Associação Bauru Basketball Team

The Associação Bauru Basketball Team, commonly known as Bauru Basquete (Bauru Basket), and also known as Zopone Gocil Bauru for name sponsorship reasons, is a Brazilian professional basketball team that is based in Bauru, São Paulo, Brazil. The club plays Brazil's top-tier level league, the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB).

Bauru Basket
Bauru Basket logo
LeaguesNBB
Founded1994; 26 years ago (1994)
History
ArenaGinásio Panela de Pressão
Capacity2,000
LocationBauru, São Paulo, Brazil
Team colorsGreen, White, Black, Orange
       
PresidentAndré Goda
Head coachLeonardo Figueiró
Championships1 FIBA Americas League
1 FIBA South American League
2 Brazilian Championship
3 Paulista State Championships
Websitebaurubasket.com.br

Crests and colorsEdit

HistoryEdit

Bauru was the second team of the Brazilian shooting guard Leandrinho Barbosa. Barbosa was an important player during the previous top-tier level Nacional Championship, in 2002. In that year, Bauru won the championship title, after winning a series against Araraquara. Barbosa and his teammates Marquinhos Vieira, Murilo Becker, Vanderlei, and others, won the series by a 3–0 score.

In the new Brazilian top-tier league, the NBB's first season (2008–09), Bauru signed the American Brazilian point guard Larry Taylor. In the NBB's fourth season (2011–12), Taylor, helped by the young player Gui Deodato, the experienced Fernando Fischer, and another American, Jeff Agba, led the team to a sixth place finish in the league.[1]

Bauru won its first FIBA Americas League championship, as they won the 2015 FIBA Americas League. The club was thus crowned the Latin American champions for the first time.[2] Because of the Americas League victory, the team would then play in the 2015 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, against the EuroLeague's 2014–15 season champions, Real Madrid.[3]

Bauru Basket has also won three São Paulo State Championships.[4] Bauru reached even bigger heights, when it was announced that the team would be a part of the 2015–16 NBA preseason's international versus NBA games.[5] Bauru played against the NBA clubs, the New York Knicks and the Washington Wizards in the United States, becoming the third Brazilian team to play against NBA teams, after C.R. Vasco da Gama and C.R. Flamengo.

In the 2016–17 NBB season, after two consecutive losses in the NBB's finals, Bauru finally became the Brazilian League champions once again, by winning the title for the first time in 15 years. They won the title, after coming back from a 2-0 series deficit, to beat C.A. Paulistano, in a 5 games series. Bauru's Alex Garcia, was named the NBB Finals MVP.

Honors and titlesEdit

WorldwideEdit

Runners-up (1): 2015

Latin AmericaEdit

Champions (1): 2015
Runners-up (1): 2016

ContinentalEdit

Champions (1): 2014
Runners-up (1): 1999

NationalEdit

Champions (2): 2002, 2016–17[6]
Runners-up (2): 2014–15, 2015–16

RegionalEdit

Champions (3): 1999, 2013,[7] 2014[8]
Runners-up (2): 2000, 2016

Other tournamentsEdit

  • Troféu Cláudio Mortari
Winners (2): 2015, 2016

Matches against NBA teamsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current roster (season 2019-20)Edit

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

Bauru Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 3   Faggiano, Lucas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 31 – (1989-03-21)21 March 1989
G 4     Taylor, Larry 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 40 – (1980-10-03)3 October 1980
G 6   Brito, Lucas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 23 – (1997-09-22)22 September 1997
G/F 7   Wiggins, Nick 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 29 – (1991-02-04)4 February 1991
SG 8     Crescenzi, Kevin 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1993-01-02)2 January 1993
PF 10   Draper, Daviyon 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 26 – (1994-08-06)6 August 1994
F 11   Matias, Emanuel 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 21 – (1999-05-21)21 May 1999
C 15   Carbonari, Renato 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 33 – (1987-04-20)20 April 1987
C 19   Malachias, Vinicius 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 20 – (1999-12-01)1 December 1999
G 20   Santos, Samuel 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 21 – (1999-01-18)18 January 1999
F 25   Jaú, Gabriel 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1998-09-11)11 September 1998
Head coach
  •   Leonardo Figueiró
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Hudson Previdelo

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 29 January 2020

Notable playersEdit

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

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LNB | Liga Nacional de Basquete". lnb.com.br. Retrieved 15 Oct 2016.
  2. ^ William Rosario, "Bauru the champ, Brazil the winner", FIBA.com, 29 Nov 2014, Retrieved 14 Dec 2015.
  3. ^ "Real Madrid, Bauru of Brazil to battle at 2015 Intercontinental Cup! - Latest - Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL". euroleague.net. Retrieved 15 Oct 2016.
  4. ^ "É tricampeão! Paschoalotto/Bauru conquista mais um título no Campeonato Paulista de Basquete ". Jornal da Cidade. November 14, 2014. [1]. Access in November 17, 2014.
  5. ^ "Voa, Bauru!! | LNB". lnb.com.br. Retrieved 15 Oct 2016.
  6. ^ "Bauru vira a série, vence o Paulistano e conquista primeiro título do NBB". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  7. ^ Navarro, Thiago. "Basquete:Solta o grito! ". Jornal da Cidade. December 9, 2013. http://www.jcnet.com.br/Esportes/2013/12/campeao.html. Access in December 14, 2013.
  8. ^ "É tricampeão! Paschoalotto/Bauru conquista mais um título no Campeonato Paulista de Basquete ". Jornal da Cidade. November 14, 2014. [2]. Access in November 17, 2014.

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