain Roberto Brunamonti retired from basketball after 14 seasons as a Virtus player. [66] In the same year, Cazzola signed a deal with Buckler, a brand of Heineken, which became the new sponsor of the team. Marco Belinelli 0 Amedeo Tessitori 1 Lorenzo Deri 3 Awudu Abass 6 Alessandro Pajola 7 Amar Alibegovic 9 Stefan Markovic 11 Giampaolo Ricci 14 Josh Adams 32 Vincent Hunter 34 Kyle Weems 35 Stefan Nikolic Italy, Competing in To appear in this section a player must have either: Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as : 1929–1956: Beginnings and post-war dynasty, 1980–1988: Champions Cup Final and 10th title, 1995–1997: Transition years and Brunamonti's retirement, 1997–2000: Danilović's comeback and the first EuroLeague, 2000–2002: Ginóbili's boom and the second EuroLeague, 2002–2003: Financial problems and interdiction, 2005–2009: National finals and return to Europe, 2016–2019: Promotion and return to Europe, Top performances in European & Worldwide competitions, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers, Known as "Sports Hall" until 1966 and nicknamed, Known as "PalaMalaguti" until 2008 and "Futurshow Station" until 2011, Temporary indoor arena located in a fair pavilion within the, White and black are the official colors of Virtus. Virtus-Segafredo-Bologna basketball, scores, news, schedule, roster, … [31] The team also reached the final of the Cup Winner's Cup, but lost 84–82 against Gabetti Cantù. This period became known as "Sugar-mania", from Richardson's historic nickname. [47] In 1988, KreÅ¡imir Ćosić, a former Virtus star, replaced Gamba. [17], In 1962 and 1963 Virtus arrived third and Kucharski was sacked, while Mario Alesini, a former Virtus player, became the new head coach. From then, Virtus started an outstanding season, characterized by an unrepeatable group capable of beating every record and becoming one of the strongest European teams of all time and, according to many, the strongest ever. Country [96] After the double in 1997–98, in 2000–01 season, Virtus completed a so-called Triple Crown (known in Italy as Grande Slam), winning all the trophies that it could won. The website … Via Arcoveggio, 49/2 40129 BOLOGNA (BO) Tel. In summer 2017, the club signed two of the most prominent Italian players, Pietro Aradori and Alessandro Gentile, as well as two international players like Marcus Slaughter and Oliver Lafayette. : 051/4155911 Fax. Manu Ginóbili was elected Finals MVP. [35] The team also reached the semifinals of the Cup Winners' Cup, where it was eliminated for only one point by the Dutch EBBC. Each of them was more than just a basketball court, rather a real "house" of the Black V, marking, in the period when they were used, a different era of the long history of society: In 2019, the club has closed a deal to build a new arena with 16,000 seating capacity in the Fiera District, not far away from the temporary Virtus Arena.[158]. Porelli signed also KreÅ¡imir Ćosić, one of the best centers in Europe; the team was also composed by great Italian players as Renato Villalta, Carlo Caglieris and the captain Gianni Bertolotti. [7] At the end of the world war, Santa Lucia was no longer available for basketball games and after a brief period of outdoor matches on a field in Via del Ravone, the team moved to Sala Borsa, the city's stock exchange, readjusted in the evening for basketball matches. This unusual venue became the hallmark of a new Italian basketball season, compared to the worldwide famous Boston Garden. Returning to the top in Italy, the Black V attempted to become a major team in Europe too, and in 1981, Virtus reached the final of the FIBA European Champions Cup in Strasbourg. Gamba, one of the most successful Italian coaches of all time, did not succeed in winning with Virtus too, exiting in the first round of 1986 playoffs and being eliminated in the quarterfinals of 1987 playoffs. [140], In July 2019, Virtus opened its women's basketball wing, to participate in the Serie A1 championship. The final was characterized by an outstanding performance of Richardson, able of scoring 29 points. After few months, coach Pasquali was succeeded by Matteo Boniciolli. BPER Virtus Bologna U20 team basketball, scores, news, schedule, roster, players, stats, rumors, details and more on eurobasket.com. Rivers from 2011. [61] During 23 years of tenure, Porelli won four national titles, four Italian Cups and one Cup Winner's Cup, transforming a simple basketball section of a sports club into one of the richest and most successful teams in Europe. : 051/4155999 City: Bologna ... Roster. VIRTUS ® Online Training / Tracking Platform. FIBA organises the most famous and prestigious international basketball competitions including the FIBA Basketball World Cup, the FIBA World Championship for Women and the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. [83] During this period, Bologna was nicknamed "Basket City", due to the fame and the victories of town's two teams. Via Arcoveggio, 49/2 40129 BOLOGNA (BO) Tel. [48], In 1988, Porelli hired Bob Hill, who was New York Knicks' head coach until the previous season. 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Experienced Serbian playmaker is pursued by Virtus Bologna, Olympiacos, CSKA Moscow and some other teams. "Aspiring To Higher Things: All-America, Rhodes Scholar, NBA player, Tom McMillen is emulating Bill Bradley. Il roster della Segafredo Virtus Bologna per la stagione 2020/21. [11] In 1949–50 season, the Black V arrived second after Olimpia Milano; during these years, the long-time rivalry with Olimpia, known as "derby of Italy", began. [42] Despite his fame, Nikolić did not succeed in bringing Virtus back to title, so in 1983, after the brief experiences of George Bisacca and Mauro Di Vincenzo, the 35 years-old Alberto Bucci, from Bologna, became the new head coach.

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