Dinamo Sassari

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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 Banco di Sardegna Sassari
2020–21 Dinamo Sassari season
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari logo
NicknameBanco (Bank)
Biancoblu (White-Blues)
Giganti (Giants)
Champions League
Founded23 April 1960; 60 years ago (1960-04-23)
HistoryDinamo Sassari
ArenaPalasport Roberta Serradimigni
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
2 Italian SuperCup
Retired numbers2 (12, 12)
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Serie A Home
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Serie A Away jersey
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Serie A Away
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Champions League Home jersey
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Champions League Home
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Champions League Away jersey
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Champions League Away

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


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]


Total titles: 6

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2014–15
Runners-up (1): 2018–19
Winners (2): 2014, 2015
Runners-up (1): 2017
Winners (2): 2014, 2019

European competitionsEdit

Winners (1): 2018–19

Other competitionsEdit

  • Varallo Sesia, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2011
  • Torneo Città di Cagliari
Runners-up (1): 2011
  • Torneo Geovillage
Winners (2): 2014, 2015
  • Nuoro, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (2): 2014, 2015
Runners-up (1): 2018
  • Sassari, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2014
  • Wroclaw, Poland Invitational Game
Runners-up (1): 2014
  • Torneo de Città di Sassari
Runners-up (1): 2015
  • Trofeo Meridiana
Winners (1): 2015
  • Olbia, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2016
  • Cagliari, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2018
  • Saturnia, Italy Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2019

Season by seasonEdit

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


Retired numbersEdit

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   Emanuele Rotondo Guard 1991–2007
12   Travis Diener Guard 2010–2014

Current rosterEdit

Banco di Sardegna Sassari roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0   Spissu, Marco 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 25 – (1995-02-05)5 February 1995
G/F 8   Devecchi, Giacomo (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 35 – (1985-04-02)2 April 1985
G 22   Gentile, Stefano 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 30 – (1989-09-20)20 September 1989
SG 31   Vitali, Michele 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 28 – (1991-10-31)31 October 1991
F   Bendžius, Eimantas 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 30 – (1990-04-23)23 April 1990
SF   Burnell, Jason 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 22 – (1997-08-15)15 August 1997
SG   Krušlin, Filip 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 31 – (1989-03-18)18 March 1989
G   Pušica, Vasilije 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1995-09-12)12 September 1995
F/C   Tillman, Justin 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1996-02-02)2 February 1996
F   Treier, Kaspar 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 20 – (1999-09-19)19 September 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Edoardo Casalone
  •   Giorgio Gerosa

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: July 7, 2020

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

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
PF Eimantas Bendžius Justin Tillman Kaspar Treier
SF Jason Burnell Filip Krušlin Giacomo Devecchi
SG Michele Vitali Stefano Gentile
PG Marco Spissu Vasilije Pušica

(colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)


  1. ^ "Dinamo, trionfo storico in Germania: Sassari si aggiudica la Europe Cup". Sardinia Post. 1 May 2019. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Legabasket". Web.legabasket.it. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Dinamo Sassari win maiden FIBA Europe Cup title". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Reyer Venezia wins Italian LBA championship". sportando.basketball. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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